Concert Notes and Music for May 9–10

This weekend we were to have performed Mahler‘s 2nd Symphony, Resurrection, with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, vocal soloists from Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard College Chamber Singers, and the Bard Festival Chorale. While we can’t play the music for you live, we are happy to share the concert notes, written by TŌN musicians Jarrod Briley and Pecos Singer, and a video of the symphony as performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Enjoy both at https://www.theorchestranow.org/mahler2/#media.

Concert Notes and Music for April 30

Tonight was to have been our 12th concert at Carnegie Hall, “Into the Wilderness,” a musical expedition featuring two French mountain treks, and Vaughan Williams’ 7th Symphony, inspired by music he wrote for the film Scott of the Antarctic. Though we can’t perform for you live, you can click here to read the concert notes written by our talented musicians, and listen to the music as performed by other ensembles.

Concert notes and music for March 29

Our March 29 performance of works by Mozart, Bach, and Mendelssohn at Hudson Hall was cancelled, but you can still read the concert notes, written by our talented musicians, and listen to recordings of the music as performed by other ensembles by clicking here.

The program was to include Mozart’s Regina Coeli, K. 276, Bach’s Magnificat, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Scottish.

Concert Notes and music for March 22

Though we can’t perform today’s scheduled concert, we did want to share with you the concert notes, written by our talented musicians, as well as performances of the music by other ensembles.

The music is all related to the family of conductor Leonard Slatkin. First up was to be the NYC premiere of Double Play, written by Slatkin’s wife, Cindy McTee. Then we were to perform the NYC premiere of Slatkin’s own Kinah, an elegy to his late parents. (An off stage cello solo was to be performed by Slatkin’s brother, Frederick Zlotkin.) This would have been followed by three short works by his father, Felix Slatkin: Fisher’s Hornpipe, Wistful Haven, and Carmen’s Hoe-Down. And finally, the concert would have concluded with Rachmaninoff‘s 2nd Symphony, which was given its American premiere in 1901 by the Russian Symphony Orchestra Society led by Slatkin’s great-uncle, Modest Altschuler.

You can access the concert notes and music recordings by clicking here. We hope that you enjoy these notes, and that we’ll be able to perform these works for you at some point in the future.