Entries by Brian Heck

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES A FREE CONCERT IN BROOKLYN AT THE BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AS PART OF ITS AROUND TOWN SERIES FRIDAY, MARCH 18 AT 8 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, February 26, 2016  —  The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will give a FREE concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ Walt Whitman Theatre on Friday, March 18 at 8 PM. James Bagwell, associate conductor of The […]

Exploring The Orchestra Now For Free

Cool Hunting “The Orchestra Now, an assembling of multi-national musicians, warrants attention for two reasons. It’s a graduate training orchestra of 37 young musicians—a part of Bard College’s master’s degree program, founded in the fall of 2015 by conductor and music historian Leon Botstein. Further, this orchestra brings resonance to classical pieces we’ve all heard […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES A FREE CONCERT IN MANHATTAN AT THE TOWN HALL AS PART OF ITS AROUND TOWN SERIES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT 3 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, February 10, 2016 —  The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will give a FREE concert of music both known and unfamiliar in midtown Manhattan at The Town Hall on Sunday, February 28 at 3 PM. Gerard Schwarz, Music Director […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) PERFORMS BRUCH AND MAHLER AT THE FISHER CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 8 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 3 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, January 29, 2016 — Music Director Leon Botstein will conduct The Orchestra Now in a winter weekend concert of Bruch and Mahler featuring young Chinese violinist Tianpei Ai and vocalists Susan Platts and Charles Reid, on February 13-14. The concerts are part of the Orchestra’s inaugural performance season in residence at Bard […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) PERFORMS STRAUSS, WATTEAU & NOSTALGIA AS PART OF ITS SIGHT & SOUND SERIES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 AT 2 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, January 14, 2016 — The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will perform Strauss, Watteau & Nostalgia, the second in its three-concert Sight & Sound series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday, February 7 at 2 PM.  Conductor […]

Musicians write about what it’s like playing in TŌN

TŌN musicians Zachary Boeding and Thomas J Wible have written an article for the blog Musicovation discussing their first four months playing in The Orchestra Now and describing the program from the musician’s point of view. “If we keep to tradition, we’ll have nothing but that. If we keep to tradition, we’re only silencing ourselves in […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) MAKES CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT WITH NEW CONCERT SERIES ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016 AT 7:30 PM

Beethoven’s “Likes” Program Features the U.S. Premiere of Reicha’s Symphony No. 3 and the N.Y. Premiere of Ries’ Piano Concerto No. 8 Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY, January 6, 2016 — After launching three new concert series and offering nine performances in Fall 2015 for its inaugural season, The Orchestra Now will make its anticipated Carnegie Hall debut […]

New Concerts Added Feb 28 & Apr 9–10

Note: These concerts took place in February and April, 2016. We’ve just added two new concerts to the Spring 2016 season! Gerard Schwarz will conduct the orchestra in a FREE concert at The Town Hall in midtown Manhattan on Sun, Feb 28 at 3 PM. Then on April 9 & 10, TŌN will be joined by soloists […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES A FREE CONCERT IN MANHATTAN AT THE GREAT HALL AT COOPER UNION, AS PART OF ITS AROUND TOWN SERIES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 AT 7 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, December 3, 2015  —  The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will give a FREE concert of music both known and unfamiliar in Manhattan’s East Village at the Great Hall at Cooper Union on Friday, December 18 at 7 PM. […]

Free Chamber Music Concerts Added Dec 11 & 13

Note: These concerts took place in December, 2015 Select TŌN musicians will perform in free chamber concerts at Bard College on Fri, Dec 11 at 7:30 PM and Sun, Dec 13 at 3:30 PM. Friday’s concert will take place at the Chapel of the Holy Innocents and will include works by Bartók, Poulenc, Penderecki, and others. […]