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Sinfonia® News

  • RMS Wah Effect

    Nov. 2, 2016

    We recently added a new wah effect, now available in Sinfonia and RMS Keyboards. Check it out!

  • Sinfonia - Solo Over Vamp Feature

    Nov. 2, 2016

    We just implemented a unique, solo-over-vamp feature. This gives you a vamp to cover variable stage action that changes with each performance, with a simultaneous, independant, non-repeating musical phrase. Check it out!

  • Sinfonia for Sister Act

    Oct. 11, 2016

    Take your show to Heaven! Sinfonia for Sister Act is now available.

  • Sinfonia for Cinderella (Broadway 2013 version)

    June 27, 2016

    Sinfonia for Cinderella (Broadway 2013) is now available. Hurry and get it HERE. Don't worry if you drop a glass slipper along the way...

  • Sinfonia for Little Mermaid Now Available

    Jan. 19, 2016

    Make it part of your world. Download your free trial today.

  • Asolo Rep - West Side Story Rave

    Nov. 17, 2015

    If you'll be in the Sarasota, FL area over any of the upcoming Holidays, check out Asolo Rep.'s production of West Side Story. A great production - and a great example of a high end Sinfonia implementation.

    https://sarasotamagazine.com/2015/11/16/asolo-reps-west-side-story/

  • Thespians 2015

    June 25, 2015

    We're in Lincoln, NE for the Thespians Conference. Drop by the booth to see/try any of our resources - or just to say Hi!

  • CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Sinfonia

    March 15, 2015

    This technology will help you soar to new heights. Sinfonia now available for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG! 

    Download it here

  • PETER PAN Sinfonia Now Available

    Sept. 18, 2014

    Sprinkle a little pixie dust on your show and make it fly. Sinfonia for PETER PAN is now available. Download it here

  • BRING IT ON for Sinfonia and RMS Keyboards now available!

    Aug. 20, 2014

    It's all happening! BRING IT ON has sprung onto our show list. Check out the free trials for Sinfonia and RMS Keyboards

  • THE LITTLE MERMAID is now available for RMS Keyboards and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is now available for Sinfonia!

    Aug. 16, 2014

    Two new shows! THE LITTLE MERMAID is now available for RMS Keyboards and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is available for Sinfonia. 

  • MARY POPPINS and MISS SAIGON-School Edition Sinfonia Now Available

    Jan. 14, 2014

    Sinfonia is now available for both MARY POPPINS and MISS SAIGON (School Edition). Give 'em a try for free! Click HERE.

  • SHREK Sinfonia Now Available

    July 12, 2013

    You can download your free trial of SHREK for Sinfonia right now. Get it while it's green!.

  • LES MISERABLES PRO for Sinfonia now available!

    April 29, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that Sinfonia is now available for LES MISERABLES, in conjunction with MTI's release of a new version of the show for professional licensing. This version reflects changes to the score which were developed during the 2009 Broadway revival and recient national tours. Please click here to download a free trial version.

  • IN THE HEIGHTS for Sinfonia now available!

    Jan. 4, 2013

    In the Heights is now available for Sinfonia! Please click here to download your free trial version.

  • New York Times Rave For Gateway Playhouse CATS

    May 29, 2012

    The New York Times recently gave a rave review to the Gateway Playhouse's production of CATS. This production uses Sinfonia - and though the review does not mention us specifically, we know we had a big hand in producing the sound that led to this quote:  "A six-member orchestra led by Jeffrey Buchsbaum delivers the score with considerable resonance."

    We measure success in part by our transparency. When a critic for one of the top newspapers for theatrical reviews in the country is not aware of any technological enhancement and reacts only to the great music he hears, we know we're doing our job.

    Click here to read the review.

  • 9 TO 5 for OrchExtra now available!

    Jan. 6, 2012

    9 to 5 is now available for OrchExtra! Please contact us for details.

  • LEGALLY BLONDE for OrchExtra now available!

    Nov. 29, 2011

    Legally Blonde is now available for OrchExtra! Please contact us for further details.

  • PHANTOM OF THE OPERA InstrumentalEase® Now Available

    Dec. 12, 2010

    We are thrilled to announce the release of the InstrumentEase® resource for Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. We anticipate this will be one of our most popular treatments to date. To reserve your system, book now.

  • New Titles: CINDERELLA (Enchanted), KING & I, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, WILLY WONKA

    Dec. 12, 2009

    We are delighted to announce that the following titles are available for immediate bookings:

    THE KING AND I and CINDERELLA (Enchanted version) for InstrumentalEase®.

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and WILLY WONKA for OrchExtra®.

    Book now!

  • WHITE CHRISTMAS InstrumentalEase® Now Available

    Dec. 1, 2009

    In time for the Holidays, InstrumentalEase&r® for WHITE CHRISTMAS is wrapped and ready to go! Book now!

  • WEST SIDE STORY - Now Available!

    Nov. 15, 2009

    We received official permission from the Leonard Bernstein Organization to prepare an OrchExtra® rendition of WEST SIDE STORY. It's ready now and it's some of our best work yet. Contact MTI for bookings.

  • KansasCity.com Lauds Sinfonia's® Sound

    July 3, 2009

    In its review of the current production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The New Theatre, KansasCity.com made special mention of the "remarkable" sound achieved by Sinfonia supporting a small band. 

    CLICK HERE to read the review.

