Cliffs notes to the BPO’s spring Classics season, Buffalo News

10:30 a.m. April 11, 8 p.m. April 12 and 2:30 p.m. April 13: Webern’s “Im Sommerwind”; Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony; and Korngold’s Violin Concerto, with BPO Concertmaster Michael Ludwig as soloist.

Why go? Ludwig is on a roll and should bring out the glamour of this gorgeous concerto.

8 p.m. April 26 and 2:30 p.m. April 27: Colin Currie is the soloist in Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto. Also, Jerome Moross’ Symphony No. 1 and Russell Platt’s “Euridice”; and dances from Bernstein’s “West Side Story.”

Why go? The symphony by Moross (1913-1983), an Oscar-winning film composer, especially sounds intriguing. Read More.