We apologize, due to COVID-19 all pre-concert events have been cancelled for the 2020-21 season.

Meet your next favorite composer, take in riveting discussions, great musical performances, and exciting music demos. In our How Music is Made series, composers reveal their motivation behind the notes and together we discover the inspiration and narrative behind each piece.

We invite you to join us for music demonstrations, a discussion about the work with the composer followed by the concert that evening.

Facilitated by SFCMP Artistic Director, Eric Dudley

SAT, OCT 10, 2020, How Music is Made with Caroline Shaw and Pamela Z
7:00 pm  Taube Atrium Theater
Part of SFCMP  on STAGE series

SAT, JAN 16, 2021 How Music is Made with Fred Frith
7:00 pm  at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
8:00pm Concert
Part of SFCMP in the LABORATORY series

SAT, APR 10, 2021 How Music is Made with Tyshawn Sorey
7:00 pm  at ODC B.Way Theater
8:00pm Concert
Part of SFCMP at the CROSSROADS series

Enjoy these past segments of How Music is Made

Guest composers:

Myra Melford, 2019
Sidney Corbett, 2019
Ted Hearne, 2019
Vivian Fung, 2018
Ryan Brown, 2018
Carolyn Chen, 2018
Nicole Mitchell, 2017
Natacha Diels, 2017
Jimmy Lopez, 2017
Peter Evans, 2017
Kate Soper, 2017
Richard Festinger, 2017

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