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

  • July 16, 2017: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • July 21, 2017: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • August 11, 2017: Stravinsky The Rite of Spring. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • August 12, 2017: Beethoven Symphony No. 7. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Christoph von Dohn├ínyi, conductor. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • August 18, 2017: Brahms Symphony No. 2. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, David Afkham, conductor. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. More info & Tickets.
  • August 26, 2017: Beethoven Symphony No. 9. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. More info & Tickets.

Chamber Music

  • June 30, 2017: Taffanel, Quintet in g for winds. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA. More info & Tickets.

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