Steve Reich Drumming

Posted by August 29, 2014

Saturday, January 31, 2015 – Special Event: Steve Reich: Drumming

In an exciting collaboration, SFCMP will perform Steve Reich’s iconic work Drumming with SF Conservatory ensemble members — our last collaboration of music by Reich, America’s most beloved living composer, was standing-room only!

This special event builds upon the success of a sold-out 2013 concert of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians which, like this one, will be the culmination of a week-long residency by SFCMP musicians and Schick at the SF Conservatory of Music. Student musicians from the Conservatory will share the stage with SFCMP ensemble members in the performance of what has been called “minimalism’s first masterpiece,” by musicologist K. Robert Schwarz.

SF Conservatory of Music – 8 pm.

Ticket are on sale now. $35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, and $10 for students

Steve Reich

Project TenFourteen

Posted by August 29, 2014

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SFCMP is  thrilled to be presenting something unprecedented for us (and possibly, in our field)… Project TenFourteen - a series of four programs featuring world premieres simultaneously commissioned from ten distinctive composers, all challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. (Click here for more about the general project.)

The commissioned composers are of an extraordinary caliber: George Crumb, Koji NakanoLei LiangGabriela OrtizElena Ruehr, Laurie San MartinKen Ueno, Chou Wen-Chung, Du Yunand Agata Zubel.

Envisioned by Robert Amory, a Trustee of the Jebediah Foundation, and executed in partnership with Cal PerformancesProject TenFourteen will yield a global kaleidoscope that embodies and celebrates the varied cultural and personal influences that infuse contemporary music, while underscoring our common humanity and shared destiny. Project TenFourteen is dedicated to Lee Hyla.

schick-screenWatch Steven Schick on Project TenFourteen in an exclusive interview produced by Cal Performances.

Press coverage:

San Francisco Classical Voice

Berkeleyside (preview)


Dates and Programs:

Cal Performances and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Present Project Ten Fourteen - A series of four programs featuring world premieres simultaneously commissioned from ten distinctive composers all challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. Please note all tickets for the four Project TenFourteen concerts are only available through Cal Performances’ website – individual tickets are $32. Subscribe to all 4 for only $96  

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #1 - The World Premiere of two works by George Crumb - Yesteryear and The Yellow Moon of Andalusia  as well as his Five Pieces for Piano; the World Premiere of Corpórea by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz; and the World Premiere of Elena Ruehr’s It’s About Time. Also on the program: Georges Aperghis‘s Récitations 9 and 10 for solo voice. Special guest soprano Tony Arnold joins the SFCMP ensemble members led by Steven Schick. Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)


Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #2The World Premiere of Polish composer Agata Zubel‘s where to as well as the World Premiere of Slow Portraits 3 by Du Yun. Also on the program, two works by Harrison BirtwistleThe Axe Manual and Gigue Machine. Special guest pianist Nicholas Hodges joins the SFCMP ensemble and our Steven Schick on percussion. Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)


Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #3World Premieres of we turn in the night in a circle of fire by Laurie San Martin as well as a new work by Ken UenoZetsu. Also on the program, two iconic works of the 20th century: Luciano Berio’s  Linea and Luigi Nono’s Hay Que Caminar Soñando. Steven Schick leads the SFCMP ensemble. Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)


Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #4The final Project Ten Fourteen concert presents the World Premiere of Koji Nakano’s, Time Song V: MandalaLei Liang’s Luminous, with featured guest bassist Mark Dresser; a work by legendary Chinese composer Chou Wen-Chung; the third World Premiere commissioned work by George CrumbXylophony, and a special performance of Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation by an all-star percussion ensemble! Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)

Project Ten Fourteen – Agata Zubel, Du Yun, Harrison Birtwistle

Posted by August 29, 2014

twoCal Performances and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Present Project Ten Fourteen - A series of four programs featuring world premieres simultaneously commissioned from ten distinctive composers all challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. Please note all tickets for the four Project TenFourteen concerts are only available through Cal Performances’ website – individual tickets are $32.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #2 - The World Premiere of Polish composer Agata Zubel‘s where to as well as the World Premiere of Slow Portraits 3 by Du Yun. Also on the program, two works by Harrison BirtwistleThe Axe Manual and Gigue Machine. Special guest pianist Nicholas Hodges joins the SFCMP ensemble and our Steven Schick on percussion. Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)

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Buy your TICKETS HERE - Single tickets start at $32. All seating through the Cal Performances website.

Agata Zubel’s participation in this San Francisco concert is supported in part by the Polish Cultural Institute


USEFUL INFORMATION FOR OUR PATRONS:

Please notice, we cannot take responsibility for the information provided herein as we do not manage these entities — we are providing you these details based on the general public information we have been able to gather.

Traveling to Berkeley? Remember on Sundays, BART  riders from San Francisco must take a Pittsburgh-Bay Point train to MacArthur Station in Oakland and switch to a Richmond train (two stops after MacArthur for Downtown Berkeley) or UBER signup(discount for new customers if you use code SFCMP).

Driving? Cal Performances reminds us that parking is often hard to find — plan to arrive 30-40 minutes early (before the pre-concert talk) or better yet, come around 4:00 pm and enjoy a drink or snack at the several nearby cafes and restaurants – including Cal Performances’s own Cafe ZellerbachOther useful Cal Performances Patron Information is at their website.


