Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Classical
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 8:00 PM
Meyerhoff
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 8:00 PM
Strathmore
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 3:00 PM
Meyerhoff

Marin Alsop, conductor
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, director BSO Late Night

Arvo Pärt: Credo (BSO Premiere) Listen Now
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms Listen Now
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 Listen Now

Maestra Alsop presents a program of spiritual reflection and sacred inspiration from the Eastern Orthodox Church. Influenced by Bach’s cantata Es ist genug and by Latin mass text, Credo is Arvo Pärt’s merging of the worlds of love and hate to offer healing. Stravinsky’s austerely beautiful and moving Symphony of Psalms employs a large chorus and orchestra (without violins and violas) to recreate the dark, mysterious ritual atmosphere of the church. Finally, Rachmaninoff’s lush Symphony No. 2 was prompted by his exile from Russia as he grappled with history and faith.

BSO Late NightBSO Late Night: New thie season! Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, April 28, featuring the University of Maryland Concert Choir.