Performance Type: String quartet with Trumpet (optional bass and harp)
Performance Style(s): Classical, light classical
Fee Range: $6,000-$10,000
The Kassia Ensemble is dedicated to promoting female leadership and entrepreneurship in the arts through quality collaboration and performance. The seven member ensemble strives for gender equity by highlighting female composers and collaborating with female artists while presenting high caliber concerts performed by an all female ensemble.
The collaboration with acclaimed Trumpeter Mary Bowden began as a small project on a solo CD album for Mary and has now expanded into a touring ensemble equally featuring Mary and the ensemble. Together Mary and the Kassia Ensemble has developed a program that will feature classical repertoire as well as light classical and pops literature that will be accessible to all audiences. This collaboration is perfect for the classroom or the concert hall!
The ensemble particularly enjoys collaborating with mixed media artists. Internationally admired Fran Flaherty has worked closely with the group, curating shows that highlight local female artists to pair with concert programs. Recently, a few members of the ensemble represented Kassia in the Cultural Trust's large scale production of Manifold, a world premiere by composer Wang Lu and visual artist Filip Roca as a kickoff to 2018's Festival of Firsts.
Through imaginative and collaborative programming the Kassia Ensemble continues to pursue projects that build a platform for gender equality in the arts.
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Kassia Ensemble with Mary Bowden - LIVE