Entries by Brian Heck

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

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, […]

Black Out Tuesday

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 […]

R. Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

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 […]

TŌN on the Radio: Performance Today

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 […]

Audio Flashback: Ives’ Decoration Day

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.

May 28—Bach: Virtual Universality

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.