Old and New This Weekend

More great concerts this weekend – in California by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, in Maryland by the Susquehanna Symphony, and in Colorado by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.


The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, directed by Dawn Harms, will be including Amy Beach’s Symphony in E minor (Gaelic) in a program that will also include works by Brahms and Barber.  It’s wonderful to have Beach’s work being heard at any time, but especially meaningful now as it is the 150th anniversary of her birth!

Learn more about the concert on October 14 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music here.

Join the celebration by having a listen to Beach’s symphony ahead of this weekend’s concert:


Across the country, The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, led by Sheldon Bair, is kicking off their season with Elegy by Philadelphia based composer Amanda Harberg.  Elegy was originally written for Viola and String Orchestra, but has be readapted by the composer for full orchestra in 2014.  Learn more about the concert on October 14 in Bel Air, Maryland here.

Have a sneak peak of Elegy in its original form below:



And for very new music the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in Colorado Springs will present a newly orchestrated work by Ingrid Stölzel.  The ensemble commissioned Stölzel to orchestrate her Soul Journey: Three Whitman Songs, which was originally written for voice and piano.

The concert will feature will be presented on October 14th and October 15 with preconcert lectures from the composer.  Find out more information, and read the program notes, here.