Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette Reviewed

English: Steve Lehman, moers festival 2010
English: Steve Lehman, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Addressing the audience at Roulette on Sept. 24, halfway through the first of two nights of the Tri-Centric Presenting Series, trumpeter and foundation executive director Taylor Ho Bynum acknowledged the influence of Artistic Director and spiritual godfather Anthony Braxton.

“Anthony Braxton often brings up the idea of scale,” he said. “He wants to work solo, he wants to do orchestral work, he wants to do operas, he wants to do string quartets.”

Such could be taken as the model for the two nights at as well, which included four works for large ensembles (including the premiere performance of Braxton’s 1973 Composition No. 27), an electroacoustic trio led by Steve Lehman and an ambitious staging of a horn quartet by Chris Jonas.