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Opening the Holiday Season

December 11, 2016

Holiday Pops 2016

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What’s New La Porte

Capacity crowd revels in the glow of Holiday at the Pops

December 11, 2016

Holiday at the Pops 2016 Audience

“When you leave the Civic, you’re walking about four feet off of the ground.”

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La Porte County Life

La Porte Hospital’s Foundation Children’s Fund kicks off the holiday season with 22nd Annual Holiday at the POPS Concert

December 11, 2016

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“The beautiful falling snow and the music of the holidays, kicked off the Christmas season for the people of La Porte.”

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The Beacher

The Return of a Christmas Tradition

December 8, 2016

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LCSO, Chamber Music Festival Join Forces for Concert

March 10, 2016

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The Beacher

Setting the Tone

December 10, 2015

Maestro Bauman takes over as Music Director of the Michigan City Messiah.

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The Beacher

Bauman Takes Over as Director of Messiah

June 18, 2015

Maestro Bauman is selected to become the next Music Director of the Michigan City Messiah.

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The Beacher

Music to the Ears

November 6, 2014

Celebrating Maestro Bauman’s 20 year anniversary with the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.

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The News Dispatch

Opening the holiday season (2016)

December 12, 2016

Opening of the holiday Season

The News Dispatch

Glee Club to join LCSO for Family Pops Concert

Glee Club to join LCSO for Family Pops Concert

The News Dispatch

PNC, LCSO host International Contemporary Ensemble

PNC, LCSO host International Contemporary Ensemble

The News Dispatch

LCSO Concert to Put Breast Cancer in Spotlight

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The Herald Argus

Opening the holiday season (2016)

December 12, 2016


Opening of the holiday Season

What’s New La Porte

Capacity Crowd revels in the glow of Holiday at the Pops (2016)

December 11, 2016

REVIEWS

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

“Bauman was in command on the podium. He was quite animated with big sweeping baton motions. Bauman and the WSO did their part to make this a truly magical performance of the the Walton Violin Concerto. The orchestra boldly captured all the hot blooded emotions of this piece [Turnia’s Danzas Fantasticas] and gave us a performance to fondly remember.”
Jim Edwards, Beacon News (2008)

 

LA PORTE COUNTY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

“Under Bauman’s leadership, the phrasing had line, shaping a musical statement.””The players deserve a lot of credit for this success but Bauman must be congratulated on his successful nurturing and caring for this orchestra. For it is the musical insight of the conductor which allows the successful performance. He must mold the shape of things to come and steer the ship safely into port.”
Robert Dure, La Porte Herald-Argus (2002)

 

“Bauman gave tremendously sensitive direction and coaxed from his musicians a memorable performance. He is to be commended for guiding the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra to broader musical horizons and sharing with this community his obvious love of opera”
Sherrie Lizarraga, La Porte Herald-Argus (1998)

 

“This is an excellent orchestra with an excellent conductor …”
Robert Dure, La Porte Herald-Argus (1999)

 

“Bauman plays his instrument, the orchestra, intelligently and expertly. This was a well thought out performance and was thrilling…”
Robert Dure, La Porte Herald-Argus (1994)

 

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Beethoven’s Eroica: “Trumpeter’s musical mix blows away ESO audience.” “The ESO [Elgin Symphony Orchestra], marvelously led Saturday night by assistant conductor Philip Bauman, was an extraordinary on Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango.”
George Rawlinson, The Courier News (2001)

 

Pops Alive! Concert: “The Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Pops Alive! Concert’ Sunday filled the audience with rushes of adrenaline that are likely to keep spirits soaring until spring. Associate conductor Philip J. Bauman led the orchestra through a wonderfully smooth Overture to ‘Candide’…(it) set the mood for an afternoon of brilliant music, lushly performed.”
Judy Reinert, Kane County Chronicle (1994)

 

Afternoon in Old Vienna: “Conducted by Philip J. Bauman…the afternoon whizzed by all too quickly—though the concert surprisingly lasted two hours. Bauman, a gifted and spirited conductor, was the perfect choice to direct this concert. Well versed in opera and light opera….Not all conductors work well with vocal soloists, but Bauman knows how to make an orchestra sing with the soloists rather than play along with them. The afternoon avoided tedium by cleverly mixing orchestral and vocal selections.”
Judy Reinert, Kane County Chronicle (1993)

 

A Gershwin Spectacular: “The Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s pops concerts Saturday and Sunday caused listeners to scurry out searching for synonyms for fantastic. Relaxed and personable, Philip J. Bauman…charmingly shared Gershwinisms with the audience throughout the concert. Not only did we leave loving Gershwin even more, but adoring Bauman as a conductor…. As a conductor, Bauman’s chance to show off came in a spirited ‘American in Paris.’ Perhaps not as passionate as Leonard Bernstein’s version of ‘American in Paris,’ but a fine, lively and meticulous job that warranted Bauman three bows.”
Judy Reinert, Kane County Chronicle (1991)

 

STAGE WORKS

Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente and La revoltosa Videos: “No doubts at all about the musical quality of the performances, scrupulously and imaginatively prepared by Philip J. Bauman. His direction, and the orchestral accompaniments, far outdistance the rough and ready results in the Teatro Calderon videos of the same pieces patchily available from Spain.”
Christopher Webber, Zarzuela Web Site

 

Homenjage a Manuel de Falla: “…accompanied by an exceptionally fine-tuned orchestra under the deft direction of Philip J. Bauman.”
Kathleen Tobin, Beverly Review (1996)

 

La Vida Breve: “The Orchestra…played very richly under the poised and knowing baton of young Philip J. Bauman.”
Joseph Cunniff, Hyde Park Herald (1996)

 

“The orchestra under Philip J. Bauman played with Spanish litheness and verve.”
Dan Tucker, Opera News (1995)

 

Four Saints in Three Acts: “Don’t try to find Meaning in Steins cunning word games or Thomson’s Missouri-flavored music, and you’ll have a wonderful time at ‘Four Saints.’ Thomson’s score, a faux-naif melange of waltzes, tangos, fox trots and ersatz Baptist hymns is the devil to perform properly. The musical prosody involves constant tempo changes to challenge the alertness of the singers and conductor; and Stein’s endless repetitions require the most precise ensemble as solo lines and choral refrains career back and forth. But Philip J. Bauman drew a clean, buoyant and lively reading from the 21-piece chamber orchestra, coordinating stage and pit very well in a performance that grew more secure as the two hours progressed. The final scenes in fact were deeply moving.”
John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune (1993)

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