SFCMP 2016-17 Season Subscription
$85 – $170
SFCMP 2016-17 Season Subscription

SFCMP 2016-17 Season Subscription

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Consider becoming a season subscriber and never miss the
best of contemporary classical music in the Bay Area.

Subscribers Receive:
Tickets to 6 concerts, 1 film screening, and 2 community events
- 15% discount on single tickets and ticket fees waived
- 2 guest passes to SFCMP’s spring event "Sound and Wine"
- VIP invitation to "How Music is Made" professional composer talks and SFCMP dress rehearsals
- Observer pass to master classes by Artistic Director and SFCMP Players

$170 general $85 students

2016-17 Season Summary
Artistic Director, Steven Schick

on Stage Series
In our on Stage series we bring to the stage some of the most influential national and international contemporary classical composers of the 20th and 21st centuries

SFCMP onStage series description

Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Works by Ken Ueno, Toru Takemitsu, Joe Pereira, Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Venue: Taube Atrium Theater Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102  

This work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir is among the most important new pieces of recent years and anchors a program of intense luminosity, including colorful and evocative new works by California composers Ken Ueno and Joe Pereira. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players also returns to a composer we have longed championed, Toru Takemitsu performing his sublime classic, Toward the Sea.

4:00-4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Sawdust on Ararat by Ken Ueno
4:30-5:30 pm Composer talk, "How Music is Made" with composers Ken Ueno and Joe Pereira facilitated by Steven Schick
7:30 pm CONCERT. 6:30 pm pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians.

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 
Works by Igor Stravinsky and Peter Evans
Venue: Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

In a departure from the usual way of presenting Stravinsky’s iconic L’Histoire du Soldat, now approaching its centennial, we will replace the dramatic action and much of the original Ramuz text with improvised interpolations led by trumpet virtuoso supreme, Peter Evans. The result will be an Evans/Stravinsky mash-up in which two musics will speak to each other across a century – responding and resonating, cajoling and interrupting – in a conversation about the eternal issues of good and evil; war and peace.

4:00-4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with SFCMP and improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30-5:30 pm Composer talk, "How Music is Made" with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick
7:30 pm CONCERT. 6:30 pm pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians.


in the Lab Series

In our in the Lab series you will experience large-scale contemporary classical works that have pushed the boundaries of the concert experience through experimentation and exploration

SFCMP in the Laboratory series description

Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Works by Richard Festinger, Michael Pisaro, Kate Soper, Gyorgy Ligeti
Venue: San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall 50 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102

In this program, we explore the voice in its broadest sense: from a premiere of a song cycle by San Francisco composer Richard Festinger to an invocation of the voices of nature in Michael Pisaro’s evocative ricefall for 16 players and various resonant metal and wooden objects.  Anchoring the program is a pair of composers – one emerging and another established: Kate Soper’s Door features voice and electric guitar alongside a rare performance of Gyorgy Ligeti’s landmark Chamber Concerto, which features the voices of 13 concertante soloists.
Encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, SFCMP will once again join San Francisco Conservatory of Music students on this program.

4:00-4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of new piece by Richard Festinger
4:30-5:30 pm Composer talk, "How Music is Made" with composers Kate Soper and Richard Festinger facilitated by Steven Schick
7:30 pm CONCERT. 6:30 pm pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians.

at the Crossroads Series

In our at the Crossroads series you will discover the music of iconic contemporary classical composers performed alongside cutting-edge emerging composers from California and beyond

SFCMP at the Crossroads series description

Fri and Sat, Apr 21 and 22, 2017
Lou Harrison: A Centenary Celebration.

Friday night film screening; 3 Saturday concerts including works by Lou Harrison, Jimmy Lopez, Natacha Diels, Gity Rizaz, and Annie Gosfield plus composer talks “How Music is Made” with Jimmy Lopez and Natacha Diels facilitated by Steven Schick.

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Location: Z Space 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Eavesdrop on conversations between Lou Harrison, much loved California composer whose 100th birthday we celebrate in 2017, and two younger generations who share his lifelong interests of exploration and inclusivity. We’ll hear Harrison’s music alongside that of Natacha Diels whose work, like Harrison’s, is steeped in a sense of ritual; Gity Razaz who fearlessly combines technologies and cultures; the prolific and eloquent Jimmy Lopez; and the playfully absurd Annie Gosfield. You’ll listen to composer talks and we’ll perform and record music by the newest generation of composers influenced by Harrison’s work through our SF Search Program: the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players program in support of emerging contemporary classical composers. 


in the Community Series

Each year, SFCMP holds several community events that encourage the exploration of classical contemporary music in a festive atmosphere

Sat, Dec, 10, 2016  SFCMP presents Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” 
Sat, Mar 25, 2017  “Sound and Wine” with SFCMP  

Visit sfcmp.org for more information.
Questions? Call us at (415) 278-9566 or e-mail 

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