The eminent German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads three masterpieces from the heart of the orchestral repertoire. The program begins with Brahms's earliest orchestral masterpiece, his Variations on a Theme by Haydn, a prime example of theme-and-variations form that demonstrates the Romantic-era composer's fidelity to the Classical tradition. French violinist Renaud Capuçon, in his BSO debut, then joins the orchestra for Sibelius's Violin Concerto, a pinnacle of the concerto repertoire. The program concludes with Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
As on Saturdays, the concert is broadcast and streamed at 8:00 p.m., with pre-game show at 7:00, on Classical New England. and they will retransmit it on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1:00 p.m. Their page also has links for preview features.
The Globe's reviewer liked the outer works, but had mixed feelings about how the Sibelius was performed. I also liked the clarity of detail in the Beethoven at the Thursday performance.
This just in, from the BSO website:
Classical New England says they'll broadcast next Tuesday's performance of the same program, with coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. I don't know what they'll be doing this evening. You can tune in and find out. If I find out anything, I'll come back and let you know. Tomorrow, as usual, they'll be rebroadcasting last Saturday's concert, which wasn't bad IMO.
Tonight's [that is Feb. 9's] 8PM BSO concert has been canceled.