SFCMP in Concert: 4-Concert Weekend

SFCMP in Concert: 4-Concert Weekend

Celebrating Pauline OLIVEROS and Steven SCHICK

In our at the CROSSROADS Series, we celebrate the work of legacy composers alongside cutting-edge composers from across generations. In this special weekend event, we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros’ birth, as well as Steven Schick’s final season as SFCMP’s Artistic Director.

Spanning three generations of artistry, the 4-Concert Weekend will feature works by Pauline OLIVEROS, Luciano BERIO, Morton FELDMAN, and Galina USTVOLSKAYA. The work of emerging composers Xavier BETETA and a SFCMP commission by Carolyn CHEN will also be featured, along with three Bay Area composers who have written works inspired by Oliveros as part of SFCMP’s SF SEARCH 2018: Under-30 Call for Scores. Chen will discuss her work in the HOW MUSIC is MADE series and rounding out the weekend’s activities, SFCMP Artistic Director, Steven SCHICK will perform in a special solo-percussion concert that will include a premiere by Celeste ORAM. Schick will also be performing in the final concert of the weekend, Crippled Symmetry by Morton FELDMAN.

This event will feature Carolyn Chen in the “HOW MUSIC is MADE” composer talk segment.

Ticket Prices
All events free for subscribers and 20% off for members
Friday pre-concert events: $Free and open to the public

Single Concert: $25 / $14 student
Two Concerts: $40 / $24 student
Schick Farewell Reception and Toast: $25
Weekend pass, including Schick Farewell Reception and Toast: $65 / $38 student

FRI, MAR 23, 2018
at Z Space

How Music is Made: 
5:30 pm
Open dress rehearsal of Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green by Carolyn Chen
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Composer talk: Carolyn Chen in conversation with Steven Schick

7:00 – 8:15 pm

Grand Duet (1957) 22’
Cello: Stephen Harrison
Piano: Kate Campbell

La Catedrale Abandonata (2015) 11’
Flute: Tod Brody
Clarinet: Peter Josheff
Percussion: Loren Mach
Piano: Kate Campbell
Violin: Susan Freier
Viola: Clio Tilton
Cello: Stephen Harrison
Double bass: Richard Worn

Carolyn CHEN
Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green (2018) 12’
*SFCMP Commission
Bass flute: Tod Brody
Harp: Karen Gottlieb
Percussion: Loren Mach
Violin: Roy Malan
Cello: Stephen Harrison

Luciano BERIO
Folk Songs (1964) 23’
Lyrics available at: sfcmp.org/lucianoberio-folksongs-lyrics
Mezzo-soprano: Silvie Jensen
Flute: Tod Brody
Clarinet: Bill Kalinkos
Percussion 1: Loren Mach
Percussion 2: Nick Woodbury
Harp: Karen Gottlieb
Viola: Meena Bhasin
Cello: Stephen Harrison

9:00 – 10:30 pm

The Witness (1980) 60’
Interspersed with 3 new works inspired by Pauline Oliveros
Winners of SF SEARCH 2018 (Under-30 Bay Area composers include
Danny CLAYPlaybook  (2017) 6’
John IVERS, Bellow, Cycle (2017) 6’
Nathan CHAMBERLAINDawn Chorus (2017) 6’
Oboe: Kyle Bruckmann
Clarinet: Peter Josheff
Percussion: Loren Mach
Violin: Hrabba Atladottir
Double bass: Richard Worn

SAT, MAR 24, 2018
at Z Space

Steven Schick Celebration, Reception, and Toast
– 6:30 pm
Be sure to join us for a pre-concert celebration in honor of maestro Steven Schick who is in his last year as Artistic Director of SFCMP.
Appetizers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Artistic Director and percussionist Steven Schick, who celebrates his final season with SFCMP, will perform in a special Saturday evening solo-percussion concert made for this occasion.

Celeste ORAM_ . .  /  . _ _  /  .  /  . _ . .  /  . _ . ., World Premiere (2018) 15′
Kurt SCHWITTERS and Shahrokh YADEGARI, Ur Sonata (2017) 40′
Iannis XENAKIS, Psappha (1975) 10′
Percussion/acting: Steven Schick

9:00 – 10:30 pm

Crippled Symmetry (1987) 90’
Rarely performed due to its length, this masterpiece of classical music will be showcased to an audience curled up on plushy pillows. So, purchase a ticket, pull up a pillow, or bring your own pillow, and get ready for a truly unique musical experience.
Flute: Tod Brody
Percussion: Steven Schick
Piano/Celesta: Kate Campbell





Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available in the lobby before and in-between the concerts.

Our schedule of events is jam-packed which doesn’t leave much time for eating in between concerts. To help ease the crunch, we invite you to bring a light picnic to enjoy in the lobby before or between events. Limited lobby seating available.

For those who choose to eat before the evening activities, there are many wonderful restaurants nearby ZSpace, but only a handful in walking distance. Here is a short list of a few restaurants nearby.

Appetizers will be provided during the Sat, Mar 24, 5:30pm, Steven Schick reception.

Parking in San Francisco can be a challenge, fortunately, Z Space is close to a variety of public transportation lines, most notably:
The 16th and Mission BART stop.
The 22, 27, and 33 MUNI bus lines.
We recommend visiting BART, MUNI, or 511.org to plan your trip here.

