Boston Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Lorin Maazel
Time: 2014/05/06 (Tue) 8pm
Place: GOH Opera Hall
Price: 280 480 680 880 1280 1680 2280 2880
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Lorin Maazel, will make long-awaited returns to China since the orchestra made its historic 1979 tour as the first U.S. orchestra to visit China after the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, the Civil War veteran/businessman/philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston.
Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours. It commissions works from today’s most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts is among the world’s most important music festivals; it helps develop future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and educational outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it operates the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world’s most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians.
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Since his initial Boston Symphony appearances in December 1960, Lorin Maazel has returned to the BSO podium many times, both at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. Maestro’s skills as Music Director and conductor were honed during the years of his tenure as Artistic Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and General Manager of the Vienna State Opera, as Music Director of the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. The Castleton Festival now benefits from his six decades at the helm. Maestro has also conducted Puccini’s Turandot, the opening event of Guangzhou Opera House in 2010.
Piano Soloist: Behzod Abduraimov
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, pianist Behzod Abduraimov, who makes his debut with the BSO in April, has given performances that have rapidly established him as a rising star of his generation. He has collaborated with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Urbański, Vasily Petrenko, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Jurowski, Marc Albrecht, and Pinchas Zuckerman.
An exclusive Decca artist, Behzod Abduraimov released his debut recital CD on Decca Classics in 2012, earning both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte. At age eighteen, with a notable performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, he won first prize in the 2009 London International Piano Competition.