Orchestra Lumos' Small Space Series presents concerts created and performed by their musicians and performed in our communities. Whatever the collective noun is for a quartet of double basses, this unique program showcases the captivating, unexpected collaboration of the Orchestra's double bass section.
The program will include Quartet for Double Basses 1947 by Gunther Schuller, Quartet by Joseph Lauber, Carmen Fantasy by Georges Bizet, and Saber Dance by Aram Khachaturian.
Peter Weitzner, a graduate of the Juilliard School, has performed with Solisti New York, the Jupiter Symphony, EOS Ensemble, SONYC, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Stamford Symphony, Musicians Accord, and the New Jersey Symphony. As soloist, he has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony and performed the New York premiere of Sheila Silver’s Chant for bass and piano. Weitzner has been a frequent participant at international music festivals including Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, Cape May, Festival of the Hamptons, Bratislava Music Festival, and the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria. Weitzner is currently the curator and host of the BPL Chamber Players at the Brooklyn Public Library. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orion, Ensō and Daedalus Quartets, Trio Solisti, New York Chamber Ensemble, Yale at Norfolk, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, New York Philomusica, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Sherman Chamber Ensemble, and the Berkshire Bach Society. He has also performed with dance companies and Merce Cunningham’s 80th birthday celebration. His work can be heard on several record labels. He is also a frequent contributor of concert recordings to NPR’s Performance Today.
Rick Ostrovsky is a member of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Stamford Symphony, other notable orchestras with which he plays include the American Composers Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He has also regularly played with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. He has toured extensively with a variety of ensembles, playing in major concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Ostrovsky performs and teaches at the Eastern Music Festival, and also performs with the ASO at the Bard Music Festival. He can be heard on orchestral recordings of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and is the solo bassist on the recordings of the Gowanus Arts Ensemble. Ostrovsky was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and was the solo bass with the Soviet Émigré Orchestra. He has also performed on Broadway for shows such as A Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Ostrovsky received both his B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School.
Troy Rinker has performed with the West Side Chamber Orchestra, New York City Chamber Orchestra, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Oratorio Society of New York, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, SONOS Chamber Orchestra, EOS Chamber Orchestra, SEM Ensemble, New York Pops, and the Stamford Symphony. Rinker teaches at the Third Street Music Settlement, the Noel Pointer Foundation, and Kinhaven. He is a graduate of Indiana University, the University of Central Arkansas, and The Juilliard School. His summer festival credits include OK Mozart, Tanglewood, Spoleto, the Naumburg Bandshell concerts, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and Caramoor. Rinker can be heard on labels Sony Classical, Telarc, Naxos, North/South, and in studio recordings for television and film.
Andrew Trombley, hailed as a “stand-out performer” by the NY Concert review, holds the position of principal bass for the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal Bass for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and is a section member of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra. Trombley performs with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera. He has also collaborated with international artists such as JP Jofre, Joseph Lin, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and members from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a recording artist, Trombley performed on soundtracks for A Dog’s Purpose, Hundred Foot Journey, and Noah, to name a few. A native of Monticello, New York, Trombley and his violinist wife, Akiko Hosoi, returned to his roots to establish The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with local arts nonprofit, Nesin Cultural Arts. Trombley coaches students from his alma mater, the Monticello Central School District and the Wappingers Central School District. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.