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.

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.

Make Our Garden Grow

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

Photo by David DeNee

Eleanor Lee: Let’s get physical

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.

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: Wary about classical music? Shake it off!

This month on TŌN Close-Ups, meet bassoon player Cathryn Gaylord.

She talks about the diverse talent among TŌN musicians, shows how she applies glitter glue to her reeds, and even plays a little Taylor Swift!

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.