Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 132nd Season
Boston, MA – Last Thursday the technically perfected sounds of the Boston Symphony Orchestra filled Boston Symphony Hall — the first of four performances that will consist of these two particular pieces of musical art. The first was the exciting and bouncy ballet in one act, “Pucinella” by Stravinsky, which was followed by the slower, more classical piece, Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War.”
Both works called for soloist vocals but Haydn’s “Mass” required a choir as well, represented here by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Veteran conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos led the Orchestra, and although his age restricted him to an office chair while conducting, there was no emotional inflexibility whatsoever.
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