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Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive

Future Music

Friday, July 27, 2018
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

“To give birth to the ancient in a new time is creation.”

—Carl Jung


Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st-century vision of an orchestra of the future. Artistic director Adam Rudolph’s prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces musical forms and cosmologies from around the world.

For the first time, Brooklyn Raga Massive, known for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times), will collaborate with Go: Organic Orchestra, creating an ensemble of over 25 musicians who will explore new dimensions in and around India’s traditional raga and tala traditions.


Brooklyn Raga Massive Artists:

Jay Gandhi (bansuri)

Trina Basu (violin)

Swaminathan Selvaganesh (kanjeera)

Neel Murgai (sitar)

Sameer Gupta (tabla)

David Ellenbogen (guitar)

Arun Ramamurthy (violin)


Go: Organic Orchestra Performing Artists:

Michel Gentile (c and alto flute, bamboo flutes)

Sylvain Leroux (tambin, flute, bamboo flutes)

Ze Luis (c and alto flute, bamboo flutes)

Steve Gorn (bansuri flute, hichiriki)

Sean Sonderegger (contrabass clarinet)

Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon, sona)

Julianne Carney-Chung (violin)

Sana Nagano (violin)

Charles Burnham (violin)

Sarah Bernstein (violin)

Richard Carr (violin)

Stephanie Griffin (viola)

Gwen Laster (viola)

Jake Carkey (cello)

Leco Reis (contrabass)


Kenny Wessel (electric guitar)

Alexis Marcelo (electric keyboards)

Damon Banks (electric bass)

Dan Kurfirst (cajon, frame drums, percussion)

Rogerio Boccato (pandero, zabumba, percussion)

Joe Hertenstein (percussion)


About the Artists

Adam Rudolph, “a pioneer in world music” (New York Times) and a “master percussionist” (Musician), has a creative, forward-thinking vision. He is inspired by his work with countless legends of music including Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Philip Glass, L. Shankar, and Zakir Hussain. His collaboration with Brooklyn Raga Massive, known as “leaders of the Raga Renaissance” (New Yorker), promises to open new avenues of sonic exploration.

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean” and dubbed the “leaders of the raga renaissance” by the New Yorker, the fun-loving members of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective have made huge waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times).

Advance Tickets: $28.00

Day of: $30.00


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