STAY TŌNED

The Orchestra Now is pleased to bring our audiences a variety of musical options that you can enjoy from home:

  • TŌN IN, new video releases including streaming concerts, performances from home, interviews, and more—New video releases every Thursday!
  • Flashbacks to past concerts through audio and video recordings—New audio flashback releases every Tuesday!
  • Videos of our musicians playing music at home, and creating fun collaborations with their friends and colleagues
  • Interview videos where you get to meet the musicians of TŌN
  • and more!!

We can’t wait to perform for a live audience in the concert hall again, but in the meantime, Stay TŌNed! 

TŌN on the Radio: Performance Today

Hear The Orchestra Now play the first movement of Edward Elgar‘s Symphony No. 1 on Performance Today. Stream online for the next 30 days at https://bit.ly/35AcohI. Read the concert notes by former TŌN bassoonist Adam Romey at theorchestranow.org/elgars-symphony-no-1/.

Video Flashback: Shostakovich, Michelangelo & The Artistic Conscience

In the hit series Sight & Sound at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now explore the parallels between music and art. Now you can enjoy our 2018 performance of Shostakovich’s “Suite on Verses of Michelangelo” with baritone Tyler Duncan, which was live streamed on Facebook. Scroll down for more details, below the video.

Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now (TŌN) explore Shostakovich’s “Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti” and works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.” Recorded live at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 11, 2018.
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Introduction 1:29
Remarks by Carmen C. Bambach, curator of the exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” 1:57
Discussion & Excerpts with Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now 3:51
Review of artworks from the exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” 37:43
Performance of Shostakovich’s “Suite on Verses by Michelangelo Buonarroti” 46:05
Truth 47:43
Morning 52:03
Love 54:46
Separation 58:20
Anger 1:00:39
Dante 1:02:37
To the Exile 1:06:04
Creativity 1:10:45
Night 1:13:24
Death 1:17:54
Immortality 1:22:10
Q&A with the Audience 1:27:17

Dmitri Shostakovich
Born: 9/25/1906 in St. Petersburg
Died: 8/9/1975 at age 68 in Moscow

Written: 1974, at age 67

Premiered: 10/12/1975 at the Moscow Conservatory Bolshoi Hall in Moscow; USSR Radio and Television Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich, conductor

Music From Home: Denis Savelyev

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

Audio Flashback: Glière’s Symphony No. 3, Ilya Muromets

Make some time this weekend to enjoy the epic Ilya Muromets symphony of composer Reinhold Glière, who studied with Rimsky-Korsakov and taught Prokofiev. Muromets is a famous folk hero of ancient Kievan Rus’, and this massive, multi-movement tone poem follows his gripping story. Read all about it in the concert notes, written by TŌN flutist Denis Savelyev, by clicking here.

This performance was recorded live at the Fisher Center at Bard on December 12, 2018, conducted by TŌN music director Leon Botstein.

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.

TŌN Courses: Marin Alsop webinar

Many thanks to the brilliant Marin Alsop, who spoke with our musicians yesterday, talking quite a bit about what the future of classical music might look like coming out of the current pandemic. We can’t wait til we’re able to spend time with her in person!

TŌN on the Radio: WWFM

Tonight at 8 PM on WWFM The Classical Network: Listen to our 2018 concert Russian Evolution, featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No. 1 and Reinhold Glière’s epic Symphony No. 3, Ilya Muromets. Stream online at wwfm.org/classical-music-stream or tune in to 89.1/89.5/91.1 serving New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Read the concert notes written by our talented musicians by clicking here.

Opportunity Music Project’s Honors Orchestra

This past week, TŌN hosted NYC’s Opportunity Music Project (OMP) Honors Orchestra in a day of online activities, ranging from TŌNer-led small-group coachings, to discussions on music’s ability to bring people together. Some of our third-year TŌN musicians fulfill their Teaching Artist credit by working with these talented young OMP players. Here’s a video from our culminating Bach-Breakdown Dance Party!

Bach-Breakdown Dance Party

This past week, TŌN hosted NYC's Opportunity Music Project (OMP) Honors Orchestra in a day of online activities, ranging from TŌNer-led small-group coachings, to discussions on music's ability to bring people together. Some of our third-year TŌN musicians fulfill their Teaching Artist credit by working with these talented young OMP players. Here’s a video from our culminating Bach-Breakdown Dance Party!#bardmusicconnects

Posted by The Orchestra Now on Thursday, April 23, 2020

UPSTREAMING: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Overture to “May Night” and “Dubinushka”

This week on UPSTREAMING from the Fisher Center at Bard, listen to our 2018 Bard Music Festival performances of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Overture to May Night and Dubinushka. Listen online at fishercenter.bard.edu/upstreaming/.

Music From Home: Linda Duan

TŌN violinist Linda Duan, at home in the Hudson Valley, plays “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” with her friend in Hong Kong, Natalie Man. The two were roommates while studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music and have missed playing music together.

#MusicFromHome: TŌN violinist Linda Duan, at home in the Hudson Valley, plays "You've Got a Friend in Me" with her friend in Hong Kong, Natalie Man. The two were roommates while studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music and have missed playing music together.#bardmusicconnects

Posted by The Orchestra Now on Monday, April 20, 2020