Our Story

Founded in 2014 by Gordon Halligan and David Shostac, the Flutesonic Orchestra began as a rehearsal group and conducting project of Juilliard flutist Gordon Halligan.  When Gordon introduced the project to internationally acclaimed flute soloist David Shostach, they began to see the potential for an interesting and unique ensemble.  Drawing from the deep pool of gifted musicians in the Los Angeles area, the Flutesonic Orchestra was formed.

After only two public performances, the Flutesonic Orchestra entered a national chamber music competition, where they competed live against almost a hundred other groups from Juilliard, Colburn, and other top music schools around the nation. The Flutesonic Orchestra was honored with the 2nd place, which .  

Since then, the Flutesonic Orchestra have continued to perform around the Los Angeles area.  They've been featured on live television, Classical KUSC Radio, and numerous other media outlets.  The orchestra features several rare and unusual instruments such as the contrabass clarinet.  It performs a diverse repertoire of music ranging through Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, 20th and 21st Century music, and the jazz field as well.



What People Are Saying...

An enchanting ensembe!
A unique and memorable experience!
— Concert Attendee
I’ve never heard chamber music quite like the Flutesonic orchestra.
— David Burns, Director of Music for Healing