If Buchbinder isn't one of your favorite people, he should be. He's played all over the world with the best orchestras on the planet, and he's also down to earth - in an Austrian kind of way.
No doubt about it. Between the snow, ice and cold there were times this winter when it was rough. So, looking ahead to greener pastures, it's a good time to focus on Beethoven or Disney.
Music on a BIG scale. These two epic concertos are in some ways the ultimate expression of what this traditionally small-ensemble genre can be.
Ballets and operas can sometimes be difficult to pull off in an orchestra-only performance, but these two by Stravinsky don't need any theatrics to hold your attention and let your imagination run wild.
MacArthur Genius grant winner, John Harbison, was co-commissioned by various artistic groups including the SPCO to create the center of this week's concert: 'Crossroads' for Soprano, Oboe and Strings.