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The Film Noir Project

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

50 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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E4TT's homage to things musical and noir, with world premieres of five film noir-themed works, and more:

  • a piano solo by exciting Serbian-American composer Aleksandra Vrebalov (b. 1972, one of the Kronos Quartet’s “Fifty for the Future” project)

  • a cello-piano duo by emerging Russian-American composer Polina Nazaykinskaya (b.1987), whom E4TT first encountered in its Call for Scores

  • a new work by SF Conservatory of Music’s Lennie Moore

  • a cello solo by E4TT’s own co-founder and resident composer, David Garner (b. 1954)

  • The winner of the “Best Sound Track to a Film Noir Clip Student Competition

  • "Noir Vignettes”(2014) for cello and piano by 2017 Barlow Prize winner Stacy Garrop (b. 1969),

  • “the great famine” (rev. 2016) for soprano and cello by Justin Merritt (b. 1975), another work from E4TT’s Call for Scores,

  • "Phobias & Infatuations" (selections) for soprano and piano by Melanie Mitrano (from the Call for Scores),

  • and three songs by Franz Waxman: “Lied der Kaiserin” (from Ich und die Kaiserin, 1933), “Ewige Liebe gibt’s nur im Roman!” from Das Kabinett des Dr. Larifari , 1930) and “The Wishing Star” (from Taras Bulba, 1962).

E4TT musicians Nanette McGuinness and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright will be joined by guest pianist Xin Zhao for this program, the centerpiece of E4TT's eleventh season in 2018/19 and a co-production with MaryClare Brzytwa and the SF Conservatory of Music'S TAC Department, with projected images by Digital Giraffe artist Corinne Whitaker.

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