As the year draws to a close we’d like to thank all of our fans and friends for being so supportive. This year we premiered new works by 3 members of Resonance and presently are working on adding to our catalogue of original compositions from several members of the group. Our plans for 2016 include a new recording and performances with new original tunes for the new year.

The creative members of Resonance have been hard at work in many genres and media. Below are a few highlights of what we have been up to and what the future holds.

Warm wishes for the holidays and a very creative and Happy New Year to all of you.


Steve McQuarrySteve McQuarry’s whirlwind of musical endeavors include working with vocalist Raja, an upcoming concert performance of works by Gil Evans and the The Birth of the Cool as well as performances with his own trio, Laura Wiley’s Electric Quartet and a new group that will revisit the music of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks,with Ted Burk, Eric Smith and Georgianna Krieger.


Drummer Greg GermanGreg German can be heard on Terrence Brewer’s 2015 release: Friends of Mine. Keep an eye out for Greg’s work on the February 2016 release by Mary D’Orazi and Marcos Sliva entitled To Brazil and Bacharach. Always in demand, Greg plays with many Bay Area groups. Here are just a couple of his upcoming performances.

MusicNow – Free Childrens’ Christmas Concert
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 6:45pm
Contra Costa College, Knox Theater for the Performing Arts
Corner of El Portal Drive and Castro Road, San Pablo
Free

Songs of the Season – Vocal and Piano Student Recital
Friday December 18, 8pm
Contra Costa College, Knox Theater for the Performing Arts
Corner of El Portal Drive and Castro Road, San Pablo


Georgianna Krieger with PlaytimeGeorgianna Krieger will be heading into the recording studio with her quartet Playtime (Charlie Hancock, Bruce Barrett, Greg German) this month to lay down some tracks of her original compositions. She’s also been casting new glass works in her art studio. Three of her glass sculptures are on display now through the end of the year at Joyce Gordon Gallery Oakland.

 

Glass art by Georgianna Krieger

Something new from the studio of Georgianna Krieger


Laura Austin WileyLaura Austin Wiley is writing a new series of short stories to be performed onstage with musical accompaniment. This year she also published a new novel, Blackberry Moon. You can catch her playing with Zendrum player Eric Smith and guitarist Peter McKibben on January 31st at The Bar on Delores in San Francisco.


Michèle WaltherMichèle Walther, will be playing original compositions on violin and looper pedal Saturday February 6th, 7:30pm at Seventh Avenue Performances1329 Seventh Ave, San Francisco. She can also be found performing with Tangonero all around the Bay Area.


Cellist Nancy BienYou can catch Nancy Bien playing Tues 12/15 with the Marin Symphony Holiday Pops at the Veteran’s Auditorium in Marin. When Nancy isn’t playing with the Berkeley Symphony, Marin Symphony or West Edge Opera she is painting up a storm. Keep an eye out for the launch of her painting web site in 2016

 

Cello Player #2 by Nancy Bien

Cello Player #2 by Nancy Bien


Michelle Mastin - ViolaIn addition to performing, Michelle Mastin has been working with underserved children through musicteamsf.org. She has started a beginner group this year of 16 violinists, and a theory class for all 23 beginners.


Ted BurikTed Burik has been performing with Steve McQuarry’s trio and is on board for the Mcquarry Electric Ensemble this year, along with violinist Michele Walther, featuring the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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