The house darkens as stage lights focus upon two young men and a lady. Flute to lips and bows to violin & cello, the first note heralds a journey across borders, worlds and time steeped in legends and magic. "I've never heard anything like this," audiences exclaim; Sonic Escape responds by playing harder, composing better, digging deeper.
As graduates of The Juilliard School, Shawn Wyckoff (flute), Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello) have performed in classical music's greatest halls The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to name a few. They've also traveled the world in roles as diverse as fiddle-dancing in Riverdance, jamming with Beale Street blues bands, soloing & drumming with taiko troupes, improvising with Native-American flute masters, dancing while performing the tango music of Astor Piazzolla, and playing rock clubs across NYC. This lifelong commitment to devouring new sounds and pushing boundaries both within themselves and the musical establishment is why Sonic Escape came to be. It's also how the trio amassed a ridiculous technique that makes audiences swear they're hearing an orchestra of a dozen different instruments or the synchronous voice of one.
Occidental Center for the Arts (View)
3850 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd & Bohemian Hwy)
Occidental, CA 95465