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Saturday, February 1st 2025

Tracing Paths

  • Thomas Ades
  • Steve Schick
  • Olly Wilson
  • Zosha DiCastri
  • Jonathan Bingham

Date & Time

Saturday, February 1st 2025 8:00 pm

Schedule
7:15 PM - "Under the Hood" pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Eric Dudley, composer Zosha DiCastri, and percussionist Steven Schick.
8:00 PM - Concert

Venue

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street
Ann Getty Center for Education
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets

$40 General/$15 Student

Details

Paths both personal and cultural coalesce and re-unite in a concert combining fresh explorations with return appearances. SF Conservatory of Music faculty member Jonathan Bingham pays homage to the trend of visual artists like Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat in creating an Untitled composition, leaving the listener to draw their own unprejudiced conclusions. NYC-based composer Zosha Di Castri affords us an opportunity to enthusiastically welcome back our previous Artistic Director Steven Schick as percussion soloist for Touch/Trace, a new mixed ensemble work that has its world premiere in New York earlier in the new year. Bay Area luminary Olly Wilson’s No More draws together texts by four South African poets, all of whom have been ‘active in the struggle for freedom and human dignity that continues in that tragic nation against the racist, immoral, and dehumanizing policy of apartheid.’ Finally, Thomas Adès’s Chamber Symphony offers the chance for current SFCM student instrumentalists to join forces with our Contemporary Players musicians in side-by-side performance, and two new pieces for live instruments and electronics by composers in SFCM’s TAC program also receive their premieres.

Guest Artists: Steven Schick, percussionist; and Michael Dailey, tenor

Jonathan Bingham - Untitled (2015) - Bay area premiere

Zosha DiCastri- Touch/Trace (2025) - West Coast premiere - featuring virtuoso percussionist Steve Schick

Olly Wilson - No More (1985) - originally commissioned and premiered by SFCMP

Thomas Adès - Chamber Symphony, Op. 2 (1990)

2 SFCM TAC Students - works for oboe, cello and percussion (2025) - world premiere

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