Full 2017-18 Season


Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SFCMP in Concert

Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States 
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$15 – $35

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.


HOW MUSIC IS MADE (free and open to the public)
4:00 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Procession Time by Nicole Mitchell
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm Composer Talk with Nicole Mitchell facilitated by Steven Schick

CONCERT (open to ticket buyers)
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Artistic Director Steven Schick and Players
7:30 pm Concert
9:00 pm Post-concert party

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Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Unsilent Night by Phil Kline

Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, Dolores St & 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 
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Join us for a free holiday event linked to “Unsilent Night” celebrations around the world. The original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SFCMP in Concert

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States 
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$15 – $35

Our “in the LABORATORY” series showcases large-scale contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert format and experience. In this concert, John Zorn’s “Cobra” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Les Moutons de Panurge” engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities. Led by Grammy-nominated SFCMP percussionist and frequent Zorn collaborator William Winant, the performers are prompted to execute different instrumental techniques, sonic textures, or playing styles in various ensemble formations, resulting in a dynamic and often surprising real-time musical compositions. In a special guest appearance, maverick vocalist and creator Meredith Monk joins us for a performance and discussion of two of her works, “Ellis Island” for duo pianos and “Cave Song” from her film project “The Book of Days.” Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron’s “7 Etudes,” and two works by Bay Area composers, “Under the Rug” by Ryan Brown, and “Twist” for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.

This event will feature Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown in the “How Music Is Made” open rehearsal and composer talk segment.

Composer Meredith Monk will join us on stage for conversation and Q&A facilitated by Eric Dudley.


HOW MUSIC IS MADE (free and open to the public)
4:00 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of “Twist” by Vivian Fung
4:30 – 5:20 pm Composer Talk with Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown facilitated by incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley

CONCERT (for ticket buyers)
6:30 pm Pre-concert discussion with incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley and Players
7:30 pm Concert with special guest Meredith Monk
9:00 pm Post-Concert Party

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Thurs, Feb 22, 2018, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SFCMP Contemporary Music Master Class with William Winant

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Recital Hall, 50 Oak St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States 
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In SFCMP’s Master Class series you will observe some of the most talented Bay Area music students as they learn from our renowned ensemble members in front of a live audience. Students will perform contemporary classical pieces that were selected by them. They will perform the works and be mentored in the master techniques, skills, and style of contemporary music.

We invite you to observe SFCMP percussionist, Wiilliam Winant in a new music and percussion master class.

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MARCH 2018

Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 5:30 pm – Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 11:00 pm

SFCMP in Concert: 4-Concert Weekend

Z Space, 450 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States 
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$15 – $60

In this special At the Crossroads weekend event, we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros’s birth and the 50th anniversary of her seminal tape pieces made here in San Francisco, as well as Steven Schick’s final season as SFCMP’s Artistic Director.

This weekend event includes four concerts, composer talks, and a special event, solo-percussion concert by Steven Schick preceded by a reception and toast in honor of Steven’s final season with SFCMP.

Works by
Galina Ustvolskaya
Xavier Beteta
Carolyn Chen
Luciano Berio
Pauline Oliveros
3 Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores
Morton Feldman
Composer Talk with Carolyn Chen
SPECIAL EVENT: Steven Schick Solo Percussion Concert performing works of Iannis Xenakis, Kurt Schwitters, Shahrokh Yadegari, and Celeste Oram

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APRIL 2018

Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Season Celebration: Sound & Wine 2018


Our annual season celebration with wine tasting, festive food, live music presentations by the Players, and best of all, the company of those who love contemporary classical music.

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