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Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet at the Berkeley Arts Festival on Saturday

By Bonnie Hughes
Thursday September 19, 2013 - 09:43:00 PM

William Lang, Mark Broschinsky, Sebastian Vera, and James Rogers formed Guidonian Hand five years ago in New York City with a mission to to develop and commission repertoire as well as explore the vast possibilities for this unique instrumentation. They have been the recent recipients of major grants from Chamber Music America, the Barlow Foundation, the Jerome Fund and New Music USA (formerly Meet the Composer) and have worked exclusively with composers such as Eve Beglarian, Jeremy Howard Beck, J. Mark Stambaugh, Mary Ellen Childs and Jonathan Bepler. Recently they recorded the soundtrack for and acted in Matthew Barney's upcoming film, "River of Fundament" in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler as well as releasing their first commercial recording, "Awakening" by Jeremy Howard Beck, which they have performed all over the country. Other recent highlights were performing twice at last year's Bang on a Can Marathon and in this year's River to River Festival with choreographers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey. 


Galen H. Brown - Grind 

Ingram Marshall - Fog Tropes 

Jeremy Howard Beck - Awakening 

Philip Glass - Saxophone Quartet 

Eve Beglarian - In and Out of the Game 

Saturday September 21, 8 pm 

Berkeley Arts Festival 

2133 University Avenue