The ultimate in musical exploration, the Discovery Series offers the listener a guide to the music as part of the concert experience. Maestro Zander engages the audience with illuminating and entertaining commentary immediately before the performance of each piece on the program, joined by the orchestra to illustrate points with musical examples. Typically these introductions last approximately 15 minutes each, so please plan accordingly.

In the event the concert consists of just one piece of music, such as Bruckner's Eighth or Mahler's Ninth, Maestro Zander will give a longer talk, up to 45 minutes in length. This introduction will be followed by a brief intermission and then performance. Please plan accordingly.

If you have questions about the timing of the concert and the talks, please call the Boston Philharmonic office a week or two before the concert for more information, 617.236.0999.

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