SFCMP Season by Series

SFCMP concerts on Stage series

on STAGE series

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

SAT, OCT 20, 2018
Elliott Carter
Tobin Chodos
Sabrina Schroeder
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with Tobin Chodos

in the LABORATORY series

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

FRI, JAN 18, 2019
Ted Hearne
Ingram Marshall
Molly Joyce
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Timo Andres
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with Ted Hearne

at the CROSSROADS series

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

FRI AND SAT, May 10 & 11, 2019
Julius Eastman
Sidney Corbett
Myra Melford
Fernanda Aoki Navarro
LJ White
3 Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsals with Sidney Corbett and Myra Melford


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

Side by Side Professional Development
Pre-professional students join our ensemble for a week 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 contemporary pieces of their choosing, while receiving real-time mentorship in the techniques, skills, and style of contemporary music.

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.

in the COMMUNITY series

encouraging the exploration of contemporary music in a festive community atmosphere 

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 about our 2018-19 How Music is Made schedule here. 

SUN, DEC 16, 2018
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present “Sonic Meditations”
A free public event
featuring the music of
Pauline Oliveros and Cornelius Cardew

SAT, APR 27, 2019
49th Season Launch Party: Sound & Wine

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