Fireworks Ensemble American Tapestry will perform tonight, Thursday, 10/11/12 at the new WHS Auditorium as a part of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art! Tickets are available at the door and are just $25!
Check out this video for a preview of how terrific they are! Fireworks Ensemble
An amplified chamber band with a repertoire that encompasses an extraordinary range of styles, including Frank Zappa’s instrumental rock, traditional Americana, classic cartoon music, ambient techno, and 20th-century orchestral scores (to name a few), Fireworks presents a contemporary American vision of chamber music.
With its virtuosic performances, Fireworks has led the charge to bring a fresh perspective to established audiences, and to create a thrilling experience for new generations of listeners beyond the concert hall. Fireworks defies convention with a jazz-like approach to repertoire that treats each piece as a canvas for a unique, personal interpretation.
Founded in 2000 by composer/bassist Brian Coughlin, Fireworks was one of New York City’s first indie-classical bands. Fireworks burst onto the music scene with Coughlin’s rock-inspired version of Stravinsky’s orchestral masterpiece, The Rite of Spring. Called “adventurous and ahead of the curve,” “classically-trained but musically fearless,” and “the bridge between the contemporary classical new music ensemble and the mainstream popular audience,” Fireworks quickly drew the attention of critics and a national audience.