Olivier has been locked in our music room for days hashing out the arrangements he's been commissioned to do for the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. The concert will be August 9th and is called Midnight in Paris. He's arranged pieces like Ravel's "Pavan...", Django's "Minor Swing" as well as other french masterpieces for string quartet, french horn, fluit and a Django format swing band headed by Stefan Wrembel.
The challenge of melding a chamber music sound with a swing band is seemingly big but Olivier is so deeply connected to both that it seems to be coming together as if it were always meant to be that way.
Looking forward to August 9th!