Sonic Escape returned to Entertainment Series
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
The duo of flutist Shawn Wyckoff and violinist Maria Millar, known as Sonic Escape, performed March 7 as part of the Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series.
Spectators who saw their previous performance in the entertainment series knew they were in for a treat, and new spectators were captivated by the pairs’ hyper-instrumentals. Their solo and duo careers have sent them performing worldwide in big cities, but they love coming to perform in Sioux Lookout.
“Last time we were here, you could just see the spectators’ interest and feel the emotion in their applause from the first number in the show until the end,” explained Shawn Wyckoff. “The people here are very curious and interested, and that really matters to performers. They’re also not afraid to express themselves, which makes it fun for us,” said Maria Millar.
The pair was active with the audience throughout the night. They answered questions, played parts of a number while mingling in the crowd, and spoke with a lot of young viewers after the show. Their focus for the future is to help a lot of young people turn their music dreams into careers, just like they were able to do with Sonic Escape.
“We started a new YouTube series called Sonic Escape’s Guide to Performing, and we’ve done a lot of school shows along with our mainstage shows. We want to help young people with how they can turn music and performing into a career, so now we’re doing three YouTube episodes a week.”
The next Entertainment Series show is on Sunday, March 25 when street dancers from Ebnfloh Dance Company show off their talents.