Musical Traditions, Inc. / The Paul Dresher Ensemble
The Paul Dresher Ensemble believes deeply in the transformative power of artistic expression. Like the best of American culture, our work is grounded in experimentation and exploration, and embodies a distinctly entrepreneurial spirit. For nearly 30 years the Ensemble has been a creative force and active member of the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the national arts community. Our overarching goal is to produce innovative and engaging performances that reach for the highest artistic standards. We create, produce and tour works of new opera/music theater; we commission and perform new chamber music; we collaborate with other artists and arts organizations; we support their creative work by providing technical, financial, and advisory assistance; and through the Dresher Ensemble Artists Residency, we provide free, multi-week studio residencies to Northern California artists working in the time-based arts.