Schumann and Mahler Video Now Available!

Jun 14, 2024 3:19:04 PM / by BPO Staff

For a limited time, the video of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's May 3rd performance of Mahler and Schumann, with soloist Zlatomir Fung, is available to stream online.


The reviews are in:


Boston Classical Review: Zander and BPYO try out program of romantic masters before European tour

"Fung offered a sprightly and tender rendering of the concerto, with his flexible and pleasant tone modulating easily through the work’s many moods. The opening chords of the first movement, followed by an expressive entrance by Fung, immediately centered the sensitive relationship between the soloist and the orchestra. The excellent balance between the two continued throughout, with the orchestra maintaining a support that made the delicacy and dynamic range in Fung’s interpretation evident in every phrase...Fung’s final cadenza finished the piece with a perfect combination of precision and virtuosity." -Katherine Horgan. Read the full review.


Boston Musical Intelligencer: The BPYO Prepares for Europe

"It started well, with Reynolds Martin’s militant trumpet conveying the flüchtig (fleeting) for the final triplet of the opening tattoo. Zander’s reading was mournful rather than defiant, heavy-footed at times, but the overall tempo and timing approximated what Mahler himself left us in the piano roll of the Trauermarsch that he made in 1905. A neat Luftpause preceded the appearance of the consolatory Abgesang; I always think the first Trio (Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftlich. Wild) ought to go faster, but the tempo here matched the piano roll. Zander drew brilliant, crystalline playing from the orchestra." -Jeffrey Gantz. Read the full article.



Photos by Hilary Scott

Topics: Benjamin Zander, AlessandroDeljavan, Mozart, bostonphilharmonic, Bruckner

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