October 5th, 7PM and October 6th, 2PM & 7PM
Ariadne Greif, Melissa Harvey, Luke MacMillan, and David Charles Tay, sing one-on-a-part Bach in a concert of old and new music with So & So Orchestra in Brooklyn.
First movement is a collaboration between choreographer Or Meir Schreiber and a chamber orchestra.
Throughout the night two pieces of music will be presented, one very old— Bach orchestral suite n. 3— and one very new, a world premiere of Jordan Hall’s “Blueprint”.
Or Meir Schreiber
Former dancer in Batsheva Dance Company, where he worked for many years with Mr. Gaga- Ohad Naharin. Growing up in Israel and moving to New York, Or has created a unique language, blending the middle-eastern flexibility and rigidness, with influences of Hip-hop.
His music has been described as “stirring and poignant” (AllAboutJazz), “a vibrant, imaginative composition… rapturous” (Textura). Using textures that range from lush symphonic to visceral soundscapes, he has composed for a spectrum of ensembles and has debuted compositions at New York venues such as National Sawdust.
Daniel Zinn, conductor and artistic director of So&So, will be conducting a 25 piece chamber orchestra in the two pieces presented:
Bach // Orchestral Suite N.3
Jordan Hall // “Blueprint”
While Blueprint is a natural exercise in improvisation and flexibility, Zinn’s decision to reinvent orchestration, and even instrumentation, is definitely pushing the limits of what is “Bach”.
Or Meir Schraiber
25-piece live orchestra