Tchaikovsky, Schulhoff and Dvorak
October 9, 2012
This concert under the direction of acclaimed BSO assistant conductor Marcelo Lehninger offers two audience favorites: Tchaikovsky's emotionally charged fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet, and Dvorak's bucolic Symphony No. 8. In between, the Hawthorne String Quartet, made up of four BSO members, is featured in Erv?n Schulhoff's multi-faceted Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Orchestra (1930). Schulhoff, a gifted Czech composer whose bracing neoclassical style was influenced by jazz, died of tuberculosis in a concentration camp in 1942.