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 […]
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In the latest edition of our video series TŌN Close-Ups, trumpet player Zachary Silberschlag shares stories about his musical adventures as a child, talks about the perks of playing under Leon Botstein, and discusses different types of trumpets.
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
Note: These events occurred in February 2017. 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]