Friday Music Series: Ephemera with Isabel Escalante and Ana Barreiro

Part of the Washington Women in Jazz festival

Amy K Bormet's Ephemera began as an experiment to combine the composer's love of poetry and art song with improvisation, and has grown to incorporate 21st-century composed music, free jazz, and folk music of the world. Bandleader pianist/vocalist Bormet carves out a space for musicians of different genres to explore through her compositions and the ensemble’s collective arrangements.

Venezuelan violinist Isabel Escalante performs internationally as a classical musician, and now turns her attention to interpreting jazz and folk music of the world. Driven by the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, Isabel created "Together in Music," a series of concerts to raise awareness, give financial support, and donate food/medical supplies to families. 

Ana Barreiro is a jazz drummer based in Los Angeles who carries her Brazilian roots to myriad musical spaces. Originally from Poços de Caldas, a town in the Southeast of Brazil, she was awarded a Latin America Scholarship from Berklee College of Music, and received her master's degree from University of Southern California. 

Program (order announced from stage):

  • Alma Llanera, traditional Venezuelan folk song
  • Into the Sea by Amy K Bormet
  • Roomba/Rhumba by Amy K Bormet
  • Waltz for our mothers by Amy K Bormet
  • Beauty is a shell by Amy K Bormet (poem by William Carlos Williams)
  • Platillon (poetry by Yolanda Paradisi de Infante)

The Georgetown University Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts at 1:15 p.m. on select Fridays.


Friday, March 16 at 1:15pm

McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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