STAY TŌNED

Concerts may be cancelled, but you can’t stop the music! The Orchestra Now is pleased to bring our audiences a variety of musical options that you can enjoy from home:

We can’t wait to perform live for you again, but in the meantime, Stay TŌNed! 

TŌN on the Radio: Performance Today

Today you can hear our performance of Galina Ustvolskaya‘s Symphonic Poem No. 1 on Performance Today, broadcast on public radio nationwide. Stream online for 30 days at bit.ly/PT5292020, or listen on WMHT Public Media 89.1/88.7 tonight at 8 PM. Read the program notes by TŌN bassoonist Matthew Gregoire at theorchestranow.org/galina-ustvolskayas-symphonic-poem-no-1/.

Audio Flashback: Ives’ Decoration Day

We’re releasing a live concert recording every Tuesday, and today we offer Charles IvesDecoration Day, based on the composer’s childhood memories of the Memorial Day celebrations in his hometown. Listen below and read the concert notes, written by former TŌN percussionist William Kaufman, by clicking here.

May 28—Bach: Virtual Universality

Join us on Zoom next Thursday, May 28, at 7 PM for BACH: VIRTUAL UNIVERSALITY. Conductor James Bagwell, organist Renée Anne Louprette, and musicians from The Orchestra Now perform two Bach chorales—one from St. John Passion and the other from St. Matthew Passion—and answer your questions in a live Q&A. Register to join at tinyurl.com/bach528.

Watch Party: De Profundis

On Thursday, May 21, we hosted a watch party of our 2019 concert De Profundis on our Facebook page. This concert featured violinist Vadim Repin, soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, and the Bard Festival Chorale, conducted by Leon Botstein and James Bagwell. Viewers were able to chat live with TŌN musicians while they watched. You can re-watch the concert at https://www.facebook.com/watchparty/565302334423131/.

The Graduates of 2020!

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates, who are receiving a Master of Music Degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies.

Kyle Anderson cello

Regina Brady oboe

Joshua DePoint bass

Carl Gardner bassoon

Shannon Hagan horn

James Jihyun Kim oboe

Emily Melendes harp

Yurie Mitsuhashi violin

Federico Ramos bass trombone

Adam Romey bassoon

Matthew Ross flute

Denis Savelyev flute

Luke Stence bass

Zhenyuan Yao bass

Audio Flashback: Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 3, De Profundis

Starting today, we are thrilled to release a live concert recording from our archives every Tuesday! Today we offer the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach‘s Violin Concerto No. 3, De Profundis, performed with soloist Vadim Repin.

Join us on Facebook Thursday at 7 PM to watch the video of the concert featuring this performance, with a live chat with some TŌN musicians!

Music From Home: Anita Tóth

. . . 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.

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Posted by Tóth Anita on Monday, May 18, 2020

Facebook Watch Party 5/21

THURSDAY at 7: Join us on Facebook to watch our 2018 concert De Profundis, featuring violinist Vadim Repin, soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, and the Bard Festival Chorale, conducted by Leon Botstein and James Bagwell. Live chat with TŌN musicians while you watch! facebook.com/TheOrchNow

The Sanctuary Concert Project

This Sunday afternoon, musicians from The Orchestra Now are producing The Sanctuary Concert Project, benefiting the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement‘s Mano A Mano Mutual Aid Fund. Stream online May 17 at 1 PM Eastern on the project’s Facebook Page, and donate at sanctuarycolumbiacounty.org.

TŌN on the Radio: Performance Today

Today we’re back on Performance Today with the final movement of Dohnányi’s Symphony No. 2. Listen tonight at 8 PM on Classical WMHT-FM 89.1/88.7, or stream online for the next 30 days at https://bit.ly/3dIrC7d. Read the concert notes, written by former TŌN clarinetist Elias Rodriguez by clicking here.