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Global Concertos CD Release!

November 18, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the release of our second album – Global Concertos.

This recording was recorded live on May 9, 2015 by Tom Fallat and Paurl Walsh, mixed by Evan Schiller and mastered by Ed Brooks.

You can now purchase the CD on cdbabyAmazon iTunes and Bandcamp

“Under the direction of Joshua Kohl, B’shnorkestra provides both compositional brilliance, and improvisational latitude… notions of freedom and spiritual unity are beautifully expressed by Boshnack’s modal transitions providing a musical landscape not “fragmented” by cultural bias.” – Paul Rauch/All of About Jazz review –  Read More

“A sense of boundless – and borderless – creative improvisation infuses Boshnack’s cinematic compositions; her musical feat cannot be overlooked or overplayed.” – Halynn Blanchard/Earshot Jazz review – Read More

Global Concertos is five compositions, 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.

B’shnorkestra:  Samantha Boshnack (trumpet/composer),  Chris Credit & Kevin Nortness (woodwinds), Alex Guy & Paris Hurley (violin), Brianna Atwell (viola), Maria Scherer Wilson & Daniel Mullikin (cello), Tim Carey & Carmen Rothwell (bass), Adam Kozie & Greg Campbell (drums/percussion), Ivan Galvez (congas/percussion), Joshua Kohl (conductor)

Global Concertos Concerts

August 20, 2016

B’shnorkestra returns this fall with two shows featuring the Global Concertos project and more.

Monday, October 24, 8pm
Part of the Earshot Jazz Festival, co-presented with Cornish Presents
PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College
710 E Roy St, Seattle
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Tuesday November 1, 7 pm
Presented by Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Slavonian Hall
2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

There will be a limited edition, pre-release CD of the premiere performance of Global Concertos for sale at these concerts. This recording was recorded by Tom Fallat and Paurl Walsh, mixed by Evan Schiller and mastered by Ed Brooks.
Global Concertos is also available for pre-order on Bandcamp and iTunes

Global Concertos is five new compositions, 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.

Read a Boshnack interview about the Global Concertos on Second Inversion

B’shnorkestra line-up for fall shows will be:
 Joshua Kohl conductor
Samantha Boshnack trumpets
Chris Credit & Kevin Nortness woodwinds
Alex Guy & Alina To violins
Brianna Atwell viola
Maria Scherer Wilson & Daniel Mullikin cellos
Tim Carey & Scott Teske upright basses
Adam Kozie & Greg Campbell drums/percussion
Lalo Bello congas

Concerto for Talking Drum featuring Thione Diop

Concerto for Jazz Trumpet featuring Thomas Marriott

Concerto for Christos featuring Christos Govetas

Prarthona featuring Srivani Jade

Concerto for Julio featuring Julio Jauregui


Video by Ian Lucero – http://www.ianlucero.com
Global Concertos was made possible with funding from New Music USA, 4Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

B’shnorkestra Premieres Global Concertos May 9, 2015

February 24, 2015

Bshnorkestra Global Concertos

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

Facebook Event Page

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.


> learn more about Global Concertos and the featured soloists

>Global Concertos Project Page on New Music USA website

>B’shnorkestra Blog – follow progress of the project

B’shnorkestra Receives a New Music USA Grant!!

April 8, 2014

Global Concertos for Soloist and B’shnorkestra

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.

Composer Samantha Boshnack Releases Album of her Quintet

April 7, 2014

If you like B’shnorkestra, you will also like the Sam Boshnack Quintet’s debut release, Exploding Syndrome. Available now at all online retailers!!!!

Check it out!!

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