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Leon Botstein with The Orchestra Now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Music
Edward A Kliszus

The Orchestra Now presents Sight and Sound

Today was a splendid example of the expressive power of visual and auditory art articulated with a fine orchestra, magnificent art exhibit, and stimulating repartee. Be sure to visit the Tudor exhibit that runs through January 8, 2023, and see the links below to exciting and equally stimulating and entertaining adventures through the arts by the nonpareil Maestro Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now.

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American Classical Orchestra musicians and chorus. From aconyc.org
Choral Music
Edward A Kliszus

The American Classical Orchestra presents REMEMBER

The performance of Mozart’s Requiem, K526, was glorious and ecstatic. The sui generis admixture of rich sounds from soloists, chorus, and orchestra was superb. At the same time, the sumptuous luminosity of the famed Lacrimosa was almost more than an emotive listener could process without soulful introspection.

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L-R Samuel Frois Concertmaster, Nikki Chooi Violin, JoAnn Falletta, Guest Conductor. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Music
Edward A Kliszus

The Orchestra Now at the Rose Theater

The Orchestra Now stands proudly in the well-earned tradition of excellence among the superb symphony orchestras that regularly perform in New York City. And while they celebrate major standard repertoire (sometimes called the three B’s – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms), they take care to include adventurous works that warrant recognition and performance before eager patrons.

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The American Symphony Orchestra at Bryant Park. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Music
Edward A Kliszus

American Symphony Orchestra at Bryant Park

The orchestra masterfully performed each work to ensure the expression of the composer’s artistic and imaginative intent. Despite the large audience, individuals remained focused and quiet as they enjoyed and experienced the music, this most ephemeral art form.

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The Orchestra Now in Rehearsal. Photo: David DeNee
Music
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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