Entries by Brian Heck

THE ORCHESTRA NOW PREPARES FOR AN IMPRESSIVE SPRING SEASON WITH FOUR CONCERTS, MARCH 17 TO APRIL 22, 2017

Performances Include Susanna’s Secret at Carnegie Hall, Two all-American Music Concerts, a Tribute to Philip Glass for his 80th Anniversary, and a FREE Concert at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, March 1, 2017 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will kick off its spring season of four concerts on March 17 with […]

Omar Shelly: The viola as a question mark

Viola player Omar Shelly stars in the February edition of our video series TŌN Close-Ups. He talks about the mystery of his instrument, the perks of having a varied taste in music, and what it takes to be part of The Orchestra Now.

Cortese Conducts The Orchestra Now with Fire and Finesse

The Millbrook Independent “A platoon of winds and brass entered for Claude Debussy’s La Mer (The Sea, 1905), the first major Impressionist landscape opus for orchestra in three movements. This fantastic mood piece is always charming to hear, especially the third movement, Dialogue of the wind and sea. Trumpeter Christopher Moran, whose favorite symphony is […]

The Visual Artists Who Inspired Brahms

The New Yorker “Amid the cultural turmoil of late-nineteenth-century Europe—driven, most powerfully, by the revolutionary operas of Richard Wagner—Johannes Brahms continued to explore the early-nineteenth-century musical genres perfected by Beethoven: the symphony, the sonata, and the concerto, forms in which the composer used craftsmanship to transform pure emotion into musical structure. Brahms did keep up […]

Make Our Garden Grow

The musicians of TŌN are proud to present two weekends of FREE chamber music concerts Feb 10-11 & 19 in Rhinebeck, Hudson, Kingston, Tivoli, and more, all inspired by Voltaire’s Candide. It all culminates in their performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide on Feb 25/26. >Chamber Music Festival Details Photo by David DeNee

THE ORCHESTRA NOW WINTER CONCERTS JANUARY 29 TO MARCH 5, 2017

Highlights Include New York City Performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, and a Special Presentation of Bernstein’s Candide at the Fisher Center at Bard College Annandale-on Hudson, New York, January 10, 2017 – The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will offer a busy schedule of five concerts over the 2017 […]

Eleanor Lee: Let’s get physical

The January edition of our video series TŌN Close-Ups spotlights cello player Eleanor Lee. She talks about the physicality of playing an instrument, the link between the cello and the human voice, and her hopes for the future of classical music.

Milad Daniari believes #MusicMatters

As we celebrate the holidays and look to a new year, it is a time when many of us make our year-end gifts to the programs and causes that make a difference in our lives. We at The Orchestra Now hope you will include us in your year-end giving, helping to ensure that these talented […]

Elias Rodriguez: It’s about who keeps going

Clarinet player Elias Rodriguez is featured in December’s edition of TŌN Close-Ups. He talks about the versatility of his instrument, his love of the band Coldplay, and what it’s been like bonding with TŌN musicians from all over the world.

Cathryn Gaylord believes #MusicMatters

With a gift to The TŌN fund, you support students like Cathryn, who present free concerts and music education programs in libraries, schools, and community centers in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Your support will also keep TŌN on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s […]