Presenting works that combine ingredients of classical music, jazz, klezmer and whimsy. Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music is Irresistible and full of energy – this is caffeine-fuelled music at its most entertaining. Gershwin’s music for strings is charming, melodic and captivating. Schuller’s snazzy jazz-inspired suite masterfully incorporates rhythmic syncopation, characteristic dissonances and harmonic progressions. And Shostakovich’s set of variations on the song Tea for Two is sure to surprise and delight.
Schoenfield: Café Music
Gershwin: Three Preludes for String Trio
Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings
Schuller: Suite for Wind Quintet
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (based on Tea for Two)