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SFCMP in Concert: A 4-Concert Weekend

Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 5:30 pm - Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 10:30 pm at Z Space

$14 - $65

Celebrating Pauline OLIVEROS and Steven SCHICK

In our at the CROSSROADS Series, we celebrate the work of legacy composers alongside cutting-edge composers from across generations. In this special weekend event, we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros’ birth, as well as Steven Schick’s final season as SFCMP’s Artistic Director.

Spanning three generations of artistry, the 4-Concert Weekend will feature works by Pauline OLIVEROS, Luciano BERIO, Morton FELDMAN, and Galina USTVOLSKAYA. The work of emerging composers Xavier BETETA and a SFCMP commission by Carolyn CHEN will also be featured, along with three Bay Area composers who have written works inspired by Oliveros as part of SFCMP’s SF SEARCH 2018: Under-30 Call for Scores. Chen will discuss her work in the HOW MUSIC is MADE series and rounding out the weekend’s activities, SFCMP Artistic Director, Steven SCHICK will perform in a special solo-percussion concert that will include a premiere by Celeste ORAM. Schick will also be performing in the final concert of the weekend, Crippled Symmetry by Morton FELDMAN.

This event will feature Carolyn Chen in the “HOW MUSIC is MADE” composer talk segment.

Ticket Prices
All events free for subscribers and 20% off for members
Friday pre-concert events: $Free and open to the public

Single Concert: $25 / $14 student
Two Concerts: $40 / $24 student
Schick Farewell Reception and Toast: $25
Weekend pass, including Schick Farewell Reception and Toast: $65 / $38 student

FRI, MAR 23, 2018
at Z Space

How Music is Made: 
5:30 pm
Open dress rehearsal of Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green by Carolyn Chen
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Composer talk: Carolyn Chen in conversation with Steven Schick

7:00 – 8:15 pm

Grand Duet (1957) 22’
Piano and cello

La Catedrale Abandonata (2015) 11’
Flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, contra bass

Carolyn CHEN
Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green (2018) 12’
*SFCMP Commission
Bass flute, violin, cello, percussion, harp

Luciano BERIO
Folk Songs (1964) 23’
Flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, mezzo-soprano, viola, cello
Soloist Silvie Jensen

9:00 – 10:30 pm

The Witness (1980) 60’

The winners of SF SEARCH 2018 (Under-30 Bay Area composers).
3 New Works inspired by Pauline Oliveros
Danny CLAYPlaybook  (2017) 6’
John IVERS, Bellow, Cycle (2017) 6’
Nathan CHAMBERLAINDawn Chorus (2017) 6’

SAT, MAR 24, 2018
at Z Space

Steven Schick Celebration, Reception, and Toast
– 6:30 pm
Be sure to join us for a pre-concert celebration in honor of maestro Steven Schick who is in his last year as Artistic Director of SFCMP.
Appetizers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Artistic Director and percussionist Steven Schick, who celebrates his final season with SFCMP, will perform in a special Saturday evening solo-percussion concert made for this occasion.

Celeste ORAM, World Premiere (2018)
Kurt SCHWITTERS & Shahrokh YADEGARI, Ur Sonata (2017)
Vinko GLOBOKAR, ?Corporel (1985)
Iannis XENAKIS, Psappha (1975)

9:00 – 10:30 pm

Crippled Symmetry (1987) 90’
Flute, percussion, piano/celesta



Coming soon…available in March


Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available in the lobby before and in-between the concerts.

Our schedule of events is jam-packed which doesn’t leave much time for eating in between concerts. To help ease the crunch, we invite you to bring a light picnic to enjoy in the lobby before or between events. Limited lobby seating available.

For those who choose to eat before the evening activities, there are many wonderful restaurants nearby ZSpace, but only a handful in walking distance. Here is a short list of a few restaurants nearby.

Appetizers will be provided during the Sat, Mar 24, 5:30pm, Steven Schick reception.

Parking in San Francisco can be a challenge, fortunately, Z Space is close to a variety of public transportation lines, most notably:
The 16th and Mission BART stop.
The 22, 27, and 33 MUNI bus lines.
We recommend visiting BART, MUNI, or 511.org to plan your trip here.


Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 5:30 pm
Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 10:30 pm
$14 - $65
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