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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Fauxharmonic Orchestra

Under the direction of conductor Paul Henry Smith, the Fauxharmonic Orchestra produces concerts and recordings of orchestral music. The digital orchestra consists of the world's finest sample-based instruments (such as the Berlin Philharmonic) and can be heard in concert halls and recording studios.

Boston-based conductor Paul Henry Smith (who studied at Tanglewood under Leonard Bernstein in 1981) will be performing live with his virtual orchestra at Brandeis University on October 4th, 2009 at the Slosberg Music Center. The concert will feature contemporary works by Brandeis composers as well as some orchestral classics.

The orchestra just released a recording of Anton Webern's classic Chamber Symphonie Op. 21, and it can be found on YouTube. This is an amazing piece by a fascinating composer, and the performance is excellent. Webern's Symphonie was composed 80 years ago, and today it still sounds to our ears like mysterious music from a distant planet. Enjoy...