This special concert 4 Cellos features old and new music performed by celebrated cellists Joan Jeanrenaud, William Skeen, Joanna Blendulf and Theresa Wong. Works by composers Marin Marais, Thomas Lupot, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Telemann, Philip Glass, Steven Mackey, Alex Kelly, Theresa Wong and Joan Jeanrenaud will be presented on the program. The pieces travel from the 1600's to the present and use both the viol and the cello to present the wide range and development of the instrument as we know it today.
WILLIAM SKEEN (violoncello, viol) regularly performs with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque in the Bay Area, and Musica Angelica in Los Angeles. He also has appeared as solo cellist with the Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle baroque orchestras.
JOANNA BLENDULF( violoncello, viol) holds performance degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University, where she studied with Stanley Ritchie, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Alan Harris. She is currently performing with the Portland, Seattle and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestras, Musica Angelica and American Bach Soloists.
THERESA WONG (violoncello, composer) is an improviser and composer based in Oakland California. As a cellist and vocalist, she has collaborated and performed with Fred Frith, Tatsuya Nakatani, Joelle Leandre, Gianni Gebbia, Kanoko Nishi, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, June Watanabe, and Florentine Dance Company Secondo Taglio.
JOAN JEANRENAUD (violoncello, composer) worked with Kronos for two decades and hundreds of composers and musicians from John Cage to Frank Zappa. With them she performed over 2,000 concerts and released thirty recordings. Since 1999, Joan has pursued solo and collaborative projects in composition, improvisation, electronics, and multi-disciplinary performance. For a more complete listing of her activities and recordings go to www.jjcello.org
$20 advance/$25 at the Door.
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Added by FullCalendar on August 15, 2007