BSO at Home: Musicians

BSO at Home: Musicians

BSO musicians share what life is like offstage while they #stayathome.

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BSO Bass Player John Stovall gets some help from a little friend to find the perfect practice space at his barn in the Berkshires. #BSOatHome #stayathome

BSO Violist Michael Zaretsky shares how he first fell in love with the viola and music and how he became a member of the BSO. Enjoy an at-home performance of his favorite Bach cello suite, No. 4 in E-flat Major. #BSOatHome #StayAtHome

John Ferrillo, Principal Oboe for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, reflects on the loss of his friend and colleague at the Metropolitan Orchestra, Vincent Lionti, who passed away from the coronavirus. To honor him, John shares a recording of Adaggio by Joseph-Hector Fiocco. #BSOatHome #StayatHome

BSO Violinist Valeria Kuchment shares the story of how she began to play the violin as a child and performs a movement from Mozart's Duo for Violin and Viola with BSO Violist Danny Kim. #BSOatHome #StayatHome

BSO Violinist Lucia Lin has been using her #stayathome time to spend time with family and reconnect remotely with old friends. We can't wait to hear her perform in Symphony Hall again, but she has shared this moving excerpt (in all four parts!) of Leroy Anderson's "Forgotten Dreams." #BSOatHome

BSO Bass Trombonist Jim Markey shares how he and his family of musicians stay connected to their music and to each other by practicing music by favorite composers and by playing informal jam sessions while they #stayathome. #BSOatHome

A tiny concert for Lois and friends
BSO Second Horn Rachel Childers performs Etude No. 8 for Cornet by N. Bousquet in a #stayathome concert for some very special guests. #BSOatHome

BSO violist Danny Kim plays a special melody that reminds him of home and shares how he stays connected to friends, family, and students while he #staysathome. #BSOatHome

BSO Principal Horn James Somerville has been using his some of his #stayathome time to practice a few instruments he doesn't play on stage at Symphony Hall. Enjoy his riff of the day! #BSOatHome

BSO Violist Kathryn Sievers and her daughter Flora prove that their living room is the perfect place for a stage as they perform a very special #stayathome duet. #BSOatHome

Celebrated children's book author Jan Brett shares a reading of Berlioz The Bear in this special installment of #BSOatHome. Learn more about how this story came to life and hear "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov, played by some of the BSO musicians who inspired the story's characters.

BSO Violist Mary Ferrillo has been using her #stayathome time to practice new pieces and spend time with her adorable dog. Meet Roland and enjoy this excerpt of 27 Pieces for Viola da Gamba by Carl Friedrich Abel. #BSOatHome

#Stayathome dance parties are extra fun when your mom is BSO Principal Harpist Jessica Zhou! We're kicking off this week of #BSOatHome with beautiful harp music and some excellent dance choreography. #MondayMotivation

Married Boston Symphony Orchestra players Ala and Mihail Jojatu are making the most of their #stayathome experience by practicing duets after years of playing together on stage with the rest of the Symphony. Enjoy their performance of the first movement of Beethoven’s Duet for Violin and Cello in C Major. #BSOatHome

Direct from his home practice pod, BSO Assistant Principal Trumpet Tom Siders shares his #stayathome practice strategy and a selection from Reginaldo Caffarelli’s Etudes. #BSOatHome

BSO Third Horn Michael Winter shares some of his favorite musical memories while he #staysathome. Learn about the special family history and tradition behind Mike’s instrument and why Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and Strauss’ Alpine Symphony are two of his favorite pieces to play. #BSOatHome

BSO Second Horn Rachel Childers shares how she copes with the current circumstances as she #staysathome with her family. Watch to learn about the history of Rachel’s instrument, her project to help beginner horn players, and how the song “Old Town Road” is helping her family stay healthy and happy. #BSOatHome

BSO Associate Principal Bassoon Rick Ranti and Oboist Andrea Bonsignore share their favorite forms of #stayathome therapy. Learn more about the music they are playing, the at-home projects they are tackling, and the cookies they are baking! #BSOatHome

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