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Interview with Karen Bogardus, Principal Flutist of the Binghamton Philharmonic

Principal Flutist Karen Bogardus solos with the orchestra this weekend. We caught up to her for a few minutes to get her views on music director Jose-Luis Novo, the challenges of playing flute in Bach, and her favorite music making experiences. So you’re relatively new to the orchestra. You won your audition very recently, didn’t you? … Continue reading

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Concert Prep: Albany Symphony Plays Beethoven’s Pastorale

Albany Symphony Presents: Beethoven’s Pastorale Palace Theater in Albany, NY Saturday November 22nd 7:30PM The first work on this evening’s program is Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round. Composed in honor of Astor Piazzola, Last Round attempts to embody the bandoneon (you’ll recognize it instantly – it sounds like this), the instrument most associated with Piazzola’s tangos. The instrument has … Continue reading

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Concert Prep: Northern Lights

Symphoria Presents: Northern Lights Crouse Hinds Concert Theater Saturday November 8th, 7:30PM This concert will feature the West Genesee High School Wind Ensemble at 6:30. The first item on tonight’s program, featuring music entirely composed in the far northern reaches of the world, is Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36. This is quite a … Continue reading

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Concert Prep: Hartwick Faculty Showcase

Hartwick College Faculty Showcase Hartwick College, Anderson Theater Friday September 12th, 7:30pM This faculty showcase will feature a variety of pieces presented by the Hartwick College music faculty, including Mozart’s Piano Trio K.498 for Piano, Clarinet, and Viola. It will be played by myself, Kim Paterson on piano, and Robin Seletsky on clarinet. This feature focuses … Continue reading

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Concert Prep: Albany Symphony Orchestra Presents the American Music Festival

Albany Symphony Orchestra David Alan Miller, Music Director The American Music Festival with Dame Evelyn Glennie EMPAC Troy, NY Saturday May 17th 7:30PM John Harbison – Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera Clarice Assad – Scattered Concerto for Piano and Scat Singing Featuring the composer on piano and scat singing John Harbison – Closer to My Own … Continue reading