Esa-Pekka Salonen brings his Violin Concerto to BSO
Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto is a landmark work in his output as a composer that he will conduct next week with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It will be Salonen’s first appearance with the BSO since 1988. As the concerto’s final movement, a deeply felt Adagio called “Adieu,” winds down to near-silence, a luminous new chord emerges in the final measure, totally unrelated to the music that preceded it. It is both uncertain and charged with possibilities lying just out of sight.