Entries by Brian Heck

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 […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW BEGINS 2019 FALL SEASON IN NEW YORK CITY WITH STRAUSS’ DON QUIXOTE & THE LAST KNIGHT, THE FIRST PROGRAM IN ITS SIGHT & SOUND SERIES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART OCTOBER 27, 2019

Featured Soloists are Cellist Lucas Button and Violist Leonardo Vásquez Chacón Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, October 3, 2019 – The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will open its 2019 fall season in New York City on Oct. 27 with Strauss’ Don Quixote & The Last Knight, the first of three programs in its popular Sight & Sound series […]

TŌN Alumnus Update: Andrew Borkowski

Over the summer we caught up with one of The Orchestra Now’s first musicians, Andrew Borkowski TŌN ’18, who returned to perform in the 2019 Bard Music Festival (BMF). Are you excited to be playing in the Bard Music Festival again? How does it compare to playing in other concerts? I’m excited because the energy […]

Season Five Now On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for The Orchestra Now’s 2019–20 concert season. Highlights include: 7 concerts at the Fisher Center at Bard, including a U.S. premiere with guest conductor Hans Graf (Nov 2–3), a celebration of the genius of Beethoven (Feb 8–9), and a performance of Mahler’s massive Resurrection Symphony with the Bard Conservatory Orchestra (May […]

The New York Times: Abstraction in Music and Art

Read full article “On Sunday, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leon Botstein led The Orchestra Now in a program called “Abstraction in Music and Art,” tied to one of the Met’s current exhibitions. With just about 45 minutes of playing, this was more of a lecture than it was a traditional orchestral concert. But the […]

Season Five of “Sight & Sound” is now on sale!

Tickets are now available for the 2019–20 season of The Orchestra Now’s popular series Sight & Sound at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At each event, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. First, a discussion is accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now, […]

Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra

Notes by TŌN violinist Stuart McDonald A World of Their Own In the world of post-Romantic music, one is often met by a large amount of works that go to extremes in terms of orchestration and length. From Mahler’s symphonies to Strauss’ symphonic poems, we consistently see pieces calling for extremely large orchestras, and sometimes […]