Entries by Brian Heck

Subscriptions Now Available for Season Five at the Fisher Center

Subscription packages for the 2019–20 season of concerts at Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts are now available. Single concert tickets go on sale in July. Our 5-Concert Series includes symphonies by Beethoven, Copland, Schubert, Shostakovich, and others. With our Choose Your Own Series you can choose 3 or 4 of these concerts, or […]

OperaWire: An Immaculate Presentation of Verdi’s Requiem

Read full article “Having heard the work a number of times (as well as having so many recordings in my head), this clearly was one of  the most memorable and moving Verdi Requiems I have heard. Conductor Botstein consistently demonstrated an ability to bring the massive forces together, with a precision that had the array […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) BEGINS SPRING SEASON AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S ROSE THEATER WITH CONDUCTOR FABIO LUISI MARCH 26, 2019

Performances Continue at Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Featuring the Premieres of Joachim Raff’s Psalm 130: De Profundis and Lera Auerbach’s De Profundis, and the NY Premiere of Morton Feldman’s Orchestra Guest Artists Include Violinist Vadim Repin, Soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, and Pianist Alessandro Taverna Plus Concerts at The Fisher Center at […]

Calling All Strings!

The Orchestra Now is still accepting applications for all string positions. If you are interested in joining this innovative graduate-level training orchestra and pursuing either a 3-year Master’s Degree or 2-year certificate in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies, we want to hear from you! Don’t delay, apply today! For more info on the program, click […]

The Millbrook Independent: TŌN at Bard Sizzles the Program

Read full article “The Orchestra Now under the baton of Leon Botstein delivered a program music on The Romantic Hero last Saturday night at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater. All three works of the evening were introduced by students who had clear diction, knew how to use a microphone, and were adept at giving informal information with […]

TŌN’s Musicians Preview Upcoming Performances

Find out what the musicians of The Orchestra Now think about their upcoming performances in our video series This Season With TŌN. Watch for these enlightening videos before each of our concerts at Bard’s Fisher Center, Carnegie Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. 

Cadenza: The Orchestra Now Slays a Monster

Read full article “‘Movie music without the movie’ is how Emmanuel Koh, a violist in The Orchestra Now (TŌN), described Reinhold Glière’s Symphony No. 3, ‘Ilya Muromets,’ Op. 42. This international ensemble of distinguished Master’s degree students in residence at Bard College tackled the giant symphony in a concert at Carnegie Hall Friday night entitled […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW PERFORMS ITS FIRST 2018-19 SEASON CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

Leon Botstein Leads Orchestra in Russian Evolution: From Rimsky-Korsakov to Glière New York, New York, November 26, 2018 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) begins its fourth season at Carnegie Hall with a concert titled Russian Evolution: From Rimsky-Korsakov to Glière on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 pm.  The program focuses on the drama of Russian music […]

Hear TŌN on “Performance Today”

The Orchestra Now will once again be featured on America’s most popular classical music radio program, Performance Today, this Wednesday, November 14, with our performance of Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral . Listen online starting at 9 AM Wednesday. Hudson Valley residents can also tune in to WMHT-FM 89.1 or WRHV-FM 88.7 at 8 PM Wednesday evening. To […]

Cadenza: Tan Dun Brings Nature’s Secrets to The Orchestra Now

Read full article “The Orchestra Now gives hope. Founded in 2015 by Leon Botstein, TŌN is comprised of Master’s Degree students at Bard College, and can be found performing all over the city, including at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Metropolitan Museum of Art — sometimes for free. Like the student orchestra at Tanglewood, and […]