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February 2018
Thu, 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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Free
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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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January 2018
Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SFCMP in Concert January 2018

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

SCHEDULE
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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October 2017
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SFCMP in Concert October 2017

Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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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December 2017
Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SFCMP Presents “Unsilent Night” by Phil Kline December 2017

Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, Dolores St & 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Free

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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