‘Great Cities’ in Music at Binghamton University

The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra will open its final season under the long-time direction of Professor Timothy Perry with “Great Music for Great Cities” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Osterhout Concert Theater at Binghamton University. The program celebrates in sound the life of four of the world’s greatest cities, New York, Paris, London and Rome, with music by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Edward Elgar and Ottorino Respighi. Dr. Perry joins us to talk about the program and about the orchestra, which is mainly made up of non-music majors.  

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

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.  

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‘Venetian Traditions’ Presents Music for Multiple Choruses

The Binghamton University Music Department presents ‘Venetian Traditions’, music for multiple choruses by Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Salamone Rossi.  The new Director of Choral Activites, Bill Culverhouse joins us to talk about those traditions.  Also on the program is the first suite of ‘Ancient Airs and Dances’ by Ottorino Respighi led by orchestra conductor, Timothy Perry. http://wskg.org/audio/venetian.mp3

 

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Binghamton University Orchestra Plays Music from Disney Films

The Binghamton University Orchestra presents ‘Dream Machine: Music of the Disney Studios.’ Conductor Timothy Perry joins us to talk about the timeline of music associated with the Disney Studios, from ‘Steamboat Willie’ to ‘Frozen.’ http://wskg.org/audio/disney2017.mp3

 

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The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra Makes 'Magic!'

The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Perry presents ‘It’s Magic!’ on Saturday, February 25 at 3pm in the Osterhout Concert Theatre of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus.  The program includes ‘The Magic Fair’ by Carlos Surinach, ‘A Night on the Bare Mountain’ by Modest Mussorgsky in the orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ by Paul Dukas, as well as suites from the film scores from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ by John Powell and the Harry Potter series by John Williams.

 

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Binghamton University Chorus Performs Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra present Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’. Conductor Bruce Borton talks about Brahms’ long journey to complete his largest work, which was a great departure from any other requiem written until that time. http://wskg.org/audio/1130requiem.mp3

 

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Binghamton University Chorus Performs Brahms' 'A German Requiem'

The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra present Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’. Conductor Bruce Borton talks about Brahms’ long journey to complete his largest work, which was a great departure from any other requiem written until that time. http://wskg.org/audio/1130requiem.mp3

 

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The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra present a rare performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No.2

Conductor Timothy Perry speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about a rare performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2, “Song of Praise” being performed by the Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra.  The chorus was prepared by Bruce Borton. It’s the first performance of this work in the area in over 30 years.  It was written to commemorate the 40oth anniversary of Gutenburg’s institution of the printing press. Timothy Perry:  “The texts in this case are drawn primarily from the Psalms.”  

 

 

 

 

 

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The Binghamton University Orchestra presents "From the New World"

Conductors Heather Worden and Timothy Perry talk with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Binghamton University Orchestra’s concert “From the New World”.  Antonin Dvorak’ s final symphony took shape during his stay in the United States when he listened to Negro spirituals and Native American music. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1037708.mp3

 

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