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
|Carnegie 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
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.
SEBASTIAN CURRIER Divisions (NY Premiere)
This performance is sponsored by Mizuho Financial Group.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Sponsored by DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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