The first hint an audience receives that they are listening to the Leipzig Gewandhaus is the uniquely dark string timbre; their glowing, burnished calling card. It takes an orchestra founded in Bach’s time to produce such a rich, lustrous echo of the Old World. There are few sounds left today to match it. The brilliant conductor Riccardo Chailly leads this great orchestra with the masterful Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire in his Celebrity Series debut.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Individual tickets available starting Monday, September 14, 2009, at 617-482-6661.
Official Website: http://www.celebrityseries.org
Added by celebrity.series on May 15, 2009