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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:30 PM

The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents: Ignition Duo

$15 General, $10 Members
The Guerrilla Composers Guild is joining forces with the Ignition Duo to explore, examine, and exponentially expand the repertoire for two electric guitars at the Center for New Music. Forged in 2011 by David Gonzales and Ramon Fermin, Ignition Duo has set out to create a new and vital repertoire for two guitars. The show will feature new works by Bay Area composers Nick Bacchetto, Julie Barwick, Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Anthony Porter, Kyle Randall, Dan VanHassel, and Chace Wall. Each composer will write a work specifically for Ignition Duo in an intensely collaborative series of workshops, culminating in a genre-bending evening of music. More Info
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8 PM

Wild Rumpus: Darkness & Light

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Wild Rumpus presents a program of opposites, juxtaposing harmony and noise, movement and stillness. Gritty, kinetic energy reigns supreme in our take on Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union and in the clattering theatrics of David Coll’s Position, Influence. Harmonious stillness characterizes Jacob Cooper’s serene haiku Silver Threads and Arvo Pärt’s modern-day classic Fratres. Delicately poised between these two extremes is Balance of Power by artistic director Dan VanHassel, which is receiving its West Coast premiere. Rounding out the program are world premieres of three new works written for Wild Rumpus by David Bird, Ben Richter, and Ioannis Angelakis, composers who make exquisite use of color and contrast in their work.

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Thu Mar 5, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Salon Classique (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

This concert features works for string quartet by Mendelssohn, Milhaud and Bloch and portrays Jewish classical music in Europe and its way to America.

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Mon Mar 9, 2015 8:07 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Marco Fusi

$15 General, $8 Members and Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Italian new music specialist Marco Fusi visits the bay area with a program of contemporary violin and viola works by some of the most innovative Italian composers working today: Billone, Perocco, and Sciarrino.

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Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Elyse Weakley & Lip Service

$15 General, $10 Members

On Second Fridays at the Center for New Music, the Switchboard Presents concert series features split bills drawn from a roster of Switchboard alumni, Festival artists, and other acts who fall between genre lines.

Pianist Elyse Weakly performs music by George Hurd, Mason Bates, and Anna Clyne. Brass ensemble Lip Service performs quintet & brass ensemble music led by Aaron Priskorn and Graham Taylor.

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Sat Mar 14, 2015 8 PM

One Great City: Impulses

$15 General, $10 Members, Students free

San Francisco based two guitar and voice duo One Great City premieres pieces by Eric Choate and Shahab Paranj, as well as a work by Judah Adashi. The San Francisco Examiner declares, "One Great City brings a journey of discovery to every recital they prepare.” The concert is part of a documentary currently being filmed about One Great City, the Center for New Music, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:26 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Carl Ludwig Hübsch & Radical 2

Donations accepted
Curator: Matt Ingalls

German composer/tubist Carl Ludwig Hübsch performs a duo with clarinetist Matt Ingalls and a selction of his compositions for improvisers with members of sfSoundGroup.  Brooklyn-based percussion duo RADICAL 2 performs a program of theatrical compositions for percussion and electronics.

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Fri Mar 20, 2015 8 PM

Eyvind Kang

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Eyvind Kang will present recent research into the dynamics of thoughts, time, and sound in the context of solo viola improvisations.

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Sat Mar 21, 2015 8 PM

Rova:Arts Presents Matches, Night 1: Steve Adams with Vinny Golia, woodwinds // Jon Raskin with Teddy Rankin-Parker, cello

$15 General, $10 Members

Over two nights, Rova members will team up with long-time associates and first-time co-conspirators to present 4 sets of duo performances. Hear the Rovas work outside their ‘comfort’ zones to investigate new possibilities with their fellow travelers.

Steve Adams with Vinny Golia, woodwinds
Jon Raskin with Teddy Rankin-Parker, cello

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Sun Mar 22, 2015 8 PM

Rova:Arts Presents Matches, Night 2: Ochs-Robinson Duo // Bruce Ackley – Tania Chen Duo

$15 General, $10 Members

Over two nights, Rova members will team up with long-time associates and first-time co-conspirators to present 4 sets of duo performances. Hear the Rovas work outside their ‘comfort’ zones to investigate new possibilities with their fellow travelers.

