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 WCRB, 99.5 FM AND WWW.CLASSICALWCRB.ORG
THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL BSO ONLINE OFFERINGS
• Encore BSO Recitals stream features BSO violinist Julianne Lee performing the solo work Filter by contemporary composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. Lee joins violin colleague Rebecca Gitter in Mozart’s Duo in G, and performs in one of the landmark works for string quartet, Schubert’s Rosamunde quartet. Available for viewing at www.bso.org beginning Thursday, October 1 at noon through October 31; 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 listing of the nine-week Encore BSO Recitals series.
• BSO HomeSchool spotlights BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkinsin an online conducting tutorial recorded last spring. Addressing the subject of the downbeat, this week’s segment is available free of charge at youtube.com/bostonsymphony.
THIS WEEK’S BSO RADIO BROADCAST AND STREAM ON 99.5 WCRB-FM AND WWW.CLASSICALWCRB.ORG
• WCRB radio broadcast and stream features violinist Pinchas Zukerman conducting Richard Strauss’ Serenade for Winds and works by Bruckner and Haydn, in addition to joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra as the soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 on Saturday, October 3 at 8 p.m.
MEMBERS OF THE PRESS MAY ACCESS BSO ENCORE RECITALS CONTENT BY EMAILING MERIKSON@BSO.ORG
LINK TO PRESS KIT WITH B-ROLL VIDEO, PHOTOS, AND MORE
BSO violinist Julianne Lee, conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman, BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, BSO violist Rebecca Gitter
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 1, STARTING AT NOON AT WWW.BSO.ORG
BSO violinist Julianne Lee plays a short, energetic piece written by another violinist, Daniel Bernard Roumain—his Filter for solo violin, which employs dynamic bowing techniques to emulate electronic effects. Lee performs with BSO violist Rebecca Gitter in Mozart’s Duo in G, one of two duos the composer wrote as a favor for his friend Michael Haydn—Joseph’s brother—who fell ill before fulfilling a commission. The G major duo is a substantial work of grace and elegance. Franz Schubert’s late string quartets rank among his greatest works. His songful Rosamunde quartet, the only one of these to be published in his lifetime, takes its name from a melody it shares with music he wrote for the stage play by that name.
Click here to listen to violinist Julianne Lee perform Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Filter in its entirety.
Program Listing: Encore BSO Recitals, Thursday, October 1—releases at noon at www.bso.org and is available through Saturday, October 31
MOZART Duo in G for violin and viola, K.424
Julianne Lee, violin; Rebecca Gitter, viola
Daniel Bernard ROUMAIN Filter
Julianne Lee, violin
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D.804, Rosamunde
Julianne Lee and Lisa Kim, violins; Steven Ansell, viola; Oliver Aldort, cello
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.
BSO HOMESCHOOL, AVAILABLE NOW AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BOSTONSYMPHONY
For this week, BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkinscontinues his series of BSO HomeSchool online conducting tutorials with the subject of the upbeat and how its essence conveys character and breath. 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 & 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 from 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.
ENCORE BSO RADIO BROADCAST ON WCRB 99.5 FM AND CLASSICALWCRB.ORG ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, AT 8 P.M., HOSTED BY RON DELLA CHIESA
For this week’s BSO encore concert broadcast and stream on WCRB 99.5 and classicalwcrb.org, the eminent violinist Pinchas Zukerman is guest conductor, which also features him as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, one of the composer’s earliest masterpieces, written when he was 19. Richard Strauss’ surprisingly deft, precocious Serenade for 13 winds dates from 1881, when he was only 17. The Bruckner Adagio, played here by string orchestra, is the second movement of his String Quintet, his most substantial piece of chamber music. Concluding this concert is Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, from 1768, which may be derived from music he wrote for the theater (the nickname was not the composer’s). For more information about future WCRB encore broadcasts, please go to classicalwcrb.org.
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: In October, 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.
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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