Orchestra

Music Saved Ari’s Life…

Orchestra of Indian Hill principal cellist Aristides Rivas recently gave a talk and performance for TEDxBeaconStreet, detailing how music, and great mentors, saved him from the streets in his native Venezuela.  Ari was lucky to have a program like El Sistema, and [...]

A ‘Perfect’ Violin Concerto Tops Indian Hill’s Mendelssohn Program

On Saturday night (November 14) at the Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, under the direction of conductor Bruce Hangen, presented three works by Felix Mendelssohn – the Violin Concerto with soloist Juliette Kang, a “Trumpet” Overture and the “Scottish” Symphony No. 3 -- with the classic-romantic themes, harmonies and dramatic forms that have endeared him to audiences for the better part of 200 years.

A Minute with Gleb Ivanov

"Eerily like the ghost of Horowitz, Mr. Ivanov engulfed the keyboard, rattling the rafters and thrilling the audience." — The Washington Times Pianist Gleb Ivanov captivates audiences with a personality to match his larger-than-life talent. His "blend of power and finesse" (The [...]

Indian Hill Orchestra and Jim Walker Take Diverse But Not Divergent Paths

Diverse musical styles, rather than periods, characterized the major portion of Sunday's (March 28) concert by the Orchestra of Indian Hill at the Littleton High School Performance Center. Works by Stravinsky, Debussy and Carl Nielsen were composed within about 30 years from the late 19th to the early 20th century. Not to slight the orchestra or conductor Bruce Hangen, but what many or most concert-goers came to hear instead was what classical-jazz flute virtuoso Jim Walker can do with his instrument.

Jim Walker: From Hollywood to Carnegie Hall, to Indian Hill!

Whether or not you realize it, you have probably heard music performed by flutist Jim Walker. The former principal flute for the LA Philharmonic, and founder of acclaimed jazz quartet Free Flight, Walker has performed twice on The Tonight Show with Johnny [...]