Program (subject to change)

Agata Zubel - where to – WP, Comm

Harrison Birtwistle  Variations from the Golden Mountain - 9′ US Premiere Nicolas Hodges, piano

Harrison Birtwistle - Ax Manual – 25’ - Nicolas Hodges and Steven Schick, piano and percussion

Harrison Birtwistle - Gigue Machine  – 15’ - Nicolas Hodges, piano

Du Yun - Slow Portraits 3 - WP, Comm

Single tickets start at $32; four-concert subscription $96. All seating through the Cal Performances website.


Under the artistic leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and educator Steven Schick, SFCMP’s season is anchored by Project TenFourteen – four concerts with world premieres from ten distinctive composers all challenged to “reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all.” The ten composers participating in this project are of extraordinary caliber – George Crumb, Elena Ruehr, Gabriela Ortiz, Ken Ueno, Gabriela Ortiz, Du Yun, Agata Zubel, Koji Nakano, Lei Liang, Laurie San Martin, and Wen-Chung Chou. Collectively, they represent cultures ranging from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, to Mexico, Poland, and several regions of the U.S. and span music styles from lyric to extended techniques to the forefront of electro-acousticism.

The four concerts — in November 2014 and January, February and March 2015 — will take place at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. They are presented in collaboration with Cal Performances. A pre-concert talk precedes each performance, and a post-concert reception will allow audience members to engage with the composers and artists.

Read more about Project TenFourteen

 

Project TenFourteen – San Martin, Ueno, Berio, Nono

Posted by August 29, 2014

ThreeCal Performances and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Present Project Ten Fourteen - A series of four programs featuring world premieres simultaneously commissioned from ten distinctive composers all challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. Please note all tickets for the four Project TenFourteen concerts are only available through Cal Performances’ website – individual tickets are $32. Subscribe to all 4 for only $96

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #3 - World Premieres of we turn in the night in a circle of fire by Laurie San Martin as well as a new work by Ken UenoZetsu. Also on the program, two iconic works of the 20th century: Luciano Berio’s  Linea and Luigi Nono’s Hay Que Caminar Soñando. Steven Schick leads the SFCMP ensemble with guest violinist Gabriela DiazCal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)


Program (subject to change)

Laurie San Martin - we turn in the night in a circle of fire - WP, Comm

Luigi Nono - Hay Que Caminar Soñando - 25’ - Nicolas Hodges and Steven Schick, piano and percussion

Luciano Berio - Linea

Ken Ueno - Zetsu - WP, Comm

Single tickets start at $32; four-concert subscription $96. All seating through the Cal Performances website.


Under the artistic leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and educator Steven Schick, SFCMP’s season is anchored by Project TenFourteen – four concerts with world premieres from ten distinctive composers all challenged to “reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all.” The ten composers participating in this project are of extraordinary caliber – George Crumb, Elena Ruehr, Gabriela Ortiz, Ken Ueno, Gabriela Ortiz, Du Yun, Agata Zubel, Koji Nakano, Lei Liang, Laurie San Martin, and Wen-Chung Chou. Collectively, they represent cultures ranging from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, to Mexico, Poland, and several regions of the U.S. and span music styles from lyric to extended techniques to the forefront of electro-acousticism.

The four concerts — in November 2014 and January, February and March 2015 — will take place at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. They are presented in collaboration with Cal Performances. A pre-concert talk precedes each performance, and a post-concert reception will allow audience members to engage with the composers and artists.

Read more about Project TenFourteen

 

Project Ten Fourteen – Nakano, Liang, Crumb, Wen-Chung, Varese

Posted by August 29, 2014

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Cal Performances and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Present Project Ten Fourteen - A series of four programs featuring world premieres simultaneously commissioned from ten distinctive composers all challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. Please note all tickets for the four Project TenFourteen concerts are only available through Cal Performances’ website – individual tickets are $32. Subscribe to all 4 for only $96

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Project TenFourteen: Concert #4 - The final Project Ten Fourteen concert presents the World Premiere of Koji Nakano’s, Time Song V: MandalaLei Liang’s Luminous, with featured guest bassist Mark Dresser; a work by legendary Chinese composer Chou Wen-Chung; the third World Premiere commissioned work by George CrumbXylophony, and a special performance of Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation by an all-star percussion ensemble! Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)


Program (subject to change)

Koji Nakano - Time Song V: Mandala – WP, Comm

Lei Liang - Luminous - WP, Comm

George Crumb - Xylophony - WP, Comm

Edgard Varèse - Ionisation

Chou Wen-chung - New Work WP, Comm

Single tickets start at $32; four-concert subscription $96. All seating through the Cal Performances website.


Under the artistic leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and educator Steven Schick, SFCMP’s season is anchored by Project TenFourteen – four concerts with world premieres from ten distinctive composers all challenged to “reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all.” The ten composers participating in this project are of extraordinary caliber – George Crumb, Elena Ruehr, Gabriela Ortiz, Ken Ueno, Gabriela Ortiz, Du Yun, Agata Zubel, Koji Nakano, Lei Liang, Laurie San Martin, and Wen-Chung Chou. Collectively, they represent cultures ranging from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, to Mexico, Poland, and several regions of the U.S. and span music styles from lyric to extended techniques to the forefront of electro-acousticism.

The four concerts — in November 2014 and January, February and March 2015 — will take place at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. They are presented in collaboration with Cal Performances. A pre-concert talk precedes each performance, and a post-concert reception will allow audience members to engage with the composers and artists.

Read more about Project TenFourteen