Tagged with Simon Sinfonietta

Pianist Donna Kwong

Pianist Donna Kwong

Bonnie Simon, Stephen Simon, and Donna Kwong, at Falmouth Academy after Saturday evening’s performance. Pianist Donna Kwong was the guest soloist with the Simon Sinfonietta at Falmouth Academy for their season-opening performance on Saturday, September 15. She played Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor. It was a magnificent–more on that later. Prior … Continue reading

September Sounds

September Sounds

The Simon Sinfonietta performs tonight at Falmouth Academy, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra perform next weekend, and the Boston Cello Quartet returns to Falmouth on September 30. It is a great month for classical music! Simon Sinfonietta, under the direction of Stephen Simon,will perform its first concert of the … Continue reading

Sara Daneshpour to Perform with Simon Sinfonietta

Sara Daneshpour to Perform with Simon Sinfonietta

Sara Daneshpour, Stephen Simon, and Bonnie Ward Simon Pianist Sara Daneshpour will perform with the Simon Sinfonietta tomorrow night (Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM) at Falmouth Academy. She will play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K466. Sara, 24, won first prize in the American Beethoven Society Pianists Competition when she was 13. … Continue reading

Sensational Young Pianist Headlines Season Finale for the Simon Sinfonietta

Sensational Young Pianist Headlines Season Finale for the Simon Sinfonietta

By Guest Blogger Janet Murphy Robertson of ArtistsandMusicians.org The Simon Sinfonietta’s 2011-2012 season will culminate on Saturday, June 2 with featured soloist Sara Daneshpour performing Mozart’s D minor Piano Concerto No. 20, K466. Music Director and Conductor Stephen Simon has paired this concerto with two additional works to complete the Sinfonietta’s season of adventure: Stravinsky’s … Continue reading

Simon Sinfonietta Features Clarinetist Mark Miller

Simon Sinfonietta Features Clarinetist Mark Miller

Clarinetist Mark Miller, Maestro Stephen Simon, and his wife, Bonnie Ward Simon Maestro Stephen Simon will conduct the Simon Sinfonietta tomorrow night (March 31, 2012, at 7:30 at Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, MA), offering a wonderful array of music from different time periods, including a piece commissioned by the Washington Friends of Handel to celebrate … Continue reading

Simon Sinfonietta Showcases the Marimba

Simon Sinfonietta Showcases the Marimba

June 24, 2011 Pius Cheung, in the Falmouth Academy library, at a reception following the Simon Sinfonietta concert. The Simon Sinfonietta ended its seventh season in splendid form on June 4 at Falmouth Academy with just the sort of concert its director, Stephen Simon, is best known and respected for: a combination of infrequently heard … Continue reading

Beethoven’s Ninth Resonates with Joy

Beethoven’s Ninth Resonates with Joy

May 13, 2011 Stephen Simon asks the musicians to to stand, following their performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. It was an extraordinary experience. Even from outside the Parish of Christ the King in Mashpee this past Tuesday evening, you could tell something special was about to happen. The parking lots were full, both at … Continue reading

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

April 14, 2011 John Yankee, Stephen Simon, and Joseph Marchio Stephen Simon, director and conductor of the 40-piece Simon Sinfonietta, has brought so much fine music to Falmouth, much of it rarely played elsewhere. His enjoyment of music and the exploration and sharing of music is clear on his face as he conducts, and when … Continue reading

Simon Sinfonieta Tonight–And in May

June 6, 2009 I am looking forward to attending the Simon Sinfonietta concert tonight (7:30 PM at Falmouth Academy).  Robert Wyatt is the piano soloist; he will be playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major. Also on the program is Telemann’s Concerto for 3 Horns in D Major, and Respighi’s “The Birds.” It … Continue reading