Format: COMPACT DISC
Maroney, Kate; String Orchestra of Brooklyn; Priday, Rachel Lee; Spindel, Eli; Argus Quartet; Hughes, Mellissa
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn releases "Afterimage," an album featuring two works written for the ensemble by Christopher Cerrone and Jacob Cooper that respond to older works by Paganini and Pergolesi respectively. Featuring the Argus Quartet and vocal soloists Mellissa Hughes and Kate Maroney, "Afterimage" refracts older repertoire through a modern lens using a familiar and time-honored format, the string orchestra. The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is a unique community of musicians who come together in a supportive environment to enrich the life of our communities through music. Embracing an inclusive approach to music-making, the SOB seeks to democratize both the production and reception of concert music. Founded in 2007 by artistic director Eli Spindel, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn is “quickly solidifying its role as a major orchestral figure in the borough” (I Care if You Listen), providing an enriching creative outlet to hundreds of musicians, and accessible, adventurous programming to thousands of concertgoers and community members.