Entries by Brian Heck

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 […]

Lost at Sea at Bard

The Millbrook Independent “Leon Botstein opened The Orchestra Now with “Four Sea Interludes” from Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes. These evocative mood pieces produced radiant, seascape vistas. The audience rode the swells, being transported to another magical world that defied explanation. Music caressed and bewitched our ears. We were transported to the Land of Lotus […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW DEBUTS AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 3PM

Leon Botstein to Conduct All-American Composers Concert Annandale-on Hudson, New York, NY October 18, 2016 – The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will kick off TŌN at Rose Theater, its new two-concert series at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, on Sunday, November 6 at 3 PM. The performance features music director Leon Botstein leading the […]

Germany’s Neglected Mid-Century Masters

The New Yorker “The composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) and the painter Max Beckmann (1884-1950) had many things in common. Both were formidable, German, and bald. Both fled Nazi Germany in the nineteen-thirties, eventually reaching the United States. Each maintained a prolific output yet never compromised on craftsmanship—a zeal that made them natural (and distinguished) teachers. […]

Milad Daniari: It started with “Jaws”

We are excited to debut our new video series TŌN Close-Ups, giving you behind-the-scenes access to some of our musicians. This month we feature bass player Milad Daniari, who talks about the camaraderie among orchestra players, the connection with the audience, and how the movie Jaws helped him choose his instrument.

Cathedral of Sound

The Millbrook Independent “The Orchestra Now concert at Sosnoff Theater was well-rehearsed in their opening concert for this season with Leon Botstein at the helm. They began with Aaron Copland’s witty and delightful Clarinet Concerto wonderfully performed by Viktor Toth on clarinet. Toth brought out a golden high tone with fast fingering. Anton Bruckner’s long […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) OPENS FALL SEASON WITH SIGHT & SOUND SERIES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART AND THREE PROGRAMS AT THE FISHER CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, September 15, 2016 – The Orchestra Now (TŌN), the pre-professional orchestra and master’s degree program founded in 2015 by Bard College and conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, will open its fall season in New York City with the first of its three-concert Sight & Sound series at The Metropolitan Museum […]