Pianist and Mozart scholar Robert Levin joins the Boston Philharmonic for the first half of this concert. Levin astonished the music world with his masterful completion of Mozart's unfinished Requiem
when he was barely out of his teens, and has gone on to craft a stellar career as a pianist while deepening his international stature as scholar and teacher in the ensuing decades. This local luminary (he teaches at Harvard) will perform one of Mozart's greatest works for the keyboard, the magisterial Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503. Then it's on to a composer whose symphonies don't often appear on Boston Philharmonic programs: Bruckner. The incomparably lyrical Seventh Symphony has always been the most popular of Bruckner's symphonies, and it's one guaranteed to make a convert out of anyone who thinks they don't like the composer. It's filled with yearning, joy and love -- as well as heartache, in the sublime slow movement, which contains a memorial to Wagner, who died during its composition.
* Additional fees apply. No coupon or promo codes necessary to enjoy the displayed discount price.