LARS VOGT REPLACES PAUL LEWIS IN CONCERT WITH THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND ANDRIS NELSONS ON OCTOBER 20; Program Remains Unchanged, with Mr. Vogt Playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor

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LARS VOGT REPLACES PAUL LEWIS IN CONCERT WITH THE
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND ANDRIS NELSONS ON OCTOBER 20

Program Remains Unchanged, with
Mr. Vogt Playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-SéguinCarnegie Hall today announced that pianist Paul Lewis, who was scheduled to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 with Music Director Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m., must regrettably cancel his performances with the BSO and Mr. Nelsons in Boston and New York on his doctors’ advice due to recovery from a recent surgery.

The acclaimed German pianist Lars Vogt has agreed to play the Beethoven concerto on short notice. The BSO’s program, including the New York premiere of Sebastian Currier’s Divisions and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, remains unchanged.

At Carnegie Hall, the BSO returns the following two consecutive evenings on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., with Mr. Nelsons leading the orchestra in a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra with soprano Christine Goerke singing the title role. The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Mr. Nelsons conclude their New York concerts on Thursday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. with mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus singing Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.

About the Artist
Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, he first came to public attention when he won second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has enjoyed a varied career for nearly twenty-five years. His versatility as an artist ranges from the core classical repertoire of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms to the romantics Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff through to the dazzling Lutosławski concerto. Mr. Vogt is now increasingly working with orchestras both as conductor and directing from the keyboard. In September 2015, he took up his post as Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage, Gateshead, reflecting this new development in his career. Highlights of their inaugural season together include presenting the series “Reclaiming Mozart” and “Sibelius and the Musical North” as well as various chamber projects.

Additional highlights of Lars Vogt’s 2015-2016 season include opening the season of the Orchestre de Paris, playing Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Philharmonie de Paris and Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Paavo Järvi; concerti with the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Chamber and Hallé orchestras in the United Kingdom, and the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, SWR Stuttgart, Vienna Symphony, Danish National Chamber Orchestra, and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe. In North America, he performs as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony as well as undertaking an extensive trio recital tour together with Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, which includes a performance at Carnegie Hall on February 24. Joined again by the Tetzlaff siblings, Mr. Vogt also returns to Japan to take part in the Toppan Hall 15th Anniversary Chamber Music Festival in Tokyo, presenting programs of Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann. In the summer of 2016, he travels to Australia for a multi-disciplinary visit, performing a concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre, plus conducting the Sydney Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras in programs where he will also direct from the keyboard.

Program Information
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Lars Vogt, Piano

SEBASTIAN CURRIER Divisions (NY Premiere)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

This performance is sponsored by Mizuho Financial Group.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Christine Goerke, Soprano (Elektra)
Gun-Brit Barkmin, Soprano (Chrysothemis)
Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Klytaemnestra)
Gerhard Siegel, Tenor (Aegisth)
James Rutherford, Baritone (Orest)
Nadezhda Serdyuk, Mezzo-Soprano (First Maid)
Claudia Huckle, Contralto (Second Maid)
Mary Phillips, Mezzo-Soprano (Third Maid)
Sandra López, Soprano (Fourth Maid)
Rebecca Nash, Soprano (Fifth Maid)
Nadine Secunde, Soprano (Overseer)
Kevin Langan, Bass (Orest’s Guardian and Old Servant)
Elizabeth Byrne, Soprano (Klytämnestra’s Confidante)
Meredith Hansen, Soprano (Klytämnestra’s Trainbearer)
Mark Schowalter, Tenor (Young Servant)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Bagwell, Guest Chorus Conductor

RICHARD STRAUSS Elektra, Op. 58 (concert performance)

Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Fred Plotkin, author of Opera 101 and Classical Music 101.

This concert performance is generously underwritten by Robert L. Turner.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Nadezhda Serdyuk, Mezzo-Soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

SERGEI PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Sponsored by DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

Ticket Information
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For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

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