Shostakovich, Stalin and Lady Macbeth
It was on 26 January, 1936 that Stalin paid a rare visit to the opera: Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District was the work performed.
Modulation: How Western Classical Music conquered the world
What’s so special about Western Classical Music, anyway? One word: modulation.
Message from Josh Hadfield
Josh Hadfield, a BCSO double bass player for nine years, is an information technology consultant.
A Message to the BCSO Community—November 2020
The BCSO invites you to visit the featured content sections below for informative stories and inspiring messages from our musicians.
Musical Nationalism: Rhythm, Dance and Folk Music
A journey through 19th Century nationalism and the musical ingredients that give music a sense of place.
Message from Brian Richardson
Brian Richardson, BCSO’s timpanist and principal percussionist since 2009, is a Medicare sales manager.
Message from Susan Hansen
Susan Hansen, BCSO violinist for six years, is a licensed clinical social worker.
Message from Andy Duff
Andy Duff, a BCSO cellist, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years.