‘A Feast for the Ears’ Showcases a Variety of Musical Styles


University Symphony Orchestra: Titan, conducted by Timothy Perry, photographed during rehearsal at the Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Timothy Perry joins us to talk about ‘Symphonic Smorgasbord II: A Feast for the Ears’. Dr. Perry has essentially created a ‘new’ symphony by selecting the first movement of Cesar Franck’s Symphony in d minor, the second movement of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 in e minor, the “Hunt” Scherzo from Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No.4, “Romantic”, and the fourth movement of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No.4 in e minor. He talks about the challenges to the students of playing in very different styles of symphonies all written at about the same time.


Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department