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February 12, 2017, at 3:00 pm

Massapequa Philharmonic

Strauss | Overture to Die Fledermaus
Bizet | Selections from "Carmen"
Rossini | Overture to "William Tell"
Bernstein | Selections from "West Side Story"
Williams | Music from "Star Wars"

Tamra Paselk, Soprano


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Stravinsky The Rite of Spring / Bartók Concerto for Orchestra / David Bernard / Park Avenue Chamber Symphony

May 16, 2016

Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring
Bartók | Concerto for Orchestra

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GRAMOPHONE CD REVIEW: Stravinsky/Bartók: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony conducted by David Bernard

“Committed and forceful traversals of these formidable scores…Bernard is sensitive to both the eerie and the jubilant aspects that make [Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra] such a singular experience.”  –Donald Rosenberg

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David Bernard
David Bernard added 6 new photos.January 24th, 2017 at 2:08pm
In 2016, I have had the pleasure of working with Clinton Nieweg, former Principal Librarian of the Philadelphia Orchestra on a new edition of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite published by Kalmus. Until now, performing this beloved work required using materials that were not only riddled with errors, but that also used difficult to read "manuscript" notation. This new edition not only corrects over 5000 errors in the older editions, but is also beautifully engraved. The readability and accuracy significantly improves the experience of rehearsing and performing this work for both conductors and orchestral players.

I am thrilled to be leading the Firebird Suite in the first performances using this new edition this season with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (for the Classical Music from the Inside Out event on February 4th) as well as with the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. I will also be recording this edition with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony later this month.

As with all initial engravings, errors occur. After proofing the engraving, we have documented these errors into the attached errata. Kalmus is in the process of making these corrections. To help you if you are working with this material now, I am attaching the errata sheets here. Please contact me if you have any questions about this edition.
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