SFCMP Concerts – View by Series

SFCMP concerts on Stage series

On STAGE Series

In our on STAGE Series we help you discover large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Our 2017-18 concerts in this series are:

Sat, Oct 21, 2017
Philippe Leroux
Nicole Mitchell
Hans Abrahamsen
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with Nicole Mitchell

In the LABORATORY Series

In our in the LABORATORY Series you will experience large-ensemble contemporary classical works that have pushed the boundaries of the concert format through experimentation and exploration.

Our 2017-18 concert in this series is:

Friday, Jan 20, 2017
Don Byron
Ryan Brown
Vivian Fung
Frederic Rzewski
John Zorn
Meredith Monk
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown

At the CROSSROADS Series

In our at the CROSSROADS Series, together we will celebrate the work of legacy composers alongside cutting-edge composers from across generations: By meeting at the crossroads of generations we reveal how the latest works are grounded in timeless questions.

Our 2017-18 concert in this series is:

Fri & Sat, Mar 23 & 24, 2018
In Celebration of Pauline Oliveros and Steven Schick
A 4-concert weekend!
4 concerts, composer talks and a special solo-percussion concert by Steven Schick
Galina Ustvolskaya
Xavier Beteta
Carolyn Chen
Luciano Berio
Pauline Oliveros
3 Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores
Steven Schick Solo Percussion Concert performing works of Iannis Xenakis & Celeste Oram
Morton Feldman
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with Carolyn Chen


SFCMP’s Education Series includes a number of educational programs to support and help shape the cutting edge of contemporary music.

Our How Music is Made program provides composers an opportunity to reveal their motivation behind the notes. Through an open-to-the-public dress rehearsal followed by a composer talk, we aim to help our audiences emotionally connect with the composers’ experiences and thereby better prepare them to appreciate the depth of the work that will be heard at the concert.

Master Classes provide opportunities for talented students to perform contemporary classical music through professional guidance and critiquing in front of a live audience.

Our Side-by-Side program fosters the development of pre-professional musicians by providing an opportunity to rehearse with our ensemble and perform in a subscription-series concert.

In the COMMUNITY Series

Each year, SFCMP holds several community events that encourage the exploration of contemporary classical music in a festive community atmosphere.

Our 2017-18 events in this series are:

Sat, Dec 9, 2017
SFCMP presents Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night”
A Free Event

Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Sound and Wine: A Season Celebration

Fall 2017
Our SF Search Program seeks out talented under-30 Bay Area composers and provides an opportunity to have their works heard publicly performed by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players


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Upcoming Events

  1. SFCMP in Concert: A 4-Concert Weekend

    Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 5:30 pm - Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 10:30 pm
  2. SFCMP Season Celebration: Sound & Wine 2018

    Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm