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Our 2021 summer season features a rocking collaboration with The Strictly Hip, a BPO Brass series in partnership with Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and musical celebrations of the patriotic spirit throughout the region.
Robert Schumann’s poetically expressive Cello Concerto was written in a brief two weeks of 1850 shortly before he was institutionalized, but rarely performed before the end of the 19th century. Similarly, Franck’s only symphony, both melancholy and luminous, was originally considered too avant-garde and radical, but became his most popular work after his death.Find out more »
Mendelssohn’s dramatic “Scottish” Symphony tells the tale of the composer’s travels through the highlands, and audiences will delight at the return of Drew Petersen to perform the Piano Concerto’s “Sturm und Drang” with dazzling virtuosity. The two monumental works are complemented by a high-spirited homage to the city of Detroit by contemporary composer Jonathan Bailey Holland.Find out more »
A jubilant concert experience bursting with the spirit of gospel music, and bubbling with the influences of jazz and blues, including He’s Got the Whole World, Go Tell It On the Mountain, and Amazing Grace. From Mahalia Jackson to Aretha Franklin, through the influences of Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington, this stirring concert will set your soul on fire!Find out more »
Your BPO is delighted when we can present the most famous of English compositions, Elgar’s loving miniature portraits of his family and friends, always witty and radiant. Kodály’s oft-neglected symphony conjures up nostalgia for his Eastern European homeland, and the theme of love carries through to David Ludwig’s celebratory concerto written for his new wife, violinist Bella Hristova, about the ritual of marriage.Find out more »