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ATLANTIC REED CONSORT



Biography

ATLANTIC REED CONSORT has endeavored since 2010, to bring chamber music to a broad audience in an unexpected format. ARC is a reed quintet comprised of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon with a cutting-edge sound and style that both embraces the contemporary and adds a new twist to the likes of Bach, Ravel and Gershwin. One of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most sought-after chamber music groups, the Atlantic Reed Consort has recently been featured in multiple appearances at the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, as well as the Baltimore Composer’s Forum, INTERSECTIONS DC, Creative Alliance at the Patterson (Baltimore), and in January 2017 made their debut New York City performance in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Past collaborations include performances with Dissonance Dance Theatre, Moveius Contemporary Ballet, and the Alexandria (VA) Choral Society. Committed to new music, ARC has commissioned and premiered works by Jessie Montgomery, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis, Steve Gorbos, John Elmquist, Gregory C. Brown, John Morrison and Robert Thurston. Recordings can be found on iTunes, Amazon and streaming services, such as Spotify. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and visit their webpage at www.arconsort.org

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/28/2019: Dal’Ouna Ensemble & The Atlantic Reed Consort

Palestinian musician/composer Ramzi Aburedwan and the Dal’Ouna Ensemble partners with the Atlantic Reed Consort to present a unique concert experience, combining a traditional Arabic ensemble and a Western chamber music reed quintet. The concert features arrangements of traditional Palestinian/Arabic music and original compositions of the Dal’Ouna Ensemble, combining Eastern and Western instrumentation of: oud, buzouk, accordion, Arabic percussion, and vocals alongside oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon.

Sept 28 - Dal’Ouna Ensemble & Atlantic Reed Consort