The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege presents ‘Magnificent Mozart’ on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 in the Forum, on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton. Maestro Hege talks about the great variety of music that Mozart wrote and one astonishing harmonic discovery he made while preparing this concert.
The Binghamton Philharmonic welcomes Music Director finalist Chris Younghoon Kim to lead the orchestra in Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No.7, Aaron Copland’s ‘Quiet City’, and Ernst Bacon’s ‘Remembering Ansel Adams — A Mountain Threnody’.
The Binghamton Philharmonic opens its season with the first of the music director finalists, Matthew Kraemer. He leads the orchestra in music by Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorak, and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He talks about the music on the concert and his background. The soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is Tessa Lark, who is also a gifted bluegrass fiddler, so there may be a very interesting encore. http://wskg.org/audio/kraemer.mp3
The Downtown Singers and the Binghamton Philharmonic perform Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. Marisa Crabb leads the ensemble in this 34-year tradition. Soloists include soprano Stacey Geyer, mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz, tenor Dinyar Vania, and baritone Timothy LeFebvre. http://wskg.org/audio/1215messiah.mp3
The Binghamton Philharmonic presents ‘Blockbusters!’, the first concert of the season, on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm in the Forum on Washington Street in Downtown Binghamton. Guest conductor leads the orchestra in the overture to Gioachino Rossini’s opera William Tell, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.3, “Eroica”, and the Violin Concerto No.1 by Max Bruch, with violin soloist Angelo Xiang Yu. We hear from the soloist and Maestro Hege about the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/bpo100116.mp3
Photo credit: Kate Lemmon via www.angeloviolin.com
Maestro Jose-Luis Novo leads the Binghamton Philharmonic in a program featuring Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No.9, “from the New World”. Also on the program are the Symphony No.25 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony.
Composer Loren Loiacono talks about her new cello concerto on the program of the Cornell Chamber Orchestra’s concert this weekend. Composer Behzad Ranjbaran speaks with Crystal Sarakas about his work, Esther, to be premiered by the Binghamton Philharmonic. The Cider Mill Playhouse presents Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss. We hear from director Emily Jackson.
Excerpts from a Binghamton Philharmonic concert performed on March 16, 2008, featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, a highly acclaimed Chicago and New York-based ensemble. The concert concluded the “South of the Border Exploration Series,” a series of free lecture/performances involving contemporary classical music and hosted by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, the Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence. On April 5, 2008 at the final Classical Series orchestra concert of the season, the Philharmonic will feature the world premiere of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Ex Machina for Piano, Marimba and Orchestra, a work that the Binghamton Philharmonic commissioned. Cortland based belly dancer and teacher, Denise Robinson (stage name “Donia,”) performs in the WSKG TV studio provides insights into the art of belly dancing. Expressions also takes you on location to Mud and Fire Potters in Little Meadows, PA.