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Spotlight on the Symphony Recital 2

  • Samper Recital Hall 6500 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA, 95062 United States (map)

BRASS OVER BRIDGES

Brass Over Bridges is a Brass Quintet comprised of performers and educators. Two of its members - Matt Ebisuzaki, trumpet and Esther Armendariz, trombone - are principal players with the Santa Cruz Symphony. The other members of the ensemble - Margarite Waddell, horn, Ari Micich, trumpet and Lucas Jensen, trombone - have also performed with the Santa Cruz Symphony.

This recital will feature an American Theme with works by composers Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller and Leonard Bernstein. This is a great opportunity to experience the wide range of sounds and styles possible with brass instruments.

BIOS

Based in San Francisco, Brass Over Bridges is an ensemble of performers and educators.  They bring live music to audiences throughout the SF Bay Area, from concert recitals to cocktail parties and academic masterclasses to one-on-one instruction. 

Matthew Ebisuzaki, Trumpet

A Bay Area native, Matthew Ebisuzaki received his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and his master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. An avid classical performer, he has performed with the Boston Pops as well as members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony and is currently Principal Trumpet of Santa Cruz Symphony. Matthew performs regularly in the Bay Area and enjoys working on musical projects that push outside the boundaries of normalcy.

Lucas Jensen, Trombone

Originally from Washington state, Lucas Jensen is an active local bass trombonist and graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Before moving here, he received his Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory. He subs regularly with the Spokane Symphony, and plays with orchestras and chamber groups throughout the Bay Area. As a teacher, he works with several schools in Mountain View, teaches privately, and has worked with the San Francisco Symphony’s Education Department through their Adventures in Music Program.

Margarite Waddell, horn

Originally from Washington state, Lucas Jensen is an active local bass trombonist and graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Before moving here, he received his Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory. He subs regularly with the Spokane Symphony, and plays with orchestras and chamber groups throughout the Bay Area. As a teacher, he works with several schools in Mountain View, teaches privately, and has worked with the San Francisco Symphony’s Education Department through their Adventures in Music Program

Esther Armendariz, trombone

Originally from Washington state, Lucas Jensen is an active local bass trombonist and graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Before moving here, he received his Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory. He subs regularly with the Spokane Symphony, and plays with orchestras and chamber groups throughout the Bay Area. As a teacher, he works with several schools in Mountain View, teaches privately, and has worked with the San Francisco Symphony’s Education Department through their Adventures in Music Program.

Ari Micich, trumpet

Ari Micich has held positions with the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa and the Berkeley Symphony. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and many other Bay Area orchestras. Ari has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and toured internationally to France, where he performed for Nelson Mandela's ninety-fifth birthday celebration. In addition to playing classical music, Ari enjoys playing Jazz, writing music and teaching.

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