LE TRAIN BLEU is a new musical collective formed by conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson. The musicians are among the most exciting young players in New York, and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities. In the 2011-12 season they were a resident ensemble at the Galapagos Art Space, where they presented a 3-concert series of new and interesting music. The New York Times said of their debut performance: “Under Mr. Wilson’s baton, the Train Bleu ensemble was both incisive and joyous in execution.” They collaborated with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and recorded their first album. Last season they presented their first New York series concert at DROM, performed at the River to River and Arts and Ideas festivals, and joined forces with opera moderne for Viktor Ullman's posthumous masterpiece Der Kaiser von Atlantis. This season brings a week with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, a series at New York’s DROM, and a residency at the BRAVO!VAIL festival in Colorado.