The combined experience of the members of SquarPeg ranges from the sober ranks of the Eureka Symphony and international chamber music competitions to the great European Jazz festivals, the sreets of rural Portuguese villages and the concert halls of Bangladesh. The quartet proposes a chamber music for the 21st century combining musical textures from a multitude of disciplines into fascinating new sounds.


al-ithara al wa-faza
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is no stranger to rendering notes of living composers, beginning with her father, Richard Stroud. Finding the relevant tone and tack on her instruments has always brought the pink to her cheeks when performing throughout Humboldt County. Currently Jill performs with Eureka Symphony and conducts the Scotia Band. Working with SquarePeg plainly squares her head while pursuing fresh melodic lines, rhythms and tone.
was 6 years old when he began studying tabla in his native Bangladesh. Collecting various national awards and academic degrees for performance along the way he was also active on the national concert and television circuits. Studies in Japan led to a doctorate in Ethnomusicology as well as a wife from California and eventually a move to the cold north coast of that state. Rahman is also one half of the duo Silk Road Junction 101 and plays regularly with the Scotia Band.

brings a long career in performing and teaching chamber & orchestral music to the experiment. Besides gracing the ranks of the Boston, Denver and Pittsburg Symphonies she's also performed with George Burns, Manhattan Transfer and Ice Capades.

has been a composer and musician for theater and film for many years and most recently responsible for the live music/silent film project 'Music for The General'. Groups he's served as composer/musical director for include Footsbarn Theatre, Friends Roadshow, Flying Karamazov Brothers & the Dell Arte Company. During 30 years in Europe he was a founding member of the influential eclectic music ensemble Available Jelly and played with the well-known Dutch ensemble Willem Breuker Kollektief for 6 years.

Saturday, 28 January, 7:30 p.m.
Westhaven Center for the Arts