Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major, K. 207
Air for Violin and Orchestra (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Symphony No. 5
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Music Director and Conductor
About The Performance
The Boston Symphony Orchestra returns with Anne-Sophie Mutter—“the undisputed queen of violin-playing” (The Times, London)—in a program that includes Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and the New York premiere of Thomas Adès’s Air for Violin and Orchestra, composed specifically for Mutter. The concert also features two notable Sibelius works, including the infrequently performed yet well-loved Luonnotar, with its notoriously demanding vocal part, which tells of the world’s creation over the course of 10 stunning minutes. The composition of Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony is its own tale of personal and societal strife, and highly memorable for its moments of great, yet unresolved, triumph.
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Images (L to R): Andris Nelsons / photo by Marco Borggreve; Anne-Sophie Mutter / photo by The Japan Art Association and Sankei Shimbun; Golda Schultz / photo by Dario Acosta