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“Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth”

…But the newest and most exciting musical adventure of the evening was Richman’s own original composition — “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth,” with guest pianist Jeffery Biegel. When the conductor explained the thought behind the three movements of his piece, titled “To One’s Self,” “To One’s World” and “To One’s Spirit,” and how […]

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Orchestra, Pianist Shine in Concert

ORONO — Talk of snow was not enough to keep a large, enthusiastic audience from another outstanding program by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra last Sunday afternoon. In its fourth masterworks concert of the season, the orchestra, under its music director and conductor Lucas Richman,  offered an unusual program that included an early work by a […]

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Lucas Richman Closes His Final Season as KSO Director

“Where words fail, music speaks” was Maestro Lucas Richman’s simple introduction to the encore selection—the poignant and wistful Variation IX (“Nimrod”) from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations—on his final concert as music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra last weekend. While that quote from Hans Christian Andersen is often used a bit too generically, its tearfully succinct […]