Concerto for Orchestra
Symphony No. 5
Benjamin Zander, conductor
For the second concert, the “soloist” will not be standing out in front of the orchestra. It will be the members of the orchestra itself, many of whom are undoubtedly destined for important careers in music. The orchestra performs that ultimate test of an orchestra’s virtuosity and artistry: Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. When the Boston Symphony gave its premiere in 1943, we know that it posed a great challenge for the orchestra. Now see how natural it is for their musical great-grandchildren.
The Concerto for Orchestra is usually the final work on any program, but for the BPYO, another towering work concludes the concert: Tchaikovsky’s deeply emotional Fifth Symphony. As an introduction to symphonic music for young people—perhaps attending their first orchestral concert—I cannot imagine a more perfect program. Invite all the young people you have in your life to hear this performance by the amazing members of the BPYO. It will turn them into music lovers forever. -Benjamin Zander
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