MAVerick showcased works that are typically under-represented on the concert stage within a multimedia context including Music, Art, and Video (inspiring the MAV- in MAVerick). A fluid ensemble of classically trained musicians, the MAVerick ensemble functioned under many guises. The core group was modeled after the instrumental quintet of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with an added guitar. However, varying ensembles emerged from this group in each concert, whether as soloists, duos, trios, or quartets.
Paul Oehlers and William Jason Raynovich started the Maverick Ensemble on a lark and set in motion its commitment to “mine and finish the gems” of contemporary music.