THIS WEEK: THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ONLINE AND RADIO BROADCAST OFFERINGS
ENCORE BSO RECITALS—A THURSDAY NOONTIME CONCERT STREAM AT WWW.BSO.ORG; BSO HOMESCHOOL—AN EDUCATION RESOURCE AVAILABLE NOW AT YOUTUBE.COM/BOSTONSYMPHONY; AND A BSO RADIO CONCERT BROADCAST AND STREAM, SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ON CRB CLASSICAL 99.5 FM AND WWW.CLASSICALWCRB.ORG
THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL BSO ONLINE OFFERINGS
• Encore BSO Recitals stream features a diverse program of folk-style pieces including some of BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick’s own arrangements and compositions, two contemporary works for woodwind quintet, and a world premiere recording of one-minute cello miniatures solicited and performed by BSO cellist Mickey Katz. Available for viewing at www.bso.orgbeginning Thursday, October 22 at noon through November 19; the Encore BSO Recitals series is offered as a nine-concert series for a donation of $25 through www.bso.org.
Click here to view a full listing of the nine-week Encore BSO Recitals series.
• BSO HomeSchool spotlights BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkinsin a short online conducting tutorial recorded last spring. Addressing the subject of leadership, this week’s segment is available free of charge at youtube.com/bostonsymphony.
THIS WEEK’S BSO RADIO BROADCAST AND STREAM ON CRB CLASSICAL 99.5 AND WWW.CLASSICALWCRB.ORG
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS IN GREATER DETAIL: THIS WEEK’S ONLINE AND RADIO OFFERINGS AND THE BSO’S INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW 2020 COLLEGE CARD ONLINE
ENCORE BSO RECITALS, AVAILABLE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, STARTING AT NOON AT WWW.BSO.ORG
Program Listing: Encore BSO Recitals, Thursday, October 29—releases at noon at www.bso.org and is available through Thursday, November 19
Some Background on the Encore BSO Recitals Series
Performances in the Encore BSO Recitals series will be released each Thursday at noon, September 17-November 12. The series as a multiple-stream package, accessible through www.bso.org, is available for a minimum donation of $25; all subscribers to the 2019-20 BSO Symphony Hall season and Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival will be able to enjoy the online content free of charge. Most of the Encore BSO Recitals will be available for viewing for up to 30 days, with the entire season coming to a close on November 19. Click here to view the complete listing for the nine-week Encore BSO Recitalsprograms and description of the highlights of the Encore BSO Recitals programs. Click here to view a quote from BSO President and CEO Mark Volpe about Encore BSO Recitals.
BSO HOMESCHOOL, AVAILABLE NOW AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BOSTONSYMPHONY
ALSO AVAILABLE AT BSO HOMESCHOOL: Learn a song with us! Join Tanglewood Festival Chorus conductor James Burton, members of the BSO, and members of the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir to learn any or all of the parts, and sing along, to Aline Shader’s Bicycles.
ENCORE BSO RADIO BROADCAST ON CRB CLASSICAL 99.5 FM AND CLASSICALWCRB.ORG ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, AT 8 P.M., HOSTED BY RON DELLA CHIESA
BSO INTRODUCES COLLEGE CARD ONLINE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19-RELATED PERFORMANCE HIATUS
The BSO College Card is designed to encourage students and aspiring young musicians to experience the BSO on a regular basis, with over 145,000 College Cards distributed since the program’s inception. In response to the live performance hiatus surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is introducing new College Card offerings. For a one-time fee of $20 (instead of the $30 charged during recent seasons) students will be able to access all paid online content at www.bso.org, including Encore BSO Recitals and BSO HomeSchool content. In addition, cardholders are eligible to participate in biweekly Zoom webinars demonstrating career pathways to the BSO and the arts in general, starting on Wednesday, October 7. Other benefits include access to exclusive archival content and other special presentations. For more information, visit www.bso.org/collegecard.
DETAILS ON BSO’S CONTINUING ONLINE OFFERINGS DURING LIVE PERFORMANCE HIATUS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Encore BSO Recital series and BSO HomeSchool are part of the BSO’s continuing series of online offerings created in response to the live performance hiatus imposed by regulations around the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing health crisis. The series of announcements detailing the full slate of cancellations by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, beginning on March 13, can be found here. The BSO will continue to monitor recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as confer with its own team of medical experts on matters related to an eventual reopening. All updates on this subject will be announced through press releases and postings on www.bso.org. Please note: On October 28, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will announce details of its new digital content series to be recorded at Symphony Hall and made available through www.bso.org in November and December.
Arbella Insurance Foundation, a longtime sponsor, is continuing its major sponsorship for the 15th season as the Music for All sponsor, supporting our education and outreach programs so that everyone has access to great classical music in our community.
Fairmont Copley Plaza begins its 19th season as the Official Hotel of the BSO.