Angella Ahn picked up the violin as a child after watching an orchestra’s violin section and admiring how it selfishly…
One recent windy day in New York, violinist Tim Fain sat with his daughter, watching birds that reminded him of Samuel Barber’s “Violin Concerto.”
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At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the students of the Music School Festival Orchestra and the Voice Program will transform the pillared walls of the venue into the South of France as they perform Puccini’s tale of fervid love, loss and deceit: La Rondine.
Some motifs lend themselves to expectation, like a quest to fight evil, or the protagonist discovering his or her true self. But tonight, students of the Voice Program will give audiences an unforgettable and unexpected opera.
Christopher Seaman sat on the front porch of Hagen-Wensley House, sipping a mug of tea.
It was 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon as the British conductor reviewed a well-worn orchestral score — Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor” — and enjoyed the mild June weather.
Multiple flight delays the day before had left him feeling jet lagged, but Seaman weathered the stress with good humor as he talked about some upcoming pieces in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season.
As one of the founding members of Sonic Escape, Maria Millar has put a lot of pressure on herself to compose and arrange for the flute, violin and cello trio in ways that no one has ever heard.
“First, it involves a lot of procrastination,” said Millar, violinist, composer, arranger and self-professed procrastinator.
“Basically I think, ‘I should write something, I should write something,’ and then I keep not doing it,” she said. “Having a concert, that’s really the only way to get me to write.”
At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, 10-year Chautauqua instructor and pianist John Milbauer will sound off on contending schools of classical music.
Milbauer, a 2011 Steinway Artist, will play pieces that premiered exactly 100 years ago to pay homage to composer Arnold Schoenberg. The anniversary marks the birth year of composer John Cage, Schoenberg’s prized pupil.
“It’s hard to imagine Cage and Schoenberg in the same classroom,” Milbauer, who studied at Juilliard and the Franz Liszt Academy in Hungary, said about Schoenberg, who taught Cage at UCLA.