Violinist Liza Ferschtman, the daughter of Russian Jews who lives in the Netherlands, will be the featured soloist in the “Berg Violin Concerto” at the The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s first concert of 2024. Conductor Benjamin Zander will provide his popular pre-concert “Guide to the Music” talk at 6:45 p.m.
The program pairs Gustav Mahler’s first great work, his “Symphony No. 1” (1888) with Alban Berg’s last—his “Violin Concerto,” written shortly before his death in 1935—chosen in part because Mahler and Berg share a personal connection: Berg’s “Violin Concerto” memorializes Mahler’s widow Alma’s daughter, Manon Gropius, who died at the age of 18.
Dutch violinist Ferschtman is well-known in Europe, but known only to Boston audiences from her previous appearance with the BPO in 2019, with her revelatory performance of the Beethoven “Violin Concerto.” That concert was named “Best Solo Performance in Boston” by the Arts Fuse.
The title of the concert’s opening work, Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte” (“Pavane for a Dead Princess”), shares a similar theme with the Berg “Violin Concerto,” which is ”Dedicated to the memory of an angel.” Together the three works are connected in that they all require the utmost delicacy and refinement from the orchestra.+ More... - Less...
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