The incendiary amplified chamber group touted as “the bridge between the contemporary classical ensemble and the mainstream popular audience,” New York-based Fireworks Ensemble performs Sunday at Temple Cultural Activities Center.
With a mission described as bringing “a fresh perspective on chamber music for a new generation of listeners,” the eight-piece band tours throughout the U.S. and has concertized at many of the nation’s premier stages, including Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Chautauqua Institute. The group is currently ensemble-in-residence at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. But banish the thought of a stuffy, overly-formal concert. With a set list ranging from Frank Zappa, dance music from across the globe, what’s described as “classic cartoon music,” and the orchestral compositions of Igor Stravinsky, Fireworks’ ambient-techno vibe should present a fresh approach to chamber music.
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