This week we’re looking at theme of heroism in music. We invite you to stream our performance of Wagner’s Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from the opera Götterdämmerung or “Twilight of the Gods”, depicting the ride that our hero and his lover take along the mighty Rhine River. Read the concert notes, written by TŌN violist Leonardo […]
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This Thursday’s video feature is a flashback to our December 2016 performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherazade with conductor JoAnn Falletta. Former TŌN violinist Holly Nelson introduces the piece at the top of the video, and you can read the concert notes, written by former TŌN violinist Grace Choi, by clicking here. Introduction by Holly Nelson, […]
This Tuesday’s audio flashback is our 2018 performance of the First Symphony of African American composer William Grant Still, which he dubbed the Afro-American Symphony. Written in 1930, this was the first symphony by an African American composer to be performed by a major orchestra in the United States. Still said that in writing the […]
You can hear our performance of Stravinsky‘s Divertimento, The Fairy’s Kiss Suite, today at 2 PM on No Ticket Required on Classical WMHT-FM 89.1/88.7. Stream online by clicking here, and read the concert notes, written by TŌN cellist Sarah Schoeffler, by clicking here.
The Orchestra Now joins the music industry in observing Black Out Tuesday on Tuesday, June 2. We will not be releasing any music this week, but instead encourage our musicians, staff, and audiences to use this as a day of action in support of the fight against racial injustice. We stand in solidarity with black […]
Notes by TŌN violinist Sophia Bernitz The Inspiration Written in the summer of 1898 while staying in a Bavarian mountain resort, Ein Heldenleben depicts a hero conquering his enemies. Strauss was convinced that Beethoven’s great “Eroica” (Heroic) Symphony was underperformed, and that it was his job to eradicate this injustice with his own homage to […]
Today you can hear our performance of Galina Ustvolskaya‘s Symphonic Poem No. 1 on Performance Today, broadcast on public radio nationwide. Stream online for 30 days at bit.ly/PT5292020, or listen on WMHT Public Media 89.1/88.7 tonight at 8 PM. Read the program notes by TŌN bassoonist Matthew Gregoire at theorchestranow.org/galina-ustvolskayas-symphonic-poem-no-1/.
TŌN OFFERS FREE WEEKLY AUDIO & VIDEO STREAMS ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS LATEST STREAM EVENT IS IVES’ DECORATION DAY ON TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020 Presentations Include Live-Streamed House Concerts, Music & Interviews from TŌN Musicians at Home, and Audio & Video of Past Performances, Some Never Before Released Fisher Center at Bard’s UPSTREAMING Series Features TŌN […]
We’re releasing a live concert recording every Tuesday, and today we offer Charles Ives‘ Decoration Day, based on the composer’s childhood memories of the Memorial Day celebrations in his hometown. Listen below and read the concert notes, written by former TŌN percussionist William Kaufman, by clicking here.
Join us on Zoom next Thursday, May 28, at 7 PM for BACH: VIRTUAL UNIVERSALITY. Conductor James Bagwell, organist Renée Anne Louprette, and musicians from The Orchestra Now perform two Bach chorales—one from St. John Passion and the other from St. Matthew Passion—and answer your questions in a live Q&A. Register to join at tinyurl.com/bach528.