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The Orchestra Now at Symphony Space with Conductor Zachary Schwartzman. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Music
Edward A Kliszus

The Orchestra Now at Symphony Space

This notable variety of musical works is apposite for The Orchestra Now, an ensemble of young professionals assembling to hone their skills for careers in music around the world. This evening, under the able baton of conductor Zachary Schwartzman, these artists expanded their repertoire and contexts for their future challenges. Each work provided ample opportunity for solos, marvelous brass, string and wind tuttis, lush strings, and musical poetry.

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Mannheim Steamroller. Photo credit: Victor L Dammer
Music
Victoria L. Dammer

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Christmas is a magical time of year, and audiences at the Mayo Performance Art Center (MPAC) in Morristown, NJ, gathered to hear the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis for two magnificent performances on December 3rd.

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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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Blake Allen. Photo credit: Bryan Clavel
Chamber Music
Edward A Kliszus

INSOMNIA 

Blake Allen’s Insomnia is a cerebral, enigmatic, and mystifying artistic creation chronicling a night of an insomniac narrator. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Sleep and Waking” (1934), Allen mobilizes the power of music to dramatize and intensify the import of the conflicting tensions of the restive, lone sufferer.

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Music
Victoria L. Dammer

The Robert Cray Band at The Mayo PAC

%%excerpt%% Spending 90 minutes with the multi-talented Robert Cray Band gives you a small dose of Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul, and so much more that you wish the band played all night.

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Edgar Degas The Dance Class
Chamber Music
Edward A Kliszus

Paul Taylor American Modern Dance and Orch of St. Luke’s

A superb Paul Taylor Dance Company and Orchestra of St. Lukes collaboration. Music and dance lovers will be looking forward to the new artistic director Michael Novak’s work in his “Celebrate the Dancemaker” series from October 28th through November 17, 2019, in the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

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