Saturday, May 2, 2009

Symphony Hall

On Thursday night I went to the Symphony and heard the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform Berlioz's Te Deum under the direction of Sir Colin Davis with tenor Matthew Polenzani, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the PALS Children's Chorus. The first half of the program was Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503 by Mozart performed by English pianist Imogen Cooper.

The final performance of this program and the BSO's 2008-09 season is tonight at 8:00 pm (EDT). It was a magnificent way to end the season and with my new camera's fast lens I was able capture a few photos in the hall.

12 comments:

Tash said...

Marvellous - a classic by the classic in a classic. I am not familiar with the Berlioz piece & listened to it on YouTube just now. It's got everything - the organ, the orchestra, choirs, must of been really thrilling to hear it in person. So glad you shared this splendid event. Also, the sharpness of the photo in low light is amazing.

Lindab said...

Visiting for the first time via Tash's blog. My children's violin/viola teacher studied in Boston, and I can see from your post that there's a wealth of music here - just the tip of the iceberg I guess.

Malyss said...

It's quite difficult to take pictures in such places.So, the first pleasure of this post is to discover the place . And then, ..Berlioz, Mozart, ...people that let think that Humanity is not so bad, "after all"...

amatamari said...

It is not right!
I also want this!
Patience, the consolation is to see the beautiful photography!

B Squared said...

Nothing matches the "live" performance by a symphony orchestra.

Juergen Kuehn said...

With your photo of today I am a little bit closer to my dream: one nite with BSO and Sir Colin Davis.
Thank you for this dreamlike photo!

Jacob said...

I'm impressed with the great exposure on this shot...this kind of photo is very difficult. You must have a good, fast lens!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice to see your plug for the symphony. I have been on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Symphony for 15 years, and the recession has challenged American symphony orchestras severely. Unlike government supported symphonies in Europe, American orchestras rely on private donations for much of their budgets, and donors who have seen their stock market and real estate investments plunge are not in a position to be as generous.

Marie Reed said...

Symphony hall swoooon! How delightful that you love classical music! It's quite nice getting to know you through your blog!

valeria said...

It must have been heaven! Great photo, Clueless!

Hilda said...

Ooh, now I'm totally green with envy! Of the BSO, of course, but also of that magnificent hall!

Hope you had a wonderful evening!

Marie-Noyale said...

MUST have been a great concert..
This is such a magical place!