The 2014 Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season is officially one of 86 in the history books.
The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra again played a mighty range — perhaps more rangy than many Tuesday evenings. The orchestra was impressive.
Guest conductor Maximiano Valdés makes his second appearance this season with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, music director candidate Maximiano Valdés will be leading the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for a program highlighting an alumna of the Institution: soprano Leela Subramaniam.
For Laurence Roman, composing music is “a little like playing … chess on a skateboard on an icy slope.”
Melodies, rhythm, thematic development, musical texture, orchestral colors, tonality and formal structure — all of these elements must be balanced for a piece to be successful. Roman said there are times when he’s saturated with a musical problem and needs 400 cups of coffee to keep going. In those moments, he remembers to take a break from his work.