Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, performed and arranged for 8 trombones by BSO Principal Trombone Aaron LaVere
A note from Aaron: "This is a piece that I first heard when I was just starting college at the University of Michigan in Flint. The UofM Flint chorus sang this piece at their Christmas concert, and it floored me. When I moved down to the Ann Arbor campus, the UofM men’s glee club performed it, and again, it moved me to make an arrangement of it for trombone choir, which I then used on my senior recital with players from the trombone studio. It is a piece that is very close to my heart."
Cellist Bo Li performs the Sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite No. 3
Bassist Charles Paul performs Johann Schenk's Allegro from Le Nymphe de Rheno
Violinist Ellen Troyer performs Amazing Grace by Mark O'Connor
Hornist Austin Nelson performs Va' Pensiero from Verdi's Nabucco
A note from Austin: "This is for all my family and friends in Italy living through an unspeakable tragedy with over 2,000 dead in the last 3 days alone. I may only be half-Italian but my heart is with you during this awful time. Va’ Pensiero or the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco is an unofficial patriotic song in Italy invoking hope, unity, and strength during trying times, so much that many have suggested making it Italy’s national anthem."
Violinist Ellen Troyer performs Pilgrim's Waltz by Mark O'Connor
Katherine Needleman performs Hallelujah
Principal Oboe Katherine Needleman performs and accompanies herself for Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Principal Tuba Aubrey Foard performs Schubert's Ständchen
BSO Percussionist Chris Williams performs Home with his granddaughters
All By Myself
Jonathan Jensen, a BSO bassist and composer, performs an original parody of "All By Myself", a song by Eric Carmen.
A Return To Howard & Lexington - Baltimore's Former Department Stores
Baltimore Symphony oboist and department store author, historian, and lecturer Michael Lisicky returned to what was once Baltimore's commercial, retail, and social core; the intersection of Howard and Lexington Streets. Once the busiest intersection in Maryland, Howard & Lexington experienced dramatic economic and social changes during the late 1950s and going forward. By 1989, all of these once powerful institutions were gone.
Toilet Paper Challenge: Echo Horn Edition
Filmed while in isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic by BSO musician Austin Larson. Who knew that a toilet paper roll could double as an echo horn mute?