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BPOnDemand | Brand New Day - Back to Broadway!
Join Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, vocalists Jessica Hendy and Blaine Krauss, and your BPO as they perform 100 years of Broadway’s best, from the golden age of Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to contemporary classics from The Wiz, Wicked and more!
Handel’s grandiose interlude music to his choral works is an audience favorite, and BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi performs Mozart's witty and blissful violin concerto. English hornist Anna Mattix undertakes Ulysses Kay's profoundly beautiful Pietà. Jacques Ibert's high-spirited Divertissement completes the program.Find out more »
Themes of love, loss, and renewal highlight a program featuring virtuoso Blake Pouliot performing iconic composer Leonard Bernstein’s violin masterpiece, musically interpreting Plato’s Symposium and the varied meanings of love. Respighi’s Triptych was inspired by works of Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, and American Wayne Barlow’s The Winter’s Passed seems a perfect metaphor for the challenging time we are leaving behind.Find out more »
Lush and lyrical describes both Cordero’s sparkling and serene island travelogue, and the emotionally intense Serenade of Josef Suk, although composed over 100 years apart. Their beauty and tenderness are contrasted by the eclectic, spirited, and technically challenging Shostakovich concerto, considered by some a double concerto for piano and trumpet.Find out more »
A colorful interplay of BPO musicians Nikki Chooi, Roman Mekinulov, Henry Ward, and Glenn Einschlag, performing solo as well as in duos and quartets, highlight Haydn's delightful and witty sinfonia. The theatrical, spirited work counters the serenity of Still's heartwarming rhythms reminiscent of a lullaby, and Dvořák's dream-like serenade.Find out more »
Vaughan Williams’ popular treatment of a 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.Find out more »
Contradictions compel our highly-unusual season to its finale. Contemporary composers juxtapose heart-wrenching memorials and clever combinations of relaxed riffs and rapid rhythms, while Kyle van Schoonhoven's interpretation of Mahler’s song cycle of lost love and despair contrasts with Mozart’s lighthearted serenity.Find out more »