Barber, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (Rehearsal)
October 20, 2010
The young Brazilian conductor Marcelo Lehninger, appointed one of the BSO's two new assistant conductors for the 2010-11 season, makes his debut with the orchestra in these concerts. He is joined by celebrated violinist Pinchas Zukerman for Beethoven's majestic and lyrical Violin Concerto. Samuel Barber's characterful School for Scandal Overture--inspired by the 18th-century Sheridan comedy--was his first publicly performed orchestral work and a great success for the twenty-one-year-old composer. Anchoring the program is Tchaikovsky's broad, Romantic, dramatic Symphony No. 5, one of the most popular in the repertoire.