Listen: Weekend BSO concerts and Musical Chairs

Listen to Classical King FM 98.1 Musical Chairs: Host Michael Brooks will chat with BSO Music Director Finalist Bobby Collins on Friday, June 1 @ 7:00 p.m.! Each week Michael chats with a member of the classical music community and plays some of their favorite works, sharing stories and background. Listen online at Bobby conducts this weekend’s BSO finale on June 1 and 3. Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto opens with the low strings brooding with tones that barely suggest a melody. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony erupts with a fanfare for brass that is moody like Shostakovich’s concerto. As the symphony unfolds, however, gaiety and excitement hold court. Music Director Finalist Bobby Collins says, “…these two monumental works bring us hope and a reminder of the beauty for which we live and strive. Each of us longs to dwell in the midst of the sublime and for this moment in time Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky take us there.” Read more.