BARBER, BERNSTEIN, BEETHOVEN


Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

BARBER, BERNSTEIN, BEETHOVEN





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BARBER, BERNSTEIN, BEETHOVEN
A Jacobs Masterworks Concert

Jahja Ling, conductor
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Martin Helmchen, piano

BARBER: Adagio for Strings
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5: Emperor

Our update of the famous “BBB” classical formula opens with Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, a work of great power ripe for rediscovery in the concert hall setting. Next is Leonard Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony, written in 1944 when the composer was 24 years old and desperate to call out Fascism’s destructive ascendency in Europe. Ludwig van Beethoven, too, had escape from military oppression on his mind as he wrote his glorious Emperor piano concerto while his former hero, Napoleon, laid siege to Beethoven’s Vienna. The Emperor concludes our program.


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