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 communities.
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/.
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.
On Thursday, May 21, we hosted a watch party of our 2019 concert De Profundis on our Facebook page. This concert featured violinist Vadim Repin, soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, and the Bard Festival Chorale, conducted by Leon Botstein and James Bagwell. Viewers were able to chat live with TŌN musicians while they watched. You can re-watch the concert at https://www.facebook.com/watchparty/565302334423131/.
Congratulations to our 2020 graduates, who are receiving a Master of Music Degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies.
Kyle Anderson cello
Regina Brady oboe
Joshua DePoint bass
Carl Gardner bassoon
Shannon Hagan horn
James Jihyun Kim oboe
Emily Melendes harp
Yurie Mitsuhashi violin
Federico Ramos bass trombone
Adam Romey bassoon
Matthew Ross flute
Denis Savelyev flute
Luke Stence bass
Zhenyuan Yao bass
Starting today, we are thrilled to release a live concert recording from our archives every Tuesday! Today we offer the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach‘s Violin Concerto No. 3, De Profundis, performed with soloist Vadim Repin.
Join us on Facebook Thursday at 7 PM to watch the video of the concert featuring this performance, with a live chat with some TŌN musicians!
. . . and one for Mahler! The great composer passed away on this day in 1911. TŌN musician Anita Tóth plays an excerpt from his third symphony along the banks of the Hudson River.
Posted by Tóth Anita on Monday, May 18, 2020
THURSDAY at 7: Join us on Facebook to watch our 2018 concert De Profundis, featuring violinist Vadim Repin, soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, and the Bard Festival Chorale, conducted by Leon Botstein and James Bagwell. Live chat with TŌN musicians while you watch! facebook.com/TheOrchNow