Entries by Brian Heck

Adina Tsai: No guts, no glory

Violin player Adina Tsai is featured in the latest edition of our video series TŌN Close-Ups. She talks about her earliest musical memories, her favorite parts of playing in The Orchestra Now, and the surprising way livestock have been involved in making violins.

Announcing Season 3

The Orchestra Now is proud to announce it’s third season of concerts, featuring five concert series with novel programs offering wide-ranging repertoire. FISHER CENTER SERIES The Orchestra Now’s residency at Bard College’s Fisher Center resumes with another season of moving music, from Mussorgsky’s haunting Night on Bald Mountain to Beethoven’s joyous Ninth Symphony. CARNEGIE HALL […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW CONCLUDES SECOND SEASON WITH THREE CONCERTS IN MAY

Schubert and Shostakovich Symphonies at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater Ives’ Three Places in New England at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Brahms and Beethoven at the Fisher Center Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, April 17, 2017 – The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will conclude its 2016–2017 season with three performances in May. Starting on May 5 at Jazz at […]

Announcing Season 3 at the Fisher Center

The Orchestra Now’s residency at the Fisher Center at Bard College continues in 2017–18 with a third season of stirring music, from Mussorgsky’s haunting Night on Bald Mountain to Beethoven’s joyous Ninth Symphony and Stravinsky’s revolutionary Rite of Spring. Soloists include the winner of TŌN’s 2017 concerto competition, and winners of Bard College Conservatory’s 2016 concerto […]

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 […]