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"Off the Walls," by Sarah Wilson and Catch Me Bird

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Catch Me Bird. Photo by Martin Cohen

Music, aerials, and dance combine in this new performance by composer and trumpeter Sarah Wilson and Catch Me Bird, inspired by the work of Aaron Douglas. 

Off the Walls is a site-specific, collaborative performance, which begins with a dance performance by Catch Me Bird in front of the museum and in Wilsey Court, followed by a stunning aerial performance in the Koret Auditorium, all set against the dynamic musical stylings of Sarah Wilson. 

Ensemble: Dance/aerial performed by Nehara Kalev, C. Derrick Jones, Amanda Boggs, Stephanie Chen, Colin Epstein, Zoe Klein, Gina Shorten, and Ellery Wulczyn. Music performed by Sarah Wilson (trumpet/vocals), Cory Wright (clarinet/sax),  Rob Ewing (trombone), John Schott (guitar), Gary Brown (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums).

Ticket Information

Tickets are $15 ($10 FAMSF members). VIP packages are available.

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The Artist Fellows program has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation's Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences/Museums for America. Additional funding for the commissioning and funding of the Off the Walls world premiere is made possible by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Composer Collaboration Awards 2010 Initiative, the Scripps Foundation, a Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

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Andrea Martin