Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Classical Album & Streaming Reviews: “Spanish Impressions,” Boston Philharmonic Orchestra & Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Concert

November 22, 2023
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An admiring review of the latest disc from Hermitage Trio and praise for Boston Philharmonic and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concerts earlier this month at Symphony Hall.

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Classical CD and Livestream Reviews: Mahler 2, Two Ways

May 9, 2023
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In both performances tempos are fleet but not rushed. The big moments – from the hellish apex of the first movement’s development to the screaming climax of the Scherzo and the cathartic resolution of the finale – pack heavy punches.

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Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays Stravinsky and Berlioz

March 17, 2020
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Desperate times, desperate measures.

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Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall

November 26, 2019
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The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s first appearance of the season presented canonical selections without a hint of complacency or apathy.

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Arts Commentary: Some Thoughts on the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s 2019 Brazilian Tour

August 1, 2019
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Suffice it to say, the tour was an extraordinary experience, musically and culturally, and, for me, a conspicuously potent introduction to a new continent.

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Classical Music Review: The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Brazil, Part One

June 21, 2019
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The BPYO’s repertoire in Brazil is drawn from last year’s programs and is built around Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2.

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Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays Britten, Schwantner, and Holst

February 25, 2019
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This Sunday’s BPYO concert tied together a number of highly personal strands, presenting music connected to two of conductor Benjamin Zander’s mentors — Benjamin Britten and Gustav Holst.

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Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall

November 27, 2018
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Without question, this BPYO rendition of Shostakovich Ten was one of the most urgent and necessary of any symphonic score I’ve heard all year.

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Music Commentary: Top Classical Performances and Recordings of 2017

December 23, 2017
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A line-up of concerts, performances, and recordings that, as 2017 draws to its close, I can’t, for one reason or many, shake from my memory.

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Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall

November 28, 2017
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The BPYO is as responsive, confident, technically skilled, and emotionally expressive an orchestra as they come.

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