Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 8pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South, Seattle
$5-15 suggested donation / All Ages
Buy Tickets: http://globalconcertos.brownpapertickets.com
Open dress rehearsal with Q & A: May 8 – 8pm
Composer Samantha Boshnack and her B’shnorkestra (a 14-piece alternative chamber orchestra) premiere Global Concertos: an evening of new music featuring an international tour de force of soloists.
Boshnack has written five new works, each showcasing a guest soloist’s instrument and tradition: Thione Diop – West African talking drum, Christos Govetas – Greek clarinet, Srivani Jade – North Indian vocals, Julio Jauregui – Latin American piano and Thomas Marriott – American jazz trumpet. In Global Concertos each artist brings their individual voice to the B’shnorkestra to create a new “all world” sound.
Global Concertos was made possible, in part by funding from New Music USA, 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.
A premiere of concertos for a diverse cast of guest soloists, promoting discourse between musical communities in the orchestral arena.
Sincere thanks to New Music USA for awarding B’shnorkestra a project grant! I’m honored to be a part of the new music community.
If you like B’shnorkestra, you will also like the Sam Boshnack Quintet’s debut release, Exploding Syndrome. Available now at all online retailers!!!!