In Thursday’s (9/18) Idaho Statesman, Dana Oland writes, “Boise Baroque Orchestra artistic director Dan Stern suffered a stroke in early August. He’s now in recovery, and he’ll share the podium this weekend with Boise Philharmonic music director Robert Franz for the chamber orchestra’s opening concert. ‘Once my schedule fell into place, it was an easy yes,” Franz says. ‘Helping a colleague like Dan is important. Both Dan and Jim (Ogle) did so much get the Philharmonic to where it is today.’ … For BBO’s season opener on Sept. 19 and 21, Franz will conduct Bach’s Suite No. 3, in D Major, and Gabrielli’s ‘Canzon in Double Echo.’ Stern will lead the closing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 with guest pianist Victor Steinhardt.… Stern is in his 10th season as Boise Baroque’s conductor. He was the music director of the Boise Philharmonic from 1974 to 1987. Ogle led the Boise Phil from 1987 to 2006.… Franz took the helm in 2008 after a year-long search for a new music director by the company.… The Boise Baroque Orchestra was founded in 2003 under conductor Richard Roller. Stern took over in September 2005 and has led the group since.”

Posted September 23, 2014