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The all-female French horn octet Playdate will perform at the Newport Beach Central Library on Sunday as part of the library’s Sunday Musicales series.
In Moving Pictures, an octet led by the percussionist Mr. Rudolph, the rhythms of Brazil, West Africa and the Caribbean combine in an aesthetic that recalls the various fusion sounds of the 1970s and ’80s.
On Site Opera takes great care in selecting the locales for its shows, and this production is no different, with Eric Einhorn staging the opera buffa in the Westside Community Garden, accompanied by a wind octet and double bass.
Still to come this season is a performance by the Grammy Award-winning octet Roomful of Teeth (April 23), and ChamberWORKS, featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in an evening of music and song (April 27).
One of the likely reasons Modest Mouse grew from a power trio to an octet was to give Brock more breathing room.
Cornetist Graham Haynes was a founder of Steve Coleman’s groundbreaking M-Base Collective, and saxophonists Steve Lehman and Mark Shim are both members of Lehman’s acclaimed octet.
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