Harbison, Ravel, and Mahler
November 25 - November 29, 2011
To open his second program this season, former BSO assistant conductor Ludovic Morlot leads Pulitzer Prizewinning American composer John Harbison’s exciting Symphony No. 4. Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 begins with an atmospheric evocation of dawn and ends with the stunning, breathless “danse générale.” Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 draws on melodies that reflect the folk music and natural environment of the composer’s native central Europe.