Richard Svoboda, bassoon

Events

A list of upcoming performances and events for the bassoonophile

BSO winds, ca 2007-08As principal bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, I take part in myriad performances throughout the year at Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston and at Tanglewood in the Berkshires. Lovers of classical music in general should be sure to visit BSO.org for a complete listing of performances by these great ensembles. The following list is intended expressly for the use of those among you who are more discerning and particular in your tastes, those who crave a larger than normal dose of the bassoon with your musical intake.

Please be advised that listening to bassoon playing can become an addictive behavior. If you should ever experience overwhelming cravings to hear bassoon music, you should satisfy these urges immediately. Failure to do so could lead to more destructive behaviors, like listening to music performed on the contrabassoon or even the accordion. A prudent person keeps a CD of bassoon music nearby at all times!

Orchestral Performances

  • November 16-18, 2017: Mahler Symphony No. 1. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • November 30-December 2, 2017: Strauss Alpine Symphony. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • January 4-9, 2018: Beethoven Symphony No. 5. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • January 11-13, 2018: Stravinsky Firebird (complete). The Boston Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • February 1-3, 2018: Mozart Gran Partita. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • February 8-10, 2018: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, The Scottish. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • February 15-17, 2018: Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete). The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • February 22-27, 2018: Mozart Symphonies No. 34, 36, & 41. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • March 15-17, 2018: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • March 22-27 & April 6, 2018: Shostakovich Symphony No. 4. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • March 29-April 3, 2018: Strauss Don Quixote. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • April 19-24, 2018: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, The Italian. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • May 1-5, 2018: Brahms Symphony No. 2. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bernhard Haitink, conductor. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.

Chamber Music

  • January 21, 2018: BEETHOVEN Quintet in E-flat for piano and winds, Op. 16, LIGETI Six Bagatelles, for wind quintet, and JANÁČEK Concertino for piano, two violins, viola, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Thomas Adès, piano. Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • March 5, 2018: Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452. New England Conservatory Faculty, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • January 21, 2018: BERWALD Grand Septet in B-flat, for winds and strings. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • January 21, 2018: BERWALD Grand Septet in B-flat, for winds and strings. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. More info & Tickets.

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Photo of the Boston Symphony Orchestra winds ca. 2007 by Michael J. Lutch. Used with permission.