Memorial to Lidice
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto (Bharat Chandra, clarinet)
Symphony No. 5
Our season concludes with the monumental Prokofiev Fifth Symphony. Composed as WWII was drawing to a close, this optimistic work celebrates hope for mankind’s future. The concert opens with Martinu’s Memorial to Lidice – a dramatic work written to memorialize the innocent victims of war. Between these two powerful pieces, is one of the most glorious concertos ever written, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, featuring clarinetist Bharat Chandra.
Bharat Chandra is a clarinetist whose earnest passion for music and live interaction with audiences has taken him across the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.
Bharat currently serves as Principal Clarinet of both the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida and of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra in Tallinn, Estonia, led by Anu Tali. During the summer, he serves as Principal Clarinet of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, led by Cristian Măcelaru.
After undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University, studying orchestral performance with Stephen Girko and ethics with Alastair Norcross, Bharat attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. There he became the first student of world renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and won the Conservatory’s highest individual honor, the Gunther Schuller Medal.
From Boston, Bharat traveled to Miami to join the New World Symphony, where he was featured in orchestral and chamber music tours across the United States, Monte Carlo, and Vienna. A critically acclaimed recording on CRI Records of the chamber music of Dan Welcher concluded a highly successful fellowship in Miami, along with a specially requested encore performance of Aaron Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.
At Cabrillo, Bharat gave the United States premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage’s clarinet concerto, Riffs and Refrains, to unanimous critical acclaim with Marin Alsop and the Festival Orchestra. Bharat has also maintained a small teaching studio in Sarasota and has given masterclasses at Michigan State University and the University of Southern Florida, among others.
The past five seasons have included Bharat serving as Guest Principal Clarinet of the Sydney Opera House (Opera Australia) and of the Oregon Symphony in Portland. In the same period he also gave his chamber music debuts at Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s Harris Theater, and the International Beethoven Festival.
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Individual Tickets* = $39-50
BSO Kids Concert Club Members = $5-$6
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*Individual tickets subject to box office fees. On sale September 1st.