Symphony No. 5
Benjamin Zander, conductor
Zlatomir Fung, cello
We will end the season with Mahler’s transcendent Fifth Symphony, the quintessential journey from darkness to light, which puts an orchestra at the limit of expression. What an undertaking for a group of young musicians at the beginning of their musical journey!
We are thrilled that Zlatomir Fung is available to return as a soloist. His rapturous playing of the Elgar concerto and his all-embracing personality endeared him to every member of the orchestra, as well as the audiences throughout our tour of Greece in 2022. We cannot wait to join him in Symphony Hall for Schumann’s Cello Concerto, his final major orchestral work, written before his early death in an asylum. Its moods are intimate, soulful, and confessional, almost like chamber music, and its three connected movements are like one long-drawn breath of lyricism that virtually cries out for Zlatomir’s subtlety and communicative power.
This is a live concert that will be live-streamed! Be sure to read through our support page for Boston Philharmonic virtual events. Our Live Streams and On Demand events are viewable on computers, smartphones, and tablets. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to view these events on your television at this time.
All dates, repertoire, venues, and artists are subject to change.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2024
8:00PM / Symphony Hall
There will be no pre-concert Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander before the concert.
Students use code: STU-DIS for $10.00 tickets in the 2 lowest pricing levels: C and D priced tickets (or seats colored in either green or gold on the seating chart.)
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