The Pines Of Rome
Jonathon Heyward closes his debut season as BSO Music Director drenched in the unabashed emotions of Richard Strauss’ swan song, sung by Artist in Residence Christine Goerke. Respighi’s evergreen depictions of towering pine trees around the Eternal City anchor the timelessness of this art form, while the future comes forward in a new work commissioned from hometown hero James Lee III. In Records from a Vanishing City, Jessie Montgomery pines for the gritty, multicultural Manhattan of her youth, spent in her father’s Lower East Side rehearsal studio for rock and jazz bands.
Jonathon Heyward, conductor
Christine Goerke , soprano
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Records of a Vanishing City
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
JAMES LEE III New work (BSO Commission)
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome