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Listen: Traverse Symphony Orchestra, The Best of the Brandenburg Concertos

Conductor Kevin Rhodes and violinist Tina Chang Qu; image courtesy the Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Kevin Rhodes and violinist Tina Chang Qu; image courtesy the Traverse Symphony Orchestra

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kevin Rhodes recently presented four of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concertos with guest violin soloist Tina Chang Qu.

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra recently presented a concert called "The Best of the Brandenburg Concertos," featuring guest violin soloist Tina Chang Qu.

Several other guest soloists were also featured during the concert, including flutist Anthony Trionfo, flutist Tess Miller, oboist Dane Philipsen, trumpeter Caleb Hudson and harpsichordist Steve Larson.

The concert began with the announcement that the Traverse Symphony Orchestra will become the Traverse City Philharmonic, effective June 1, 2024.

Below, hear each of the concertos on demand, as well as Kevin Rhodes's pre-concert remarks about the organization's upcoming name change.

Kevin Rhodes announces Traverse Symphony Orchestra's upcoming name change to Traverse City Philharmonic
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4
Kevin Rhodes conducting the Traverse Symphony Orchestra with soloists Anthony Trionfo (flute), Tess Miller (flute) and Tina Chang Qu (violin)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 2
Kevin Rhodes conducting the Traverse Symphony Orchestra with soloists Anthony Trionfo (flute), Dane Philipsen (oboe), Caleb Hudson (trumpet) and Tina Chang Qu (violin)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5
Kevin Rhodes conducting the Traverse Symphony Orchestra with soloists Steve Larson (harpsichord), Anthony Trionfo (flute) and Tina Chang Qu (violin)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3
Kevin Rhodes conducting the Traverse Symphony Orchestra

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra performs Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 2. Soloists L to R: Tina Chang Qu, Dane Philipsen, Anthony Trionfo, Caleb Hudson.
Rebecca Childs
The Traverse Symphony Orchestra performs Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 2. Soloists L to R: Tina Chang Qu, Dane Philipsen, Anthony Trionfo, Caleb Hudson.

Recorded March 17, 2024 in Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Kelley DiPasquale engineered the audio recordings.

Thanks to Rebecca Childs, Kedrik Merwin and the whole TSO team for additional support.