Onstage at Symphony

BSO

Onstage at Symphony Gives Community Musicians an Opportunity to Experience a "day-in-the-life" of a professional Musician Under the Leadership of BSO Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor, Thomas Wilkins
Onstage at Symphony is a program designed for Massachusetts adult amateur musicians who have a love for musical performance but have pursued alternate career paths.

Participants will be selected from a pool of applicants on a lottery basis; the BSO will select enough musicians to constitute a full orchestra fitting of selected repertoire. Chosen participants will attend three rehearsals - one on Wednesday evening, one on Friday evening, and a final one on Saturday morning - and will complete their experience by performing a Saturday afternoon concert on the stage of Symphony Hall. In an effort to reduce barriers to access around the Symphony Hall experience, the final performance of the group will be free and open to the public. Music will be distributed to the participating musicians approximately four months prior to the first rehearsal.

 LISTEN

  1. Thomas Wilkens, Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor, speaks with Brian Bell about the rewards and challenges of OnStage at Symphony, free to the public on January 14th, 2017 at 1:30.
  2. Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins directs OnStage at Symphony, the complete concert as presented at Symphony Hall on January 14th, 2017.

 

 

Onstage at Symphony Repertoire

TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from  Sleeping Beauty
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR  Danse Negre
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
GRIEG Selections from Peer Gynt
SAINT-SAËNS  Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

 

 

Onstage at Symphony

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 

6pm - 8:30pm
First rehearsal with Maestro Thomas Wilkins
Symphony Hall Stage

Friday, January 13, 2017

6pm - 8:30pm
Second rehearsal with Maestro Thomas Wilkins 
Symphony Hall Stage

Saturday, January 14, 2017

9:30am - 11:30am
Final rehearsal with Maestro Thomas Wilkins
Symphony Hall Stage

12pm Lunch
(provided by BSO for orchestra members only)
Higginson Hall (within Symphony Hall)

1:30pm: Onstage at Symphony performance led by
BSO Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor, Thomas Wilkins
Symphony Hall Stage