The Manhattan School of Music is located at 120 Claremont Avenue in New York. For tickets and information contact: (212) 749-2802. The Meridian Arts Ensemble is an Ensemble in Residence at the Manhattan School of Music.
Timbrando and the Meridian Arts Ensemble were recently featured on NPR's All Things Considered.
Timbrando is released in the year of the Meridian Arts Ensembles 20th anniversary. The group began as a traditional brass quintet winning four competitions within four years including First Prize in the 1990 Concert Artists Guild New York Competition that launched their career. Eclecticism is a key element of MAEs performances: mixing classical and contemporary works, jazz and rock compositions, ethnic music and original works by Ensemble members. They are well known for their interpretations of rock composer Frank Zappas work (who personally coached them on how to play his music) as well as commissioning, collaborating or premiering works by Milton Babbitt, The Common Sense Composers Collective, Stephen Barber, Ira Taxin, Kirk Nurock, John Halle, among several others.