Pascal LeBoeuf’s “Ritual Being”

Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 pm, at Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory

Grammy nominated composer, pianist, and producer PascalLe Boeuf’s works range from modern improvised music to cross-bred classical with production-based technology, with a polyrhythmic approach to chamber music. Le Boeuf returns to the Bay Area for a special performance of his large-scale work “Ritual Being,” a 9-piece jazz/classical collaboration between San Francisco’s Friction String Quartetand LeBoeuf’s own quintet. This work explores the propitious and disastrous rituals of the manifestation of human behavior at micro/macro levels and asks what happens when we project our individual behaviors and routines onto the whole of our species?

Performers in this special performance include Friction Quartet’s Otis Harriel (violin), Kevin Rogers (violin), Taija Warbelow(viola), and Doug Machiz (cello), plus a jazz quintet comprised of Remy Le Boeuf (alto saxophone), Jonathan Rowden (tenor saxophone), Pascal Le Boeuf (piano/composer), Giulio Xavier Cetto (bass), and Malachi Whitson (drums). “Ritual Being” was made possible by support from Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

“Ritual Being” was made possible by support from Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students

 


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