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Zander Takes a Measure of Tchaikovsky 4
article by Ben Zander - Feb. 19, 2018

A Year of Raves
BPO blog post - Jan. 9, 2018

BPYO’s journey towards Mahler’s 9th
blog post by Ben Zander - Jan. 2, 2018

Arts Fuse names BPYO one of the 10 best performances in 2017
BPO blog post - Dec. 28, 2017

Boston Classical Review ranks BPO’s Mahler 2 among top ten performances of 2017
article by Aaron Keebaugh - Dec. 19, 2017

ArtsFuse review of BPYO at Symphony Hall
review by Jonathan Blumhofer - Nov. 28, 2017

BPYO Mahler 6 recording earns major critical praise
BPO blog post

Review: George Li lights up Tchaikovsky with Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Nov. 27, 2017

Review: Violist, Conductor and Band All Byronic
review by Elisa Birdseye - Nov. 10, 2017

Review: Zander and the BPO Exhilarate
review by Jeffrey Gantz - Oct. 24, 2017

Review: Boston Philharmonic celebrates John Harbison
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Oct. 22, 2017

Boston Philharmonic Kicks Off Season With John Harbison’s Evocative Symphony No. 3
Feature by Lloyd Schwartz - Oct. 17, 2017

A Transformational Journey: A Youth Orchestra Travels to South America and Comes Back Changed Forever
blog post by Benjamin Zander - Sept. 30, 2017

Buenos Aires herald: A Wealth of symphonic and chamber music for all tastes
review by Pablo Bardin - July 14, 2017

Stories from the Road: Richard Dyer blogs from the BPYO tour in South America
Blog posts by Richard Dyer

ArtsFuse: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays Mahler
review by Jonathan Blumhofer - April 27, 2017

Ben’s blog: A Rare Mahler Offering
blog post by Ben Zander - April 18, 2017

Boston Globe: From BPO and Zander, Mahler as it is meant to be
review by Jeffrey Gantz - April 12, 2017

Beethoven 9: Music of a Revolution Reconsidered
review by Tim Cumming - March 20, 2017

Making Not Just Music But Music History: Assessing Zander’s “Revelatory” Beethoven’s Ninth
feature by Michael Levin - April 10, 2017

Benjamin Zander’s Refreshing and Thought-Provoking Approach to Beethoven
review by Colin Clarke - March 20, 2017

London Hear’s Beethoven’s Ninth the Way Beethoven Always Wanted It Heard (Even Though He Never Heard It at All)
feature by Michael Levin - March 20, 2017

Review: Benjamin Zander conducts beethoven
review by Antony Hodgson - March 18, 2017

Huffington Post: An Ode To Joy In Record Time
feature by Michael Levin - Feb. 27, 2017

Review: Zander leads Boston Philharmonic in boldly projected Bruckner
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Feb. 26, 2017

Review: Boston Philharmonic does well by Beethoven and Bruckner
review by Jeffrey Gantz - Feb. 26, 2017

Corps to Concerti: BPYO Struts for Zander
Review by Lee Eiseman - Feb. 14, 2017

“Conductor extols life of possibility at Roundtable talk”
article by Kerry Clawson - Jan. 20, 2017

Ben to lead Akron Symphony in Beethoven's 9th on Jan. 21
article by Megan Becka - Jan. 10, 2017

Ben Zander: Young Man In A Hurry
article by Michael Levin - Dec. 7, 2016

Nov. 7: BPYO at Symphony Hall
Sibelius & Prokofiev

Zander, Boston Philharmonic offer fresh, distinctive take on Russian favorites
review by Aaron Keebaugh - Oct. 23, 2016

Zander and the Boston Philharmonic do Russia proud
review by Jeffrey Gantz - Oct. 21, 2016

Ben's Spain Tour Blog "Turning on a Dime: BPYO Goes to Spain and Carnegie"
The Boston Musical Intelligencer - Sept. 2, 2016

Review of 'Pathways to Possibility'
review by John Stepper

MusicWeb review of Mahler 2
review by John Quinn

BPO name Best of Boston 2016: Best Classical Music Ensemble
Boston Magazine - June 2016

Classical Podcasts reviews BPYO at Carnegie Hall
review by Lew Smoley - June 17, 2016

Ben on BMInt: "Home Team Hits the Road
article by Ben Zander - June 13, 2016

Watch the BPYO at Carnegie Hall segment on CNN
CNN: "Benjamin Zander teaches leadership through music"

Goings On About Town: BPYO at Carnegie in the New Yorker
New Yorker listing - June 6, 2016

HuffPost: How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? If You're a Kid, Call Ben Zander
feature by Michael Levin - May 17, 2016

Review: Three more Homers From Zander and His Kids
review by Lee Eiseman - May 9, 2016

Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra wraps season in riveting style
review by Aaron Keebaugh - May 9, 2016

Review: "BPO Wakes the Dead and Lifts the Living"
review by Susan Miron - Apr. 26, 2016

Review: "Stellar soloists lift Verdi Requiem with Boston Philharmonic"
review by David Wright - Apr. 25, 2016

Boston Magazine: In Boston Philharmonic's Verdi Requiem, a Prayer for Peace
feature by Kyle Clauss - Apr. 19, 2016

Review: Day of Reckoning as Benjamin Zander, Philharmonic return to Verdi
review by Matthew Guerrieri - Apr. 27, 2016

Tulsa World review of Mahler's 2nd with the Tulsa Symphony
review by James D. Watts Jr. - March 14, 2016

Arts Fuse Concert Review of BPO's Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Elgar
review by Jonathan Blumhofer - Feb. 22, 2016

Boston Classical Review: Epic Elgar symphony highlights Boston Philharmonic’s Romantic program
review by David Wright - Feb. 21, 2016

Boston Magazine: A Rare Opportunity to Hear the Greatest English Symphony in Boston
feature by Kyle Clauss - Feb. 17, 2016

Ben & the BPO in the Huffington Post - The Elgar Enigma: Why Has England's Greatest Symphony All But Vanished?
feature by Michael Levin - Feb. 16, 2016

Review: Zander and BPYO in Revolutionary Mode
review by Leon Golub - Feb. 6, 2016

Review: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays Beethoven and Stravinsky con brio
review by David Wright - Feb. 7. 2016

Boston Globe: Steinway piano is a key to Ben Zander's past
Linda Matchan - Jan. 29, 2016

Feb 5: BPYO performs Beethoven's Eroica and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at Symphony Hall
Buy tickets or enter to win free tickets

Feb. 18-21: BPO plays Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Elgar
soloist: Jennifer Frautschi, violin

Boston Globe picks the BPYO performance of Wagner's Siegfried Act III as one of the ten best performances of 2015
by Jeremy Eichler - Dec. 26, 2015

The Arts Fuse picks BPYO as best orchestral performance of 2015

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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