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.
Richard Festinger, "Careless Love" (2016) (18') *SFCMP commission featuring Daniel Cilli, Baritone.
Baritone, clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello, piano
Michael Pisaro, "ricefall" (2010) (18’)
Kate Soper, "Door" (2007) (11’)
Soprano, flute, tenor sax, accordion, electric guitar
György Ligeti, "Chamber Concerto" (1969) (21’)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, tenor trombone, harpsichord/hammond organ, piano/celeste, violin, viola, cello, double bass
Come early for our afternoon events! Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of new piece by Richard Festinger
4:30 – 5:20 pm Composer Talk with Richard Festinger and Kate Soper facilitated by Steven Schick
Join us just before the concert -- for ticket-holders only:
6:45 pm Pre-concert talk with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT
Enjoy a preview of the concert program here.