The Bergen Philharmonic is one of the world's oldest orchestras. But the ensemble is gaining fresh acclaim since American conductor Andrew Litton became its music director. During its first U.S. tour in 41 years, the orchestra offered a smashing performance of Tchaikovsky's Fourth in West Palm Beach, Florida.
"Barbara Allen" from "Mountain Songs"
Violinist Ian Swensen and guitarist Marc Teicholz
Occidental Community Church, Occidental, California
Concerto in E-flat ("Dumbarton Oaks")
Pianists Amy Williams and Helena Bugallo
Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, California
"Suite en la du Ve Livre"
Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba, and Jan Willem Jansen, harpsichord
Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
"Fratres" for Violin and Piano
Violinist Helena Baillie and pianist Julian Riem
Higginson Room, Symphony Hall, Boston
The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Paavo Jarvi
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Hour 2
Prelude No. 9, Op 23, in E-flat Minor and Prelude No. 9, Op. 32, in A
Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy
"My Funny Valentine"
The Ahn Trio
Johann Sebastian Bach
Contrapunctus VI from "The Art of the Fugue" for String Quartet and Wind Quintet, BWV 1080
The Orion String Quartet and Windscape
The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Andrew Litton
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida