The highlights of the month include appearances by star performers Joshua Bell, Stefan Jackiw, Jorge Luis Prats, and Arabella Steinbacher.
According to conductor Courtney Lewis, it was very difficult for the Discovery Ensemble when it started out. But now it is playing more concerts than before, its education program is growing, and the quality of the personnel in the orchestra has improved.
Discovery Ensemble occupies a rare space in two major respects: programming demanding works and executing them with spirit, enthusiasm, and inspired music making.
What lies in the future for the critically praised organization? Music director Courtney Lewis has plans that will keep him with the Discovery Ensemble for some time.
It’s “Mahler Unleashed” month at the New England Conservatory. I heartily recommend all of the “Mahler Unleashed” events.