The Boston Chamber Symphony returns to the live concert stage on December 10, 2023. This joyful new season launch features vibrant violinist Joshua Brown as soloist for Mendelssohn’s glorious Violin Concerto. Brown is a winner of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition as well as the Tenth International Violin Competition of Leopold Mozart in Augsburg, Germany. The 4 PM concert will also include Mendelssohn’s tempestuous Hebrides Overture and Milhaud’s exuberant Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit (“The Ox on the Roof”). Music Director Avlana Eisenberg will conduct, and a reception will be held after the program.
The concert will be held at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline.
Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 seniors, $20 students
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About Joshua Brown: Praised for his unique musical voice and instincts, Joshua Brown has found success in performances and competitions worldwide. In 2019, at the age of nineteen, Joshua won the Tenth International Violin Competition of Leopold Mozart in Augsburg, Germany, securing the First Prize, “Mozart” Prize, the Audience Award, the Chairman of the Jury Special Prize, the Kronberg Academy Special Prize, and the CD Production Special Prize. Additionally, in 2022, Joshua was named a prize winner of the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Joshua has also enjoyed performing around the world. He was first recognized for his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of fifteen. Following that debut, Joshua has gone on to perform regularly with orchestras in the United States and Europe and has performed at concert halls on three continents, including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, both Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, Symphony Center in Chicago, Arnold Katz State Concert Hall in Novosibirsk, Russia, Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany. Joshua is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory where he studied with Donald Weilerstein.
About Avlana Eisenberg: Acclaimed conductor Avlana Eisenberg is a passionately committed advocate for emerging and underrepresented American composers, new works, and making symphonic music accessible for all. Hailed as “an imaginative and enterprising conductor,” she is Music Director of the Boston Chamber Symphony and has led orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Her discography includes a Naxos recording of world premieres by William Grant Still with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, praised as “stunning” by The New York Times and selected as Album of the Week by SiriusXM, and a Sibelius-Barber-Ben-Haim album with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, hailed as “persuasive” and “finely balanced” by Gramophone Magazine. Upcoming releases include an all-Hovhaness album with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists and works by Ravel and Ben-Haim with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to work at the Paris National Opera, Eisenberg earned graduate degrees in Conducting from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Institute.
About the Boston Chamber Symphony: The Boston Chamber Symphony aims to strengthen community in a decentralized, urban environment by providing intimate concert experiences, personal interaction with music professionals, and a balanced programming of new and well-loved works. BCS also empowers young professional musicians in the Boston area by providing exceptional leadership opportunities and fostering an engaged artistic community. We offer a unique forum for high-level young professionals – including recent Conservatory graduates and current graduate students across the Boston area’s many esteemed music schools – to come together in musical collaboration and community. We are proud to make top-quality concert experiences accessible to everyone, and we enthusiastically encourage our audience members to interact with orchestra members, conductor, and soloist after each concert.