The pickPocket Ensemble
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2:00-2:40pm
Faith Petric Stage - Auditorium

Rick Corrigan (accordion, piano, composition) has been an electronic music composer and film composer, with several scores for experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage to his credit, and has produced live film and sound performances with filmmaker Paul Lundahl at San Francisco's Exploratorium and SF's Cinematheque.

Marguerite Ostro (violin) is a member of the Pickpocket Ensemble, Iron and the Albatross, and Kugelplex. She has recorded for the Cartoon Network, Zion-I, MC Rai, Stewart Copland's Groove Addicts Studios, and Pete Sears of Jefferson Airplane, toured in France, Holland and Egypt, and performs frequently for Alice Waters and the Chez Panisse Foundation. She has been featured on West Coast Live, performed with Frank London of the Klezmatics and Shana Morrison, and performs with the Oakland Symphony as a guest artist with Kugelplex.

Yates Brown's guitar, banjo, bass, and sitar playing appear on over 30 recordings, including 7 solo albums, with live performances including Spoleto Festival USA. He performs regularly with the traditional Arabic orchestra ASWAT and has toured with progressive rock group Ventid.

Kurt Ribak (double bass) is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and a longtime Bay Area music veteran who composes and performs his own music with the Kurt Ribak Trio.The trio has released 3 CD's and has performed throughout the Bay Area, including such venue's as Yoshi's Jazz Club. His compositional influences include Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Astor Piazzolla.