Lenox — There are roughly 28 violinists in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Here’s how we classify them: The first and second chair players (you can probably name them) sit nearest the conductor, and behind them sit all the others. Others? Please! Were any of the “others” to occupy the first chair, most listeners would be none the wiser. But in the casual atmosphere of the Koussevitzky Music Shed, it’s easy to forget that all these people are Grammy Award-winning rock stars disguised as ordinary folk, and the same can be said of the orchestra’s other string players. Every member of the BSO is thoroughly steeped in chamber music. So, when BSO violinists Victor Romanul and Xin Ding, cellist Adam Esbensen, and violist Daniel Getz perform a program of Kodály and Beethoven at Tanglewood’s Linde Center on Sunday, Dec. 1, they’ll actually be giving us a preview of the orchestra’s next symphonic performance. Click on the links, read their bios, and get ready to say, “Professor Romanul.” It’s a big reveal that will greatly enhance your listening pleasure.
Here’s the program for Sunday at 3 p.m.:
- KODÁLY Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7
- BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”