The BSO’s new Musicians’ Concierge page is now up and ready for you! That’s the program wherein you fill out a form indicating your musical preferences, and a real, live BSO musician constructs a list of BSO concert suggestions upon which you can base your season package purchase. The form asks logical questions like your favorite composer, genre, period, etc., and you can even pick which musician you want to assemble suggestions from an available list.
I think it’s a nifty idea, so I’m gonna hijack it. Well, not really. I’m only creating one list, and it’s not made especially for you. If it’s ‘specially for anyone, it’s ‘specially for me. Still, I’m sure you’re intrigued by My List of Concerts From the BSO 2010-11 Season I Think Look Awesome:
- Gala Celebration Concert (I LOVE Piazzolla!)
- Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto (I will suffer through the deja vu brought on by the eponymous concerto in the name of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9.)
- Midori Plays Shostakovich (Midori Shmidori – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka!!!)
- Analyze This: Mahler and Freud (I think this speaks for itself.)
- The Nutcracker (Shut up. I LIKE The Nutcracker.)
- The Magic Flute (When I say Mozart sucks, I mean Mozart sucks except for his operas. Papa-papa-papageno!)
- Brahms’ Second Symphony (More importantly, Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.)
- Songs of the Earth (Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony FTW.)
- Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies (I have avoided recommending BSO SuperPops concerts as for some reason they never list the program titles, but in this case I don’t think it matters. After all, in my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be.)
- Emanuel Ax (Ax Shmax – Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra!)
Which is not to say the other concerts aren’t awesome, but I had to narrow it down somehow. What are your picks?