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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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Worcester Telegram

Posted on: Nov 24 2013 - 8:24pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2013     Moldovian star violinist joins Boston Philharmonic at Mechanics Hall     By Richard Duckett, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF Patricia Kopatchinskaja will perform with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Nov.22 at Mechanics Hall. (PHOTO COURTESY MARCO BORGGREVE) Moldovian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja has become a sensation in Europe with her impassioned yet...
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Worcester Telegram

Posted on: Oct 4 2013 - 12:47pm
ZANDER AND BOSTON PHILHARMONIC DO BEETHOVEN JUSTICE AT MECHANICS HALL Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram and Gazette Reviewer, 10-4-2013 WORCESTER —  For fans of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the greater Boston area is the place to be this year: the 2013-14 season features no less than four different orchestras trotting out Beethoven's immortal "Ode to Joy" between now and next May. On Thursday, the...
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