About This Event
For the final subscription program of the season, Andris Nelsons leads four highly colorful Russian works from the same era. In these concerts, special lighting design attempts to recreate Scriabin's original conception for his 1910 multimedia symphony Prometheus, The Poem of Fire
, which originally called for a "color organ" invented by the composer. The radiated colors correspond to, and are notated as part of, the music in Scriabin's musically rich score. Opening the program is Stravinsky's Petrushka
(1911), a brilliant depiction of a life-sized puppet during a Russian Shrovetide Fair. Anatoli Liadov's contrasting, highly colorful tone poems The Enchanted Lake
(both 1909) were both frequently performed during Serge Koussevitzky's years as BSO music director.