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Classical Review, 10/27

Posted on: Nov 5 2014 - 10:18am
Zander, Boston Philharmonic open season with bold and beautiful Rachmaninoff By Aaron Keebaugh   Colossal romantic works seem to be tailor-made for Benjamin Zander. Indeed, the conductor relishes in the gigantic sound worlds of Bruckner and Mahler, and his interpretations of their symphonies are always affecting and vivid.   Sunday afternoon at Sanders Theatre, Zander led the Boston Philharmonic...
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BMint Mahler 9

Posted on: May 5 2014 - 12:40pm
Boston Phil’s Momentous Mahler Ninth by James C.S. Liu   The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra under Music Director Benjamin Zander wrapped up its 2013-2014 season with a performance at Symphony Hall of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 Friday night a week ago. The Ninth is a Zander touchstone, which he has presented in Boston four times since 1978 (BMInt review of their last performance from March 2010...
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Boston Classical

Posted on: Mar 3 2014 - 9:54am
Zander, Boston Philharmonic reach the summit with Bruckner March 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm By Aaron Keebaugh   For the Classical purist, there may be no finer Mozartean than Robert Levin.   His scholarly editions and completions of Mozart’s unfinished music—notably the Requiem— are key sources for performances around the world. And as a pianist, he favors a delicate, crystalline touch and luminous tone...
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Zander Masterclasses

Posted on: Feb 18 2014 - 4:23pm
  We are delighted to invite you to attend a pilot series of masterclasses with Maestro Benjamin Zander this spring. The classes will be offered on select Saturday mornings at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St, Boston. The classes are free and open to the public.    The first "preview" class will take place this coming Saturday, February 22, 10am to 12pm. It promises...

MusicWeb review

Posted on: Feb 3 2014 - 3:32pm
BENJAMIN ZANDER - PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA - MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2 21 December 2013 MusicWeb International - Jon Quinn   Benjamin Zander has made several Mahler recordings in the past, most of them released on the Telarc label, I think. These have included the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth symphonies, mainly with the Philharmonia. For some reason his performances have never come my way so...

Lloyd Schwartz - 2013

Posted on: Jan 2 2014 - 9:55am
Good Times, Bum Times: Last Year in Boston by Lloyd Schwartz , December 27, 2013. Revised December 28, 2013. Benjamin Zander conducts the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all,And my dear, I’m still here.Plush velvet sometimes, sometimes just pretzels and beer…I got through all of last year,And I’m here. Stephen Sondheim’s lyric from Follies seems...
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Eichler's 2013 picks

Posted on: Jan 2 2014 - 9:50am
Patricia Kopatchinskaja's performance with the Boston Philharmonic was heralded by Jeremy Eichler of the Boston Globe with the distinction of Best New Talent. Read more below:  Jeremy Eichler’s 2013 classical music picks ■ BSO performances in Symphony Hall: Music by Oliver Knussen and others, led by Knussen. Music by Thomas Adès and others, led by Adès ■ BSO at Tanglewood: Act III of Wagner’s “...
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New York Times

Posted on: Dec 20 2013 - 11:42am
Here, the Sound of Triumph Takes on a Different Tone Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall By STEVE SMITH Published: December 10, 2013   There’s a good chance that a vast majority of musicians who have come up through this country’s student orchestras and concert bands have stormed through the inexorable finale of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Far fewer musicians of any age will...

Worcester Telegram

Posted on: Nov 24 2013 - 8:31pm
Sunday, November 24, 2013 Boston Philharmonic entertains enthusiastic audience in Worcester The Boston Philharmonic and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, right, perform at Mechanics Hall Friday. (JOHN FERRARONE)   By Jonathan Blumhofer, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE REVIEWER   One of the happy developments of the current concert season has been the two appearances of the Boston Philharmonic at...
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The Intelligencer

Posted on: Nov 24 2013 - 8:26pm
November 23, 2013 Zander’s Discovery by David Patterson Patricia-Kopatchinskaja (file photo) At Sanders Theater on Thursday, Patricia Kopatchinskaja spiraled into the cosmos and delivered what was heretofore an inconceivable flight. It was rocket art via Violin Concerto No. 2 of Béla Bartók. Little doubt there should be talk aplenty around Boston about this young mentor of modernity whose US...
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