BCO Risks "The Curse of the Ninth" (Sharps & Flatirons)

BCO Risks "The Curse of the Ninth" (Sharps & Flatirons)

Bahman Saless likes to live dangerously.

The conductor of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra (BCO) just released the group’s 2016–17 season, and they are meeting two great jinxes head-on. Titled in part “The Curse of the Ninth,” the season will feature a season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Boulder Chorale and soloists, as well as several other works that were created under the shadow of that work—considered one of the greatest creative achievements of Western music.

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Local stars adorn Boulder Chamber Orchestra's 12th season (Daily Camera)

Local stars adorn Boulder Chamber Orchestra's 12th season (Daily Camera)

For several seasons now, the Boulder Chamber Orchestra has established itself as one of the most stalwart and artistically satisfying of Boulder's many classical music organizations.

Founder and music director Bahman Saless has never set out to compete with other larger or smaller groups, but he relishes the opportunity to collaborate with them...

BCO Guest Artist, Soheil Nasseri Reviewed by New York Times

BCO Guest Artist, Soheil Nasseri Reviewed By  New York Times

...Mr. Nasseri has a knack for turning ordinary ingredients into enlightening programs. On Tuesday, the inclusion of Liszt’s piano transcription of the epochal Fifth Symphony gave me a new appreciation of the fluid borders between orchestral and piano writing — and between the public and private forms in which symphonic hits were consumed at the time...

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See Soheil Nasseri Perform with the BCO