Boulder Symphony’s family affair

Orchestra opens season with Beethoven and Dvorák

By Peter Alexander

From left: Doris Pridonof Lehnert, Oswald Lehnert, Oswald Lehnert III. Photo by Peter Alexander

From left: Doris Pridonof Lehnert, Oswald Lehnert, Oswald Lehnert III. Photo by Peter Alexander

The opening concert of the Boulder Symphony’s 2015–16 season features three members of Boulder’s legendary musical family, the Lehnerts, playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. And it all got started at the farmers’ market.

“Nothing is more like local Boulder than that,” says the orchestra’s music director, Devin Patrick Hughes.

The concert, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 in Boulder’s First Presbyterian Church, will feature Oswald Lehnert on violin, his son Oswald Lehnert III playing cello, and his wife Doris Pridonoff Lehnert as pianist in a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Also on the program is the Symphony No. 7 in D minor by Antonín Dvorák.

“The idea of a family doing the Triple Concerto is unique,” Oswald says.

He says the concerto is rarely programmed because it’s difficult to get a trio together with an orchestra. But Doris Lehnert has no doubts that it’s a great piece.

“I love it,” she says. “I can’t imagine a much better triple concerto.”

Read more in Boulder Weekly.

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“Boulder Dynasties”
Boulder Symphony, Devin Patrick Hughes conductor, with
Oswald Lehnert, violin; Oswald Lehnert III, cello; and Doris Pridonoff Lehnert, piano

Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, First Presbyterian Church, 15th and Canyon in Boulder
Tickets

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