Entries by Brian Heck

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Notes by TŌN violinist Bram Margoles Overcoming Doubt Sergei Rachmaninoff’s life was a journey to international stardom as a composer, pianist, and conductor. His career began in Russia, where he grew up in a somewhat wealthy family and was trained at the Moscow conservatory. He wrote the Second Symphony at a time when his success […]

Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah

Notes by TŌN violist Katelyn Hoag The Origin Kinah is Leonard Slatkin’s musical tribute to the memory of his parents. His father, Felix Slatkin, was concertmaster of the Twentieth Century Fox Studio Orchestra and his mother, Eleanor Aller, was principal cellist of the Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra. Throughout Leonard Slatkin’s childhood, he would hear his […]

Cindy McTee’s Double Play

Notes by TŌN violist Sean Flynn Complementing Musical Elements Cindy McTee’s Double Play, according to the composer herself, reflects her attraction to “the idea that disparate musical elements—tonal and atonal, placid and frenetic—can not only coexist but also illuminate and complement one another.” These disparate elements can be heard in the heavy contrasts between the […]

LEONARD SLATKIN LEADS THE ORCHESTRA NOW IN RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2 AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S ROSE THEATER, SUNDAY MARCH 22

Program Includes New York City Premieres of Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah and Cindy McTee’s Double Play Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, February 24, 2020 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will give the second and final concert this season of its Rose Theater series at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3 pm. Six-time Grammy Award-winner […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW 2020 WINTER-SPRING SEASON

16 CONCERTS AT CARNEGIE HALL, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, LINCOLN CENTER, PETER NORTON SYMPHONY SPACE, AND THE FISHER CENTER AT BARD JANUARY 25 – MAY 17 U.S. Premiere of César Franck’s What You Hear on the Mountain New York City Premieres of Cindy McTee’s Double Play and Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah Three Free Concerts in […]

BroadwayWorld: TŌN with Tan Dun at Jazz At Lincoln Center

Read full article “A student gave an introduction to each of the works on the program. All four were personable and well-spoken, particularly Weiqiao Wu. Mr. Wu introduced the highlight of the concert, world-renowned composer and conductor  Tan Dun’s Violin Concerto: Rhapsody and Fantasia 2009. What might have been a somewhat knotty, impenetrable contemporary piece was […]

Cadenza: The Sight and Sound of Vallotton and Honegger

Read full article “Botstein has become the city’s preeminent music educator, a music historian to the people; each concert is a veritable course in music appreciation. TŌN’s valuable Sight & Sound series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art enhances the audience’s cultural cachet, providing context for both music and visual art. The first movement of […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) – DECEMBER CONCERTS

TAN DUN TO CONDUCT U.S. PREMIERE OF HIS VIOLIN CONCERTO: RHAPSODY AND FANTASIA AT ROSE THEATER SERIES AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019 SIGHT & SOUND SERIES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART CONTINUES WITH HONEGGGER, VALLOTTON & THE AVANT-GARDE IN PARIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019 Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, November 21, 2019 […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW OPENS CARNEGIE HALL SEASON WITH STRAVINSKY’S SUITE FROM THE FAIRY’S KISS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

First New York City Performances of Works by Honegger and Mitropoulos in More Than 50 Years Free Concert Series: The Orchestra Now Also Performs Works by Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Mozart in Hudson on November 24 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 22, 2019 — The Orchestra Now will begin its season at Carnegie Hall on November 14 with […]