Composer-conductor John Williams' Fanfare for the Civic, written especially for this orchestra, kicks off the season-closing concert, which also turns its spotlight on Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Mickey Katz. Katz got his start with the Civic, and returns to perform Wiegala: A Lullaby by Wellesley native Julia Scott Carey and Schelomo: A Hebraic Rhapsody by Ernest Bloch, inspired by the words of King Solomon. Music Director and conductor Max Hobart leads the BCS in Brahms' monumental Symphony No. 1, which took the composer 14 long years to complete.
Due to the length of the concert, this performance is not recommended for children under four.