Boston Philharmonic With Israeli Pianist Benjamin Hochman

November 17, 2023 Boston $10.00 - $125.00
Benjamin Hochman (Courtesy photo)

Two exceptionally talented Benjamins—Boston Philharmonic founder and conductor Benjamin Zander and pianist Benjamin Hochman—take the stage of Boston’s Symphony Hall for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s second concert of its 45th season.

The program opens with Britten’s “Passacaglia” from Peter Grimes followed by Bartok’s “Piano Concerto No. 3,” featuring pianist Benjamin Hochman as soloist, and concludes with Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 10.” This landmark season not only showcases the orchestra’s commitment to excellence, but also celebrates esteemed founder and conductor Benjamin Zander’s 85th birthday in March 2024.

The Israel-born Hochman—about whom The New York Times exclaimed, “Classical music doesn’t get better than this,” made his debut as a soloist at age 24 with the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall conducted by Pinchas Zuckerman; he was also a winner of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 2015, he developed an autoimmune disease that affected his left hand, which found him pursuing his longstanding interest in conducting and led to assisting Louis Langrée, Paavo Järvi and Edo De Waart in creating the Roosevelt Island Orchestra, consisting of some of New York’s finest orchestral and chamber musicians alongside promising young talent from top conservatories. Fully recovered, he returned to piano in 2018 and continues to perform as both an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and conductor throughout the world.

Known for his passion, artistry and transformative interpretations, Zander inspires audiences with his legendary “Guide to the Music” talk, which will take place prior to the concert at 6:45 p.m. and is open to all ticket holders. Zander’s insightful guidance provides a deeper understanding of the works, allowing patrons to experience the music in a whole new light. According to Zander, “There is much tragedy in this music, but finally it is a concert in which the three composers, each in their distinctive way, offers us, through their profound art, a pathway to courage.”

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Fact Sheet
Friday, November 17, 2023, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
$125.00 Level A
$95.00 Level B
$65.00 Level C
$32.00 Level D
$35.00 Young Adult Tix on B or C Level Seats
$10.00 Student tix for both in-person & live stream with code STU-DIS
$20.00 Livestream: General Audience

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