Christopher Dragon, the Colorado Symphony's 25-year-old new associate conductor, makes his official debut Wednesday night.
For decades, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June, the FBI called his daughter with news.
The symphony made its selections following an international search with more than 200 candidates.
What you'll hear during the week of Aug. 3.
'I think I learned that "no" just means try a different way and try harder.'
He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
During the orchestra's Academy Week, amateur musicians get to rehearse and perform next to professionals.
What you'll hear during the week of July 27.