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, world-renowned maverick composer and singer Meredith Monk will be present for a performance by SFCMP and discussion of two of her more cinematic works, Ellis Island for duo pianos (featured in her award-winning film of the same name) and Cave Song from her feature-length film, 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 incoming Artistic Director, 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: Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown in conversation with incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley
CONCERT (for ticket buyers)
6:45 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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