Sep
30
to Oct 9

Barnes Ensemble Residency

The Barnes Foundation announces the creation of its own contemporary music ensemble, the Barnes Ensemble.

Chosen from around the world in a competitive application process, these young professional musicians will gather in Philadelphia from September 30 to October 8, 2017, to play at this premiere festival. The JACK Quartet will appear as the core of this new collective, alongside 20 Barnes Ensemble Fellows, with music director Robert Whalen conducting. Composers-in-residence Chaya Czernowin (Harvard University) and Eric Wubbels (NYC; Wet Ink Ensemble) will join us for master classes on their own works with the Fellows, and the festival will host the US premiere of Clara Iannotta’s dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii).

Fellows will participate in nine days of workshops, master classes, and chamber concerts. Over the course of the fellowships, they will be working with more than 800 schoolchildren across the Philadelphia region. This intense rehearsal and performance period will culminate in the highly anticipated Barnes Ensemble premiere on October 8. 

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/barnes-ensemble-festival

 

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Oct
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

SFCMP in Concert

SFCMP’s season-opener concert will juxtapose three looks at musical color, three sonic landscapes, and three provocative composers. The concert will feature the west coast premiere of a new work by Philippe Leroux, as well as a world premiere by California composer Nicole Mitchell, whose work celebrates African-American culture while reaching across genres, and “Schnee” by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, a work esteemed as one of the first classics of 21st-century music.

CONCERT PROGRAM

Philippe LEROUX
Postlude à l’Épais (2016) 9’ (West Coast Premiere)
Tod Brody, flute; Peter Josheff, clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Stephen Harrison, cello

Nicole MITCHELL
Procession Time (2017) 15’ (World Premiere)
Tod Brody, alto flute; Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Stephen Harrison, cello

Hans ABRAHAMSEN Schnee (2008)  57’
Tod Brody, piccolo/alto flute; Kyle Bruckmann, English horn; Bill Kalinkos, eb/bass clarinets; Christopher Froh, percussion; Kate Campbell, piano 1; Allegra Chapman, piano 2; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Helen Newby, cello

http://sfcmp.org/event/oct-21-2017/

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Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Amaranth Quartet @ Presidio Sessions

The Officers’ Club puts the “life” back into live music with free evening performances that invite you to move and mingle. Performances range from jazz to classical music from around the world, and are curated by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music in partnership with the Presidio Trust. In the intimate atmosphere of a house concert, listeners can savor, lounge and learn as they wish. Guests move comfortably between Arguello, the destination restaurant and bar, and the performances in Moraga Hall, with opportunities to converse with performers and each other.

http://www.sffcm.org/concerts/presidio-sessions/amaranth-quartet/

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Jun
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

New Music Marathon | mise-en music festival 2017

ensemble mise-en / Chartreuse Ensemble

PROGRAM - NEW MUSIC MARATHON
Works by Brendon Randall-Myers, Ali Puskulcu, Anahita Abbasi, Claude Panariello, Ed Martin, Ivan Vukosavljevis, Timothy Page, Martin Gendelman, Erin Rogers, Thomas Yee, Rachel Beja, Christopher Biggs, Per Bloland, Yu-Hsin Chang, Jane O'Leary, Shahriyar Farshid, Jeff Weston, Nick Omiccioli, Anna Pidgorna, Thomas Wally, Zach Thomas, Lonnie Hevia and Linda Buckley

https://www.facebook.com/events/1337395009701774/

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Jun
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

String Music | mise-en music festival 2017

Ensemble mise-en returns for its annual musical festival. The program comprises works selected from over 1,100 submissions by composers from Scandinavia, the United States, and other European countries, including Jan Martin Smørdal, Charles Mason, Joel Rust, Kristina Warren, Corey Cunningham, and more. Chartreuse Ensemble will join ensemble mise-en for the festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/270493546748858/

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May
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

!BAMM!

  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ursula Kwong-Brown
[new work]
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Aaron Gervais
Shit Around the World
A/B Duo

Alyssa Weinberg
Parallels
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, Nicholas Vasallo
[new work jointly composed by Composers, Inc.’s Artistic Directors]
Elevate Ensemble

Gabriela Lena Frank
Leyendas
Amaranth String Quartet

TBD Winner, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition winner
[new work]
Performers TBA

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Apr
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Helen Newby Tape Release feat. Gossimer, Tuckamore, matte_screen

Ephemeral Stream celebrates the release date of Helen Newby's solo debut tape DIALOGUE with a cozy star-studded spiritually-enhanced living room experience @ MONTY

Doors 8, music promptly at 8:30
No bullies, tapes abound, free topo chico
Free admission with donations encouraged
Handmade ceramics for sale, all proceeds benefit No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/278654375923260/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2277%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

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Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Greek Chamber Music Project

  • Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University (map)
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Program:

Mikis Theodorakis - Sextet for Piano, Flute, String Quartet
Thanos Ermilios - Greek Songs
John Psathas - Island Songs
Petros Sakelliou - Ironic Dance Suite (US premiere)

Collaborators include: 
Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute
Elektra Schmidt, piano
Schuyler Karr, bass

Free admission

Presented by: San Francisco State University Modern Greek Studies Department

https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2017-03-10-030000/815623

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Mar
5
1:30pm 1:30pm

Hot Air Music Festival

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Osher Salon) (map)
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Now in its EIGHTH year, the Hot Air Music Festival is a student-organized new music marathon that focuses on world premieres and collaborations by young composers and performers as well as music written in the past 50 years.

