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Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss, Currier and Stravinsky featuring violinist Baiba Skride Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Pops / Symphony Hall
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May 2-4, 2019
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The Latvian violinist Baiba Skride joins her compatriot Andris Nelsons and the BSO for the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Sebastian Currier's Aetherfor violin and orchestra, a work co-commissioned by the BSO and the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Two unpredictable musical rogues bookend the new work: Till Eulenspiegel, who in Strauss's tone poem thumbs his nose at the establishment, rides his horse through a market, and comes to no good end; and Stravinsky's puppet-come-to-life Petrushka, whose attempts to win the admiration of a ballerina come to naught. In his second full ballet score for the Ballets Russes, two years before The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky's astonishing musical depictions of a Russian Shrovetide fair further cemented the reputation of the young composer of The Firebird.

Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss, Currier and Stravinsky featuring violinist Baiba Skride