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    Juanjo Mena conducts Sibelius and Schubert featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Presented by at Symphony Hall

    October 30 - November 4, 2014


    Juanjo Mena conducts Sibelius and Schubert featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, is joined by the fine German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for Sibelius's great Violin Concerto. The Finnish composer wrote this work between 1902 and 1905, and Richard Strauss led the premiere of the definitive version. A violinist himself, Sibelius is said to have worked out his one-time ambition to become a concert virtuoso with this three-movement concerto, which features the composer's distinctive, Finnish folk music-influenced flavors in a work by turns fiery and lyrical. Franz Schubert wrote his towering orchestral masterpiece, the so-called Great C major symphony, toward the end of his short life. Its exact dates have never been established, but he wrote this formally and harmonically innovative piece at around the same time Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony.

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    Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM

    Phone: 888-266-1200


    The Prudential Center Garage offers a discount to any patron holding a BSO or Pops ticket stub for that evening's performance if you enter the garage after 2pm. The address is 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

    Parking is also available at the Westland Avenue Garage near Symphony Hall (35 Westland Avenue), Christian Science Center Garage (175 Huntington Avenue), and Gainsborough Garage (10 Gainsborough Street).

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