Program:

Sahba Aminikia - The Wind Will Blow Us Away
Haley Shaw - Visceral Studies
Jodie Rottle - Signature

Free admission

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Mar
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

San Carlos Eclectic Music Festival

In partnership with the Friends of the San Carlos Library, San Carlos Library is hosting the third annual San Carlos Eclectic Music Festival--a series of five diverse contemporary classical and folk music performances.

Featuring works by Sahba Aminikia & Bela Bartok; world premieres by Haley Shaw and Jodie Rottle


Free admission

https://www.sfcv.org/event/san-carlos-library/amaranth-quartet-san-carlos-eclectic-music-festival

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Feb
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

David Conte: Faculty Recital

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music (map)
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David Conte
Requiem Songs for soprano, solo violin, harp, and string orchestra (world premiere)

Kate's Aria (from East of Eden)

Three Love Songs for tenor, cello, and piano

"Everyone Sang" for bass and piano (world premiere, version for bass)

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

 

Free admission

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Feb
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live at Tiny Telephone: Newby / Weathers / IMA / McCowen

Tiny Telephone Recording and Ephemeral Stream present the first installment of Live at Tiny Telephone!

There will be: strings! weird looking scores! a huge clarinet! long sounds! short sounds! friends! and YOU! and beer if you bring it! 

Saturday February 4th 2017
doors 8:30pm, music promptly at 9
Free and BYOB

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HELEN NEWBY
plays compositions for solo cello and other
helennewby.com

ANDREW WEATHERS & IMA
play memory scores by Adam Hirsch
andrewweathers.com
ammaateria.com/#ima-section
adamjhirsch.com

JOHN McCowen
plays new works for solo clarinet(s)
johnmccowen.bandcamp.com

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Tiny Telephone was opened in September of 1997 to provide affordable hi-fi recording to San Francisco’s independent music community. We have three wonderful studios to work in. Our new Oakland studio opened January of 2016, and incldues 23' ceilings, a rebuilt Neve double 8068 console, and two Studer 820 2'' tape machines. Contact John Vanderslice at jv@tinytelephone.com for more information including booking, studio tours, etc. tinytelephone.com

Ephemeral Stream Recordings is a not-for-profit record label based near a secret creek in Oakland CA. We release limited editions of adventurous music in both magnetic and alternative digital formats. facebook.com/ephemeralstream

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Feb
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

Kronos Festival 2017: Here and Now

This year’s festival will highlight the ingenious and arresting work of Iranian-American composer and San Francisco resident Sahba Aminikia, who will serve as the festival’s artist-in-residence. Amaranth QuartetDelphi Trio, and Mobius Trio, three of the Bay Area’s most impressive young ensembles to come out of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will survey four of his emotionally poignant and musically rich works. This intimate concert will feature diverse works for solo piano, piano trio, string quartet, and guitar, and concludes with an informal conversation with Aminikia.

General Admission / Joe Henderson Lab

Tickets: $20 // Buy tickets >

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Jan
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

The MAW :::: Ambient Music for Space Station

✷ SHOW ✷

Minimal/New/Experimental Music
Installation/Gallery Politesse
Unofficial Star Wars Expanded Universe Memorial Shrine
$5 Door, Wine Throughout

w/ Marek (concept, production, instrument design)
feat.
Murat Çolak (concept, synthesizers)
Carrie Frey (homemade instruments)
Jenn Grossman (sound design)
Myra Hinrichs (homemade instruments)
Erika McLepke (graphic design)
Helen Newby (homemade instruments)
Caufield Schnug (live video)
Christian Smith (instruments & electronics)
Dan Tramte (live video)
Felix del Tredici (instruments & electronics)


✷ THE MAW ✷

7:30 - doors
8 - MAW2017 (deep space, outpost dub, metroid prime)
8:50 - DROCH [JENN GROSSMAN VSN] (witchy goth, electromagnets)
++ afterparty w/ DJ Stephen Bisher (detroit, deep house, Rihanna)

w/ excellence:
Andrew Harlan, Kat Lamp, Fiz Poliks, Carlee Joyce Ryan, Hallie Smith

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Jan
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

SFCMP

Richard Festinger, "Careless Love" (2016) 
Michael Pisaro, "ricefall" (2010) 
Kate Soper, "Door" (2007) 
György Ligeti, "Chamber Concerto" (1969)

This concert brings a modern classic in Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto as well as a world premiere work for ensemble and voice from San Francisco mainstay Richard Festinger featuring Baritone Daniel Cilli. These are balanced by Michael Pisaro’s percussive-pure "ricefall" and Kate Soper’s voice-and-ensemble "Door" in a widely varied program suggesting any number of surprising mirrorings, contrasts, and conversations among these pieces and composers. 

Tickets available at http://bit.ly/2gWpQEN

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