In compliance with San Francisco’s order to shelter in place, the Center for New Music is closed beginning March 16. All events through the end of May are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — 6:00 PM

Tracking Series: Queer & Trans Voices

The Queer and Trans Voices Tracking Series, co-presented by C4NM and the Transgender Cultural District, is a roundtable discussion on queer, trans, and non-binary musicians’ experiences in the new music industry, their access to resources, existing barriers that don’t exist for cis/straight artists, and how we move forward to a more equitable future. Tracking Series events catalyze and build a community of new music practitioners aimed at demonstrably improving equity within the field of new music. [More]

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Sierra Ensemble: A Frozen Shimmer in the Summer Sun

Sierra Ensemble will feature the San Francisco premiere of a new trio by Andrés Carrizo. The two movements, “Like a Frozen Silver Shimmer,“ and “Of Frozen Resonance,“ use extended techniques that enhance and expand the expressive possibilities of each instrument. The concert also includes pieces by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Eric Ewazen, and Brian Wilson. Donations are kindly accepted in advance and/or during the concert (click "buy tickets" to make a donation). [More]

Saturday, October 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

New Music with the Friction String Quartet Part 2

Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists. [More]

Saturday, November 7, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Janis Mercer, Daniel Lewin, and Friends

Janis Mercer, piano, Daniel Lewin, violin, and Friends commemorate the 75th anniversary of Anton Webern's death. [More]