Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Piano

program

Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra ("The Age of Anxiety")

INTERMISSION -

Schumann - Symphony No. 4

Strauss - Don Juan

Saturday, March 17, 2018

8:00 pm Verizon Hall
The poet W.H. Auden captured the mood of an uneasy generation with his post-war The Age of Anxiety, a work that inspired Bernstein's Second Symphony, a musical dialogue among four strangers searching for happiness in an unsettled world. At least one of them finds “the core of faith,” said Bernstein, “which is what one is after—and what I'm after in every work I ever write.” Bernstein himself was at the piano for the premiere; our soloist is the daring and dashing Jean-Yves Thibaudet, “a musician with fearless, flawless fingers” (The West Australian). Yannick compares the tortured genius of Bernstein with that of Schumann with the latter's flowing Symphony No. 4, ending with the passionate frenzy of Richard Strauss's Don Juan.
audio
Group Tickets

Ticket orders of 10 or more save! Call 215.875.7695 or Contact Group Sales

Contact Group Sales

This Concert is a part of the following subscription packages:

Subscription Packages