The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus are among the ensembles with new recordings out this summer. On June 1, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s self-produced recording label tsoLIVE released Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, the fourth in a series of live concert recordings led by TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian. A Naxos disc released April 27 features the Santa Barbara Symphony and conductor Gisele Ben-Dor in the world-premiere recording of Silvestre Revueltas’s “La Coronela.” On April 27, Decca released an all-Gershwin album featuring the Baltimore Symphony, led by Marin Alsop, with pianist Jean-Yves. JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic in a Naxos recording released May 25 of John Corigliano’s score to the film The Red Violin. A two-CD set of music by composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa released by BMOP/sound June 3 includes four orchestral works performed by BMOP led by Gil Rose, as well as fifteen solo works written for the orchestra’s individual members. A disc celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, released by Boston Symphony Orchestra Classics on April 15, features the chorus in live concert recordings from 1998 to 2005.

Posted June 30, 2010