Paul Taylor/BU Symphony Orchestra collaboration is incredible

Reviewed by Sarah Kuras

Last Saturday (March 10), the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Timothy Perry, again gave a wonderful performance at BU’s Anderson Center. These two groups, which last worked together in 2009, left me breathless. It is hard to describe the company’s dancing with just words, so please, bear with me as I try to take you with me through this performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Student ensembles and soloists featured this weekend at BU

By Sarah Kuras

This upcoming weekend, there will be two exciting concerts by Binghamton University students. At 3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22), the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Perry; the Harpur Chorale, conducted by Peter Browne, and the Women’s Chorus will perform in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Amahl’ singers share real meaning of Christmas

Reviewed by Tony Villecco

This past weekend, the Binghamton University Music Department in collaboration with Tri-Cities Opera produced a lovely adaptation of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act seasonal masterpiece, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Performances were Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 11 and 12) in the Anderson Center’s Chamber Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

University Symphony offers a slice of Americana

Reviewed by David L. Schriber

Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra Director Timothy Perry enjoys putting together programs of American music. The concert last Saturday (Dec. 4) at BU’s Anderson Center focused on the narrow period of 1930-1955 with works of Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Morton Gould, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Perry delivers his program notes in person, not leaving the audience to attempt to read printed notes in the dark. In doing so he can be more complete in his remarks. One always comes away having learned something not only about the music but about the historical and cultural context in which it was set. Read the rest of this entry »