The 2nd annual “Set the TŌN” Benefit

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, The Orchestra Now will be hosting the second annual Set the TŌN benefit event at City Winery in Manhattan.

Join us for a cocktail reception, concert, and dinner with performances by members of The Orchestra Now.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Photo by David DeNee

TŌN debuts on WMHT Live!

The Orchestra Now is pleased to announce our debut on WMHT Live! Tune in to WMHT-FM 89.1/88.7, serving Eastern New York and Western New England, on Sun, Oct 15 at 6 PM to hear Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony, conducted by Leon Botstein.

Future broadcasts will take place on Nov 5, 2017; Jan 28, 2018; March 18, 2018; April 8, 2018; and May 20, 2018.

>MORE INFO ON WMHT LIVE

Photo by Matt Dine

TŌN welcomes its newest musicians!

The Orchestra Now is pleased to welcome our newest class of musicians to the program! These 21 graduate students hail from 5 countries and 10 U.S. states, as close as White Plains, NY and as far away as Caracas, Venezuela and Sichuan, China. Collectively, they’ve studied at 30 schools, including The Julliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, the Peabody Institute, and Eastman School of Music.

Take a look at their profiles and get to know these talented young musicians:

Violin
Hyunjae Bae
Yurie Mitsuhashi
Lila Vivas Blanco
Weiqiao Wu
Yuqian Zhang

Viola
Yuan Qi

Cello
Kyle Anderson
Danny Poceta

Bass
Joshua DePoint
Casey Karr
Luke Stence

Flute
Matthew Ross
Denis Savelyev

Oboe
Regina Brady
James Jihyun Kim

Bassoon
Carl Gardner

Horn
Ethan Brozka
Anna Lenhart

Timpani/Percussion
William Kaufman
Miles Salerni

Harp
Emily Melendes

Tickets Now on Sale for Season 3 Concerts!

ACT NOW to get the best seats and hear works like Beethoven‘s Ninth Symphony, Debussy‘s Nocturnes, Gershwin‘s An American in Paris, Holst‘s The Planets, Stravinsky‘s The Rite of Spring, and much much more!

Guest conductors include Neeme Järvi, JoAnn Falletta, and Gerard Schwarz.

>VIEW THE SEASON BROCHURE (PDF)
>VIEW THE FULL SEASON ONLINE

EXPLORE THE SERIES
>TŌN at the Fisher Center
>TŌN at Carnegie Hall
>Sight & Sound at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
>TŌN at Rose Theater
>TŌN at Alice Tully Hall

Photo by Matt Dine.

TŌN Kicks Off the Bard Music Festival Aug 11

Note: This festival look place in August 2017.

The Orchestra Now is proud to once again open the annual Bard Music Festival. This year’s theme is Chopin and His World, and TŌN will perform works by the Romantic master in the opening night concert, The Genius of Chopin, taking place Friday, Aug 11 at 8 PM at Bard College’s Fisher Center.

TŌN will also be performing in two other BMF concerts: Vitruosity! on Aug 13; and the festival closer, Shared Passions, Different Paths, on Aug 20. Members of The Orchestra Now will also perform in smaller ensembles in concerts on Aug 12, 13, and 19. To see a full schedule for the 2017 Bard Music Festival, click here.

Season 3 of Sight & Sound now on sale!

The Orchestra Now’s popular series Sight & Sound continues at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2017–18, and tickets are now on sale! At each event, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. First, on-screen artworks are discussed alongside musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now. Then, a full performance and audience Q&A.

Season 3 includes Schoenberg‘s Erwartung (“Expectation“) with the artwork of MunchShostakovich‘s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo with the artwork of Michelangelo, and Debussy‘s Nocturnes with the artwork of the French Impressionists. The 3-concert series starts at just $75 and single tickets start at $30.

>Click here to browse the concerts and purchase tickets

Photo by David DeNee

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 SERIES
Showcasing underperformed repertoire, this year’s series shines a light on symphonies, with conductor Leon Botstein leading four symphonic works by Herrmann, Korngold, Lajtha, and Saygun, in addition to Bartók‘s imaginative and colorful Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra.

SIGHT & SOUND AT THE MET MUSEUM
Sight & Sound, one of TŌN’s most popular series, returns to The Met Museum where the orchestra, with conductor and music historian Leon Botstein, explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. First, on-screen artworks are discussed alongside musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A.

LINCOLN CENTER SERIES
TŌN returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater for two concerts with music ranging from Rubinstein to Berlioz.

AROUND TOWN – FREE CONCERTS
TŌN continues this series of free concerts at multiple venues in New York City and beyond, providing families with an opportunity to attend their first orchestral performance and expose a new generation to classical music.

SPECIAL EVENT: FALLETTA CONDUCTS THE PLANETS
JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, returns to TŌN as a guest conductor for the third consecutive year, leading the orchestra in Holst‘s masterpiece The Planets.

>>Explore all Season 3 concerts

Photo by Jito Lee

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 competition.

>Click here to browse the concerts

Full-season subscriptions are now on sale. Packages of 3 or 4 Fisher Center concerts go on sale in mid-May. Single tickets go on sale in early August.

Photo by Matt Dine

Zachary Silberschlag: I started buzzing and I never looked back

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.