Critic’s Choice

January 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm

By Aaron Keebaugh


The symphonies of Gustav Mahler have been prominently featured on programs of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1913. But of the composer’s popular works, the colossal Symphony No. 3, which spans six movements and runs to over 100 minutes in length, has been heard the least.

This week Andris Nelsons returns to Symphony Hall to lead the orchestra, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and children’s chorus in Mahler’s lush and life-affirming score.

Performances will take place 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Friday at Symphony Hall. bso.org; 888-266-1200

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