STAY TŌNED—MEET THE MUSICIANS OF TŌN

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.

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.

TŌN-ality: Emily Melendes

Our summer video series TŌN-ality continues with harpist Emily Melendes, who recently finished her third year in The Orchestra Now and will be receiving a Master of Music degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies. In this video Emily speaks with us about how many instruments she plays (spoiler alert: four!), discusses how the harp works, and performs Jacques de la Presle‘s Le jardin Mouillé.

TŌN-ality: James Kim

Our summer video series TŌN-ality kicks off with a spotlight on oboe player James Kim, who recently finished his third year in The Orchestra Now and will be receiving a Master of Music degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies. James talks with us about a memorable TŌN performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto, discusses what adjustments he had to make as a musician after his son was born, and performs C. P. E. Bach’s Flute Sonata in A minor.

Meet the Musicians of TŌN: Dillon Robb

A few months back we got to chat with TŌN violinist Dillon Robb. He talked about his origins on the violin, what he loves about the camaraderie with his fellow musicians, and how he secretly wishes he was a raver!

Meet the Musicians of TŌN: Emily Buehler

Before we were social distancing, we sat down with TŌN French Horn player Emily Buehler. She talked about how she moved from cello to euphonium to French Horn, the mix of different types of music she gets to perform in TŌN, and why she thinks it’s exciting that our musicians get to connect directly with audience members.