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Videos in This Series:


Bonnie Bewick

Performance Details
Hosted by Lauren Ambrose

Bonnie Bewick, violin
Mickey Katz, cello
Lawrence Wolfe, bass

Bonnie BEWICK Cindy/Snowblower, dedicated to Rossini and New England winters 
GORNEY (Arr. BEWICK) Introduction and Song from Once I Built a Railroad 
#cellominute (all six world premieres):
     Marti EPSTEIN Wisp
     Lawrence WOLFE C
     Sid RICHARDSON Study for Remembrance
     Nico Muhly Just One
     Andrew LIST Elegy for a Changing World
     Richard PANTCHEFF …the field long-slept in pastoral green…
Bonnie BEWICK Mt. Greylock Waltz
Mark O’CONNOR Limerock
TRAD (Arr. BEWICK) Roslin’s Castle/Ghostwalk/The Foray

Cynthia Meyers, flute
Robert Sheena, oboe
Michael Wayne, clarinet
Richard Ranti, bassoon
Jason Snider, horn
Valerie COLEMAN Umoja
Paquito D’RIVERA Selections from Aires Tropicales

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Bewick, Gorney, O'Connor, Coleman and D'Rivera

August 7

Along with classical music, BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick has delved deeply into fiddle music from around the world, including traditional American, Scotch and Irish reels, and music of other European traditions. This program of traditional and folk-style pieces includes some of her own arrangements and compositions. Also on this program is a selection of new solo cello miniatures solicited in recent weeks by BSO cellist Mickey Katz and two colorful chamber music pieces for woodwinds.

Available August 7, 2020 at 8PM through August 14

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Mike Roylance

Performance Details
Hosted by Lauren Ambrose

Alexander Velinzon, violin
Danny Kim, viola
Adam Esbensen, cello

BEETHOVEN String Trio in G, Op. 9, No. 1

Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, James Markey, trombones
Mike Roylance, tuba

GABRIELI (trans. Mark LEWIS) Canzona Seconda
J.S. BACH (arr. Glenn SMITH) Contrapunctus IX from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Kevin DAY Ignition
ELLINGTON (arr. Clarence HINES) Come Sunday
Chad “Sir Wick” HUGHES Sinfonia Hymn
DEBUSSY Trois Chansons

Beethoven, Gabrieli, J.S. Bach, Day, Ellington, Hughes and Debussy

August 14

This concert opens with Beethoven’s String Trio in G, one of a set of three string trios representing the composer’s most important and substantial chamber music works of the 1790s. The concert continues with a potpourri of music for low brass instruments ranging from Gabrieli’s late 16th-century canzona and Contrapunctus IX from J.S. Bach’s ‘The Art of Fugue’ to a new work by West Virginia-born composer and jazz pianist Kevin Day.

Available August 14, 2020 at 8PM through August 21

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Julianne Lee

Performance Details
Hosted by Lauren Ambrose

Julianne Lee, violin
Rebecca Gitter, viola

MOZART Duo in G for violin and viola

Julianne Lee, violin
Daniel Bernard ROUMAIN Filter, for solo violin

Julianne Lee and Lisa Kim, violin
Steven Ansell, viola
Oliver Aldort, cello

SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D.804, Rosamunde (36)

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Mozart, ROumain and Schubert

August 21

BSO violinist Julianne Lee plays a short, energetic piece written by another violinist, Daniel Bernard Roumain, his Filter for solo violin. Lee performs with BSO violist Rebecca Gitter in Mozart’s Duo in G, one of two duos the composer wrote as a favor for his friend Michael Haydn—Joseph’s brother—who fell ill before fulfilling a commission. The G major duo is a substantial work of grace and elegance. Franz Schubert’s late string quartets rank among his greatest works. His songful Rosamunde Quartet, the only one of these to be published in his lifetime, takes its name from a melody it shares with music he wrote for the stage play by that name.

Available August 21, 2020 at 8PM through August 28

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Jim and Nancy Bildner
Drs. Judith and Martin Bloomfield
Carol and Bob Braun
Debby and Scott Butler
Susan Cartun in loving memory of her husband, Joel
Phyllis and Lee Coffey Memorial Concert Fund
Daniel and Shirlee Cohen Freed Concert Fund
Eitan and Malka Evan
Irving Fine Memorial TMC Chamber Concert Fund
Rabbi Daniel Freelander and Rabbi Elyse Frishman
In memory of Joe and Shirley Garrison
Liz and Alan Jaffe
Shirley and William Lehman
Helaine and Marvin Lender
Arthur and Vicki Loring
Kate and Hans Morris
Barbara and Michael Rosenbaum
Milton B. Rubin
Steve and Andrea Ryan
The John and Zelda Schwebel Family Foundation In Memory of John Schwebel
Nancy and Stanley Singer
Ken Stark, in memory of Lynn
Jacqueline and Albert Togut
Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin
Carol and Robert Zimmerman