Stephen Hough Plays Beethoven’s Emperor
This most uplifting, inspiring of concertos is rich with virtuosic flourishes, the blending of brilliance with quiet, and Beethoven’s unique brand of wit. As soloist, pianist Stephen Hough brings “bracing clarity” and his “richly poetic” artistry to this masterwork (The New York Times).
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák
Superstar Yo-Yo Ma performs the lyrical, moving Cello Concerto by Antonín Dvořák, which was written during the Czech composer’s extended stay in New York City.
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (1894–95)
2. Adagio, ma non troppo
3. Finale: Allegro moderato
Young People’s Concert: THE ORCHESTRA WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron's 1970s protest song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, this concert activates musical reflections on fights for civil rights from the 1950s through today. Explore how composers and the Orchestra amplify calls for revolutionary acts of freedom, equality, and justic...
Jaap van Zweden Conducts Die Walküre (Act I)
Heidi Melton and Simon O’Neill are the lovers in this tale of burning passion and forbidden love. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts immense orchestral forces in Act I of Die Walküre, part of the epic Ring cycle, Wagner’s magnum opus that changed opera — and music — forever.