• BSO House Concert

    Saturday, September 10th, 2016
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Johannes Brahms
    Trio for piano, cello and clarinet, Op. 110

    Felix Mendelssohn
    Trio for violin, cello, and piano, op. 49

    Hannah Finkelberg, Violin
    Cynthia Racine, Cello
    Paul Steinfeld, Clarinet
    John Russo, Piano


  • Rossini, Bartok, Beethoven

    Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Rossini

    Overture to “Semiramide”

    Bartok

    Viola Concerto

    Hsin-Yun Huang, soloist

    Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A

    “Semiramide,” Rossini’s opera seria, begins with this riotously festive overture, containing one of Rossini’s most delightful “crescendo” passages. Bartok’s Viola Concerto, in the hands of celebrated soloist Hsin-Yun Huang, shows the composer’s feelings at the end of his life, the devastation of WWII, but also his profound love for the folk music of his native Hungary. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony ends this first program, the lilting masterpiece that Richard Wagner dubbed “the Apotheosis of the Dance.”


  • Concert for Hope

    Sunday, December 4th, 2016
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Tickets $40. Proceeds to benefit the Hope Reichbach Fund

    Brooklyn Symphony Strings
    Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo-soprano

    Vivaldi
    Cantata “Cessate, omai”

    Geminiani
    Concerto Grosso in d minor

    Dvorak
    Serenade in E major Op. 22

    Porter
    Four Songs

    Location:
    South Oxford Space
    138 S Oxford St

    Continuing the BSO’s commitment to the vitality of the Hope Reichbach Fund, we offer a program of music for strings, including one of the great masterpieces of the genre, Dvorak’s E major Serenade. Renowned coloratura mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil joins us for one of Vivaldi’s show-stopping solo cantatas, and the program closes with a touch of cabaret – four Cole Porter songs in arrangements for strings by Artistic Director Nick Armstrong.


  • Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, de Falla, Ravel

    Sunday, December 18th, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Tchaikovsky

    “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy Overture

    Felipe Tristan, BSO Assistant Conductor

    Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio Espagnole

    de Falla

    El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat or Le tricorne)

    Ravel

    Bolero

    The BSO’s assistant conductor Felipe Tristan begins this program with Tchaikowsky’s musical depiction of Shakespeare’s tragedy – soaring love theme and swordfights included! Maestro Nick Armstrong continues with three Spanish-flavored works, the highly colorful “Capriccio Espagnole,” de Falla’s “El sombrero de tres picos ”, and – bring on the snare drum players – Ravel’s “Bolero” which he described as one huge orchestral crescendo…. Shades of Rossini?


  • Offenbach, Fauré, Walton, Gershwin

    Sunday, February 19th, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Offenbach
    “Orpheus in the Underworld” Overture

    Fauré
    “Pelleas et Melisande” Suite

    Walton
    “Façade” Suites 1 & 2

    Gershwin
    An American in Paris

    At the top of the concert several movements from William Walton’s orchestral suite based on his 1922 “Façade, an Entertainment,” settings of surreal poems by Edith Sitwell. Finally, George Gershwin’s inimitable ballet music “An American in Paris.” We may need to import real taxi cabs!


  • Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov

    Sunday, April 9th, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    David Bernard

    Guest Conductor

    Stravinsky

    “Firebird” Suite (1919)

    Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade

    We welcome guest conductor David Bernard, music director of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and an internationally-recognized conductor, to lead the orchestra in a program dedicated to storytelling through musical tone painting. The brilliant orchestration and vivid colors brimming from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite depicts a tale of a prince freeing his beloved from the spell of an evil spirit. Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”, featuring the BSO’s co-concertmaster Hannah Finkelberg, depicts the powerful narratives of “The Arabian Nights”—including the alluring storyteller Scheherazade, shipwrecks, thieves and the bustling markets in ancient Baghdad—with a captivating combination of energy and passion.

    All online sales end at 12pm, tickets can be purchased at the door day of the concert.


  • Chamber Concert

    Saturday, May 6th, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Dvorak

    String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, “American”

    Shostakovich

    String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108

    Mendelssohn

    String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

    Performers:
    Carlos Camposeco, violin
    Stephen Painter, violin
    Nick Armstrong, viola
    Navin Sivakumar, cello

    Meadowlark String Quartet:
    Hannah Finkelberg, violin
    Kate Stocker, violin
    Claire Schlegel, viola
    Katie Bishop, cello


  • Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Borodin

    Sunday, June 4th, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Mussorgsky

    Night on the Bald Mountain

    Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto #1

    Cynthia Racine, cello

    Borodin

    Symphony #2 in b minor

    Mussorgsky’s frantic “Night on the Bald Mountain” is a favorite of orchestra players and audiences alike, and a great beginning to a tuneful Russian program. BSO principal cellist Cynthia Racine is the featured soloist in Shostakovitch’s First Cello Concerto. Fans of the Broadway classic “Kismet” will recognize much of Borodin’s Second Symphony from that glittering score. The original does it better…