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Proms 2015 Prom 51: Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons

Prom 51
Prom 51: Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons
15:00 Sun 23 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
The BSO and Andris Nelsons return for their second Prom of the season to perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 90, Barber’s Essay No. 2 and Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony.
The BSO and Andris Nelsons return for their second Prom of the season to perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 90, Barber’s Essay No. 2 and Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony.

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Returning for a second appearance this summer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bring a piece of America with them in Barber’s Essay No. 2 – a symphony in miniature, moving from lyrical loveliness through contrapuntal conflict to end with a radiant chorale. They pair it with Haydn’s Symphony No. 90, where ebullient mischief and dignity vie for supremacy in sunny C major. Joy gives way to high drama, however, in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 – a vivid portrait of Stalinist Russia.