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Mary Halvorson and Lisa Mezzacappa’s Ensemble Ouest

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April 10, 2014 8:00 pm

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This evening, we will present a rare solo set by one of Brooklyn’s most original and in-demand improvising musicians, Mary Halvorson. This program also features improvised chamber music by a new ensemble compiled by Bay Area bassist and improviser Lisa Mezzacappa. This exciting ensemble brings together some of New York’s most striking and singular instrumentalists in an unusual and compelling instrumentation.

“Mary Halvorson is the most future-seeking guitarist working right now, thinking out the instrument on a level most couldn’t comprehend.” – NPR

“Bassist-composer Lisa Mezzacappa is one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene.”  – San Jose Mercury News

1st set – Mary Halvorson (Solo Guitar)

2nd Set - Lisa Mezzacappa’s Ensemble Ouest: Jason Kao Hwang (Violin), Sara Schoenbeck (Bassoon), Mya Masaoka (Koto), Lisa Mezzacappa (Acoustic Bass)

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