All-Star Orchestra

In honor of Veteran’s Day Weekend, All-Star Orchestra kicks off collaboration with U.S. Marine Band

In honor of Veteran’s Day Weekend, All-Star Orchestra kicks off collaboration with U.S. Marine Band

A unique collaboration: the All-Star Orchestra’s Gerard Schwarz conducts the U.S. Marine Band – America’s oldest continually performing musical ensemble – founded by an act of Congress in 1798, and dubbed “The President’s Own” by no less than Thomas Jefferson.  Three programs feature the most famous concert band masterpieces, including works by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, William Schuman, and of course John Philip Sousa.

Strings: The All-Star Orchestra Shines in a New Season

Strings: The All-Star Orchestra Shines in a New Season

When you hear “all star,” it’s usually baseball diamonds—not concert halls—that are likely come to mind. But [All-Star Orchestra's] inclusive celebration of the “best of the best” embraces a mega ensemble that unites principals and concertmasters from a host of American orchestras—30, in fact.

Seattle Times: ‘All-Star Orchestra’ premieres classical music on TV

Seattle Times: ‘All-Star Orchestra’ premieres classical music on TV

Schwarz’s post-Seattle passion project, “The All-Star Orchestra” debuted in 2014, bringing together 95 top orchestral musicians from across the country to perform no-audience, in-studio concerts, shot with 18 high-definition, roaming cameras. The series satisfies Schwarz’s lifelong desire to bring classical music to a broader audience.