Considered one of the greatest albums of all time, Radiohead’s OK Computer is interwoven with Brahms’ lush First Symphony in arranger and conductor Steve Hackman’s Brahms v. Radiohead. Performed by the BSO and three pop vocalists, the melodies of Brahms are seamlessly intertwined with songs such as "Paranoid Android," "Karma Police," "No Surprises," and "Let Down."
“One of the most accomplished music directors currently on the podium of an American Opera house” (Opera News) James Conlon presents two of the most famous voices in opera, soprano Christine Goerke and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley. They join the BSO for a Wagner spectacular featuring “Ride of the Valkyries” and the final scene from Die Walküre. The program also features Beethoven’s light-hearted Symphony No. 8.
Pianist extraordinaire Aaron Diehl joins the BSO for Ellington’s intoxicating “New World A-Comin’” and Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, an animated and jaunty follow-up to Rhapsody in Blue. Guest conductor Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra in Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture, featuring exhilarating passages from the strings and horns, and closes the program with Brahms' sunny and uplifting Second Symphony.