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Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Sunday, March 3, 3:00 PM: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra concert,
Britten “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Anna Fedorova, piano
Ives Three Places in New England
Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

The program spans four different musical traditions, allowing the Orchestra to showcase its incredible versatility and skill: Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova, Charles Ives’s Three Places in New England, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2. The concert has a distinctly Boston accent: the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Serge Koussevitsky commissioned the Britten work, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto had its world premiere in Boston, and the Ives first movement is about the St. Gauden’s sculpture on Boston Common that pays tribute to the the first Black regiment in the Union Army.

Zander’s personal connection to Benjamin Britten also adds a poignant layer to the performance. Britten completed writing Peter Grimes in Aldeburgh, his home by the sea, in 1943. Years later, as one of Britten’s protégés, Zander and his family spent three summers there, taking lessons from both Britten and Imogen Holst, as well as experiencing the sea that inspired Britten’s music—makes the inclusion of “Four Sea Interludes” a fitting tribute.

After making her Boston performance debut with the BPYO in 2018, Anna Fedorova will be the soloist for the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. Her live recording of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto in the Royal Concertgebouw has become the most watched Classical concerto on YouTube with more than 37 million views as of this writing.

The concert is dedicated to the memory of John Heiss, who died in August 2023, a man with an unsurpassed knowledge of Charles Ives’s music and one of the most cherished figures in Boston’s musical community. It was he who introduced Zander to Ives’s work, particularly Three Places in New England, which features historic and natural imagery that will be familiar to New Englanders. Heiss had a profound effect on the members of the BPYO, frequently coaching them with his unparalleled understanding and legendary ear. The concert concludes with Ravel’s musical poem, which is also about the natural world.


$15 special ticket offer to two Boston Philharmonic concerts at Symphony Hall in Boston!
Use code MAKOR to receive the discount. For more info visit bostonphil.org/concerts or call 617-236-0999
Offer applies to price levels B & C, limited to two/person; live stream also available. Purchase tickets.


March 3
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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