The first concert of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's tenth anniversary season was a wonderful return to the concert hall. For those of you who weren't able to join us at Symphony Hall last Friday, we are pleased to make available the video of the November 19 Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performance of Barber, Mozart, and Mahler with soprano Sofia Fomina.
The reviews are in:
"as gripping and natural a Mahler Fourth as I’ve ever heard. The first movement was both disciplined and flexible, with seamless exchanges between its numerous themes. In the second, the music’s sheer weirdness came over bracingly – thanks, in no small part, to concertmaster Eric Chen’s sneeringly characterful scordatura solos. The gorgeous third was spacious and serene, and never lacked for concentration: Zander’s handling of the shifts of character between each variation were perfectly unaffected; and the movement’s rich climaxes were contrasted by playing of astonishing tonal presence."
-Jonathan Blumhofer, Boston Classical Review
Read the full review here: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra bounces back with a powerful Mahler
Photo by Hilary Scott