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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
CRB radio broadcast and stream featuring Pinchas Zukerman as both the conductor and violin soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Mélodie, Andante cantabile, and Serenade for Strings, Elgar’s Chanson de la nuit, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5; the broadcast airs on Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m.

[BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick, BSO cellist Mickey Katz, and violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman]
BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick, BSO cellist Mickey Katz, and violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman

[Mary Ferrillo plays Ulysses Kay]

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
Along with classical music, BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick has delved deeply into fiddle music from around the world, including traditional American, Scotch, and Irish reels, and music of other European traditions. This program of traditional and folk-style pieces includes some of Bewick’s own arrangements and compositions, as well as an arrangement by violinist Mark O’Connor and double bassist Edgar Meyer of the American fiddle tune Limerock. BSO cellist Mickey Katz performs a selection of new solo cello miniatures. These six one-minute pieces, which Katz solicited this past spring, are by composers Marti Epstein, BSO Assistant Principal Bass Lawrence Wolfe, Sid Richardson, Nico Muhly, Andrew List, and Richard Pantcheff. The program concludes with two colorful works for woodwind quintet by American composers: Umoja by Valerie Coleman and selections from Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera.

[Bonnie Bewick with guests]
Click here for a sneak peek of Bonnie Bewick’s Cindy/Snowblower, music inspired by Rossini and New England blizzards

Program Listing: Encore BSO Recitals, Thursday, October 29—releases at noon at www.bso.org and is available through Thursday, November 19
Bonnie BEWICK Cindy/Snowblower

TRAD. (arr. BEWICK) Roslin’s Castle/Ghostwalk/The Foray
Bonnie BEWICK Mt. Greylock Waltz
TRAD. (arr. Mark O’CONNOR) Limerock
GORNEY (arr. BEWICK) Introduction and Song from Once I Built a Railroad
      Bonnie Bewick, violin; Mickey Katz, cello; Lawrence Wolfe, bass
Marti EPSTEIN (Wisp), Lawrence WOLFE (C), Sid RICHARDSON (Study for Remembrance), Nico MUHLY (Just One), Andrew LIST (Elegy for a Changing World), Richard PANTCHEFF (“…the field long-slept in pastoral green…”) #cellominute (world premiere recording)
      Mickey Katz, cello
Valerie COLEMAN Umoja
Paquito D’RIVERA Selections from Aires Tropicales
      Cynthia Meyers, flute; Robert Sheena, oboe; Michael Wayne, clarinet; Richard Ranti, bassoon; Jason Snider, horn

Some Background on the Encore BSO Recitals Series
The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Encore BSO Recitals is an eclectic nine-week online concert series spotlighting 50 musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in small ensembles and giving viewers a rare opportunity to experience the individual artistry of many of the musicians who make up the world-renowned ensemble. With newly recorded musician intros and special live Q&As accompanying select programs, the Encore BSO Recitals series reprises programming initially recorded and aired this past summer for the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival.

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.

[Mary Ferrillo plays Ulysses Kay]

BSO HOMESCHOOL, AVAILABLE NOW AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BOSTONSYMPHONY
[Thomas Wilkins]For this week, BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkinscontinues his series of BSO HomeSchool online tutorials with the subject of leadership. The video is currently available here. BSO HomeSchool—an educational resource for anyone who wants to learn more about music—includes an archive of Youth and Family Concerts lesson plans created by the BSO Educators Advisory Council, as well as videos created by BSO musicians that cover a wide variety of topics and include demonstrations, excerpt tutorials, and more. Further details are available at www.bso.org/bsohomeschool. Mr. Wilkins’ complete title is BSO Artistic Advisor for Education and Community Engagement and Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor.

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.

[Mary Ferrillo plays Ulysses Kay]

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 [Pinchas Zukerman]
For this week’s BSO encore concert broadcast and stream on CRB Classical 99.5 and classicalwcrb.org, Pinchas Zukerman is both the conductor and violin soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Mélodie and Andante cantabile and Elgar’s Chanson de la nuit. He also leads the BSO in another work by Tchaikovsky, the tender Serenade for Strings, and in Schubert’s youthful Fifth Symphony. For more information about future CRB encore broadcasts, please go to classicalwcrb.org.

[Mary Ferrillo plays Ulysses Kay]

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.

[Mary Ferrillo plays Ulysses Kay]

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.

Sponsorships
Longstanding major corporate partner Bank of America returns as the BSO Season Sponsor for the 2020-21 season, supporting new virtual educational programs and online access for essential workers to the BSO’s digital offerings.

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.

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AAQ / Resource: Riverhead Bay Motors

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