SFCMP in the News – Press Articles

2019-20 Season

Jan 20, 2020 Contemporary Players make their own way, with help from John Cage

Sept 23, 2019 ‘Triptych’ joins strands of Mapplethorpe’s legacy into dexterous, illuminating tapestry

May 6, 2019 S.F. Contemporary Music Players’ Season Is of Today … and Tomorrow  – Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice

2018-19  Season

May 12, 2019 Contemporary Players celebrate the legacy of Julius Eastman – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

May 2, 2019 Jazz Blooms in May – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Classical Voice

Apr 27, 2019 Crossroads: Julius Eastman’s Legacy – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Apr 26, 2019 SFCMP Will Again Conclude Season with Weekend – Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio

Jan 18, 2019 S.F. Contemporary Music Players Honor Ives – Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice

Jan 18, 2019 Ingram Marshall and Ted Hearne with SFCMP – Michael Strickland, The Civic Center Blog

Nov. 20, 2018 Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations – Dec 16 in SF  – Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio

Oct 23, 2018 The Melodic Elliott Carter? S.F. Contemporary Music Players Make the Case – Rebecca Wishnia, San Francisco Classical Voice

Oct 20, 2018 From Donizetti to Birtwistle, a cornucopia of classical offerings for fall – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Oct 20, 2018 The Moderns Are Coming! – Paul Hertelendy, artssf.com

Oct 20, 2018 SFCMP: From Elliott Carter to the Present – Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio

2017-18  Season 

Mar 23 & 24, 2018 Contemporary Players celebrate community in the spirit of Oliveros– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Mar 23 & 24, 2018 Schick bows out in style with Contemporary Players – Joshua Kosman, SF Gate

Mar 23, 2018 S.F. Contemporary Music Players In Deep Listening Mode – Rebecca Wishnia, SF Classical Voice

Jan 22, 2018 Stimulating New Music with SFCMP – Michael Strickland, SF Civic Center

Jan 20, 2018 Meredith Monk and her music pay a brief visit

Nov 1, 2017 SFCMP receives Fromm Music Foundation Ensemble Prize

Oct 21, 2017 Snowscape at SFCMP

Oct 1, 2017 The Players open their season with three provocative, sonically diverse works

2016-17 Season

Apr 22, 2017 Lou Harrison is Treated Splendidly by SFCMP

Apr 18, 2017 Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Steven Schick

Feb 19, 2017 SFCMP Mixes it up with Stravinsky

Feb 18, 2017 SFCMP with Interpolated Improvisations

Feb 02, 2017   Making Art in a Time of Rage

Jan 18, 2017   Bay Area Pick for January 20, 2017

Jan  24, 2017   SFCMP Premieres Festinger Song Cycle

Dec 30, 2016   Bay Area Notables Who Died in 2016

Dec 21, 2016   The Memorable Concerts of 2016

Oct 9, 2016 An unforgettable Icelandic journey

Press Releases

Mar 2020 Media Alert. Cancelled concerts due to COVID-19

Mar 2020 two evenings of ‘Prismatic Reflections’ in celebration of the 80th birthday of composer Louis Andriessen

Dec 2019 an evening of “Kinetic Transformations” with dancer and special guest Antoine Hunter featuring the work of John Cage

Nov 2019 in the Community free event and open to the pubic featuring the U.S. Premiere of “The Ice is Talking” by Vivian Fung

Aug 2019 SF Contemporary Music Players present ‘Oceanic Migrations:’ a season-opening premiere event

Apr 2019  SFCMP Announces Its 49th Season, Highlighting Five World Premieres, Distinguished visiting and local guest artists and composers

Apr 2019 SF Contemporary Music Players present Guerilla Sounds: Julius Eastman’s Legacy with Myra Melford and Sidney Corbett

Dec 2018 SFCMP Presents an Evening of Cage Variations with Special Guest Ted Hearne

Sept 2018 SFCMP announces its season-opening concert featuring a celebration of the music of Elliott Carter

April 2018  SFCMP Announces Its 48th Season with Incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley Highlighting Large-Ensemble Works, and California Composers

March 2018   SFCMP Presents A 4-concert Weekend: Spanning Three Generations Of Artistry Save & Exit

Dec 2017  SFCMP Kicks Off 2018 with Meredith Monk in Concert

Sept 2017  SFCMP Kicks Off Its 47th Season with Two Premieres and a 21st-Century Classic

June 2017 SFCMP Appoints Eric Dudley as SFCMP’s next Artistic Director

Apr 2017 SFCMP Announces Its 47th Season, Highlighting Large Ensemble Works and California Composers

Mar 2017 SFCMP Celebrates Lou Harrison Centennial with Weekend of Film, Music, and New Works by SF Search Winners

Feb 2017 SFCMP Artistic Director Steven Schick renews appointment through 2017-18 season

Jan 2017 SFCMP to Present Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale and New Work “Lover’s War” by Trumpeter Peter Evans

Dec 2016 SFCMP Opens 2017 with Adventurous Works by Festinger, Pisaro, Soper, and a Rare Performance of Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto

Nov 2016 Family-friendly “Unsilent Night” Musical Holiday Event

Sept 2016 SFCMP Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder Jean-Louis LeRoux

Sept 2016 SFCMP Opens 46th Season With Luminous, Influential Works by Ueno, Pereira, Takemitsu and Thorvaldsdottir

Apr 2016  2016-17 Season Release: SFCMP’s 46th Season Offers Leading Works of Contemporary Music On Stage, In the Community, and through Education Efforts 

Mar 2016 SFCMP to Present Major Works by David Lang and Gérard Grisey