Maazel Leads Boston Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven Programs at Home and Carnegie Hall

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Lorin Maazel leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the final two programs of the orchestra's Beethoven's cycle Oct. 30-Nov. 7. The maestro steps in for the recovering James Levine.


These programs include the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth symphonies. Mr. Maazel will also lead the BSO in its upcoming Carnegie Hall program: Beethoven's Sixth and Seventh symphonies on Nov. 2. Maestro Maazel steps in for BSO Music Director James Levine, whose doctors have advised him to postpone returning to his conducting schedule until he is more fully recovered from surgery that took place earlier this month for a herniated disc.

In his first performances with the Boston Symphony since 1972, Mr. Maazel will lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Sixth and Seventh symphonies on Oct. 30 and 31, repeating that program at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 2. Mr. Maazel will also conduct Beethoven's Eighth and Ninth symphonies on Nov. 5, 6 and 7. Soloists for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony include soprano Christine Brewer, contralto Meredith Arwady, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and bass baritone Eike Wilm Schulte; the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, will also be featured.

As previously announced, Julian Kuerti will conduct Beethoven's Third and Fourth symphonies on Oct. 27 and 29. All of the BSO's Beethoven cycle concerts, Oct. 27-Nov. 7, at Symphony Hall in Boston are sold out, with no tickets remaining for those programs.

For the Carnegie Hall performance, tickets - priced at $49, $58, $75, $102, $139, $154 - are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,


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