Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Alisa Rose, fiddler for the folk-inspired classical music group Village Road Trio told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.
- Cello Congress featuring Mark Summer and Rushad Eggleston at Doc’s Lab on 12/16.
- Ascendancy exhibit at Rayko Photo Center through 1/13.
- Holiday CD release concert of TrumpetSuperGroup at the California Jazz Conservatory on 12/18.
The Cello Madness Congress creates spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments between cellists. The Hollow Cello Edition will feature Ha!Man, Gaea Soul, Josh McClain, and CelloJoe. Mark Summer is a co-founder of the two-time Grammy®-winning Turtle Island Quartet, and was the quartet's cellist for 30 years. Rushad Eggleston is an improvisational cellist and singer. The show will take place at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Doors are at 7pm, show is at 8pm.
ALISA ROSE: Rushad Eggleston is someone you should see sometime - he's hard to describe, it's very playful, imaginative...you don't know if you'll see him hanging by his knees by the ceiling or doing acrobatics with his cello while playing...
Ascendancy is a memorial show to honor Steve Harper and his contribution to night photography. He died in August. The exhibit will feature pieces showing his life both in front of and behind the lens, as well as work from former students, peers, and those influenced by him. The exhibit will be up in Rayko's galery space through January 13.
ALISA ROSE: It seems like a nice time of year for some somber, contemplative photos.
TRUMPETSUPERGROUP consists of five trumpets and a rhythm section, mixing jazz and classical music with a healthy dose of virtuosity and improvisation. They will perform holiday arrangements from their brand-new CD (recorded in 2016 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley), including: “Carol of the Bells”, "Ding Dong Merrily on High”, "Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah” and “God Rest Ye Merry Flugelhorns" at the California Jazz Conservatory on Sunday, December 18.
ALISA ROSE: It looks like a stellar line-up of musicians indeed...I'm sure they will have creative, interesting versions of holiday tunes.