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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Thomas Adès' "Powder Her Face" Suite

Thu, Jan 25 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: $39 - $87

Discount Price: $19.50 - $43.50

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Thomas Adès shocked and thrilled the theater world with his 1995 chamber opera Powder Her Face, an acclaimed and explicit tale about Margaret Campbell, the "Dirty Duchess" whose divorce proceedings scandalized England in the 1960s. In this concert at Boston Symphony Hall, Adès takes the stage to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of a suite from his risque opera, then joins violinist Augustin Hadelich for György Ligeti's 1993 Violin Concerto, accompanied by a cadenza written by Adès for the finale. The whole program kicks off with Mozart's boisterous Symphony No. 8 and closes with Stravinsky's ballet The Fairy's Kiss -- an homage to Tchaikovsky that borrows liberally from the Russian composer's music.

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Boston Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115

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