David Commanday http://peoriapublicradio.org en Heartland Festival Orchestra welcomes New Year with music http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/heartland-festival-orchestra-welcomes-new-year-music <p>David Commanday, Artistic Director of the <a href="http://www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org/">Heartland Festival Orchestra</a>, talks about the orchestra's upcoming concert, "Vienna to Broadway," which traces the musical evolution from Viennese waltzes and light opera to the Broadway stage. The concert features a return performance from vocalist Doug LaBrecque, and newcomer Lisa Vroman. It begins Saturday night at 7:30 at <a href="http://fivepointswashington.org/">Five Points Washington</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17403 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Heartland Festival Orchestra welcomes New Year with music Out and About - October 25, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-october-25-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with David Commanday, conductor of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, and violist Max Mandel who featured in the HFO's upcoming concert. They talk about some of the works on the program, which includes Carl Stamitz's Viola Concerto; and about the differences between playing with full orchestras, chamber orchestras and smaller ensembles. The Heartland Festival Orchestra performs Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13952 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - October 25, 2013 Out and About - May 31, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-may-31-2013 <P>The Heartland Festival Orchestra and conductor David Commanday close their 2013-2014 season with a program of "Maestro's Favorites" -- works by Stravinsky, Wagner and Brahms. David Commanday talks about&nbsp;some of those pieces, and the significance they hold for him. The concert also includes an unannounced sneak preview of a special appearance at the Peoria RiverFront Museum. The orchestra performs Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.</P> Fri, 31 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 6519 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - March 15th http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-march-15th <P>This week, we're talking with David Commanday, from the Heartland Festival Orchestra. Their concert Saturday night features the string trio "Time for Three," and their infectious, high-energy performance style. David talks about some of the works the trio will be playing; and about how they blend classical, bluegrass and jazz influences. We also listen to a few selections from Time for Three's repertoire.</P> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:52:42 +0000 Nathan Irwin 2545 at http://peoriapublicradio.org