We are pleased to make available the video of Bruckner Symphony No. 8 performance by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, including Maestro Zander's pre-concert talk.
The reviews are in:
"In the end, then, this was an epic performance of an epic piece. The night’s large, preternaturally attentive audience...intuited this. They rewarded the BPO’s effort with the rowdiest ovation I’ve heard at Symphony Hall since it reopened for concerts in September." -Jonathan Blumhoffer, Arts Fuse
"Bold and beautiful, this season-opening performance proved a Bruckner experience to relish... Zander’s reading ultimately oriented this religiously charged music to the sublime." -Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review
"Zander seemed to have Mahler in mind as he created an unusually human Bruckner, channeling the composer who played fiddle for town dances, loved dancing himself, and fell in love more than once." -Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Musical Intelligencer
Coming up: Violinist Stefan Jackiw performs Prokofiev with the Boston Philharmonic on November 10. Not to be missed!
Benjamin Zander receives Julio Kilyeni Medal of Honor given by the Bruckner Society of America before the concert.
- The Boston Philharmonic Bruckner's 8th Symphony performance is available to watch on-demand.
- Read the concert program book here.