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Wild Rumpus

Ensemble Members
Bethanne Walker, Flute
Sophie Huet, Clarinets
David Wegehaupt, Saxophones
Weston Olencki, Trombone
Mckenzie Camp, Percussion
Ed Garcia, Percussion
Dan VanHassel, Composer, Electric Guitar
Margaret Halbig, Piano
Mia Nardi-Huffman, Violin
Joanne de Mars, Cello
Eugene Theriault, Double Bass
Vanessa Langer, Soprano
Nathaniel Berman, Conductor
Jen Wang, Composer
Sophie Huet

San Francisco, CA
(510) 323-6674

Additional Info
Year Founded
New Music
Large Ensemble

Wild Rumpus is a contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to performing the music of the present. Founded in San Francisco in 2011, the ensemble brings together stellar musicians who share a passion for risk-taking, collaboration, and working with living composers. The ensemble has commissioned thirty new works to date, showcasing premieres alongside new music that highlights shared threads of influence and inspiration. With performances praised as a “showcase of virtuosity and imagination” by San Francisco Classical Voice, Wild Rumpus hopes to challenge and delight audiences by revealing beauty in unexpected places and resonances that transcend boundaries of generation, geography, and genre.



Wild Rumpus reprises Mission:Ammonia alongside works by Angelita Negron, Daniel Wohl, and Missy Mazzoli in San Francisco and Santa Cruz on March 23 and 24. 


Wild Rumpus presents its opening concert of the season - Mission: Ammonia at San Francisco State University's Knuth Hall on Saturday, September 24 at 7pm. This concert features our CMA grant piece, Mission: Ammonia by Dan VanHassel.


Wild Rumpus is honored to be among the 2015 CMA Classical Commissioning grantees. The grant was awarded to commission composer Dan VanHassel to write a song cycle for Wild Rumpus with text by Bay Area songwriter Jesse Rimler.