Month: February 2018

NPR’s From the Top presents our Young Artist concerto winner

Young Artist violinist Alex Goldberg performed on Show 349 of NPR’s From the Top  on February 11, 2018. Alex played a movement from Robert Schumann’s first Sonata in A minor. The program was taped before a live audience at Jordan

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Young Artist winner Alexander Goldberg plays Prokofiev in March

Alex Goldberg will play the Prokofiev Violin Concerto with the orchestra on March 23 and 24, 2018. He is the winner of the Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition, held every year in the fall. The winner plays their concert with

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Young cellist Hayden Idson plays prelude concert March 24

Come early for a Young Artist recital At 7:15, before the orchestra concert at 8pm, you are invited to hear Hayden play a short recital. He was one of the honorees in the 2018 Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition. Free

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Oboist and program annotator Richard Porter has died

The  orchestra mourns again this month. This time it is for one of our own. Richard Porter was a member of the oboe section and wrote extensively researched program notes for the orchestra for over 40 years. He was a

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Our beloved jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck has died

The whole orchestra is saddened to hear of the passing of Marlene VerPlanck in January. It was such a pleasure to have her perform with us. Her performance was polished and gracious, and her jazzy style was perfect for the

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