In its second concert of the season, the Binghamton Philharmonic presents “Ascend”, a program including music by Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and emerging composer Jessie Montgomery (pictured above). Music Director Daniel Hege joins us to talk about discovering the music of Jessie Montgomery, the astonishing artistry of Mozart’s Symphony No.41, and Wagner’s Christmas present to his wife, and the conductor who taught himself to play the trumpet in the middle of a lake so that he could participate in the premiere.
Photo credit: Binghamton Philharmonic and Alice G. Patterson
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Broome County Forum after a long hiatus with “Emerge”, a program featuring Haydn’s last symphony, Mendelssohn’s famous violin concerto with young violinist Julian Rhee, and a recent work, “Pizzicato” by composer Vivian Fung. Music Director Daniel Hege joins us, along with the composer of “Pizzicato”. We hear how Maestro Hege discovered “Pizzicato” and immediately knew that he had to program it, and we hear about the work of this busy young composer.
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra presents music of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in a concert on May 19th in the Forum on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton. The new Music Director, Daniel Hege, joins us to talk about this dramatic program featuring trumpet soloist Frank Campos.
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra has two concerts coming up. On Saturday Maestro Daniel Hege leads the orchestra in a suite from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet ‘The Firebird’, the overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera ‘The Magic Flute’, and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Andrew Russo. Then next Thursday he leads the orchestra in a Star Wars concert, appropriately on May the Fourth. http://wskg.org/audio/firebird.mp3
The Binghamton Philharmonic, led by Maestro Daniel Hege, presents ‘Unlimited Wonders’ on Saturday, March 18 in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. The concert begins with a premiere by local composer Santino DeAngelo, ‘Into the Twilight Zone.’ Also on the program, the Chamber Symphony for Strings by Dmitri Shostakovich, Franz Schubert’s Mass in G featuring the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton led by Bruce Borton, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante featuring soloists from the orchestra, Uli Speth, violin; Hakan Tayga Hromek, cello; John Lathwell, oboe; Lynn Hileman bassoon. Maestro Hege and Santino DeAngelo join us to talk about the concert and presenting a new music work. http://wskg.org/audio/wonders.mp3
Conductor Daniel Hege leads the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra in ‘Our Town’, a concert of music by Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Pianist John Covelli is the soloist for Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. Also on the program is Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’, along with Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ and a suite from his score for the film ‘Our Town’. Historian Roger Luther will also be at the concert with photographs of Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/ourtownbpo.mp3
Maestro Jose-Luis Novo has led the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003. His last concert is coming up on Saturday, April 16 in the Forum in Binghamton. The orchestra is joined by the Binghamton University Chorus, prepared by Bruce Borton. The program includes ‘The Song of the Fates’ by Johannes Brahms and ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 in d minor comprises the second half. http://wskg.org/audio/novo041616.mp3
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting an all-Baroque concert on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. The program highlights the soloists of the orchestra with a different violinist play the solo part of each of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Maestro Jose-Luis Novo talks about this unusual concert.
The Downtown Singers have been presenting Handel’s Messiah since 1983. This year they are collaborating with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra for their annual performance under the baton of Marisa Crabb, now in her third year of conducting the group. They welcome soloists Brenda Dawe, Kasey Stewart, Carlos Santelli, and Timothy LeFebvre for a performance on Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 in the Forum on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/marisamessiah.mp3
Fantastique Halloween is a special concert by the Binghamton Philharmonic on Halloween featuring spooky music by Berlioz, Caplet, SibWagner, Saint-Saens, as well as a suite from the film score from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, by Bernard Herrmann.