SFCMP in Concert: Celebrating Pauline Oliveros and Steven Schick
March 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 pm at Z Space$15 - $60
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’s birth and the 50th anniversary of her seminal tape pieces made here in San Francisco, as well as Steven Schick’s final season as SFCMP’s Artistic Director.
Spanning three generations of artistry, the weekend festival 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 under-30 Bay Area composers who have written works inspired by Oliveros as part of SFCMP’s SF Search program. Chen will discuss her work in our “How Music Is Made” series and rounding out the weekend festival, SFCMP Artistic Director Steven Schick will perform in a special Saturday-evening solo percussion concert that will include a premiere by Celeste Oram.
MARCH 23-24, 2018
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
How Music is Made with Carolyn CHEN
Galina USTVOLSKAYA Grand Duet (1957) 22’ / Cello and piano
Xavier BETETA La Catedrale Abandonata (2015) 11’ / Flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, contra bass
Carolyn CHEN, Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green (2018) 12’ *SFCMP Commission / Bass flute, violin, cello, harp, percussion
Luciano BERIO Folk Songs (1964) 23’ / Mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, viola
Pauline OLIVEROS The Witness (1980) 60’
Three SF SEARCH Under-30 Bay Area COMPOSERS, 3 New Works inspired by Pauline Oliveros (2017)
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
SPECIAL EVENT! STEVEN SCHICK IN CONCERT
Artistic Director and percussionist Steven Schick, who celebrates his final season with SFCMP, will perform in a special Saturday evening solo concert made for this occasion.
Steven SCHICK, solo concert: Works by Iannis Xenakis, Samuel Beckett, and a premiere by Celeste Oram (2018) 60’
Pre-Concert Tribute and Celebration to Steven Schick preceding the concert
Morton FELDMAN Crippled Symmetry (1987) 90’ / Piano, percussion, flute