• 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.

  • 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…