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.


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

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


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8:00pm 8:00pm


Permutations brings strings to C4NM for it’s latest iteration. NYC’s violin/viola duo andPlay and violin/viola/cello trio Chartreuse team up to bring recently commissioned works from living composers.

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
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8:00pm 8:00pm

The Voice and the Machine

The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production alongside Melinda Becker, David Katz, Sidney Chen, and Helen Newby) is a program that illuminates our subconscious relationship with technology and gives a sense of the magic it performs on us. The program moves from unadorned and unaccompanied voices, to different combinations of SATB voices, cello, live electronics and a newly invented instrument, the “Jellyphone”, which is a midi controller fashioned after a 1970s electronic memory game (Simon) with the plastic colored touch-pads replaced with flavored gelatin. The program includes a world premier by Dennis Aman, in addition to pieces by Aaron Gervais, Isaac Schankler and Laura Steenberge.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Barnes Ensemble Premiere: Ramifications

Inspired by Dr. Albert Barnes's unconventional arrangements of art, the Barnes Ensemble is the institution's first contemporary music ensemble, and will be launched as part of the Barnes's fifth anniversary happenings throughout October.

Witness history in the making as the world-renowned JACK Quartet, together with twenty young fellows selected from around the world, gather in Philadelphia for a nine-day festival of open rehearsals, performances, and initiatives with nearly 1,000 schoolchildren, all culminating in the highly anticipated Barnes Ensemble performance debut on October 8. Don't miss it!

Tickets include access to the Barnes collection: 
$30; $20 members; $10 students. 
Space is limited. Reserve at https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/barnes-ensemble-debut

Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive

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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. 



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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.


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4:00pm 4:00pm

New Music Marathon | mise-en music festival 2017

ensemble mise-en / Chartreuse Ensemble

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


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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.


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8:00pm 8:00pm


  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley (map)
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Ursula Kwong-Brown
[new work]
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Aaron Gervais
Shit Around the World
A/B Duo

Alyssa Weinberg
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
Amaranth String Quartet

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

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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


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7:00pm 7:00pm

Greek Chamber Music Project

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


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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.


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

Free admission

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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


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7:30pm 7:30pm

David Conte: Faculty Recital

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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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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


plays compositions for solo cello and other

play memory scores by Adam Hirsch

JOHN McCowen
plays new works for solo clarinet(s)


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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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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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)
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)


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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