The Empire Chamber Orchestra Announces Its Second Concert, 9/13
David Bousso, founder and artistic director of the EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA(ECO) is very excited about launching the second concert of his new ensemble, which will take place at 8:00 PM on September 13th at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church located on West 66th Street in New York City.
The EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA's mission of is to create opportunities for young professional musicians to play with high-quality ensembles, perform the works of the great composers, introduce works by contemporary composers and feature young up-coming artists, while giving back to the community where these young artists grew up and received their musical training. Given the present state of the arts organizations, ECO's mission is becoming more important than ever, in order to keep the arts flowing and topresent great quality concerts to our community.
Bousso, a native New Yorker, has established himself as a professional versatile conductor, orchestral, chamber and solo violinist as well as a teacher. He guest-conducted the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra and has recently performed as a soloist with The New York Chamber Virtuosi. As an active member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra for over the past decade, under the direction of Maestro Daniel Barenboim, Bousso has particpated in performances by the orchestra in 30 countries across 4 continents. He also toured as the concertmaster and solo violinist of the Broadway musical Little House on the Prairie, which was performed in 25 cities throughout the U.S and Canada.
By popular demand, Bousso has once again invited the young and talented Joseph Morag to perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Morag is the Valedictorian of La Guardia High School's class of 2014. He is the winner of several competitions, including the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Competition and the Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. He participated in the inaugural international tour of Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the United States, under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
The performance on September 13th will also feature "Garmoshka" a composition by contemporary New York composer Ljova (Lev) Zhurbin who was hailed by the New York Times as "dizzyingly versatile... an eclectic with an ear for texture... strikingly original and soulful". Zhurbin divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist & musical arranger.
The concert on September, which will includes works by Mendelssohn and Schubert; it promises to an exciting event for the local community, which is awaiting the second concert of its new ensemble with great anticipation.