I hope nobody was too offended that I took Memorial Day weekend off from blogging and escaped to the mountains with my family. It was a much-needed vacation with (conveniently) poor cell phone reception and Wifi connection. What a welcome break from the daily grind!
Anyways, I'm back now, and I hit the ground running! This week Music Mondays is a shameless plug for TRQ's 'Brown Bag It' concert at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, this Wednesday at 12:10 pm. For more details check the website at http://tulsapac.com/
This concert will be full of Rock 'n' Roll classics arranged for string quartet. Noam Faingold will also be joining us to perform two of his songs, recorded by his band Burning City Orchestra (BCO), and arranged for string quartet.
Here's a little something about BCO (from their website www.burningcityorchestra.com)
We take orchestral rock song-writing where it's been a long time coming. Praised by Anoushka Shankar for our “gorgeous” strings and “wonderful” lyrics (BBC), Burning City Orchestra celebrates traditional chamber music-style intimacy, while incorporating powerful rock, jazz, and punk influences. BCO is run by composer & singer/songwriter Noam Faingold whose “lyrical” (New York Times) music has been called “A tour de force of Jazz melded with classical,” (Downbeat Magazine), and an “outside-the-box perspective” (Dennis Cook).
BCO is comprised of renowned contemporary musicians including members of The Royal Ballet Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, The American Symphony Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, and the Bang on a Can festival. Members of BCO can be seen performing at venues ranging from The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, to Le Poisson Rouge NYC and The Stone. Our collaborators are among the most accomplished artists and ensembles in NYC and London's contemporary music scenes.
Below is one of the songs we will play on Wednesday.
Enjoy and we hope to see you there!