Posted on: Jul 6 2015 - 10:07am
One of the most memorable opera performances of the season
by Lloyd Schwartz, New York Arts (July 2, 2015)
It’s been decades since any musical organization in Boston has come to grips with Wagner’s Siegfried, in some ways the most challenging of the four operas in his Ring Cycle. So it may not be surprising that, after all he has accomplished with Mahler, Benjamin Zander would turn to the even...
Posted on: Jun 30 2015 - 3:45pm
A "white sheet" from BPYO violist Julia McLean, at the end of the tour to Europe:
Dear Mr. Zander,
I have always loved BPYO firstly and foremost for the opportunity to play powerful and incredible music. But the greatest thing that BPYO has given me is a pure vision of what life can be. Your philosophy of possibility has given me an invaluable sense of hope. We as an organization have proven...
Posted on: Jun 30 2015 - 10:52am
Subscriptions available now for 2015-16 season! Early-bird discount ends July 10th!
The Boston Philharmonic invites you to renew or purchase your subscription for the 2015-16 season of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. You can view the season brochure here and purchase subscriptions online or by calling our office at (617) 236-0999.
If you purchase...
Posted on: Jun 26 2015 - 3:02pm
Der Tagesspiegel, a leading daily paper in Berlin, wrote about the June 22 BPYO concert at the Berliner Philharmonie, home of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Upstaging the Professionals
Der Tagesspiegel, 23.06.2015
By Tomasz Kurianowicz (translated by Alexa Nieschlag)
"Are the orchestra musicians on stage there really between 11 and 21 years old? Incredible, but that...
Posted on: Jun 16 2015 - 10:41am
The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra embarked on its 2015 European tour this past Saturday, June 13. Performances officially kick off tonight in Smetana Hall in Prague, with the BPYO's first concert to include the legendary cellist Natalia Gutman once again. Watch the video postcard below to see what our musicians were up to for their first few days of sightseeing and rehearsing!
Posted on: Jun 8 2015 - 11:43am
Boston Philharmonic announces two new Fellows for 2016-16
Thomas Jung, Zander FellowKristo Kondakci, Boston Philharmonic Fellow
Thomas Jung Named as eleventh Zander Fellow at the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
From an applicant pool of over forty submissions, Thomas Jung has been selected as the BPO’s new Zander Fellow.
About Thomas Jung:
Thomas Jung is the Conductor and Music Director of the...
Posted on: May 6 2015 - 12:26pm
by Lloyd Schwartz, New York Arts (May 5, 2015)
In February, Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic provided another winter pleasure, bringing to Boston for the first time the lovely Polish-born soprano Aga Mikolaj in Richard Strauss’s autumnal Four Last Songs (she and the orchestra were especially touching in the third of them, “Beim Schlafengehen,” the composer’s quietly aching wish for...
Posted on: May 5 2015 - 10:08am
Dear BPYO friends, family, and fans,
You are likely well aware of our excitment to embark on our second international tour in three years. This June the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will play eight concerts in five cities over two weeks in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. We are thrilled to bring the outstanding music-making of our bright young musicians to international...
Posted on: May 1 2015 - 12:28pm
BPYO scales the mountain of Wagner’s ‘Siegfried’
by Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe (April 28, 2015)
Once upon a time, most local youth orchestras by and large contented themselves with meaty and tuneful symphonic fare, like Tchaikovsky symphonies, Dvorak’s “New World,” or Beethoven’s “Coriolan” Overture. You get the idea.
But in a very welcome development, opera has more recently been finding a...
Posted on: May 1 2015 - 12:26pm
Yet Another BPYO Triumph
by Lee Eiseman, Boston Musical Intelligencer (April 27, 2015)
To learn and forget fear is a deeply ingrained near-compulsion in the German psyche from its earliest folklore. Siegfried’s discovery of fear in the eponymous opera may also perhaps be seen as emblematic of the individual journeys of the 125 members of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. These precocious...