The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra embarked on an eight-city tour of Brazil.
Maestro Zander on the BPYO's repertoire and case for supporting the tour
June 15: Salvador
June 17: Rio de Janeiro
June 18: Sao Paulo
June 20: Ribeirao Preto
June 22: Campinas
June 23: Porto Alegre
June 25: Belo Horizonte
June 26: Belo Horizonte
June 27: Curitiba
"One could not hope for brighter, more attractive and hope-inspiring emissaries from the America we hold dear. They can serve with certainty to summon our better angels." -Lee Eiseman, Boston Musical Intelligencer
In fulfillment of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s motto of “Shaping Future Leaders Through Music,” the 2019 tour will feature performances in eight cities throughout Brazil, and numerous opportunities to collaborate with local young musicians.
"One indispensable reason why we go on tour is to share our music beyond the Boston music scene. Every person in this world deserves to be able to go to concerts or surround themselves with music, and with our international tours, we have been able to expand that opportunity for countless individuals. We may be young people, but we have been given the chance to change the world with love, music, and possibility, and that is why our international tours are so important.“ —Emily Chen, violin
"After being on tour, I see the world differently, and I firmly believe it’s because now, I always keep my head up…When you look up, you notice everything, every last detail. I’ve always looked at my shoes like I was carrying some kind of burden, but now I can’t stop looking up. I feel a little lighter, a little freer, a little more human." —Reese Williams, French horn