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.
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 [...]
By McLaren Harris The Orchestra of Indian Hill, conductor Bruce Hangen and Ludwig van Beethoven collaborated on Sunday, March 1, at the Littleton Performing Arts Center to craft a remarkable musical achievement: Beethoven's “Eroica” Symphony, arguably the finest work in the entire [...]
A review of the January concert of Bruce Hangen and the Orchestra of Indian Hill, by McLaren Harris Nothing says that a symphony orchestra program must have a unifying theme. Maestro Bruce Hangen and the Orchestra of Indian Hill's program on Sunday, [...]