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Making her Symphony Hall debut, BSO Assistant Conductor Anna Rakitina leads the orchestra in BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès's sparklingly colorful orchestral work Polaris
. The program continues with one of the most popular piano concertos of all time, Rachmaninoff's Second. Israeli-American virtuoso Inon Barnatan is soloist in this soulful, challenging work, which the composer himself played with the BSO on several occasions. Elgar's orchestral tour-de-force Enigma
Variations encompasses a remarkable expressive range, by turns poignant, charming, humorous, and stately.