Read the article in Seattle Weekly: http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/958279-129/culture-club
“Ambassadors of their own cultural music” is how composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack describes the diverse musicians she’s spotlighting on the next concert of her 14-piece new-music/improv ensemble, B’shnorkestra. She’s written works for 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)—musicians with roots in five continents and traditions outside Western classical music. > Read More
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.
People. Make. Awesome.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
$5 – $15 suggested donation at the door
Amy Denio (reeds, voice, accordion)
Randall Dunn (synth, prepared piano)
Stephen Fandrich (piano, voice)
Beth Fleenor (clarinets, voice, electronics)
Trey Gunn (touch guitar)
Alex Guy (viola, voice)
The Frank Agency and Nonsequitur have joined forces to present People. Make. Awesome. — a three-part series of pairings rooted in sound curated by Beth Fleenor. The August performance will feature three sonic duo pairings, to be announced at the event. A night of stellar, highly individualistic artists, given opportunity to communicate freely. Each duo set will be improvised. This rare line-up promises a boundlessly dynamic event. Give people a place to make awesome, and they will. Additional People. Make. Awesome. pairings featuring sound, dance, and moving image are scheduled for November 13 & December 11.