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Dreary damp November weather certainly did not dampen the mood inside Shepherd King Lutheran Church. The ample audience at the November 12 concert was treated to a brilliant all-Bach performance by flutist Brandon Patrick George and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. One...
Decoda is young in years, but classic in presentation. You may have read in the program notes that this group was formed just in 2012, but their performance belies their youth. Clara Lyon, violin, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello, Catherine Gregory, flute, Brad Ballett, bassoon, and David Kaplan, piano, are the core components of Decoda we had the pleasure of hearing.
Decoda was founded in 2012 by musicians who first collaborated as members of Ensemble Connect, a two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. Its work as an ensemble has grown out of this collective training, which focused on developing skills as exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and passionate advocates for music in communities around the world.