WHRB Classical's Allison Pao spoke with Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu a few days before his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the opening concert of the 18-19 season! They discuss the long but rewarding process of becoming a conductor.
WHRB Classical reviews the BSO's performance of Harbison, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev which took place on Saturday, October 20th. The diverse program of three seemingly unrelated pieces was, in fact, a celebration of youthfulness, and this "concert of youth" was almost flawless in its execution.
WHRB producer Joyce Lu reviews the BSO's October 27th performance Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." The performance featured soprano Ying Fang, mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and opened with Maija Einfelde’s Lux aeterna, for mixed chorus, performed by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus led by James Burton.
WHRB Classical's Paul Georgoulis argues for the effectiveness of historically-informed performance by comparing two recent performances he attended by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (with modern performance practices) and Boston Baroque (with period performance practices).