The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Symphony Hall season won’t be announced until March, but with a Wednesday announcement of the orchestra’s 2018 Carnegie Hall visit, BSO fans get a preview of what’s in store. Next year, April 11-13 will see the orchestra performing three programs at Carnegie Hall, with BSO music director Andris Nelsons conducting.
The BSO’s commitment to opera will continue: On April 12, the ensemble will present Act II of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” featuring Camilla Nylund as Isolde and Jonas Kaufmann in his debut as Tristan. Other guests include Mihoko Fujimura as Brangäne, David Kravitz as Kurwenal, and Georg Zeppenfeld as Marke. April 11 includes Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety,” with Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4. The final concert, on April 13, includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 23, Strauss’s “Don Quixote” featuring Yo-Yo Ma and BSO principal violist Steven Ansell, and a new work by Jörg Widmann co-commissioned by the orchestra.
All three programs will also be performed in Boston, before the orchestra’s trip to New York.
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