The Boston-based Longwood Symphony Orchestra will perform four programs during its 2010-11 season, beginning with an October 2 concert at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall featuring the orchestra and violinist Zina Schiff performing works by Delius and Sibelius. Concerts in December, March, and May will feature works of Borodin and Wagner, with mezzo-soprano Joana Porackova, who has also worked as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital Boston; the Boston premiere of David Kechley’s Wakeful Visions and Moonless Dreams; and pianist Charlie Albright, winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The orchestra’s community partner for the October concert is Sociedad Latina, whose mission is to create the next generation of Latino leaders while supporting the community in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood; community partners for December, March, and May concerts are The Art Connection; the Vasculitis Foundation; and the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK). As in past seasons, the orchestra also will continue its tradition of helping medical charities and public awareness through its Healing Art of Music program. Jonathan McPhee is artistic director of the orchestra, whose members are practicing doctors and other medical professionals from the Boston area.
Posted August 3, 2010