Concerto competition winners
Benjamin Zander, conductor
Matthew Ethier: LARSSON: Concertino for Trombone, movements 2 & 3
Celia Daggy: WALTON: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, movement 3
Frank John: VAUGHN WILLIAMS: Concerto for Bass Tuba in F minor, movements 1 & 2
Sophia Szokolay: BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2, movement 1
Aihao Zheng: PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante for Cello, Op. 125: movement 3
Carlos Aguilar: SAINT-SAENS: Romance for Flute, Op. 37
Kebra-Seyoun Charles: KOUSSEVITZKY: Bass Concerto, movement 1
Every couple of years the BPYO holds a competition for its players. An amazing number of young players from the orchestra come forward, auditioning with the hardest concertos written for their instruments, and the level of playing is phenomenal.
One wonders how many professional orchestras in the USA can boast of so many virtuosos among their ranks! So the second concert of the BPYO season will present the winners of this competition in a variety of works for a variety of instruments.
The distinguished composer Michael Gandolfi has been commissioned to write a new piece especially for the occasion, and the concert will conclude with Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00pm / sanders theatre