Morrison Artists Series: InterMusic SF Showcase

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3:00 pm
Photos of the Alaya Project, Curium and Brass Over Bridges
This concert features three diverse Bay Area ensembles that are affiliated with InterMusic SF, a Bay Area nonprofit that advocates for small ensembles. Featuring Brass Over Bridges, Curium and the Alaya Project. Pre-concert talk: 2 p.m. Free.
Location: 
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
Directions: 
Sponsor: 
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
Contact: 
SF State Box Office
Phone: 
415-338-2467
Event extras: 

Brass Over Bridges

Photo of Brass Over Bridges quintet

  • Ari Michich, trumpet
  • Matthew Ebisuzaki, trumpet
  • Margarite Waddell, French horn
  • Esther Armendariz, trombone
  • Lucas Jensen, trombone

Based in San Francisco, Brass Over Bridges is an ensemble that understands that music is all about connection. Inspired by the Bay Area’s artistic community, Brass Over Bridges seeks to engage audiences with music across barriers of style and artistic discipline. In addition to performing concerts, Brass Over Bridges is passionate about supporting school music programs through outreach performances designed to educate and inspire young musicians.

“The five charming members of Brass Over Bridges stand out as much for their artistic brilliance as for their contagious enjoyment of the live music experience.” — Local Santa Cruz

Curium

Photo of the Curium trio standing in Alamo Square Park In San Francisco

  • Rachel Kim, piano
  • Agnieszka Peszko, violin
  • Carlyn Kessler, cello

Founded in 2017, the women of Curium piano trio have gained reputations as performers that radiate dynamism and presence. Specializing in performing the music of female composers, they are committed to bringing creative and diverse musical programming to their audiences. Curium highlights the works of women composers and performers alongside traditional piano trio repertoire and has brought together a community of people with its representation of diversity and women.

Curium is the winner of the 2017 Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award, sponsored by the Berkeley Piano Club. Its members hail from the Cleveland Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Bard College Conservatory.

The Alaya Project

Photo of the Alaya Project trio with their instruments

  • Rohan Krishnamurthy, Indian percussions and drums
  • Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
  • Colin Hogan, piano and accordion

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents.

InterMusic SF

InterMusic SF acts as a catalyst to help local artists thrive through career development and creative collaboration.

Photo of Curium by Oscar Nuñez