Fri, November 22nd

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Album Release

classical TICKETS

Doors 6:30pm
Show 7.15 pm
Advance Price $15 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica
Album release tour. ("Where Here Meets There" - CD and Vinyl Release Date: 11/19/2013 )


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Referencing the exotica of composers ranging from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to George Gershwin, Martin Denny, and John Adams, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica-as a vibraphone quartet-performs global jazz and exotic chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O'Neill, the group also features bass flute/woodwinds (Geni Skendo), percussion (Shane Shanahan), and acoustic bass (Jason Davis). The quartet focuses on original music written by O'Neill ("a first-rate composer"-Huffington Post) that is highly influenced by his fifteen-year career as a multi-percussionist in symphony orchestras, jazz groups, and world music ensembles leadingAllAboutJazz to say, "...if John Zorn is an exotica Picasso, O'Neill is his Georges-Braque counterpart in cubism's transposition to music." The Orchestrotica was named the 2012 "Best World Music Act" in the Boston Phoenix's annual readers' poll.

In June 2011, they released their debut quartet CD, Third River Rangoon, which the Boston Herald called "...serious jazz and chamber-music writing..." and Lucid Culture called "...a lushly nocturnal collection...genius." The album continues their Exotica for Modern Living series, which opened with The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel , their 23-pc big band formation performing the lost space-age pop music of Esquivel. That album eventually reached #4 on the CMJ jazz charts and received 4 stars from the Sunday London Times. Get on the mailing list to get 6 free MP3s and updates on Orchestrotica shows and events for both ensembles!

This show features special guest Brandon Terzic on oud. 

"...anything but straightforward..."- WASHINGTON POST

Winner: 2012 Music Poll: Best World Music Act"... Mr. Ho has created his own rigorous classical-jazz hybrid. Are you listening, Keith Lockhart?..."- BOSTON PHOENIX

Top 10 CDs for 2011 - "...just about all the original stars of exotica...are gone-here, at last, is their successor...[O'Neill] is a first-rate composer."- HUFFINGTON POST

" Braque may have been the finer cubist, O'Neill may be...a stronger exoticist than [John] Zorn."- ALLABOUTJAZZ

" of the most innovative jazz groups running..."- BLOGCRITICS (I HEAR SPARKS)

"...serious jazz and chamber music writing..."- BOSTON HERALD


**Dinner Special Details**
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda
Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda
Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda
Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda