San Francisco Contemporary Music Players – 2014-15 Season – Season 44 – Ticket information here

Mon. Sept. 22 – 5:30-8 pm – Special Screening: I Live 4 Art – Winner of the Philadelphia International Film Festival Silver Award, this is a humorous, satirical and unique philosophical exploration of the creative process – its angst, its thrills, its purpose and its methods, featuring recently commissioned SFCMP composer Mark Applebaum and other artists. The filmmakers and Applebaum will be present. Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street – tickets $9 at

Sunday, October 12, 2014 – Special Event: Alice in Antarctica- In a special concert of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, guest Australian harpist Alice Giles will perform a solo recital Alice in Antarctica on Sunday, October 12, 2014 — a multi-media performance commemorating the Centenary of the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. Incorporating acoustic and electric harp, spoken and sung voice, recorded spoken voice, visual and audio material, this is a scintillating journey through music and film honoring Giles’s grandfather Dr C.T. Madigan, a member of the first Australian expedition to Antarctica. This wonderful event will feature the first San Francisco appearance of the electro-acoustic harp. JCCSF Kanbar Hall, 7 pm – Tickets $30/$20/$10, available in August 2014 through JCCSF

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)

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 percussion students — our last collaboration of music by Reich, one of America’s most beloved living composers, was standing-room only! SF Conservatory of Music – 8 pm.

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)

Sunday, February 22, 2014 – 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. Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)

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)