Our second concert of the 2017-2018 Season

Max Hobart’s 25th year as Music Director!


  • Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Owen Young, cello (BSO)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes begins at 2:15pm.

Soloist- Owen Young

Cellist Owen Young joined the BSO in August 1991. A frequent collaborator in chamber music concerts and festivals, he has also appeared as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras. He has appeared in the Tanglewood, Aspen, Banff, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, Brevard, and St. Barth's music festivals and is a founding member of the innovative chamber ensemble Innuendo. Mr. Young's performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WQED in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WGBH in Boston. He has performed frequently with singer/songwriter James Taylor, including the nationally televised concert "James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre" in New York City. Mr. Young was formerly on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory Extension Division, and the Longy School of Music; is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music; and is active in Project STEP (String Training and Education Program for students of color). From 1991 to 1996 he was a Harvard-appointed resident tutor and director of concerts in Dunster House at Harvard University. His teachers included Elinor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams,a nd Also Parisot. Mr. Young holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University. He was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1986 and 1987. After winnging and Orchestra Fellowship in 1987, he played with the Atlanta Symphony in 1988 and with the Boston Symphony in 1988-89. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony in 1987-87 and of the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1989 until he joined the BSO in 1991.

Orchestra Highlight- Kelly Farewell

Born into a musical family in a New York city suburb, percussionist Kelly Farewell grew up attending performances of the New York Philharmonic, New York city Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, at Radio City Music Hall, and musicals on Broadway. Because she showed so much interest in music, her elementary school band director let her begin studying an instrument a year earlier than usual, at age 7. She started on snare drum, quickly moved to keyboard percussion, and hasn't looked back since.

Ms. Farewell says, "In the percussion section, you learn to play such a wide variety of instruments. It's always different, sometimes even within the same piece, and that keeps it fresh and interesting. Sometimes you play just triangle and bass drum, but other times you play orchestra bells, chimes, xylophone, maracas, tamourine, and so on. I love the different colors and textures we can add as percussionists."

Kelly holds a BA in English with a concentration in music history and performance form the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has played with the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera Company, Broome County Pops, the Elmira Symphony, and Corning Philharmonic. Since moving to Boston, she's played with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra for many years, and the Boston Civic Symphony. She also was an orchestra member in the Boston Symphony Orchestra's educational outreach program, OnStage at Symphony 2017.

Kelly lives with her husband and their two children, who between the three of them, play piano, flute, piccolo, trombone, trumpet, and saxophone.