This fall marks the premiere of a project I’m incredibly excited to be involved with: Cécile McLorin Salvant’s original song cycle Ogresse, about a dark-skinned beast who lives in the woods and has an insatiable taste for human flesh.
I have arranged and orchestrated Cécile’s songs for a 13-piece chamber ensemble, which I have decided I am calling L’Orchestre L’Ogresse.
You can read what Cécile has to say about this ambitious and provocative work here. Collaborating with Cécile has been tremendously inspiring and I can’t wait for you all to hear it.
Alexa Tarantino winds
Tom Christensen winds
Kirk Knuffke cornet
Josh Roseman trombone & tuba
Olivia De Prato violin
Lauren Cauley Kalal violin
Victor Lowrie Tafoya viola
Mariel Roberts cello
Warren Wolf vibraphone & marimba
Brandon Seabrook guitar & banjo
Helen Sung piano, organ & melodica
David Wong bass
Samuel Torres percussion
Cécile McLorin Salvant voice