Grieg Piano Concerto

Sat, Oct 27, 2018 8:00 PM
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 3:00 PM

Rune Bergmann, conductor
Freddy Kempf, piano

SIBELIUS Finlandia  Program Notes
GRIEG Piano Concerto  Program Notes
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”  Program Notes

This salute to the great Scandinavian composers is led by Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann in his BSO debut. The ever-popular Finlandia is Sibelius’ ode to independence. Grieg’s Piano Concerto spotlights exciting keyboard virtuoso Freddy Kempf. Nielsen’s dramatic Fourth Symphony, "The Inextinguishable," reflects the battles of war and features an epic standoff between two timpanists playing on opposite sides of the stage.