This week the Boston Symphony is not giving subscription concerts. There is a series of daytime youth concerts. To fill the Saturday symphony time slot, WCRB is giving us music from two concerts from last summer's Tanglewood season. First (apparently) will be the concert conducted on July 25 by Manfred Honeck. It has music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. Since Tanglewood concerts start later than those in Symphony Hall, and the rebroadcast doesn't have to include the full intermission time, they will then give us the second half of the August 9 concert conducted by Stéphane Denève: Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.
The WCRB BSO page includes a link to an interview with Maestro Honeck. It's an exploration of his approach to music more than an analysis of the pieces he'll be conducting — though there is some discussion of his understanding of the Mendelssohn and the Beethoven. The page also has the usual broadcast schedule. You can hear the rebroadcast/webstream on February 7 at 8:00 p.m., Boston Time, and again nine days later on February 16, also at 8:00, over WCRB.
And don't miss your opportunity to hear Avner Dorman's "Astrolatry" along with music of Prokofiev and Schumann in the February 9 rebroadcast/webstream of last week's concert.
Onto the next year!
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