Lisa Batiashvili starts 2019 in Berlin, where she joins the Berliner Philharmoniker and Alan Gilbert on January 24, 25 and 26 to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, a work of compelling, pure beauty. Also present in the program are Richard Strauss’ Symphonia domestica in which the composer portrays his family both humorously and musically and the European premiere of Metacosmos by the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

The performance on January 26 is scheduled for live broadcast on the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall.

On February 7, 8, 9 and 12, Ms. Batiashvili joins Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra as the soloist in Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a brilliant piece coloured by both French Impressionism and German late Romanticism. American orchestral works open and close the concert, with Olly Wilson’s orchestral work Lumina, a scintillating, single-movement orchestral landscape, and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3, premiered by the BSO under Serge Koussevitzky in 1946, a substantial, expressively rich work incorporating the composer’s familiar Fanfare for the Common Man as the theme of its final movement.

The dress rehearsal on February 7 at 10:30 am is open to the public.