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Arts Fuse review: The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra plays Wagner — Superbly
review by Jonathan Blumhofer - Nov. 20, 2015

Boston Globe review: Onward in Philharmonic's Wagnerian Journey
review by Jeremy Eichler - Nov. 20, 2015

Nov. 18, 21, & 22: The BPO presents an all-Wagner concert with soprano Alwyn Mellor

Boston Globe: Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra do Symphony Hall proud
review by Jeffrey Gantz - Nov. 4, 2015

"BPYO Brilliantly Showcased" - Boston Musical Intelligencer
review by David Patterson - Nov. 3, 2015

Huffington Post on the BPYO: "Who Really Builds Character in Teens? Would You Believe Mahler, Stravinsky, and Ravel?"
feature by Michael Levin - Oct. 30, 2015

Ben discusses the free BPYO concert on Nov. 2 at Symphony Hall on BNN with Chris Lovett
TV segment

Ben discusses The Planets with Boston Magazine
feature by Kyle Clauss - Oct. 22, 2015

Huffington Post on the BPO
feature by Michael Levin - Oct. 21, 2015

BPO season opener - October 22 at Symphony Hall
Strauss and Holst

Why Was the BPYO Tour So Special? Read Ben's tour chronicle at BMInt

Video of the BPYO playing at the Berlin Philharmonie
Shostakovich / Festive Overture. Video by Dave Jamrog

Boston Globe chief music critic Richard Dyer writes from the road on tour with the BPYO
Richard Dyer's BPYO tour blog

Follow the BPYO tour student blog
Photos and posts from the BPYO players on tour in Europe

June 12: BPYO Tour preview concert - free and open to the public
7pm at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Zander Fellow and BPO Fellow announced for 2015-2016 season
Please welcome Thomas Jung and Kristo Kondakci

Support the BPYO tour to Europe on Kickstarter
Support the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's 2015 Tour to the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland.

"BPYO scaled the mountain of Wagner's 'Siegfried'"
review by Jeremy Eichler - Apr. 28, 2015

"Yet Another BPYO Triumph" - Boston Musical Intelligencer
review by Lee Eiseman - Apr. 27, 2015

April 26: BPYO plays Wagner, Siegfried Act III
April 26th at 3pm in Symphony Hall, Boston

Boston Classical Review: Cellist, Boston Philharmonic close season in style with rousing French works
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Apr. 20, 2015

Boston Musical Intelligencer: New Insights Into Familiar Works
review by Mark DeVoto - Apr. 17, 2015

Boston Globe: A pretty fantastic ‘Fantastique’ from Zander and the BPO
review by Jeffrey Gantz - Apr. 17, 2015

Saturday, April 11 - last Interpretation Class of the season
Free and open to the public

Review: "Still Another BPO Knockout"
review by Mark DeVoto - Feb. 23, 2015

Review: "Lovely meeting of musical minds between Philharmonic, Mikolaj"
review by Jonathan Blumhofer - Feb. 21, 2015

Review: "Polish soprano soars in Strauss and Mahler with Boston Philharmonic"
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Feb. 20, 2015

Ben conducts Mahler's 4th with the BPO
February 19-22, 2015

The Odessa American on Ben's visit to the Permian Basin
Article by Ruth Campbell - Feb. 5, 2015

BPYO review: "A Youth Orchestra Like Ivory Snow"
review by Mark DeVoto - Feb. 2, 2015

Cassatt Quartet residency in Odessa, TX, February 4-7

Feb 1: BPYO presents concerto competition winners, plus Schoenberg & Ravel
Sunday, February 1 at 3pm at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, MA

Ben vs. Beyonce: Best Surround Sound Album Grammy Award

Ben guest conducts the Akron Symphony
Joined by BPYO cellist Jonah Ellsworth on Dvořák’s concerto for Cello in B minor

BPYO recording of Shostakovich 5 Live from Carnegie Hall now available on Linn Records
Recorded December 9, 2013. Buy Studio Master, CD Quality, or MP3

Review: "Boston Philharmonic delivers boldly dramatic Sibelius"
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Nov. 21, 2014

A letter from Ben on HaeSun Paik joining the BPO for an evening of Sibelius and Brahms, 11/20-23
Visit for more info and tickets

"A Celebration of Virtual and Actual Youth" - The Boston Musical Intelligencer reviews the BPYO
review by Lee Eiseman - Nov. 11, 2014

Boston Globe review of BPYO's first concert of the season
review by Jeremy Eichler - Nov. 11, 2014

Sunday, November 9 at 2pm: The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays with Natalia Gutman at Symphony Hall
See for info and tickets

Boston Classical Review: "Zander, Boston Philharmonic open season with bold and beautiful Rachmaninoff"
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Oct. 27, 2014

Review of Mahler 2 recording in the Mahler Society's "Wunderhorn" newsletter

Tickets on sale for BPO and BPYO '14/'15 season
First concert is October 23

Classical Fever comes to The Netherlands August 22-25
Classical Fever in Zuiderstrandtheater

Ben in the UK: London Master Class Showcase on July 12
July 12 at the Southbank Centre

A revealing commentary on BPYO
A blog post by Ellen Saunders on the BPYO

Review: Boston Phil's Momentous Mahler Ninth
review by James C.S. Liu - May 4, 2014

Last BPYO concert of the season: May 18 at Symphony Hall
Ravel, Ginastera, and Strauss

Boston Globe review: With Mahler, up above the mountains
review by Jeremy Eichler - Apr. 28, 2014

March 7: BPYO plays Mozart, Barber, & Mahler at Symphony Hall
Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays Symphony Hall on 3/7

February 28: The Boston Philharmonic plays Symphony Hall
Bruckner Symphony No. 7; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 - soloist Robert Levin

