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The Orchestra Now in Rehearsal. Photo: David DeNee
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Edward A Kliszus

The Orchestra Now at Symphony Space

Conductor Zachary Schwartzman guides the orchestra with dramatic precision to ultimately express a kaleidoscope of coruscating musical colors. He delivers cues, tempo changes, metrical nuances, and expression with aplomb. He draws energy, excitement, and sheer musicality from the young artists.

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The Marcus Roberts trio, American Symphony.org
Music
Edward A Kliszus

American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

This American Symphony Orchestra masterfully employed a sumptuous mix of 19th century symphonic intones and swing band idioms, commanding energetic themes, instrumental soloists as jazz tradition demands, rich tone colors, and moments of sublime beauty with lush strings, harp, flute, cello solos, and Ellington’s beautiful melodies.

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Orchestra of St. Lukes. Photo: Mariah Tauger
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Edward A Kliszus

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s

The ensemble’s sonority, passion, ethos, and masterful performance evoked the work’s Romantic spirit so aptly described by the composer’s sister Fanny, “fleeting twilit when the world of humans meets that of the spirits”. Well-deserved plaudits and appreciation capped tonight’s program.

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