by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra violinist Joanna Jenner Schubert has always played an important role in Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's performances. In the beginning of our career, we felt very daring to attempt Schubert’s Fifth Symphony; it was one of the first symphonies our fledgling group took on tour. We cut our teeth on it! We grew so much by rehearsing and [...]
In advance of violinist Sarah Chang's upcoming performance, we asked her a few questions about herself and her music. Q: You made your New York Philharmonic debut at age 8. What was that experience like? A: Life changing. I had no idea that one concert would kick start my career. I'm grateful I was so young and just thought [...]
Five Questions for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center about the February 24th concert: Vienna to Hollywood.
Q: How did the idea for a program connecting Vienna to Hollywood come about? Q: What do you hope to communicate to the audience with this program? A: We are thrilled to be back at Purchase with a wonderful program celebrating the connection between Vienna and Hollywood. In the 18th and 19th centuries composers in Vienna produced an enormous amount [...]
The unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic-based quintet Velvet Caravan has, over the past few years, emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene, and they are heading our way this weekend! Looking ahead to their show, we posed a few questions. Here's what they had to say. Q: How did you hit on the latin-gyspy-swing jazz concept? A: [...]
Have you noticed? We’ve been doing a lot of dancing this month! Some of you may have been dancing in the aisles during GlobalFEST’s New Golden Age of Latin Music, others are going to tear up the dance floor when we convert the Black Box theatre into a cabaret for an evening of Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing, and Latin sounds by [...]
Imagine a twelve-year-old trumpet player meeting his life’s hero and – even though he’d studied with a great teacher who introduced him to the best in jazz at age eight – being too afraid to say anything. Imagine that same young trumpet player three years later, working up his courage, and meeting that same hero at a jazz festival, and getting [...]