From Q2 Live Concerts: New Today – The Ossia Symphony Orchestra
Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 27, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
“The Ossia Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is a relative newcomer to the New York music scene though already it is at home both in the spotlight on stage and in the classrooms of inner-city schools. This performance on July 27 highlights OSO’s performing talents at (Le) Poisson Rouge in a concert featuring the works of Kono Michi, Michael Gatonska, Kate Bush and Theo Bleckmann. Michi and Bleckmann are featured soloists and the group is led by Orlando Alonso.
With the presence of music education dwindling in the public school system, the Ossia Symphony Orchestra saw a need and leapt to the rescue. Founded in 2008 by artistic director, Orlando Alonso, the orchestra’s goals are simple: to perform concerts and to educate youth about classical music. In addition to re-establishing orchestral and ensemble playing within schools, professional musicians in OSO provide lessons for inner-city youth with the intention of helping students gain admittance into the music school of their choice.”
See the full article and avail yourself of the audio stream here.