SFCMP Season by Series
on STAGE series
featuring large-ensemble works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 21st century
SAT, OCT 20, 2018
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
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
Fernanda Aoki Navarro
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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