New Season of the Flexible Orchestra
September 19th, 2019 7:30 PM
Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 Second Av. at 9th St
The umpteenth season of the Flexible Orchestra is Sept. 26th, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 Second Av. at 9th St.
Featuring composers Daniel Goode, Frank London (of the Klezmatics and other groups), Tara Simoncic, and Paul Preusser, from Wroclaw-Poland. Conducted by our resident conductor, Tara Simoncic.
The orchestra will be 8 trumpets, baritone horn, violin, viola, and string bass.
Daniel Goode will arrange Berlioz’s viola concerto, “Harold in Italy” for the Flexible Orchestra with our resident violist, Stephanie Griffin. It will be his greatest melodies from that work.
Also, a work for 8 trumpets alone TBA
More information soon!
The Flexible Orchestra with a core of bassoons and contrabassoons performs September 28th, Thursday, 7:30 at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 Second Av. At 9th Street, conducted by our wonderful, Tara Simoncic.
It’s a “Concerto Program” with works by Daniel Goode (the orchestra’s founder), Krystina Bobrowski from San Francisco, David Demnitz from Gamelan Son of Lion, and violist/composer, Stephanie Griffin of the Momenta Quartet. In addition, as a gesture to the history of “multiples” of one instrument, we will revive Mary Jane Leach’s “Feu de Joie” for solo bassoon and six recorded bassoons. The soloist will be Sara Schoenbeck, our first bassoonist.
Goode’s “Concerto for Lecturer and Orchestra” is a setting of his wife, Ann Snitow’s lecture on how to survive backlash—ominously relevant to now. Ann will perform the solo lecture.
David Demnitz’s “Savor Pelog/Shading: Clarinet Concerto” is written for Goode playing his instrument. It was originally a piece for gamelan orchestra, which he as transcribed for the Flexible Orchestra.
Bobrowski’s premiere will feature her on french horn. Stephanie Griffin will feature herself on viola.
For further information, write Daniel Goode at
No reservations are needed for the concert. For before the concert dinner reservations, call the restaurant at:
Remember the concert starts at 7:30!
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