APR 19 + 21


Savor the richness of Brahms in this profound performance that captures the full shimmering spectrum of human emotion. It’s a perfect showcase for our chorus—almost as if this deeply spiritual music were written just for them. With celebrated period instrument conductor Bernard Labadie at the helm, you’ll take part in the rare thrill of hearing these pieces played on the instruments Brahms knew best, surrounding yourself with the healing sounds that brought him solace following his mother’s death. This majestic offering matches ferocity with tenderness, boldness with beauty, promising goosebumps from start to finish.

Please note: Conductor Bernard Labadie has regretfully been forced to withdraw from this week’s performances due to illness. We are grateful to James Burton for stepping in on short notice to lead this week’s performances. The program remains the same.


Symphony Hall

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:30PM
Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 3:00PM


Brahms: Begräbnisgesang (Funeral Song)
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Performed by

James Burton, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
James Atkinson, baritone
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

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