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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Jared Redmond: Contemporary Piano Recital

Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Bay Area, performing a recital of piano works by himself and other contemporary composers. Program includes world premieres by composers Park Jung-eun and Noh Ji-ye, pieces by Michael Finnissy, Kurt Rohde, and Wolfgang Rihm, and Redmond's own new work for solo piano, "Doth". [More]

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Quince Ensemble: This a Changin’ World

Inspired by the poetry, songs, and activism of Woody Guthrie, This A Changing World is a collection that conjures the wind, land, and stories of unplanned migration alongside songs about the American experience of loving and losing. [More]

Saturday, July 6, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang

Panoramic Dissonances present the live sound performances that envision and shape the time, texture, and existence as a total nature where the dissonances become a new discipline of life. Sound artists Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang create the sonic experiences that dismantle the sense of time and space into somewhere noisy but serene, a breathtaking adrift in wrath, love, disorder, and chaos. The concert consists of three solo live sound performances. [More]

Saturday, July 6, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang

Panoramic Dissonances present the live sound performances that envision and shape the time, texture, and existence as a total nature where the dissonances become a new discipline of life. Sound artists Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang create the sonic experiences that dismantle the sense of time and space into somewhere noisy but serene, a breathtaking adrift in wrath, love, disorder, and chaos. The concert consists of three solo live sound performances. [More]

Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet

Summits is a song cycle by Daniel Corral using texts collected over the last 10 years while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains. Each song is based on entries documented in various summit registers (notebooks often found at the top of hiking or climbing trails). These personal chronicles from regional pinnacles portray the wisdom, humility, and humor that can only be found on a mountain peak. [More]

Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet

Summits is a song cycle by Daniel Corral using texts collected over the last 10 years while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains. Each song is based on entries documented in various summit registers (notebooks often found at the top of hiking or climbing trails). These personal chronicles from regional pinnacles portray the wisdom, humility, and humor that can only be found on a mountain peak. [More]

Saturday, April 20, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Sakurako Kanemitsu, solo piano

Sacramento - based pianist Sakurako Kanemitsu performs a program of 20th century and contemporary works. Works by Henri Dutilleux, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, Lei Liang, Arvo Pärt, and Ryan Suleiman. [More]

Saturday, April 20, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Sakurako Kanemitsu, solo piano

Sacramento - based pianist Sakurako Kanemitsu performs a program of 20th century and contemporary works. Works by Henri Dutilleux, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, Lei Liang, Arvo Pärt, and Ryan Suleiman. [More]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 12:00 AM

YinSho: Dangerous Animals

YinSho is Fay Kueen Wang and Brendon Randall-Myers, two composer/performers who create stark, sensual soundscapes, warped electronic rock, and surreal performance art. For this concert, they will present a set of original songs about dreams, nightmares, animals, objects, and aliens, bookended by a long-form improvisation and a piece by LA-based composer Ethan Braun. [More]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 12:00 AM

YinSho: Dangerous Animals

YinSho is Fay Kueen Wang and Brendon Randall-Myers, two composer/performers who create stark, sensual soundscapes, warped electronic rock, and surreal performance art. For this concert, they will present a set of original songs about dreams, nightmares, animals, objects, and aliens, bookended by a long-form improvisation and a piece by LA-based composer Ethan Braun. [More]