Live Music by the Sarah Wilson Ensemble

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Sarah Wilson

Photo by Lenny Gonzalez

Sarah Wilson Ensemble Blow-Out Concert 2012

Featuring new, innovative, beautiful music written for Wilson’s 2011–2012 Artist Fellowship at de Young Museum, along with earlier compositions commissioned by the de Young and Intersection for the Arts. The concert includes selections from her Artist Fellows project Off the Walls; come hear the music that people raved about after seeing this music and aerial dance spectacle in September. This spectacular concert is not to be missed!

Sarah Wilson, trumpet/vocals
Cory Wright, clarinet/tenor sax
Rob Ewing, trombone
John Schott, guitar
John Shifflett, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums


Sarah Wilson has emerged as "one of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene." (Derk Richardson, San Francisco Chronicle) Her music has premiered nationally and internationally and she earned wide critical acclaim for her 2010 Brass Tonic Records release, Trapeze Project. This CD features Sarah on trumpet and vocals with clarinetist Ben Goldberg, pianist Myra Melford, bassist Jerome Harris, and drummer Scott Amendola and showcases her "danceable, visually evocative, and melodic music that is both sophisticated and accessible" (Jazziz).

Wilson writes music "evocative, elegant, and comfortably familiar all at once" (Time Out NY), which has stylistically evolved through a diverse experience with jazz, theater, film, animation, performance art, and traditional music studies.

Ticket Information

Tonight's public programs are free. Tickets are required to view the permanent collection or special exhibitions.

Contact Information

Andrea Martin

This concert is presented by the de Young with Z Space and Stags' Leap Winery.

The Artist Fellows project has been generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation's Innovation Fund and The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.