Last Sunday afternoon, in a private home--an actual chamber--was a remarkable first concert by the Octava Chamber Orchestra. Organized by concertmaster/major domo Matthew Weiss, and led by Canadian

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An August Debut

In the sense of imposing, important, majestic, that is--

Last Sunday afternoon, in a private home--an actual chamber--was a remarkable first concert by the Octava Chamber Orchestra. Organized by concertmaster/major domo Matthew Weiss, and led by Canadian conductor Johan Louwersheimer, the group's about fifteen players so far, but they have plans to expand--and perhaps fill the niche left by the death of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra the year before last. The program was pretty cool: the OCO played on one half, and on the other was a vocal performance with tabla by Urmila and Ujwal Nagar. The OCO's performances can be heard on their website here:

Oh, I almost forgot--one of the pieces was by me. They played it magnificently. They're planning a public performance of the same works somewhere sometime in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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