About This Event
Continuing their survey of the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Andris Nelsons and the BSO give the orchestra's first-ever performances of his Symphony No. 3. The finale is a choral setting of a poem in praise of May Day, historically associated with Communism and worker's rights. In a different kind of tribute, Haydn wrote his brief Te Deum
for chorus and orchestra late in his life at the request of the music-loving Marie Therese, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Violinist Gil Shaham is soloist in the other two pieces: Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's haunting Fratres in a version for solo violin, strings, and percussion.