The recording, Quiet City (Sono Luminus, June 2011), has been well received garnering significant national radio play along with interviews by Fred Child on APR (American Public Media): PERFORMANCE TODAY and NPR (National Public Radio): WEEKEND EDITION.
Donald Rosenberg writes in Gramophone (Awards 2011) magazine: “In Brellochs’s reconstruction, the score sounds fresh and haunting, and the refined performance has a sense of discovery.” In American Record Guide (November 2011) Patrick Hanudel writes: “Saxophonists looking to expand the chamber literature will find some pleasant surprises. The Copland arrangement is superb and should immediately find a place alongside its more famous sibling. The Ornstein, Hartley, and Barab offer a fusion of heartfelt lyricism and eccentric modernism that will make for enjoyable rehearsals and highly accessible concerts.” The ensemble has gone on to perform publicly using repertoire from the CD along with other selections to create an exciting program.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PROGRAM QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: Christopher Brellochs, alto saxophoneDonald Batchelder, trumpet Mitchell Kriegler, clarinetAllison Brewster Franzetti, piano