2019-2020 Main Stage Series

The Romantic Hero


The Spring concert features the bold sounds of Kevin Owen, horn, performing Strauss.  Bookended by Wagner’s bold Overture to the opera Tannhauser and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, this concert is sure to delight all.

Wagner Tannhauser Overture

Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1,Kevin Owen, soloist


Beethoven Symphony No. 3


All concerts begin at 3:00 pm and are preceded at 1:45 pm by Inside the Music, a free pre-concert discussion that provides an entertaining insight into the afternoon’s program.


Our Soloist: Kevin Owen

KEVIN OWEN has been a soloist with many orchestras throughout New England, including the Boston Pops, Boston Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, North Shore Philharmonic, Portland (ME) Symphony, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Fall River Symphony, and many others.  Kevin has also toured with the Empire Brass, the Boston Chamber Music Society, A Far Cry, the Beacon, Atlantic and Epic Brass Quintets.


He won five international chamber music competitions in a single year as a member of the Boston Wind Quintet.


In 2019, Owen presented a new concerto written for him by Robert Edward Smith with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston. This was his fourth solo appearance with the COB.

Not to be outdone by his success on the concert stage, he has appeared on the David Letterman and Conan O’Brien television shows with the bands Guster and My Morning Jacket. He’s been in the backup band for Peter Frampton, the Moody Blues, Kansas, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and many other popular artists.


In addition to his solo and chamber music experience, Kevin serves as the Principal Horn of the Boston Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.


He performs regularly with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops and has played “extra” horn with the Vienna Philharmonic and St. Petersburg Philharmonic.