Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra [Junior Fellows Event]

Event details

  • Saturday | November 16, 2019
  • All Day
  • Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Junior Fellows will attend a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Andris Nelsons conducts Grieg and Mahler featuring pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and soprano Genia Kühmeier.

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for his countryman Edvard Grieg’s powerful Piano Concerto, a staple of the virtuoso repertoire. German soprano Genia Kühmeier makes her BSO debut as soloist in the last movement of Mahler’s sunlit, expansive Symphony No. 4, completed in 1900. The Fourth is the last of the composer’s three Wunderhorn symphonies, which feature vocal settings of texts from the folk-poem collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a preoccupation of Mahler’s for more than a decade. The final movement is an expansion of his 1892 song “Das himmlische Leben” (“Heavenly Life”).