On November 5th, Composers Concordance presents 'Concertos & Stuff' featuring the CompCord String Orchestra, conducted by Arkady Leytush. The acclaimed soloists include: violinist Miranda Cuckson, bass trombonist David Taylor, cellist Borislav Strulev, and pianist Steven Beck.
Transcribed and orchestrated by Dave Soldier, 'The Unfinished Concerto' by the iconic jazz violinist Stuff Smith will be premiered, with Miranda Cuckson as soloist. The program also includes Gene Pritsker's 'Mercy,' a concerto for cello and Di.J., performed by cellist Borislav Strulev and the composer as Di.J.; Dan Cooper's 'Quixotic' for string orchestra; Joseph Waters' 'String Beings II: Demons;' Mark Kostabi's piano concerto, 'Aloft Again,' performed by the composer; David Taylor's 'Dance;' Daniel Palkowski's 'Brief Respite: Serenade for Erhu and Strings,' featuring Anya Palkowski; Melissa Grey's 'to...return' for string orchestra and trombone, featuring David Morneau; and Dave Soldier's piano concerto 'Jaleo,' performed by Steven Beck. The CompCord String Orchestra includes: Philip Payton - concertmaster, Mioi Takeda, Sarah Franklin, Gregor Kitzis, Kiku Enomoto, Anna Borovik, Adrianne Munden-Dixon, Brian Thompson, Armand Alpyspaev, Andrew Borkowski, and Ratzo Harris.