Meet the Musicians of TŌN: Jarrod Briley

In this interview, TŌN tubist Jarrod Briley talks about his switch from trumpet to tuba, his love of teaching, and keeping orchestral music accessible to all audiences.

TŌN IN: Gil Shaham & Julia Perry

In this November 14, 2021 performance livestreamed from the Fisher Center at Bard, globally renowned violinist and Bard Conservatory of Music faculty member Gil Shaham joins conductor Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now for the world premiere of Birds of America, a new concerto written for him by award-winning composer Scott Wheeler. Also on the program are Julia Perry’s dramatic Stabat Mater with mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter, and George Bristow’s rarely-head Arcadian Symphony in a new edition by Bard Conservatory professor Kyle Gann.

Read the full concert program by clicking here.

Scroll down below the video for timings and concert notes.

0:29 Introductory remarks by TŌN violinist Esther Goldy Roestan
4:11 Julia Perry Stabat Mater
Read concert notes by TŌN violinist Yi-Ting Kuo by clicking here.

28:09 Introductory remarks by TŌN violinist Esther Goldy Roestan
31:56 Scott Wheeler Birds of America: Violin Concerto No. 2
Read concert notes by the composer by clicking here.

54:08 Introductory remarks by TŌN horn player Ser Konvalin
1:00:37 George Frederick Bristow Symphony No. 4, Arcadian
Read concert notes by TŌN oboist JJ Silvey by clicking here.

Meet the Musicians of TŌN: Horn player Ser Konvalin

In this interview, horn player Ser Konvalin talks to us about their favorite TŌN concert series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and about changing the culture of orchestras to make them a better place for people from all walks of life.

Meet the Musicians of TŌN: Violinist Joyce Lee

In this interview, TŌN violinist Joyce Lee talks to us about learning to play the violin at a very young age, how she enjoys meeting audience members at concerts, and why cupcakes are her second love.

Meet the Musicians of TŌN: Bassist Tristen Jarvis

We recently sat down with TŌN bassist Tristen Jarvis who talked to us about his transition from sports to music, his love of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, and how he loves learning how to be his own teacher as a member of The Orchestra Now.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Witold Lutosławski’s Overture for Strings

Watch our October 2020 performance of Witold Lutosławski‘s Overture for Strings, conducted by Zachary Schwartzman. In his concert notes on the work, TŌN cellist Cameron Collins calls the overture “quite an interesting piece. After his first symphony, Lutosławski was reportedly unhappy with his own approach to the way he used pitches to create his melodies and harmonies. This forced him to start searching for a new ‘sound language,’ and the Overture for Strings was his first symphonic work in this process.” You can read his complete notes by clicking here.

TŌN IN: Sunset Serenade on Flute

As part of The Orchestra Now’s “Sunset Serenade” series, TŌN flutist Brendan Dooley performed Georg Philipp Telemann’s Fantasia No. 3 for a physically distanced audience at Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY on September 24, 2020. Watch the full concert by clicking here.

TŌN IN: Sunset Serenade on French Horn

As part of The Orchestra Now’s “Sunset Serenade” series, TŌN horn player Ser Konvalin performed the world premiere of Nikea Randolph’s Seeking Every Resolution for a physically distanced audience at Opus 40 Sculpture Park in Saugerties, NY on September 23, 2020. Watch the full concert by clicking here.

TŌN IN: Sunset Serenade on Oboe

As part of The Orchestra Now’s “Sunset Serenade” series, TŌN oboist Jasper Igusa performed Mary Chandler’s Summer’s Lease for a physically distanced audience at Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY on September 11, 2020. Watch the full concert by clicking here.

TŌN IN: Sunset Serenade on Bassoon

As part of The Orchestra Now’s “Sunset Serenade” series, TŌN bassoonist Philip McNaughton performed the first two movements of Susan Kander’s The Lunch Counter for a physically distanced audience at Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY on September 11, 2020. Watch the full concert by clicking here.