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    All Brahms Program

    Presented by at Sanders Theatre

    November 17 - November 20, 2011


    All Brahms Program

    Expect an evening of musical opposites and emotional extremes as the Boston Philharmonic’s 2011-2012 season continues with its second concert event, led by the adventurous and passionate Maestro Benjamin Zander. Highlighting the program as concerto soloist is the first-prize winner of the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Martina Filjak, the dynamic rising star dubbed a “pianist to watch” by The New York Times.

    The concert features two pieces that showcase what Maestro Zander calls the “two faces” of Johannes Brahms. The first, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a work completed nearly thirty years prior and written at the height of his complicated yet affectionate relationship with Clara Schumann (wife of Robert), The work reflects Brahms’s effort to combine the piano with the orchestra as equal partners, unlike the show-piece concertos of earlier composers. The ghost of Beethoven (Brahms’s lifelong inspiration) looms large as the piano and orchestra alternate between brooding power, lilting folk-like melodies, and moments of harmonious triumph.

    The second, Brahms 4th symphony, with its unique example of a symphonic chaconne, demonstrates Brahms’s struggle with form and function against expression. Its dark beauty is his farewell to the symphonic form.

    Sanders Theatre

    45 Quincy Street
    Memorial Hall, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    Thu: $15/$35/$50/$70

    Sat/Sun: $25/$45/$70/$90

    General Day and Time Info:

    Thu, Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm, Sanders Theatre

    Sat, Nov 19 @ 8:00pm, Jordan Hall

    Sun, Nov 20 @ 3pm, Sanders Theatre

    Phone: 617-236-0999


    Sanders Theatre/Memorial Hall is located at 45 Quincy Street, between Cambridge and Kirkland Streets in Cambridge, a 5 minute walk from Harvard Square.

    There is NO PARKING at Memorial Hall.

    For those traveling to Sanders Theatre by car, check the event listing to see which, if any, parking facility is available for the event you wish to attend.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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