WHRB Classical's Topher Colby reviews the Boston Symphony Orchestra's performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto and Bruckner's 9th Symphony with pianist Yuja Wang under the direction of Andris Nelsons.
Missed the orgy? Loved the interview so much you want to listen to it again? Here were the five powerful, successful composers that were featured on December 16th’s 9-hour long orgy, as we explored and discussed the need for female representation and diversity in classical music.
Musician Jen Shyu conducts fieldwork on traditional music all around the world, and in her compositions, she likes to subvert the distinctions between the traditional and the contemporary. But, she says, "I truly believe that the process must come from, at least for me, very deep research: a very deep internalization process of learning from a teacher as if I were a baby learning from nothing."
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 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.