nyc orchestras

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  1. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    what symphonic groups are active in new york city?
    the met orchestra
    the philharmonic
    ...???

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  2. robertwhite

    robertwhite Mezzo Piano User

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    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    The EOS Orchestra (is this still around?)
    The American Symphony Orchestra

    Probably a gazillion more. This is all I could think of.
     
  3. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    i thought st. luke's was from mn. oh, well...

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  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Er.........The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is the group you're thinking of. You know, the Twin Cities and all that jazz.

    In NYC, the Brooklyn Philharmonic is still going.The Queens Symphony has a season, but I just learned that the EOS Orchestra is no more.
    The New York Pops, with Skitch Henderson conducting is going strong.
    Both the NY State Opera and Ballet have full orchestras.

    There is still a good amount of free-lance work in NYC.
    Wilmer
     
  5. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    The New York Pops, with Skitch Henderson conducting is going strong.
    Both the NY State Opera and Ballet have full orchestras.

    There is still a good amount of free-lance work in NYC.
    Wilmer

    wilmer:

    i knew of the opera, but though it was somewhere else in the state. is that the one beverly sills managed for awhile?
    i recall skitch henderson leading the tonight show orchestra & doc being in the section. i've heard a few nypops tunes on npr. i thought henderson had died.

    thanx for the info
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  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Remember the scene in "The Producers" that Zero Mostel danced on the lighted fountain? That took place in the very center of Lincoln Center. The New York State Theater is there, it is the home of The NY State Opera and Ballet, two different orchestras, by the way. The Metropolitan Opera is there,as is the New York Philharmonic's Avery Fisher Hall. Alice Tully Hall and Juilliard are across 65th street.

    Beverly Sills managed the NY State Opera for a while.

    Skitch is very much alive. The NY Pops is a very busy group. The wonderful Neil Balm is their principal trumpet player.

    Wilmer
     

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