SFCMP Season by Series 2021-22

in the LABORATORY series

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

Reactivity and Response
SAT, NOV 6, 2021
Frith
Schubert
Parkins
Reich
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Synergy and Synthesis
SUN, MAY 22, 2022
Reich
García
Simon
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in the COMMUNITY series

encouraging the exploration of contemporary music in a festive community atmosphere 

SUN, DEC 19, 2021
Sound Encounters in collaboration with CNMAT, UC Berkeley
Campion
Smith
Yu
Harlan
Coskunseven
Reich
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THURS, FEB 17, 2022
Sound & Wine Online
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Carter
Kitazume
Yun
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at the CROSSROADS series

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


Drama and Poetry
SAT-SUN, APR 2-3, 2022
Gubaidulina
Regucera
Yun
Chisholm
Rankin
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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.
POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBA – Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone Details

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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Nov 2021 composer Edward Simon
Apr 2022 composer Amadeus Regucera

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.