SFCMP in Concert

SFCMP in Concert

Jan 19 2018 Fung, Zorn, Brown, Rzewski SFCMP in Concert

Our In the Laboratory series showcases large-scale contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert format and experience.  In this concert, John Zorn’s “Cobra” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Les Moutons de Panurge” engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities. Led by Grammy-nominated SFCMP percussionist and frequent Zorn collaborator William Winant, the performers are prompted to execute different instrumental techniques, sonic textures, or playing styles in various ensemble formations, resulting in a dynamic and often surprising real-time musical compositions. Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron’s 7 Etudes, and two works by Bay Area composers, Under the Rug by Ryan Brown, and Twist for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.

This event will feature Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown in the “How Music Is Made” composer talk segment.

Encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, SFCMP will once again join San Francisco Conservatory of Music students on this program.

This concert is part of our in the Laboratory Series where you will experience large-ensemble contemporary classical works that have pushed the boundaries of the concert format through experimentation and exploration.


selections from 7 Etudes (for Vocalizing Pianist) 8’
Solo piano

Under the Rug (2010) 6′
Flute, harp, viola

Vivian FUNG
Twist (2014) 13’
Guitar, violin

Frederic RZEWSKI
Les Moutons de Panurge (1969) 12’
open instrumentation for large ensemble

Directed by SFCMP ensemble member William Winant
Cobra (1984) 25’
open instrumentation for large ensemble



(free and open to the public)
4:00 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of “Twist” by Vivian Fung
4:30 – 5:20 pm Composer Talk with Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown facilitated by incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley

(for ticket buyers)
6:30 pm Pre-concert discussion with incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley and Players
7:30 pm Concert
9:00 pm Post-Concert Party