A Sacramento native, Ryan Suleiman was born to Lebanese and American parents. His music aims to explore new worlds both sonically and expressively, incorporating “impressionistic textures and large melodic gestures” (SF Classical Voice), resonant sonorities, and lively rhythms. Ryan is deeply inspired by the wonder of natural world and the tremendous beauty and complexity of everyday life.
Jonathan Favero is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition and Theory at the University of California, Davis, and a former Mellon Public Scholars Fellow. His research interests include music in U.S. social movements, morality in music, and arts education in the U.S. criminal and juvenile justice systems.