Photo: Annabel Mehran


Fireworks ensemble is a classically-trained but musically eclectic, eight-player ensemble dedicated to performing the music of our time.  The ensemble is known for its remarkable stylistic range, running the gamut from inventive reinterpretations of classical masterpieces such as Stravinsky’s “The Rite Of Spring,” to world dance music traditions spanning five continents, to classic cartoon music, to the virtuoso instrumental rock of Frank Zappa.

One of the leading contemporary music groups in New York, the ensemble has championed new music from Adams to Zorn, and has commissioned over 100 works from both emerging and established composers such as David Del Tredici and Glenn Branca. The ensemble will release an album of Frank Zappa’s chamber rock pieces on E1 in February 2013.