Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings audiences together for an exhilarating journey of triumph and rediscovery performing Weber, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich at Symphony Hall on Nov. 25. Conductor Benjamin Zander is set to open the program with a short and otherworldly piece from Weber’s overture to his opera Euryanthe followed by Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. The Shostakovich Tenth first premiered in 1953 just months after the death of Joseph Stalin and is believed to represent a portrait of the dictator and the Russian composer’s release from persecution and reemergence as an artist. It has since become one of Shostakovich’s most popular works and a thrill for the BPYO to perform.
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will conclude the program and enchant listeners as world-renowned Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova leads the audience through a journey of rediscovering the composer’s most enduring and familiar works. Finish the holiday weekend on a high note at Symphony Hall with Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on Nov. 25.
BPYO performs Weber, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich on Nov. 25 at Symphony Hall. In partnership with Music for Food, all proceeds from the concert will directly support a local pantry. Tickets start as low as $15 ($10 for students). Group rates and subscriptions are also available. For more information, visit: bostonphil.org or call (617) 236-0999.