Thomas Adès Begins Role as First Ever BSO Artistic Partner

Mike Lawson • News • October 12, 2016

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English composer, pianist, and conductor Thomas Adès begins his new role as the first ever BSO artistic partner in three varied performances, October 28 through November 5.

Mr. Adès leads the Boston Symphony orchestra and soloists Christianne Stotijn and Mark Stone in his own critically acclaimed Totentanz, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra; Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem; and Sibelius’s Tapiola, November 3-5.

Tenor Ian Bostridge and Mr. Adès perform Schubert’s Winterreise at Jordan Hall in joint presentation by BSO and Celebrity Series of Boston, October 28.

Mr. adès also joins Boston Symphony chamber players and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor to open the ensemble’s 2016-17 season October 30 with a program that includes Adès’s own court studies from the Tempest, Schubert’s Trout Quintet, and Britten’s Sinfonietta for winds and strings, plus music of Stravinsky, Brahms, and Purcell

Mr. Adès will participate in the free “Conversations with Creators” event, Wednesday, November 2, at the Goethe-Institut; student composers from select Boston-area music schools will have the opportunity to attend Mr. Adès’s rehearsal with the BSO on November 3 and participate in a Q&A with the composer.

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