  • Now Available - THE WEDDING SINGER

    Nov. 30, 2008

    Hot off the presses: THE WEDDING SINGER is now available for OrchExtra®. We've loaded it with tons of fun, authentic 80s synth sounds (in addition to the usual instrumental fare). The result is fantastic! Contact your MTI booking representative to book it now, before the supply sells out!

  • Sinfonia® Enhances Alabama Shakespeare's CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Nov. 7, 2008

    Alabama Shakespeare Festival used Sinfonia® on its 2008 Holiday presentation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The show got great reviews, and Sinfonia was one component of how this production could be "bigger and better than any version seen before at ASF".

    Read the original Playbill announcement.

  • New OrchExtra® Titles

    Dec. 12, 2007

    We're pleased to announce that HAIRSPRAYTHE PRODUCERS and SWEENEY TODD are now available for OrchExtra®:

    CLICK HERE for the full list of available Sinfonia® titles.

  • OrchExtra® Has 95% Customer Satisfaction Rate

    Dec. 12, 2007

    We recently conducted an online survey of past OrchExtra customers. OrchExtra is the version of our Sinfonia instrument available through Music Theatre International (MTI). It has been around for about six years now, and we were curious to get a sense of what people who used it thought about it.

    We sent out email questionaires to approximately 300 former customers asking the following questions:

    • Did you enjoy the experience?
    • Would you recommend OrchExtra ® to other colleagues?
    • Do you have any suggestions?

    Here are a few representative quotes:

    We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response we got. Many people were incredibly effusive in expressing how much they loved OrchExtra.The product is an extraordinary benefit to High School Theater! What a joy it was for our students to have the thrill of being accompanied by a full orchestra. Members of our small school orchestra learned so much by having the experience of accompanying a live performance! - Maggie Ward, Notre Dame Prep School, Towson, MD

    We were most impressed with your OrchEXTRA. The musicians, orchestra conductor, cast members and audience members all sang its praises. - Jane Long, Southeast Alabama Community Theatre, Dothan, AL

    We are and will always be HUGE supporters of OrchExtra...we wish that we had the system for every show. I make sure that I share my positive experiences with everyone I know involved in theatre. - Kathy Chitwood, Eastlight Theatre, East Peoria, IL

    I LOVE using OrchExtra for this show. I produced a summer high school musical for the first time at our (college) facility, and everyone was WOWed. Even my conductor, who is degreed from Johns Hopkins and the local youth symphony conductor agreed that it was not too bad. - Beth Harvey, FCCJ Wilson Center for the Arts, Jacksonville, FL

    IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!! - Wendy Czerwonka, West Plains High School, West Plains, MO

    In all 95% of the respondents had very favorable comments and said they hoped to use OrchExtra® again. (Most suggestions related to new titles they wanted to see developed.) We are thrilled by this response and honored that we can help producers and educators put on more musicals. We hope to build on this base of customer support with InstrumentalEase (our new Sinfonia® product for The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization), as well as other new products we have in the pipeline.

    For more information on Sinfonia® products developed for Licensing Houses, click here

  • Live Audio Sample Available

    June 1, 2007

    From time to time, we get requests from people asking for Sinfonia audio samples. We've resisted these requests in the past because we felt people who experience Sinfonia only through an mp3 or other audio file get the wrong idea about it. They hear a recording and think that that is exactly what Sinfonia is: a recording. In actuality, what defines and distinguishes Sinfonia is not so much its sound (although we're proud of that too), but its unique ability to be performed as a live instrument and integrate with an ensemble.

    We still believe that the best way to get a real sense of our new instrument is to see it in action. Therefore, we always try to get those who are interested either to come to our studios for a demo, or to attend a rehearsal or performance of a show that is using it.

    Nevertheless, the reques keep coming, and we recognize that some people still really want to download a quick example. Our challenge has been to find a way to provide something that demonstrates what we think is most beneficial about Sinfonia.

    The audio sample below is our attempt to do just that. What you will hear is a short excerpt from the Overture to Bizet's CARMEN. The scenario imagines a very small production of the classic opera performed by a nine piece ensemble: eight acoustic instruments plus Sinfonia. In this live recording, the eight acoustic musicians first play the famous CARMEN theme by themselves. They then immediately repeat the theme, but this time joined by the Sinfonia. The point of the contrast – a small band playing without and then with Sinfonia - is to demonstrate how well Sinfonia helps eight instruments sound like fifty.

    CLICK HERE for the CARMEN Sinfonia Demo.

  • You Asked! We Delivered! New Shows!

    March 6, 2007

    Due to the high number of requests, RMS is proud to announce the release of the following shows:

    CATS for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization's InstrumentalEase®

    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL for Musical Theatre International's OrchEXTRA®

  • RMS In The News

    Dec. 14, 2006

    Sinfonia® and OrchExtra® were discussed in an article in today's Christian Science Monitor. Read the full article on the Christian Science Monitor website.

  • RMS Announces New Products For The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

    Oct. 11, 2006

    RMS proudly announces new products for The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Paul McCartney with Sinfonia

    Sir Paul McCartney with Sinfonia®, back stage at Cirque du Soleil's production, LOVE.

  • Les Miserables

    Claude-Michel Schonberg and John Cameron

    Left to right: John Cameron (Original Orchestrator of Les Miserables), Fred Bianchi, Claude-Michel Schonberg (Composer of Les Miserables) and Jeff Lazarus - pictured at the Les Miserables after-party on London's West End - April 2004.