Marin Alsop, conductor
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
LERA AUERBACH BSO Commission (World Premiere)
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Written for a trio of singers and orchestra, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella is a sparkling evocation of the world of commedia dell’arte clowns. Marin Alsop introduces us to a brilliant and mesmerizing voice—that of the Russian-American composer and pianist Lera Auerbach, who brings grandeur and intensity to her large-scale orchestra music. The program is rounded out by Prokoﬁev’s witty “Classical” Symphony and Brahms’ boisterous Academic Festival Overture.