Vigorous, virtuose and vivacious. Rarely can you describe an ensemble so accurately with these words. I've been to their concerts more than a few times now, and I always walk out of the concert hall flabbergasted by the sheer musicality, persuasiveness and power of their performances, and therefore I feel I have to do some PR for them here.
Here's a video of their performance of Janáček's second string quartet arranged for chamber orchestra by none other than the concert master Terje Tønnesen himself. I was at this exact concert, but you can't see me among the audience unfortunately. After this, they proceeded with a performance of the Goldberg Variations arranged for chamber orchestra and jazz trio. Awesome.
Anybody else have any experience with them? Care to share it?