Rossen Milanov on Crossover w/Jill Pasternak, October 12, 2013
Rossen Milanov is a busy man of the world. The miles he racks up, both driving and flying, are great. Just look at his schedule from now through the first week in December: the Colorado Symphony in Denver, the Fort Worth Symphony in Texas, the Princeton Symphony in New Jersey, the Latvian National Symphony in Latvia, the Orchesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, the Aalborg Symphony in Denmark, and finally back home to lead Camden's Symphony in C. It's almost as though Alec Baldwin is about to come up and ask him, "What's in your wallet?"
Music Lives in Camden, New Jersey where a storied symphony orchestra is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As WRTI's Jim Cotter now reports, the organization begins its new season under the leadership of a newly appointed president who has a very hands-on approach.
Symphony In C President Pamela Brant speaks with Jim Cotter at the start of the season.
This Sunday it's Symphony in C with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation. This was the grand closing concert of the ensemble's 60th anniversary season. Rossen Milanov conducts. Join us! Sunday, May 26, 4 to 6 pm.
WRTI presents Symphony in C under the baton of Music Director Rossen Milanov on March 17th at 4 pm. Written when Mendelssohn was only 17, his Midsummer Night's Dream Overture was the first "concert overture" - a work not intended to introduce a dramatic presentation, but to represent, complete in itself, a literary work, or story, or place.
Experience "The Four Seasons" with two composers from two continents. Hear the original work by Vivaldi, and then travel to South America to engage in the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazolla. Symphony in C Concertmaster Stefani Collins is soloist, with Music Director Rossen Milanov conducting. Sunday, December 16th, 3 to 5 pm.
We have the music for the perfect Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Beginning on Thursday, join us for a particularly American flavor with music by American composers from Copland to Bernstein to John Alden Carpenter. There will also be a family celebration with some of the great names in music, including the Bachs, the Strauss family, father and son Mozart and more!
It's the first broadcast of the season for the acclaimed Symphony in C, and it's an exciting Sunday afternoon on WRTI. The program starts with the 2013 winner of Symphony in C's Young Composers' Competition, a work by Douglas Buchanan. Pianist Di Wu joins the orchestrafor a Rachmaninoff favorite, and the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's final symphony. Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Sunday, October 14th, 3 to 5 pm.
In recent times, Philadelphians have been made well aware of the fiscal challenges of sustaining a symphony orchestra. Now, around the country, other cities are experiencing such problems first hand. Serious doubts hang over the immediate viability of orchestras in Atlanta, Minnesota, St Paul, Indianapolis, and San Antonio with others likely to soon follow suit.
Yet in Camden, New Jersey, a city whose very municipal infrastructure is under threat, its orchestra - Symphony In C - continues to garner and grow support, audience, and reputation.
It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.
Program: Roger Zare: Green Flash Georgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"