Concert 1: Gershwin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy
October 21, 2010
From light harmonies that evoke romance and nostalgia, to stark passages that give a sense of ritual, you'll experience a full spectrum of energy and emotion at the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra's season opener. Gershwin's An American in Paris is nostalgic and imaginative. Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, featuring Stephen Drury, piano, is thunderous, quiet, then vivacious. Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments is strong with contrasting tempos. Debussy's La Mer is a moody, rich depiction of the ocean. At Thursday's concert, Maestro Benjamin Zander will explain the works throughout the evening, or attend pre-concert talks Saturday and Sunday to learn more.