Articles by: David Bernard

GRAMOPHONE CD REVIEW: Tchaikovsky Pathétique: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony conducted by David Bernard

GRAMOPHONE CD REVIEW: Tchaikovsky Pathétique: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony conducted by David Bernard

“David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony deliver an impressively elegant, thoughtful, well‑balanced and sophisticated Tchaikovsky Pathétique…carefully sculpted phrasing in the finale’s thematic statements, their pointed articulation throughout the second movement and the X‑ray clarity of the low strings underneath the bassoon solo in the first movement’s opening Adagio…The […]

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Classical Candor Review: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony conducted by David Bernard

Classical Candor Review: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony conducted by David Bernard

Bernard’s reading is one more of beauty and elegance than purely of tragedy, pathos, or suffering….as thrilling as they come…the music appears neither tragic nor sorrowful, just longing, wistful, meditative…with feelings of contemplation and reflection…The ensemble’s performance is commendably precise, the contrasts in softer and louder passages especially telling in […]

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ORCHESTRATING A MOVEMENT: Philharmonic reaches out to its community to bond with young audiences–Newsday

ORCHESTRATING A MOVEMENT: Philharmonic reaches out to its community to bond with young audiences–Newsday

The Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra’s performances of “The Nutcracker” this weekend with a Bethpage ballet company are the latest efforts by the 34-year-old orchestra to strengthen its community focus and expand its audience. The orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic at Tilles Center in Brookville will be the first time in […]

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BWW/CLASSICALWORLD INTERVIEW: Artistic Director Maurice Curry and Music Director David Bernard on The Eglevsky Ballet’s production of THE NUTCRACKER

BWW/CLASSICALWORLD INTERVIEW: Artistic Director Maurice Curry and Music Director David Bernard on The Eglevsky Ballet’s production of THE NUTCRACKER

December is the month of Nutcrackers, and a holiday tradition for many Long Islanders is to see the Eglevsky Ballet perform their prestigious production at the Tilles Center for the Arts in Brookville, Long Island. Eglevsky’s production, the largest and only professional production on Long Island, not only features guest […]

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Orchestra Embeds its Audience with its Players–Musical America Worldwide

Orchestra Embeds its Audience with its Players–Musical America Worldwide

When David Bernard, who leads New York’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, recently took the podium, he confronted an orchestra space filled with almost 300 people, only a fraction of whom were musicians. InsideOut, Bernard’s effort to rejuvenate concert-going for classical music lovers, embeds audience members on stage among the musicians. […]

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