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Marin Alsop, conductor

COPLAND Symphony No. 3  BSO Podcast Program Notes

Marin Alsop explores Copland's Third Symphony, featuring his famous Fanfare for the Common Man. This grand victory symphony, summing up the American experience of World War II, was written for the largest orchestra Copland ever used.

This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Copland's Cocktail Lounge After-Party

Saturday, November 17

Live Slavic dance music by Orchester Prazevica
Food specials from Dooby’s and Noona
$6 drink specials

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Off The Cuff: Copland Symphony No. 3

Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot

MESSIAEN Turangalîla-symphonie 

Experience one of the most innovative works of the 20th century. The title comes from two Sanskrit words: "turanga" means movement and rhythm, and "Lîla" refers to a cosmic game. Renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Marin Alsop in a discussion and performance of Messiaen’s great masterwork for over 100 musicians, featuring the eerie keyboard ondes Martenot with its otherworldly sci-fi sounds. 

This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Turangalîla With A Twist After-Party

Saturday, January 12

Live Manouche jazz by Ultrafaux
$6 drink specials

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Off The Cuff: Turangalîla-symphonie

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

ELGAR Cello Concerto 

Written at the end of World War I, Elgar’s beautiful Cello Concerto was his last completed work and reflects his sadness over the loss of friends and countrymen. In its beautiful melodies, it sums up everything that makes Elgar such a mesmerizing and at times heartbreaking composer. Featuring Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International
Competition in Moscow.

This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Elgar’s English Garden After-Party

Saturday, February 23

Live Dixieland by Sac Au Lait
$6 drink specials

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Off The Cuff: Elgar Cello Concerto

Marin Alsop, conductor
André Watts, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” 

André Watts joins Marin Alsop and the BSO for a performance and discussion of Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty "Emperor." Though the composer didn’t give it that name, it’s worthy of the title because of its majestic tone and heroic gestures.

This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Beethoven’s Beer Hall After-Party

Saturday, June 1

Live music & food specials
$6 drink specials

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Off The Cuff: André Watts Performs Beethoven's Emperor

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