Sunday, December 16, 2007

Red{the orchestra}


Several weeks ago, Red {an orchestra} performed ‘A RED SOLSTICE.’ A classical orchestra with a twist, Red’s mission is to redefine, redesign and rediscover classical music. It offers a perfect venue to get those young and old, seasoned classical music lovers and neophytes who know nothing about the classics, to experience the sounds of the masters, emerging and emerged. All this with musical proficiency.

Johathan Sheffer, the artistic director and conductor, packages programs that excite and entice. Their solstice program featured the amazing veteran violin soloist, early-teenaged Caroline Goulding, not only playing Vivaldi’s “Concerto No. 4 in F minor,” but also a fast paced Irish fiddling tune. Also featured was 20 year-old Andrew Lipian, he of astounding countertenor voice, and soprano Jung Euh Oh in Heinrich Schultz’s “The Christmas Story.”