Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Elizabeth Rowe, flute
Maestro Blomstedt conducts the BSO in a second performance, featuring Haydn’s majestic Missa in angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) – a work Bernstein conducted at Tanglewood in 1977 as part of a years-long survey of the Haydn masses – with soprano Hannah Morrison, mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone Michael Nagy, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
At the heart of the program is Bernstein’s own Ḥalil, Nocturne for flute and orchestra, with BSO principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe as soloist. Maestro Blomstedt begins the program by conducting Mozart’s Symphony No. 34.