The season of anniversaries has already begun for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra – as the BPO celebrates a thrilling forty years of bringing top-notch music to the communities of Boston, it also celebrates the eightieth birthday of their beloved conductor, Benjamin Zander. And what better way to celebrate than by sharing exquisite music?
This November 15-18, the Boston Philharmonic will feature one of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s most compelling works, the transcendent Variaciones concertantes, which will capture the audience from the start with an expressive, rhapsodic cello solo. French composer Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé will surely dazzle with the enchanting and lush harmonies flowing through the orchestra, evoking the story of two lovers finding their way back into each other’s arms. The BPO will finish off the challenging and enduring concert with the magnificent tone poem Ein Heldenleben, in which the German composer Richard Strauss depicts the story in musical form of a hero (perhaps Strauss himself?) in “A Hero’s Life.”
For those that are new to the classical music world, or wish to dive further into their understanding of the music of the Boston Philharmonic, conductor Benjamin Zander provides pre-concert talks before the Saturday and Sunday concerts, which offer an entertaining and educational look into the structure and ideas of the pieces that will be featured during the concert.
Tickets start as low as $15 ($10 for students). Group rates and subscriptions are also available. For tickets and more information, or to learn about all of the BPO concerts for the 2018-2019 season, visit bostonphil.org or call at 617.236.0999.
Enjoy a special evening of classical music at one of the BPO’s upcoming November concerts
Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:00 pm / NEC’S Jordan Hall
Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander, 6:45pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018
3:00 pm / Sanders Theatre
Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander, 1:45pm