Rehearsals are underway for the Mannes Orchestra’s final concert of the semester. I’m looking forward to joining David Hayes and conducting Milhaud’s Quatre Chansons de Ronsard, a marvelous piece for soprano and orchestra. Our soloist, Abigail Raiford, has a wonderful approach to the work and the lively accompaniment in the orchestra beautifully reinforces her singing of the text. All three concerti on the program represent different musical styles and show a wide range of virtuosity from the soloists and orchestra alike. I hope you’ll join us on Monday for a great conclusion to the semester!
- Monday, 9 December 2019; 7:30pm. Tishman Auditorium, The New School, New York, NY. Bryan joins David Hayes to conduct the Mannes Orchestra in a performance of great concerti. The program features Milhaud’s Quatre Chansons de Ronsard, Anders Koppel’s Marimba Concerto No. 1, and Logan Vrankovic’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Free and open to the public. Details are here.
– Bryan Dunnewald, 4 December 2019