2015-2016 Season in Review

Posted on: Jun 2 2016 - 4:10pm
The 2015-2016 season was the most thrilling season to date for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Sold out concerts, critical acclaim, and successful education outreach programs all contributed to making the season shine. Take a look at some of the words of praise about both ensembles this season, and we hope you join us next season. Opportunities...

Arts Fuse Commends BPO on "Superb" Wagner

Posted on: Nov 24 2015 - 4:59pm
  Fuse Concert Review: The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra plays Wagner—Superbly  Classical Music, Featured, Music, Review Add comments Nov202015   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...

Boston Musical Intelligencer Applauds BPO's Wagner Concert

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...

Boston Classical Reviews BPO's Wagner Concert

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.   Before each...

Boston Globe Praises BPO's Wagner Concert

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...

Boston Classical Review's Review of BPO's Opening Concert

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...

Arts Fuse Reviews BPYO Concert

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...

Glowing Review of the BPYO from the Boston Globe

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 The concert...

Boston Musical Intelligencer Review of BPYO's November Concert

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...

Ben Zander speaks on WBUR about upcoming BPYO concert

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...


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