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Ken-David Masur conducts Vivaldi, Krommer, Jolivet, Rota and Schumann featuring members of the BSO

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Soloists from the ranks of the Boston Symphony Orchestra take center stage in this highly unusual, far-ranging program led by BSO Assistant Conductor Ken-David Masur. BSO piccoloist Cynthia Meyers performs Vivaldi's delightful Piccolo Concerto in C. BSO principal clarinet William Hudgins and clarinetist Michael Wayne are soloists in Mozart-contemporary Franz Krommer's Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets. BSO principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs is soloist in French composer André Jolivet's Concertino for trumpet, piano, and strings, a dynamic, three-movement work from 1948. BSO principal trombone Toby Oft plays the Trombone Concerto of Italian composer Nino Rota-best known for scoring Coppola's The Godfather but a versatile and prolific composer of concert and stage works as well. Finally, Robert Schumann's Konzertstück ("Concert-piece") for four horns provides an exhilarating showcase for principal horn James Sommerville and his virtuoso colleagues Rachel Childers, Jason Snider, and Michael Winter.

Featured Performers

Ken-David   Masur, conductor Ken-David Masur, conductor Cynthia   Meyers, piccolo Cynthia Meyers, piccolo
William R.   Hudgins, clarinet William R. Hudgins, clarinet Michael   Wayne, clarinet Michael Wayne, clarinet
Thomas   Rolfs, trumpet Thomas Rolfs, trumpet Toby   Oft, trombone Toby Oft, trombone
James   Sommerville, horn James Sommerville, horn Michael   Winter, horn Michael Winter, horn
Rachel   Childers, horn Rachel Childers, horn Jason   Snider, horn Jason Snider, horn
Program Notes Audio
VIVALDI - Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 443 (12 min)
JOLIVET - Concertino for trumpet, piano and strings (9 min)
KROMMER - Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91 (20 min)
ROTA - Trombone Concerto (13 min)
SCHUMANN - Concert Piece for four horns and orchestra (18 min)
Full Program Notes - Audio Concert Preview