Sandy & Friends – Beethoven’s Symphonies
Commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with four of Central Pennsylvania’s most popular conductors as they come together for a fascinating conversation about Beethoven’ and his nine symphonies. Featuring Stuart Malina, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Conductor Gregory Woodbridge, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor & Hershey Symphony Guest Conductor Lawrence Golan, York Symphony Orchestra Conductor & Sandra Dackow, Hershey Symphony Orchestra Conductor

 

Sandy & Friends – Beethoven’s Chamber Music
In this episode of Sandy & Friends, Hershey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Dr. Sandra Dackow talks with three distinguished musicians, John Dalley from the Guarneri Quartet, Kathleen Butler-Hopkins and Patrick Hopkins, about Beethoven’s chamber music and their respective careers.

 

Sandy & Friends – Beethoven’s Sonatas
Beethoven’s sonatas are the feature of this episode of Sandy & Friends as Dr. Sandra Dackow talks to pianist Ken Osowski, Hershey Symphony French horn player Al Stokes, and Hershey Symphony cellist Dr. Mike Rusli.

 

Sandy & Friends – Beethoven’s Concertos
In this episode of Sandy & Friends, Dr. Sandra Dackow talks with two musicians, Violinist Odin Rathnam and Pianist Eric Fung, who have performed with The Hershey Symphony Orchestra about the significance of Beethoven’ music, especially his concertos. The discussion was held in recognition of Beethoven’s 250th birthday on December 16.

 

Sandy & Friends – Jeremy Gill & Scott Gilbert
In this edition of Sandy & Friends, we talk to Scott Gilbert and Jeremy Gill, who met 30 years ago in the oboe section of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. We’ll find out how the Hershey Symphony has impacted their musical careers and how they’re both following their passion for music.

 

Sandy & Friends – Broadway Star Craig Schulman
Watch Broadway star Craig Schulman talk about his career, his performances with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra and the importance of music and arts. Craig is joined by Music Director Dr. Sandra Dackow, Executive Director Paul Metzger and Development Director Susan Cort.

 

Sandy & Friends – Opera Star Gwendolyn Bowers
Hershey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Dr. Sandra Dackow and Development Director Susan Cort talk with renowned opera singer Gwendolyn Bowers about her career, her connection to the Hershey Symphony and the challenges of teaching music during a time of Covid.

 

Sandy & Friends – Jennifer Meckler and Priscilla Howard
In this episode of Sandy & Friends, Hershey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Sandy Dackow and Development Director Susan Cort talk to former orchestra member and Festival Strings player Jennifer Meckler about how her experiences impacted her musical career. They are joined by Hershey Symphony Orchestra members Andrew Kurtz and Priscilla Howard, who talk with the group about teaching music in a time of Covid.

 

Sandy & Friends – A Family Affair
Hershey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Dr. Sandra Dackow and Development Director Susan Cort talk to two musical families with ties to the orchestra. Hear from the father-daughter musical teams of Matt and Annie Dickinson and Sean and Morgan Hackett to learn how the Hershey Symphony Orchestra impacted their love for music and musical careers.

Sandy & Friends – Odin Rathnam
Internationally-acclaimed concert violinist Odin Rathnam talks with Hershey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Sandra Dackow and Executive Director Paul Metzger in this first episode of Sandy & Friends.