Podcasts and Program Notes

2018-19 BSO Podcasts & Program Notes!
Check here for the latest Podcasts for the 2018-19 BSO Season! Program notes are generally posted the week of the performance date.

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Einfelde and Mahler, October 25-30

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  1. Video: A short introduction to Mahler's all-embracing. ninety-minute Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
  2. Video Podcast: Mahler
  3. Brian Bell spends 60 seconds to introduce the program of October 25-30, 2018.

Harbison, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, October 18-23

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  1. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.
  2. Video: A short introduction to Prokofiev's famed ballet score Romeo and Juliet, which includes some of the composer's best-known music.
  3. Video: BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur is joined by outstanding American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a work heard relatively rarely despite the popularity of its composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1.
  4. Brian Bell takes just a minute to introduce the program of October 18-23, 2018.
  5. Video Podcast: Take a deeper look into Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Produced by Anthony Princiotti.

Works showcasing the BSO's strings, winds, brass and percussion, October 11-13

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  1. Brian Bell takes a couple of minutes to sample the first BSO program of the season, October 11-13, 2018.
  2. Video Podcast: Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
  3. Video: A short introduction to Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra-a work commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and premiered by the BSO in 1944.
  4. Video: A short introduction to Stravinsky's piquant Symphonies of Wind Instruments.
  5. Audio Concert Preview: Written by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.