David Wechsler is the founder and Music Director of The OMNI Ensemble. From the groups inception, it was his vision to have a flexible performing group capable of playing music in many different styles on one concert series. For 33 years that vision has been active and successful. David has played Principal Flute and has been the Personnel Manager of the Connecticut Grand Opera, and the Second Flutist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Additional orchestral experience includes The Key West Symphony, The Discovery Orchestra, The New York Pops, The New Jersey Symphony, The American Symphony, The American Composers Orchestra, The New York City Opera, The New York Grand Opera, The Westchester Philharmonic, The Long Island Philharmonic, and two tours of the eastern United States with Andrea Bocelli. David was the solo flutist in the Public Theater’s production of King Lear, with music by Stephen Sondheim and Michael Starobin, starring Kevin Kline. He was principal flutist in the most recent Broadway production of Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, and has played at many other shows, including Beauty and the Beast, Aida, Les Miserables, La Bohéme, Oklahoma, The Lion King, Wicked, Porgy and Bess, and On The Town. David is active in the recording field as well, playing sessions for film and TV, including scores by Phillip Glass and Ryuichi Sakamoto. As an electronic musician and composer, he performs on the midi wind controller and has written numerous works for live electronics and conventional instruments. Most recently he was commissioned by Clarion Concerts of Columbia County to compose Carmela’s Blue Fit for alto flute, violin, viola and cello. David has been a longtime board member of the New York Flute Club, and served as its president from 2005 until 2008. He holds degrees from Brooklyn College, SUNY at Stony Brook, and received his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2012. David is on the faculty of the CUNY College of Staten Island, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Poly Prep Country Day School, and the Gil Hodges school. David makes his home in Brooklyn New York with his wife Robin and daughter Maya, in close proximity to Manhattan and the surrounding metropolitan New York area.
The music playing is David Wechsler’s Lucky Thirteen for 2 flutes and 2 Horns
David Wechsler, Karl Kraber Flutes; R.J. Kelley Eric Davis Horns
Music Director David Wechsler