Posted on: Nov 24 2015 - 4:59pm
Fuse Concert Review: The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra plays Wagner—Superbly
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The biggest takeaway from the evening was the superb quality of the BPO’s playing: each of the orchestra’s readings were rhythmically alert, emotionally vivid, and glossed with high polish.
By Jonathan Blumhofer
It’s one of the ironies of Richard...
Posted on: Nov 24 2015 - 4:48pm
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
BPO’s Wagnerian Heroics
by Kate Stringer
A favorite instructor from my undergrad days used to love describing the polarizing music of Richard Wagner thusly, “Some people would travel halfway round the world to hear a single performance. Others wouldn’t cross the street.”
Thankfully for enthusiasts, the ultimate love-him-or-hate-him figure in the Western canon found an ardent and...
Posted on: Nov 20 2015 - 1:51pm
Zander, Boston Philharmonic reveal power and majesty of Wagner
November 20, 2015 at 10:12 am
By Stefanie Lubkowski
The Boston Philharmonic and guest soprano Alwyn Mellor under the baton of Benjamin Zander filled Sanders Theater Wednesday night with selections from three of Wagner’s most massive operas: Die Meistersinger von Nüremberg, Tristan und Isolde, and Die Götterdammerung.
Posted on: Nov 20 2015 - 1:25pm
By Jeremy Eichler GLOBE STAFF
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Soprano Alwyn Mellor sang with the orchestra.
Onward in Philharmonic’s Wagnerian journey
CAMBRIDGE — By his own admission, for a conductor with a strong affinity for Austro-German repertoire, Benjamin Zander discovered his passion for the music of Richard Wagner surprisingly late in his career. That said, he appears to be making up for lost...
Posted on: Nov 4 2015 - 1:42pm
Boston Philharmonic opens with epic works by Holst and Strauss
October 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm
By Aaron Keebaugh
Benjamin Zander conducted the Boston Philharmonic’s opening concert Thursday night at Symphony Hall.
Conductor Benjamin Zander has a fine ear for some of the grandest works in the symphonic repertoire, having led the Boston Philharmonic in symphonies by Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Bruckner...
Posted on: Nov 4 2015 - 9:54am
Read a review from The Arts Fuse of the BPYO's concert below:
Fuse Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall
Classical Music, Featured, Music, Review
By any measure, this is an impressive orchestra, as technically accomplished as any number of professional ensembles, domestic and international.
By Jonathan Blumhofer
One of the surest ways to tell how good an...
Posted on: Nov 4 2015 - 9:44am
Jeffrey Gantz of the Boston Globe attended the BPYO's concert on November 2nd in Symphony Hall and wrote a glowing review. Read the entire article below:
Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra do Symphony Hall proud
BOSTON PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Benjamin Zander leading the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
By Jeffrey Gantz GLOBE CORRESPONDENT NOVEMBER 04, 2015
Posted on: Nov 4 2015 - 9:40am
David Patterson from the Boston Musical Intelligencer reviewed the BPYO's first concert of the 2015-2016 season on November 2nd. Read the entire review below!
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
BPYO Brilliantly Showcased
by David Patterson
Ayano Ninomiya rehearses Stravinsky (BPYO photo)
Long lines were already forming well over an hour before the start of Monday evening’s Symphony Hall season opener of the...
Posted on: Nov 2 2015 - 11:12am
Ben Zander joined Radio Boston for a discussion of the BPYO's November 2nd concert and the youth orchestra. Click on the photo below to learn more and hear his interview!
Young Musicians Impress With Classical Masterworks
October 30, 2015
Ben Zander conducts the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. (Courtesy BPYO)
Symphony Hall is throwing open its doors for a rare...
Posted on: Oct 30 2015 - 5:15pm
On October 30, the Huffington Post published an article about Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Read the entire article below:
Who Really Builds Character in Teens? Would You Believe Mahler, Stravinsky, and Ravel?
BY: Michael Levin Posted:
10/30/2015 2:09 pm EDT
Conductor Benjamin Zander's father served in the German army on the Russian front in World War I. For...