Subscriptions and Single Tickets 2016-17

Thank you for joining us in our 46th year!

Consider becoming a season subscriber and never miss the
best of contemporary classical music in the Bay Area.

Subscribers Receive:
Tickets to 6 concerts, 1 film screening, and 2 community events
Plus
– 15% discount on single tickets and ticket fees waived
– 2 guest passes to SFCMP’s spring event “Sound and Wine”
– VIP invitation to “How Music is Made” professional composer talks and SFCMP dress rehearsals
– Observer pass to master classes by Artistic Director and SFCMP Players

$170 general $85 students

Eventbrite - SFCMP 2016-17 Season Subscription

Sorry, subscriptions are not on sale at this time. Check back soon for our 2017-18 subscriptions.

2016-17 Season
Artistic Director, Steven Schick

Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Works by Ken Ueno, Toru Takemitsu, Joe Pereira, Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Venue: Taube Atrium Theater 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102  

This work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir is among the most important new pieces of recent years and anchors a program of intense luminosity, including colorful and evocative new works by California composers Ken Ueno and Joe Pereira. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players also returns to a composer we have longed championed, Toru Takemitsu performing his sublime classic, Toward the Sea.

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Sawdust on Ararat by Ken Ueno
4:30 – 5:30 pm  Composer Talk, “How Music is Made” with composers Ken Ueno and Joe Pereira, facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:30 – 7:00 pm  Informal pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm  CONCERT

Eventbrite - SFCMP in Concert: Works by Takemitsu, Thorvaldsdottir, Pereira and Ueno
$35/$15 Students

 

Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Works by Richard Festinger, Michael Pisaro, Kate Soper, Gyorgy Ligeti
Venue: San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall 50 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102

In this program, we explore the voice in its broadest sense: from a premiere of a song cycle by San Francisco composer Richard Festinger to an invocation of the voices of nature in Michael Pisaro’s evocative ricefall for 16 players and various resonant metal and wooden objects.  Anchoring the program is a pair of composers – one emerging and another established: Kate Soper’s Door features voice and electric guitar alongside a rare performance of Gyorgy Ligeti’s landmark Chamber Concerto, which features the voices of 13 concertante soloists.

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

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Careless Love by Richard Festinger
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Richard Festinger and Kate Soper facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:30 – 7:00 pm  Informal pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm  CONCERT

Eventbrite - Works by Richard Festinger, Michael Pisaro, Kate Soper, and Gyorgy Ligeti
$35/$15 Students

 

Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Works by Igor Stravinsky and Peter Evans
Venue: Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

In a departure from the usual way of presenting Stravinsky’s iconic L’Histoire du Soldat, now approaching its centennial, we will replace the dramatic action and much of the original Ramuz text with improvised interpolations led by trumpet virtuoso supreme, Peter Evans. The result will be an Evans/Stravinsky mash-up in which two musics will speak to each other across a century – responding and resonating, cajoling and interrupting – in a conversation about the eternal issues of good and evil; war and peace.

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:30 – 7:00 pm  Informal pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm  CONCERT

Eventbrite - SFCMP in Concert: Works by Takemitsu, Thorvaldsdottir, Pereira and Ueno
$35/$15 Student

 

Fri and Sat, Apr 21 and 22, 2017
Lou Harrison: A Centenary Celebration
Eavesdrop on 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 and record music by the newest generation of composers influenced by Harrison’s work through our SF Search Program: the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players program in support of emerging contemporary classical composers.

Location: Z Space 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110
$60 all weekend pass, $25 per concert, $10 film screening
Eventbrite - SFCMP presents Sound and Wine 2017

 

Sat, Mar 25, 2017  Sound and Wine with SFCMP 
Each year, SFCMP holds several community events that encourage the exploration of classical contemporary music in a festive atmosphere
Eventbrite - SFCMP presents Sound and Wine 2017
No Doors Sales. Tickets must be purchased online.

Questions? Call us at (415) 278-9566 or e-mail info@sfcmp.org