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BSO produces colorful 'Pictures' with Peter Oundjian
BSO produces colorful 'Pictures' with Peter Oundjian

Things tend to go very well whenever Peter Oundjian makes a guest conducting engagement with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His return this weekend for a program of works filled with color and melodic adventure is especially rewarding. Oundjian strikes me as one of the best instrumentalists-turned-conductors on the scene these days. When repetitive stress injuries forced him to step down as first-violinist of the stellar Tokyo String Quartet after 14 years in 1995, he moved to the podium and built a second career. The 59-year-old Oundjian is currently music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. On Friday night at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall,...