 

Larry Ochs, with Don Robinson, drums
Bruce Ackley, with Tania Chen, piano, keyboards, electronics + objects

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Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Vocallective (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Vocallective performs contemporary vocal chamber music in this concert featuring Unwritten by Mohammed Fairouz and Far Away Songs by Nico Muhly, as well as music by Samuel Barber and Maurice Ravel. These pieces were chosen specifically for their ethereal character and because all of the instruments, including the voice, play as equals. Joining Vocallective founder and director Indre Viskontas, flutist Meerenai Shim, and the Town Quartet.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:30-10:30 PM

Open Salon with Wild Rumpus

Free!

Wild Rumpus and the Center for New Music are partnering to offer a free, open reading session and salon! Composers can sign up for spots to have their works read by the ensemble, and Wild Rumpus will also share works-in-progress, including new commissions! Have a drink and some snacks and hear some new music get made!

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Sat Mar 28, 2015 2 PM

The Plath Project

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

The Plath Project is the debut concert of the Firesong ensemble’s commission project supported by the 2014 SFFCM Musical Grant Program. The concert presents the work of five living composers whose music features the poetry of Sylvia Plath.

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Sat Mar 28, 2015 8 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: A Tribute To Robert Ashley

Free!
Curator: Matt Ingalls

A Tribute To Robert Ashley, presented by New York based baritone Thomas Buckner.

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Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 2.2

$20 General, $15 Members

The second concert of this season’s Del Sol Quartet’s “Soundings” project features the soulful but fiery music of composer Huang Ruo. The evening focuses on the creative exploration of his quartet “Calligraffiti” in conjunction with new artwork by visual artist Kate Rannells. Read about this special concert format in a review of Soundings 2.1 in San Francisco Classical Voice.

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Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Gestaltish (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Please join Gestaltish for an evening of sonic exploration in celebration of their newly released EP. Embracing tonality, rhythmic integrity or the absence of either, this free-improvising ensemble traipses deftly through space and time offering audience unique listening experiences.

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Fri Apr 17, 2015 8 PM

Rova Quartet NOW (New Original Wow)

$15 General, $10 Members

Premieres of pieces composed in the last few months by members of the band, written for Rova.

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Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:30 PM

Tenney Project @ Tangents Guitar Series

$15 General, $10 Members

A retrospective of the complete guitar works of James Tenney: Harmonium II, Septet, Water on the mountain…Fire in heaven, and Spectrum 4

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Sat May 2, 2015 8 PM

Animals and Giraffes: “July” Release Party

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Animals and Giraffes, a collaboration between Poet/Critic Claudia La Rocco and Composer/Musician Phillip Greenlief, celebrates the debut release of JULY with a performance at the Center for New Music involving many of the finest SF Bay Improvisers.

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Sun May 17, 2015 8 PM

Helen Newby: Hypersuite

$15 General, $10 Members

Hypersuite, a term coined by cellist Darrett Adkins, is a pairing of J.S. Bach’s fifth cello suite with correspondent contemporary works.

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Tue May 19, 2015 8 PM

Il Prete Rosso

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Sarah Plum plays cutting edge music for violin alone and violin with electronics. Il Prete Rosso, a piece written for her by Charles Nichols for violin, live electronics and motion sensor is the centerpiece of  this program.

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Sat May 30, 2015 7:30 PM

Areon Flutes

$25 General; $15 Students, Members, & Seniors

Award-winning Areon Flutes’ 10th Anniversary Season culminates with a retrospective program of their favorite repertoire—all by living composers.  Additionally, the concert will feature celebratory new commissions from this year by local composers Dan Becker and Sahba Aminikia. Areon Flutes is also a non-profit educational organization, a Miyazawa Artist Group, and can be heard on iTunes.

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Tue Jun 9, 2015 8 PM

DUOPO-J

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

An evening of new music for two clarinets and two cellos presented by a San Diego based ensemble of musicians from Japan, Australia, and the USA. The program will feature works by Liza Lim, Chikako Morishita, Olga Neuwirth, Ken Ueno, and Tashi Wada. Presented by Michiko Ogawa (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Samuel Ekkerhardt Dunscombe (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Tyler. J. Borden (Cello) and Judith Hamann (Cello). More Info