Sat, Nov 03 - Concert News Release for Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica @ Barbes (Brooklyn)
Oct 14, 2012
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"Boston’s Best World Music Act" - Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica - presents its Fall concert global jazz and exotic chamber music at Barbés in Brooklyn
featuring Siamese cats, George Gershwin preludes, ethnic tambourine solos, and original music from a forthcoming PBS documentary
Led by percussionist & artistic director, Brian O’Neill ("a first-rate composer"-
Huffington Post) along with Geni Skendo (bass flute, flute), Jason Davis (bass, Earthsounds, Ten Tumbao), and Noriko Terada (percussion, Women of the World)
Sat, 3 Nov 2012 at 8:00 PMMap) Park Slope: F Train to 7th ST; R to 4th ave/9th St.
Price: $15 (sugg. donation)
Boston’s Best World Music Act (Boston Phoenix readers’ poll) presents its Fall 2012 concert! The quartet’s blend of global exotica and "serious jazz and chamber music" (
Boston Herald) using vibes, percussion, bass flute, flute, and acoustic bass as they return to Brooklyn. Artistic Director, and "musical polymath" percussionist Brian O’Neill, who is music supervising for the upcoming PBS documentary,
Plastic Paradise: A Swingin’ Trip Through America’s Polynesian Obsession, just completed an early draft soundtrack of pre-recorded music for the film, and will likely be composing and recording new, not-so-Polynesian Orchestrotica music to accompany the final edition. Early sketches will be performed at the concert, and may also form the basis of the next album in their acclaimed
Exotica for Modern Living Series, whose two albums to date were listed in the Top 10 Records for 2011 by the Huffington Post.
The Orchestrotica’s November concerts (which also includes November 2 in Somerville, MA) will present new arrangements of Gershwin’s Piano Preludes #1 and #2, which pair wonderfully well with a short visit from two Siamese cats that can’t be explained well in a press release.
"…O’Neill may be, in the long run, a stronger exoticist than Zorn." --Gordon Marshall, AllAboutJazz
Referencing the exotica of Martin Denny, Milt Raskin, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich among others, Mr. Ho’s, Orchestrotica--as a vibraphone quartet--presents an original collection of untraditional jazz, classical arrangements, and world music with flavors from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill, the group…(more bio, video, audio...)
Links for this concert:
- Concert permalink: http://orchestrotica.com/show.cfm?gig=233
- Facebook Event
- Flyer (JPG)
- Flyer (PDF)
- About Brian O’Neill (artistic director) - crashandboom.com
Other Orchestrotica news:
In 2013, the group’s additional formation as the world’s only 22-pc space-age pop big band performing the lost music of Juan Garcia Esquivel will present it’s transcriptions in Mexico City. The concert will utilize a new ensemble made up of 50% Orchestrotica musicians, and 50% Mexican musicians, most of whom work with Orquesta Victor Guzman. This concert is part of a Mexican bi-national federal arts grant celebrating cultural exchange between musical ensembles. The full American big band will return to Boston on April 27, 2013 via the Standing Room Only concert series in Wakefield, MA.
Thanks for considering it,
Brianfor Mr. Ho’s OrchestroticaEsquivel Big Band / Global Jazz Quartet http://orchestrotica.com/1.347.482.1775