Strings, oboe, clarinet & piano

Frisson is America’s hottest new classical group from New York City that is known for performing a wide variety of genres and styles including classical, popular, folk and jazz.

The American Tribute Tour will feature beloved music from Gershwin and Cole Porter, melodies from Appalachian Spring, American themes from Dvorak’s music, ragtime from Scott Joplin and perhaps a Stephen Foster song.

Frisson is French for a shiver, or a thrill. And thrill you Frisson will. Led by oboist Thomas Gallant, the young virtuosos play with life, zest and virtuosity!


Frisson definition – “a shiver or thrill”; “a sudden burst of excitement”

“An evening of music perfection” – The Royal Gazette


Program Highlights

  • Simple Gifts – John Williams 

  • Echoes – Bernard Hermann 

  • Themes from Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland 

  • Preludes for strings & clarinet – George Gershwin 

  • Excerpts from Westside Story – Leonard Bernstein 

  • Selections from Cole Porter 

  • Selections from Stephen Foster 

  • Selections from Scott Joplin 

Tech Overview

  • Sound: House Sound, 1 or 2 speaking mics; artist will perform acoustically w/ local tech to run sound
  • Piano: Grand piano tuned the day of the performance​
  • Lights: Best available w/ local tech to run lights
  • Hospitality: Light Hospitality