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SFCMP 47th Season

We invite you to join SFCMP’s stimulating and adventurous 2017-18 season to experience large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries with a frequent spotlight on California composers.

Our 47th season, and Steven Schick’s seventh and final season as Artistic Director of SFCMP offers six concerts, a guest appearance by Meredith Monk, composer talks, a new music master class, Bay Area call for scores, and a season celebration.

There are two ways to buy season tickets.
Choose the fit that’s right for you!


Become a Subscriber
$170 / $85 for students (
available through October 2017)
*The best deal! 25% savings compared to single-ticket purchases
Subscribers receive:

  • General admission to all SFCMP 2017-18 concerts and special events including Meredith Monk guest appearance and conversation in January and Steven Schick solo concert in March
  • VIP seating at all pre-concert composer talks, open dress rehearsals and SFCMP master classes
  • Subscriber pass to SFCMP’s “Sound and Wine” season celebration event ($30 value)
  • Easy ticket transfer if you cannot make an event

Become a Member

$6.25 per month

Members receive two concert tickets per season. Come to two concerts of your choice, or bring a guest to a single concert. Members receive discounts on all other SFCMP events. By becoming a member, you are making a tax-deductible donation and joining the SFCMP community. Membership is a great way to spread out your ticket fees over the course of a year. It’s also a great option for those who can’t attend our full season but still want to attend one or two concerts per year.

Members Receive:

  • Two concert tickets per season. Tickets can be used individually to attend 2 concerts, or use them as a pair for you and a guest at one concert of your choice. Check in at will call to redeem your tickets.
  • A 20% member discount on all other SFCMP events.
  • VIP seating at all pre-concert composer talks, open dress rehearsals and SFCMP master classes.
  • Membership counts as a 100% tax-deductible donation.

2017-18 SEASON


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 concert in this series is:

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at Taube Atrium Theater

4:00pm Open rehearsal
4:30 – 5:20pm Composer talk
7:30pm Concert

Works by
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:

Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, SFCM

4:00pm Open rehearsal
4:30 – 5:20pm Composer talk
7:30pm Concert

Works by
Frederic Rzewski
John Zorn
Meredith Monk
A special guest appearance by Meredith Monk
Don Byron
Ryan Brown
Vivian Fung
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 concerts in this series are:
Fri and Sat, Mar 23 & 24, 2018 at Z Space
This weekend event includes 4 evening concerts, composer talks and a special solo-percussion concert by Steven Schick

Works by
Galina Ustvolskaya
Xavier Beteta
Carolyn Chen
Luciano Berio
Pauline Oliveros
Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores
Morton Feldman
Composer Talk with Carolyn Chen

Special Event: Steven Schick Solo Percussion Concert performing works of Iannis Xenakis & Celeste Oram


Fri, Mar 23, 2018
5:30pm – 6:30pm Open rehearsal and composer talk
7:00 – 8:30pm Concert #1: Ustvolskaya, Beteta, Chen, Berio
9:30pm Concert #2: SF Search, Oliveros

Sat, Mar 24, 2018
5:30pm: Steven Schick Celebration Reception
7:00pm Concert #3: Schick Solo
9:30pm Concert #4: Morton Feldman

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:

Dec 9, 2017
SFCMP presents Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night. Join us for a holiday event linked to “Unsilent Night” celebrations around the world.

Feb 22, 2018
New Music Master Class with William Winant. 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.

Apr 21, 2018
SFCMP Season Celebration: Sound and Wine. Whether you’re new to contemporary classical music or have been a fan for years, we hope you’ll join us to relive your favorite works from the season or hear them for the first time.

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