Boston Symphony Chamber Players at the Naumburg Bandshell

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, WQXR brought you a live broadcast from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. The concert features the Boston Symphony Chamber Players made their debut at the bandshell, which has been hosting free concerts for 110 years.

Founded in 1964 during Erich Leinsdorf’s tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players are made up of principal players from the BSO. Their program for this concert in the park features three contrasting works by three great masters: Mozart, Carl Nielsen and Brahms.

WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts the broadcast.

Program playlist:
Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Carl A. Nielsen: Wind Quintet
Brahms (arr. Alan Boustead): Serenade No. 1 for Winds and Strings

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Host Terrance McKnight speaks with BSO principal horn player James Sommerville


Comments [4]

Great concert tonight -- and no rain! I'm looking forward to the final two Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, July 21 and August 4, and I plan on being there for both of them.


Jul. 14 2015 11:20 PM
Paul Epstein from New York, NY

Wow! This arrangement of the Brahms Serenade #1 is a revelation. I've known & loved the orchestral version for decades. But I feel like I'm hearing more in this arrangement, as individual instruments stand out. Kudos to Alan Boustead for the arrangement and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for making it sing!

Jul. 14 2015 09:09 PM

How do we get to hear the concert???????????????

Jul. 14 2015 07:46 PM

I plan on being there. With my umbrella, just in case!


Jul. 13 2015 06:53 AM

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