Posted on: Dec 18 2014 - 4:21pm
Off-Stage: Sharing the Vision of Possibility Worldwide
Maestro Zander conducts training at El Sistema-inspired program in Mexico
Maestro Benjamin Zander left just after our last concert weekend to spend the week of Thanksgiving in Mexico, where he gave a series of talks on “The Art of Possibility,” and subsequently led a rigorous two-day training for a dozen conductors teaching under the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 “...
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...
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...