Drama is on the BPO Program

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.  

Photo credit: Alice G. Patterson

The BPO Plays Stravinsky and Brahms this Weekend

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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 Performs 'Unlimited Wonders'

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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

 

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Music by Copland and Gershwin Highlights the Next BPO Concert

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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

 

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Maestro Jose-Luis Novo Bids Farewell to Binghamton with Beethoven and Brahms

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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

 

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Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" highlights the next BPO concert

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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.  

 

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