MAR 29 & 30, 2024 | Music Hall

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“Music is life, and like it, it is inextinguishable.” – Carl Nielsen


COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Ballade for Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable


Ryan Bancroft, conductor

Inon Barnatan, piano


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Concert Duration

Approximately 120 minutes, including intermission


Friday Morning & Saturday Evening A

What's Interesting

“Music is life, and like it, it is inextinguishable.” With this declaration written at the top of his score, Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 pits the everlasting spirit of life against the horror of World War I with dramatic music leading to, what else, but a battle between two timpani! Making his CSO debut, conductor Ryan Bancroft opens this program with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade for Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, displaying the virtuosity of guest pianist Inon Barnatan, heralded by The New York Times as “one of the most admired pianists of his generation.”

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Pre-Concert Talk: Samuel Lee and Joe Bricker
CSO timpanist Joe Bricker joins assitant conductor Samuel Lee for the pre-concert talk to discuss the monumental Nielsen Symphony No. 4. Talk starts 1 hour before concert start time.

We believe that great music is for everyone, regardless of your budget. This concert is eligible for Pay What You Wish Pricing, as well as other discounts. To learn more visit Music for All.