Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ultra World X-tet concert in San Francisco -- Friday, Oct 21st, 2011

ULTRA WORLD X-TET's Gary Schwantes and Winnie Wong were interviewed on KALW's "Bay Area Beats", broadcast on Wed Oct 19th. The interview may be heard HERE.

in concert
Fri. Oct. 21, 2011 - 8pm
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento St. (at Van Ness), San Francisco, CA 94109 [map]

Discounted Parking Available at
Old First Parking Garage
1725 Sacramento St.

$17 General
$14 Seniors (65 and older)
$14 Full Time Students
Children 12 and under Free

ULTRA WORLD X-TET will present a concert of new works October 21, 2011 at Old First Church in San Francisco. The ensemble’s unusual instrumentation includes 4 Guzhengs (23 string Chinese zither) as well as saxophone, bamboo flute, bass, and percussion. You won't want to miss the X-tet's pioneering mix of music and culture.

The program will be mostly comprised of world premiere pieces. The ensemble's sound draws from Western and Asian traditional and contemporary concert forms, modern jazz, and experimental textures. 

Ultra World X-tet: Gary Schwantes, Saxophones/Bamboo Flutes -  Winnie Wong, Guzheng – Raymond Froehlich, Drums/Percussion – Krista Gon, Guzheng – Kimberly Wong, Guzheng – Melia Yee, Guzheng, Doug Ebert, Bass 

Link to bilingual concert poster: Bilingual Concert Poster

Direct Link to Video: Night of the 15th Moon

Direct Link to Ensemble photo: (hi resolution version available on request)

The ensemble’s first CD, Moon and Legend is available at many outlets.
Including CD Baby Moon and Legend CD and  iTunes Moon and Legend on iTunes

Press contact: Gary Schwantes  (415) 601-6575

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