Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Joseph HaydnSymphony no.90 in C major, Hob.I:90
Samuel BarberEssay no.2
~ Interval ~
Dmitry ShostakovichSymphony no.10 in E minor, Op.93


Andris Nelsons – Conductor

Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Returning for a second appearance this summer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bring a piece of America with them in Barber’s Essay No. 2 - a symphony in miniature, moving from lyrical loveliness through contrapuntal conflict to end with a radiant chorale. They pair it with Haydn’s Symphony No. 90, where ebullient mischief and dignity vie for supremacy in sunny C major. Joy gives way to high drama, however, in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 - a vivid portrait of Stalinist Russia.

Prom 51: Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons

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