Lou Harrison : A Centenary Celebration

Lou Harrison : A Centenary Celebration

Photo by Eva Soltes

Photo by Eva Soltes

$60 all weekend pass, $25 per concert, $10 film screening

Join us at Z Space for an installment of our At the Crossroads Series, which celebrates the work of legacy composers alongside cutting-edge composers from across generations.

In our two-day festival, you will eavesdrop on musical conversations between Lou Harrison, much loved California composer whose 100th birthday we celebrate in 2017, and two younger generations who share his lifelong interests of exploration and inclusivity. We’ll hear Harrison’s music alongside that of Natacha Diels whose work, like Harrison’s, is steeped in a sense of ritual; Gity Razaz who fearlessly combines technologies and cultures; the prolific and eloquent Jimmy Lopez; and the playfully absurd Annie Gosfield. You’ll listen to composer talks and we’ll perform music by the newest generation of composers influenced by Harrison’s work through our SF Search Program.

View Program Booklet
View Conductor’s Notes

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These events were made possible in part by a grant from
The Ross McKee Foundation
American Music Project
The National Endowment for the Arts

Film Screening: “Lou Harrison: A World of Music” by Eva Soltes

Friday 4/21
6:30PM Reception | 8 PM Film | $10
Z Space 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110

An exquisitely crafted, in-depth and deeply moving look at the life and work of beloved composer Lou Harrison. Created with footage collected from over two decades by documentary filmmaker and music producer Eva Soltes, who was closely associated with Lou Harrison during his lifetime.
Running time 92.

There will be a cash bar open before the film, and doors open at 6:30pm for pre-film reception



Concert #1

Saturday, 4/22
11 AM (doors open 10:30 AM) | $25
Featuring SF Search 2016-17 Winners
With his focus on the openness of Lou Harrison’s melodies and the lushness of microtonal harmonies, Roger Kim has constructed a piece of quiet beauty and generous space for the performer.  From her childhood, near Lou Harrison’s Aptos home, Michelle Zheng was able to experience first hand the unique qualities of the light along the mid-Californian coast and its unique blend of cultures.  In her work, full of musical contrast and shifting emotions, she captures this mixture with grace and skill.   Benjamin Zucker simultaneously explores the dual personality of Lou Harrison, as an American composer indebted to the musical language of the gamelan, and as an American experimentalist.  Through an unusual notational and musical scheme, Zucker captures both.
Roger Kim Quartet with one theme (2017)(5’)
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Stephen Harrison, cello
Michelle Zheng Rift (2017)(6’)
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Stephen Harrison, cello
Benjamin Zucker Sarabandisms (2016)(6’)
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Stephen Harrison, cello

Composer Talks, “How Music is Made” with Jimmy Lopez and Natacha Diels

Saturday, 4/22
12:30-1:30PM | Free

In our How Music is Made series, composers reveal their motivation behind the notes and together we discover the inspiration and narrative behind each piece.
Artisanal pizza provided for first 50 people. A cash bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available.

Concert #2

Saturday, 4/22
2:30 PM | $25

Lou Harrison, Canticle #3 (1942)(15′)
Jeff Anderle, ocarina; David Tanenbaum, guitar; percussionists Jim Kassis, William Winant, Haruka Fujii, Stan Muncy, Loren Mach
Composer conversation with Jimmy Lopez
Jimmy Lopez, Ccantu (2007)(6′)
Kate Campbell, piano
Lou Harrison, Varied Trio (1986)(16′)
Hrabba Atladottir, violin; William Winant, percussion, Kate Campbell, piano
This piece was originally written for SFCMP percussionist, William Winant, Julie Steinberg and David Abel
Annie Gosfield, Daughters of the Industrial Revolution (2011)(9′)
Loren Mach, percussion; Stephen Harrison, cello

“Knowing Lou”

Saturday, 4/22
6:30PM | Pre-Concert Talk (concert tickets required)
Steven Schick in conversation with David Tanenbaum, William Winant and Karen Gottlieb, SFCMP Ensemble members and friends of Lou Harrison.
A cash bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available

Concert #3

Saturday, 4/22
7:30PM | $25

Lou Harrison, Suite for Cello and Harp (1949)(12′)
Stephen Harrison, cello; Karen Gottlieb, harp
Lou Harrison, Scenes from Nek Chand (2001/2)(11′)
David Tanenbaum, Steel Guitar [National] This was Mr. Harrison’s last piece, dedicated to SFCMP guitarist, David Tanenbaum and Carol Law and Charles Amirkhanian
Gity Razaz, Shadow Lines (2014)(10′)
Stephen Harrison, cello Jeremy Wagner, technical assistant
Composer conversation with Natacha Diels
Natacha Diels,The Colors Don’t Match (2014)(11′) *west coast premiere
Amy Foote, voice; Stacey Pelinka, piccolo; Bill Kalinkos, clarinet;; Loren Mach, percussion; Kate Campbell, sampler, Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Jeremy Wagner, technical assistant

$60 all weekend pass, $25 per concert, $10 film screening

DIRECTIONS, PARKING, & DINING: http://www.zspace.org/directions/