“There’s a reason why SFCMP is considered the Bay Area’s premier new music ensemble.”
— Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) provides world-class contemporary classical music performances of the leading national and international artists of our time to San Francisco Bay Area audiences. SFCMP expands and enhances the contemporary music repertoire by collaborating with composers on the interpretation, recording and commissioning of new works. SFCMP helps develop emerging audiences for this genre of music through the education and mentorship of emerging composers and players.
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) is San Francisco’s most long-standing and largest new music ensemble comprised of highly skilled musicians performing innovative contemporary classical music. We nourish the creation and dissemination of new works through high-quality musical performances, commissions, and community outreach. We promote the music of composers from across cultures and stylistic traditions who are creating a vast and vital 21st century musical language. We seek to share these experiences with as many people as possible, both in and outside of traditional concert settings.
SFCMP was founded by Jean-Louis LeRoux, Marcella DeCray and Charles Boone in March 1971 and incorporated as a nonprofit in August 1974. Across its history, SFCMP has been led by seven Artistic Directors and seven Executive Directors with continuous support and oversight by an active Board of Directors.