Monday, April 1, 2013
8:00 p.m.  |  Pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m.
Herbst Theatre

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) is proud to present the final concert of the 2012-13 season, our 42nd, with a concert featuring a global kaleidoscope of compositional voices ranging from classical, avant-garde, jazz, and gamelan genres to Asian and Aboriginal influences and American iconoclasts.

Join us on Monday, April 1 for “Hive,” a concert featuring two world premieres of SFCMP commissions and works for chamber ensemble.

Among the composers whose works will be performed are Lewis Nielson, a composer and faculty member at Oberlin College. He will be present for the World Premiere of his SFCMP-commissioned work: *on regression, accumulation, and the persistence of ghosts. The Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and the Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University, will also be present for the premiere of her SFCMP-commissioned work *Slow Summer Stay.*

The concert will also feature the US premiere of a 1997 work by Australian Composer Liza Lim, whose composition *Philtre*(which translates as “love potion), for solo retuned violin will be performed by SFCMP ensemble member Graeme Jennings. The eponymous composition “Hive,” by Evan Ziporyn is also on the program. A co-founder of the game-changing new music ensemble Bang On A Can All-Stars wrote this work in 2007 for two clarinets and bass clarinet.

In addition to the concert, we will present the final “Contemporary Insights” event the day before, Sunday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. at the SF Girls Chorus (44 Page St #200, San Francisco, CA 94102 ) where Artistic Director Steven Schick will talk with the composers and some of the featured works will be previewed.


  • Lewis Nielson, on regression, accumulation, and the persistence of ghosts (2013, commission and world premiere)
  • Evan Ziporyn, Hive (2007)
  • Liza Lim, Philtre (1997, US premiere)
  • Chaya Czernowin, Slow Summer Stay (2013, commission and world premiere)

Click here for ticket information.

Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister, San Francisco.