AN EXO PROJECT
Double Reed Madness
EXO partnered with Artistic Advisor Brad Balliett to create a fully immersive celebration of double reeds, with 36 oboes and bassoons (including 3 contrabassoons!) surrounding the audience, commissions and world premieres from Brad Balliett and Viet Cuong, a dance party featuring the Macedonian Zurna, and an exploration of the Medieval Shawm.
… James Blachly, conducting New York’s Experiential Chorus and Orchestra, catches the music’s sweeping, sonorous energy. Sarah Brailey’s soprano radiates assurance, and Dashon Burton is outstanding as the pensive Prisoner.READ FULL ARTICLE