We are pleased to make available the video of Mendelssohn / Prokofiev / Brahms performance by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra with Stefan Jackiw, including Maestro Zander's pre-concert talk.
The reviews are in:
"The program for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s second concert of its 2021-22 season — Felix Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture, Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 — didn’t have any obvious theme, but the excellence of the musicmaking at Symphony Hall on Wednesday was such that none was needed." -Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe
Read the full review: The theme of the night at Boston Philharmonic's second concert of the season? Excellence
"His enthusiasm for making clear the music’s textural densities and expressive ambiguities was evident from the first movement’s downbeat: everything flowed. While Zander’s phrasings were flexible, the BPO’s playing was rhythmically tight and richly burnished...This was a Brahms Fourth of heroic, tragic proportions. Fittingly, it was received with thunderous applause." -Jonathan Blumhofer, Boston Classical Review
Read the full review: Zander, Jackiw and Boston Philharmonic imbue familiar works with fresh purpose
Photo by Hilary Scott