SFCMP Season by Series 2019-20

SFCMP concerts on Stage series

on STAGE series

featuring large-ensemble works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 21st century

on STAGE series
Oceanic Migrations
SAT, SEP 14, 2019
7:00pm Panel | 8:00pm Concert
Michael Gordon, New Work
Roomful of Teeth
Splinter Reeds

in the LABORATORY series

exploring large-ensemble works that push the boundaries of the concert experience

in the LABORATORY series
Kinetic Transformations
FRI, JAN 17, 2020
6:30pm How Music is Made | 8:00pm Concert
Guest artist, Antoine Hunter, dancer
Gloria Justen,
David Coll, Caldera
Anna Clyne, Steelworks
Henry Cowell, Mosaic Quartet
John Cage, Concert for Piano and Orchestra

at the CROSSROADS series

celebrating the work of legacy composers alongside cutting-edge voices from across generations  

at the CROSSROADS series
Prismatic Reflections
FRI, MAR 27, 2020 (San Francisco)
SAT, MAR 28, 2020  (Oakland)
6:30pm How Music is Made | 8:00pm Concert
Angelica Negrón, Technicolor
SFCM TAC, New Work (2) 
Missy Mazzoli, Tooth and Nail
SF Search winner, New Work
Louis Andriessen, Life
Louis Andriessen, Zilver
David Chisholm, From the Power of Ten

in the COMMUNITY series

encouraging the exploration of contemporary music in a festive community atmosphere 

SUN, DEC 8, 2019
Community Event
3:00pm – 4:30pm
A Celebration of the Elements
Vivian Fung, The Ice is Talking
Jason Treuting, How to (Blank)

SAT, APR 25, 2020
Community Event

Sound & Wine: Season Launch Party
1:30pm – 3:30pm


developing emerging audiences for contemporary music through the education and mentorship of emerging composers and musicians

Side by Side Professional Development – Performance
Pre-professional students join our ensemble for a week of rehearsals which culminate in a performance on a subscription-series concert.

Side by Side Professional Development – Composition
Pre-professional composers write for and collaborate with one of our ensemble members for a semester of rehearsals which culminate in a performance on a subscription-series concert.

SFCMP Contemporary Music Masterclass
Pre-professional music students learn from our renowned ensemble members in front of a live audience. Students perform selected works while being mentored in the techniques, skills, and myriad styles
of contemporary music.

How Music is Made
In the afternoon before each concert, we invite the public to join us for music demonstrations, followed by a discussion about the work with the composer, followed by the full concert that evening.
Learn more here

Sept 2019 composer Michael Gordon
Jan 2019 composer David Coll and Gloria Justen
Mar 2020 composer David Chisholm

Victor Salvo Music Composition Scholarship
Each year, one San Francisco Bay Area high school music student wins 5 hours of mentoring sessions with an advising professional composer, a private score reading by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players of the student’s work, feedback from the musicians, and a video recording of the reading.

SF Search for Scores
Each season, emerging composers submit scores that speak to the life and legacy of our headlining spring-concert composer. One winning composer under 30 receives a score reading and feedback session with SFCMP, a public performance on the spring-series concert, and an archival recording. In addition the winning composers receive a $1,000 stipend.

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