SFCMP Season by Series 2020-21

SFCMP concerts on Stage series

on STAGE series

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

Voices in Reverberation
FRI, JUNE 18, 2021
Adams
Shaw (SFCMP commission)

Z
Norman
Regucera

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in the COMMUNITY series

encouraging the exploration of contemporary music in a festive community atmosphere 

SUN, MAY 23, 2021
Sound Encounters in collaboration with CNMAT, UC Berkeley
Tennehy
Yu
Hyninne
Kulpa
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SAT, JUNE 26, 2021
50th Season Celebration and Benefit Concert
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Lang
Kernis
Lim
Lindberg
Connesson
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in the LABORATORY series

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

Overtones and Undercurrents
SAT, MAR 6, 2021
Fure
Lucero
Winn

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at the CROSSROADS series

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


PostScript to the Future
SAT, APR 10 and JULY 10, 2021
Wilson
Sorey (SFCMP commission)
Reid
Catalan
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EDUCATION series

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.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 with Hrabba Atladottir, violin  Details

How Music is Made ONLINE
In our How Music is Made ONLINE series, our hosts—some of contemporary music’s most inspired personalities—share their insight into a personal favorite piece of music, followed by a performance by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.
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Online Premiere Fri, Sept 18, 2020 7PM Pacific
Online Premiere Fri, Oct 16, 2020 7PM Pacific
Online Premiere Fri, Nov 6, 2020 7PM Pacific

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.
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Oct 2020 composer Caroline Shaw and guest artists, Pamela Z
Jan 2021 composer and guitarist Fred Frith
Apr 2021 composer Tyshawn Sorey

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.