Critic’s Choice

April 24, 2019 at 10:16 am

By Aaron Keebaugh


For the final Boston Philharmonic concert of the season, Benjamin Zander will turn his attention to Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3. Written between 1908 and 1910, this rarely heard work packs a great deal of material into its twenty-minute length. Its war songs, marches, hymns, and dances, all tossed about in a sea of dissonance, paint a nostalgic picture of the nineteenth-century America Ives experienced growing up in New England.

The bulk of the concert will be dedicated to Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5.

The performance will take place 8 p.m. Friday at Symphony Hall. bostonphil.org

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