Mahler 2 review from MusicWeb International
review by John Quinn - Dec. 21, 2013

Mahler 2 review from
review by Matthew Richard Martinez - Jan. 20, 2014

Mahler 2 review in The Sunday Times of London

Lloyd Schwartz year in review
Lloyd Schwartz - - 12.28.13

NYT review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
review by Steve Smith - Dec. 10, 2013

Benjamin Zander, Maestro Who Works to Motivate
WQXR interview and article - Dec. 5, 2013

BPYO plays Carnegie Hall Monday, December 9
Verdi, Gandolfi, Ravel, Shostakovich

Review: Free-spirited Bartók with the Philharmonic
review by Jeffrey Gantz - Nov. 24, 2013

Review: Zander's Discovery
review by David Patterson - Nov. 23, 2013

Review: "A Stunning Revelation from BPYO"
review by Peter Mark - Nov. 20, 2013

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja Makes US Debut with Boston Philharmonic
Article from - Nov. 21, 2013

Invitation to the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall

Worcester Telegram: Zander and Boston Philharmonic do Beethoven justice at Mechanics Hall
rreview by Jonathan Blumhofer - Oct. 4, 2013

The Boston Musical Intelligencer: BPO's Musical Healing
review by Elisa Birdseye - Oct. 1, 2013

Boston Globe: Zander, Boston Philharmonic return to Beethoven's Ninth
review by Jeremy Eichler - Oct. 2, 2013

Worcester Telegram: Beethoven as you've never heard him
article by Richard Duckett - Oct. 1, 2013

Press Release for new recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 on Linn Records
Benjamin Zander Launches New Linn Recording Series with Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Richard Dyer's final BPYO tour blog post
Richard Dyer, former Chief Critic of the Boston Globe, went on tour to Holland with the BPYO. This is his final blog:

BPYO violinist Thomas Cooper writes about his tour experience
Blog post with video from COncert Gebouw performance

Another 5 star review from the Netherlands

A 5 star review from Rotterdam

Richard Dyer's BPYO tour blog
Richard Dyer's blog posts from the front lines of the BPYO tour

A Tour of Possibility
Follow the BPYO tour to Holland, June 16-28

BPYO Tour to the Netherlands
Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will embark on a transformational concert tour to the Netherlands, June 16-28, 2013.

Lloyd Schwartz lauds the BPYO in his final Boston Phoenix review
"Batting a Thousand"

Review: Joyously Exuberant Youth Symphony
The Boston Musical Intelligencer review by Tony Schemmer

"Larger Than Life and Generous of Spirit": Interview in The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Lee Eisemen speaks with Ben about the upcoming BPYO concert

The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall, March 10th!

The Boston Musical Intelligencer: Magnificent Return of Mahler Sixth
Review by David Patterson

Boston Arts Diary review of Mahler's 6th
"Mahler’s long, complicated, rarely played masterwork in a beautiful rendition by Zander and the BPO, with Zander’s trademark introductory narrative – illuminating and entertaining – to light the path."

Harvard Crimson: "BPO Returns to Fateful Symphony"
Mahler 6 in The Harvard Crimson

Feb. 18th at 7pm: David Elliot interviews Ben on WHRB

BPO February concert - Mahler Symphony No. 6

Lloyd Schwartz's Boston Phoenix review of BPO's October concert
Michael Tippett's Midsummer madness; plus the BPO with Stefan Jackiw

New Kids: The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Lloyd Schwartz reviews the BPYO's first concert for The Boston Phoenix

A Message from Ben Zander

Maestro Benjamin Zander Looks Forward With New Youth Orchestra
By Andrea Shea for 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR news station

Recordings of YPO concert from Vienna have been posted

VIDEO: A scene from Ben's recent Master Class in Newcastle

Shining Eyes: Lowell Public School students at the April BPO concert

Letter from the Mayor of Providencia

Open to the public: Ben Zander Workshops in interpretation/performance of music for musicians and listeners, Sunday 12th - Thursday 16th August 2012
Workshops in the interpretation and performance of music for musicians and listeners, Sunday 12th - Thursday 16th August 2012

"Art of Possibility" presentation, interpretation workshop and Ben's London Master Classes (Manchester, UK) begin August 4th!

From Ben's trip to the Dominican Republic

More photos from the Republica Dominican: Residencia Orquestal Joven Filarmonica Republica Dominicana
Residencia Orquestal Joven Filarmonica Republica Dominicana

Photos from the Youth Orchestra of the Americas tour in Chile!

Review of Ben's Bruckner 5 CD

Art of Possibility Review: "Wow!"

Bon Voyage! Ben will be conducting the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in Chile from July 3-16
Ben will be conducting the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in Chile from July 3-16

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Website for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Responses from Ben's talk at Logica in Berlin

The Art of Possibility audiobook receives AudioFile magazine's Earphones Award for Exceptional Audio Performance
"...a superbly rendered program on some of the most up-to-date and inspiring personal growth ideas of our generation.”

Boston Musical Intelligencer article about Ben's YOA award
Benjamin Zander, one of Boston’s musical notables, received Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ 10th Anniversary Award in Washington, DC on May 30th.

Benjamin Zander to receive the Youth Orchestra of the Americas 10th anniversary award
Also conducting concerts in Chile and Dominican Republic

BPO '12/'13 season schedule

Save the date for Jazzical!

October BPO Concert Series Photos
Photos from the Oct. concert series

Video clips from the Boston Philharmonic

Ben's TED talk

New: BPO Ambassador Program!
The Boston Philharmonic invites energetic students, staff, and faculty from local colleges and universities to join a new initiative: BPO Ambassadors Program.


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