Broadway - West End - Schools All Over The World
Nov. 2, 2016
We recently added a new wah effect, now available in Sinfonia and RMS Keyboards. Check it out!
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!
Oct. 11, 2016
Take your show to Heaven! Sinfonia for Sister Act is now available.
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...
Jan. 19, 2016
Make it part of your world. Download your free trial today.
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.
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!
March 15, 2015
This technology will help you soar to new heights. Sinfonia now available for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG!
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.
Aug. 20, 2014
Aug. 16, 2014
Jan. 14, 2014
Sinfonia is now available for both MARY POPPINS and MISS SAIGON (School Edition). Give 'em a try for free! Click HERE.
July 12, 2013
You can download your free trial of SHREK for Sinfonia right now. Get it while it's green!.
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.
Jan. 4, 2013
In the Heights is now available for Sinfonia! Please click here to download your free trial version.
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.
Jan. 6, 2012
9 to 5 is now available for OrchExtra! Please contact us for details.
Nov. 29, 2011
Legally Blonde is now available for OrchExtra! Please contact us for further details.
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.
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®.
Dec. 1, 2009
In time for the Holidays, InstrumentalEase&r® for WHITE CHRISTMAS is wrapped and ready to go! Book now!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dec. 12, 2007
We're pleased to announce that HAIRSPRAY, THE PRODUCERS and SWEENEY TODD are now available for OrchExtra®:
CLICK HERE for the full list of available Sinfonia® titles.
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:
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
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.
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®
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.
Oct. 11, 2006
RMS proudly announces new products for The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. CLICK HERE for more information.
Sir Paul McCartney with Sinfonia®, back stage at Cirque du Soleil's production, LOVE.
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.