For this Thursday’s video feature we check in with TŌN harp player Taylor Ann Fleshman, who performs the Introduction, Cadenza & Rondo from the Grand Fantasia of English-born harpist and composer Elias Parish Alvars.
We’re back with more Bach! In this video from home, TŌN musician Esther Goldy Roestan performs the Gavotte en Rondeau movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Partita No. 3.
Brighten your day with a little Bach! In this video from home, TŌN musician Joshua DePoint performs the Bourrée I & II movements of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Cello Suite No. 4 on double bass.
Three musicians from The Orchestra Now—harpist Emily Melendes, flutist Leanna Ginsburg, and violist Larissa Mapua—got together from their respective homes to perform a cover of the song “Brooklyn” by Woodkid.
Ginsburg says: Emily, Larissa, and I were supposed to perform Debussy’s Trio Sonata this spring. We had just had our first rehearsal right before everything was shut down. I was so excited to be playing with these incredible female musicians, so it was quite a disappointment to have that taken away. Now we are in different locations, but I wanted to put together something that would commemorate our missed performance. The song is about being separated from loved ones and longing for the place where they are, which I felt was relevant to this time. I’ll leave you with my favorite line from the song: “Life is easier where we can join our hands.”
TŌN violinist Weiqiao Wu created “Live From the Woods” as his Capstone Project in his final year with The Orchestra Now. Joined by TŌN violinist Dillon Robb, the pair connected their love for nature and music by performing works by Sibelius, Martinů, Spohr, and Schubert in a natural acoustic venue provided by their friends Tim and Greg. Recorded on May 16, 2020.
On May 17, 2020, several musicians from The Orchestra Now organized a concert of chamber music benefiting the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement‘s Mano a Mano Mutual Aid Fund, which directly provides aid to immigrant families affected by the pandemic. The concert features works written by Rebecca Clarke, Pierre-Octave Ferroud, Olivier Messiaen, Steven Stucky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Willson Osborne, Francisco Mignone, Gabriel Fauré, Malcolm Arnold, Luciano Berio, Lera Auerbach, and Franz Schubert. You can view the concert program by clicking here.
The musicians encourage viewers to to research immigrant aid organizations in their areas and support them if possible.
Donate to the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement by clicking here.
Visit The Sanctuary Concert Project Facebook page by clicking here.
The Orchestra Now pays tribute to our heroes, the front line workers keeping our communities safe and healthy, with a special at-home performance from Beethoven‘s “Heroic” Symphony No. 3.
. . . 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
TŌN oboist Regina Brady played the world premiere of a movement of COVID OBOE VIOLA OVID for oboe and viola with her partner, Jonah Sirota (who is also the composer!), in tonight’s episode of Living Music with Nadia Sirota.
Episode 15 of Living Music: Pirate Radio Edition — Tune in for a classics-inspired world premiere! Mai Tais! A pregnant cockroach! LITERAL GLENN KOTCHE! SIBLINGS!! It’s all tonight at 9pm eastern. Whip yourself up something fruity, garnish garishly, and watch with friends! Starring Jonah Sirota, Regina Brady, Du Yun and Glenn Kotche! More info at livingmusicshow.com
Posted by Living Music with Nadia Sirota on Thursday, May 7, 2020
TŌN flutist Denis Savelyev performs Lili Boulanger‘s Nocturne with pianist Markus Kaitila
Music From Home: TŌN flutist Denis Savelyev performs Lili Boulanger's "Nocturne" with pianist Markus Kaitila
Posted by The Orchestra Now on Monday, May 4, 2020