Berlioz, Saint-Saens, MacMillan and Roussel
Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall
November 29 - December 1, 2012
Returning to the BSO podium for the third consecutive season, French conductor St?phane Den?ve leads the BSO in a trio of French works by composers from his native country: Berlioz's dynamic overture to his unfinished early opera?Les Francs-juges, Albert Roussel's Suite No. 2 from his 1930 ballet?Bacchus et Ariane, and Saint-Sa?ns's Piano Concerto No. 5,?Egyptian, with fellow Frenchman Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist. Also on the program are the Three Interludes from?The Sacrifice, Scottish contemporary composer James MacMillan's 2006 opera on a story from?The Mabinogion, an ancient collection of Welsh legend.