Orchestra Music News


Aurora Symphony Orchestra struggles to stay afloat – The Denver Post says:

Aurora SymphonyOrchestrastruggles to stay afloat
The Denver Post
AURORA —Members of the nonprofit, all-volunteer Aurora SymphonyOrchestragive different reasons why attracting a robust audience is such a problem. Most members agree not enough people are aware that the 38-year-old nonprofit collection of …

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra features guest Saturday – Herald & Review says:

Millikin-Decatur SymphonyOrchestrafeatures guest Saturday
Herald & Review
Bogza, who currently serves as the artistic director of Mesabi SymphonyOrchestrain Virginia, Minn., and music director and conductor of Willmar Area SymphonicOrchestrain Willmar, Minn., will serve as guest conductor for the symphony's Young Artist …

Review: Russian National Orchestra Plays Borodin and Prokofiev – New York Times says:

New York Times
Review: Russian NationalOrchestraPlays Borodin and Prokofiev
New York Times
Carnegie provided an answer on Wednesday evening, presenting the Russian NationalOrchestraunder Mikhail Pletnev, a conductor of a different stripe. Whereas Mr. Gergiev can seem to be all nervous energy, with waggling fingers and an elusive beat, Mr.

All City Orchestra: Energy, varying skill levels, and fresh, new music – says:
All CityOrchestra: Energy, varying skill levels, and fresh, new music
One day you audition for an ensemble of equals. You get in. When the downbeat falls for the first time, you are surrounded by a certain sound – a real ensemble sound. Just a few bars into the music, you know what it means to be part of theorchestraworld.

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Queen joins National Youth Orchestra – Slipped Disc says:

Slipped Disc
Queen joins National YouthOrchestra
Slipped Disc
The Royal showcase followed several sessions where NYO musicians have worked alongside the less experienced players in the school as part of NYO Inspire, a nationwide programme in which players from theorchestrashare skills and inspiration with …

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Janitor Brings Down the House Singing Sam Cooke With School Orchestra – ABC News says:

ABC News
Janitor Brings Down the House Singing Sam Cooke With SchoolOrchestra
ABC News
Roy Smith, a janitor at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska, brought down the house on Tuesday night with his amazing rendition of Sam Cooke's “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the school'sorchestraperformance. A video of Smith performing is going viral …