Visit the sublime with the BSO June 1 & 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.