Chimera (String Quartet) 7pm $10
Sarah Jo Zaharako, violin/composer
...began her musical training at age five in Indiana. She studied classical violin as a child and attended Oberlin Conservatory. Sarah moved to the Bay Area in 1999 in order to expand her musical scope. In 2002, she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Mills College where she studied violin with David Abel and improvisation with Fred Frith. Sarah now performs and composes for creative music ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area including Gojogo, which she co-found in 2003. She also plays with Matt Small’s Chamber Ensemble. In addition to composing for instrumental groups, Sarah creates music for dance. She has premiered works with Ballet Counterpointe, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet pre-professional pro-gram, the Rotterdam Dance Academy, and Project Agora. She is currently finishing a masters in library science to complement her musical interests.
Katrina Wreede, viola/composer
...is a tireless proponent for strings in jazz and contemporary chamber music. In addition to creating new works and performance opportunities in unusual venues, like her Drive-By Violas inside a Boston fruit stand and bus kiosk, she has been a professional symphony musician, a member of the ground-breaking Turtle Island String Quartet, a concert soloist, a belly dancer, a police finger-printer, a rhine-stone-studded “alto violinist” for royalty, a non-denominational wedding officiant, a student of Tango Nuevo, Persian and Roma music and a composer for chamber ensembles, orchestras, film, and dance. Jazz historian, Leonard Feather, credited her with having “extemporaneous mastery, rare, perhaps unique, in the annals of the viola.” Her compositions are performed and broadcast internationally including by the Ahn Trio, David Parsons Dance Troupe, the Omaha Symphony, Boston Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Tassajara Symphony, the Mill Valley Philharmonic, Orchestra Rosario in Argentina and durch Einsamkeiten in Germany.
Moses Sedler, cello/composer
...is a composer of concert stage, modern dance and film music as well as a concert cellist and recording artist. His teaching studio in San Rafael includes beginners to advanced students of every age. He received his classical composing and cello performance education at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington. His compositions and performances typically include improvisation and include eastern European folk music influences from his work with the chamber ensemble, Davka, and North Indian classical music from his studies with Ali Akbar Khan.
Diana Rowan, harp/composer
…is an award-winning harpist performing worldwide, Dr. Diana Rowan’s playing and compositions have unusual power and beauty. She integrates global musical traditions with fluency and reverence. Born in Ireland and raised the child of an Irish diplomat, Diana has traveled, lived and performed on six continents. As a natural outgrowth of this inspiration, her music interweaves global music, art, spirituality, and mythology. www.dianarowan.com
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00pm