After a long time of being unable to perform due to COVID restrictions, the Binghamton Community Orchestra is back. Music Director Evan Meccarello joins us to talk about the upcoming concert that spotlights the various sections parts of the orchestra, and also a wide range of music.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra performs Bach transcriptions by Leopold Stokowski, Erich Leinsdorf, and Gustav Holst on Saturday, November 18 at 7pm. Conductor Timothy Perry joins us to talk about the program, as well as STMTA Youth Soloist Tayler Otis, who is soloist for Camille Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2. Then the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton joins the orchestra for a selection from Bach’s Cantata 80. The concert ends with the Grand Oratorio ‘The Seasonings’ by the oddest of JS Bach 20-odd children, PDQ Bach. http://wskg.org/audio/bcobach.mp3
The Binghamton Community Orchestra continues its season of musical globe-trotting with an exploration of the British Isles in ‘A Celtic Celebration.’ They are joined by the Susquehanna String Band for an evening of music from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Conductor Dr. Timothy Perry talks about the program and the history of the Community Orchestra
The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents ‘Parlez-vous Franglais?’ Music Director Timothy Perry talks about this concert of music by French composers influenced by English music and English composers writing music with a French accent. The guest soloist is 17 year old alto saxophonist Andrew Tleon, who is the STMTA Competition Winner. Andrew talks about how he started playing the saxophone and the surprisingly large classical repertoire for the instrument. http://www.wskg.org/audio/tleon.mp3
Film scores have been around as long as films. Conductor Timothy Perry says that Camille Saint-Saens and Jacques Ibert wrote some of the earliest film scores. The Binghamton Community Orchestra is presenting a concert of film score music by John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Wolfgang Erich Korngold, Howard Shore, and others in their next concert. http://wskg.org/audio/bco0216.mp3
Timothy Perry leads the Binghamton Community Orchestra in Dream Destinations, a concert of music by Beethoven, Ravel, Nielsen, and Borodin, along with selections by Mozart and Vaughan Williams sung by STMTA Competition Winner, baritone Jonah Capani. The concert also features “Music for Sonora” by Binghamton University composition graduate Christian Martin. http://wskg.org/audio/112015bco.mp3