Band / Artist: Advent Chamber Orchestra
Genre: Chamber music, Classical
A mostly String based orchestra, playing a series of very expertly done classical compositions. Chamber music is kind of like the pop of the classical world, in that it tends to be this squeaky clean performance, less about the emotive part as it is about the technical skill and clarity of performance.
Here's the writeup about the band that I found.
The Advent Chamber Orchestra is a conductorless orchestra, based in Bolingbrook, Illinois and usually performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. This non-profit orchestra is composed of five violins, two violas, two cellos, a bass, and an harpsichord. The group specializes in Baroque period classical music.
The Advent Chamber Orchestra began in 2003 when Roxana Pavel Goldstein and Elias Goldstein, who had met studying and performing at DePaul’s School of Music, worked together in chamber music ensembles. The orchestra functioned primarily as a chamber music collaborative until 2005 when they performed their first concert as the Advent Chamber Orchestra. The ensemble is generally led by concertmaster and music director Roxana Pavel Goldstein, but artistic decisions are made democratically by the group.
I normally prefer my classical like a film score; visceral, ebbing and flowing, and creating a story more than anything. This is more of the sort you'd want to hear amidst a conversation or a nice read and relax time.
Advent Chamber Orchestra - Selections from the November 2006 Concert