FRIENDS, COLLABORATORS, & SUPPORTERS
Adam Cockerham, guitar and lute
American Bach Soloists
Andrew McIntosh, composer
Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo-soprano
Danny Clay, composer
Early Music America
Joshua Romatowski, flute
Dr. Nikolaus Hohmann, narrator
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Early Music Society
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Sarah Bleile, violin
Zellerbach Family Foundation
MUSA is a historically informed early music ensemble dedicated to re-imagining the sounds of the Baroque with innovative storytelling. MUSA collaborates with early music artists in the San Francisco Bay Area to perform concerts in traditional as well as unconventional venues, to commission new music for baroque instruments, and to educate and engage students K-12 in musical narratives and orchestra workshops on stylistic awareness of 17th and 18th century performances practices. MUSA performs on period instruments with an awareness for performance practice and is a fiscal affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
Recently a guest at Early Music America's Young Performers Series, the 2013-2014 season marked the first Art Inspiring Art commission with composer Danny Clay, with support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. MUSA has collaborated with museum exhibits such as San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum with a French Baroque recital for the exhibit “Royal Treasures from the Louvre” and given a complimentary Dutch Baroque program at The de Young Museum in conjunction with the exhibit "Girl with a Pearl Earring". MUSA has also partnered with other up-and-coming early music artists including the mezzo-soprano and plucked strings duo Jarring Sounds and traverso player Joshua Romatowski. Projects for the 2014-2015 season include performances at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Alumni Recital Series, the Presidio Sessions, and Live at Mission Blue in Brisbane, California.