July 12, 2014
Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Ravel. Strauss's Rosenkavalier ("The Night of the Rose") portrays the bitter-sweet love triangle between the worldly-wise, aristocratic Marshallin, her young toy-boy lover, and a young rose, Sophie, in a rollicking comic opera that is, well,?Wunderbar! The BSO's Andris Nelsons presents Rachmaninov's lush Symphonic Dances, the composer's final composition, written in New York exile but full of nostalgia for the old Russia. Ravel's ?Bolero--pounding, relentless, irresistible-rounds out ?a spectacular gala program.