Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven / Rachmaninoff Concert


Piano Concerto No. 4

(34 minutes)


Symphony No. 2

(60 minutes)


Benjamin Zander, conductor

Jonathan Biss, piano






Beethoven's beautiful and subtle Apollonian Fourth Piano Concerto is one of the great tests of any pianist's musicianship. The Philharmonic is honored to be able to present the renowned pianist Jonathan Biss, who is especially known for his lucid and insightful performances of the Beethoven piano concertos.  This internationally renowned pianist will be making his Boston Philharmonic debut.

If ever there were a symphony overflowing with love it is the Second Symphony of Rachmaninoff. Almost from its first note the emotion-drenched themes well up in an unstoppable flood, all of them clothed in Rachmaninoff's most gorgeous orchestration. The variety to be found in this symphony is astonishing too - with its tender confessional passages, its rapt outpourings, its hearty humor, and its occasional dark moments. A performance of this work is always an "event," and you won't want to miss it!


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All dates, repertoire, venues, and artists subject to change.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
8:00 PM / Symphony Hall
Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander, 6:45pm.




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