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Musicians Frank Foerster

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In addition to performing in concert halls, The New York Scandia Symphony puts on an annual free summer series at Fort Tryon Park, typically on Sunday afternoons in June: check back at their site for details. Foerster came to America to study with Lillian Fuchs and Karen Tuttle at The Juilliard School, where he received Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. They often came to visit, and there was always music in the house. Matson brought the drama up several notches further with a roller-coaster ride through his Karelia suite, unleashing the triumph of the first movement, dipping to a long, enveloping sweep upward and then a graceful balletesque pulse that alternated with mighty stadium bombast. An avid educator, he has created numerous musical fairy tale programs for students and children on the autism spectrum, bringing understanding and appreciation of classical music to the new audiences of tomorrow. He is survived by his loving wife Donna Foerster, and his mother, Frances Kneupper Foerster, sons; Jon Paul Foerster and William Albert Foerster Renee , sister, Janice Elaine Renner Mark , and grandchild Logan Ryan Foerster.

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Frank Foerster

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He continued his education at the Berlin Music School with Wolfram Christ and in Gstaad, Switzerland, with Yehudi Menuhin. In this case, Matson makes a most persuasive case for both. The first three pieces, the Symphonic Rhapsody, An Evening at Giske and the Helios Overture share a robust melodicism that compares with anything Cesar Franck ever wrote. I would like to bring all those favorite books that have affected my life in a meaningful manner to read them once more. The orchestra closed with a similarly triumphant yet warily colorful take of Finlandia, leaving no doubt that this was written not as a piece of nationalistic pageantry but as a slap upside the head of Russian Tsarist aggression. In the depths of the sway and the swells of the string section, the heart of a very inspired noir garage band — or Norwegian surf band from the sixties — had come alive, in a very subtle way.

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Musicians Frank Foerster

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May 30, 2009 Thursday at Trinity Church conductor Dorrit Matson led the pioneering New York Scandia Symphony through a characteristically enlightening and exciting performance that left no doubt that the Scandinavian composers of the early classical era were just as substantial — and could be sometimes just as schlocky — as their counterparts a little further south. At an early age I taught myself to play the piano so that I could join in. Broodingly cinematic in its Rachmaninovian sweep, it gave Aasgaard a chance to show off a strongly sostenuto, almost hornlike attack. Not one to leave any interpretive stone unturned, Matson, who has a fine ear for instrumental registrational balance, draws a sterling sound from her colleagues. The Oriental Festival March, the blazing overture that opens it, works off one of the alltime great catchy hooks, right up there with the Peer Gynt themes and the 1812 Overture. He was a graduate of Sam Houston High School.

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Frank Foster, Blue Collar Boys, Official Music Video

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Classical music fans in New York looking something more interesting than the same old standards have numerous options. Going to see a concert by the New York Scandia Symphony is something akin to being a member of a secret society. As a guest artist, he has coached chamber music groups at the Juilliard Pre-College Division. Tryon Park in Washington Heights. The group has received invitations to participate in several European festivals next season. He will be dearly missed by all who love him.

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Frank Foerster Obituary

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A piece by Norwegian Romantic composer Johan Svendsen contrasted with its attractive, comfortably steady ebullience. Thursday night in the comfortable Victor Borge Auditorium at Scandinavia House in midtown they brought their smaller String Symphony chamber ensemble for a program that even by their exacting standards was riveting. Foerster is on the faculty of New Jersey City University, teaching viola, violin and chamber music. He worked for Steel Tex as a welder for 10 years and was a carpenter for 15 years. The orchestra awarded the crowd with rousing, dynamic versions of material that for the most part is not typical for them. Who are your favorite composers and why? He studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and with Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland. Which means at least one premiere of some sort at every concert.

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Among the best of these is the New York Scandia Symphony, who dedicate themselves to reviving interest in lesser-known Nordic composers as well as premiering new works by emerging composers from the upper reaches of that hemisphere. With considerably more solo parts for cello, it was more of a showcase for Aasgaard than the previous two pieces and he met the challenge head-on, climbing to a ferociously slithery, chromatic solo cadenza toward the end of the first movement. Schierbeck was an organist, and the string arrangement is unsurprisingly a lush blend of subtle textures, a perfect match for the stately longing and distant anguish of the melody. Verdi knew the human heart well; his music speaks to us with invigorating wisdom. If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you have with you? This is the most enjoyable performance of the work known to me, either live or recorded. Foerster is a very eclectic player and has a great wit — another suite of his, Summer in Fort Tryon Park, is a quintessentially New York tableau, packed with irresistible on-location references. Frank served in the Navy active duty for 2 years and reserves for 4years.

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Koppel began his career as a rock musician while still in his teens, playing psychedelic pop with popular Danish export Savage Rose, but in the following years he moved to film music. That violin motif returned again, and again, if never quite as fully horrified as the first time around — horror becomes less horrifying the more you get used to it. It is the sort of harmonious arrangement that comes from understanding the bigger picture. The Weyse was the closing number, working a simple, extremely straightforward and considerably effective chordal series building to a heroic theme with some striking textural appositions, horns against the strings. The orchestra, as a result, came out with its own unique and identifiable sound. I came to America in 1984 to participate in the Aspen Music Festival. On one level, the members of the ensemble are spoiled rotten.

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