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03/26/2017 - 05/10/2017

Sunday, March 26
Sun 3/26 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sun 3/26 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Dean Santomieri, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Sun 3/26 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is a composer, performer and visual artist.  More...
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Monday, March 27
Mon 3/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: John McCowen/Tom Djll/Tim Perkis + Jon Arkin & Ben Goldberg  More...
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Wednesday, March 29
Wed 3/29 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades vs. Mocean Worker= A Battle Royal Of Sonic Joy  More...
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Thursday, March 30
Thu 3/30 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Thu 3/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Punjabi Tea House
9pm Alex Jenkins Trio  More...
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Friday, March 31
Fri 3/31 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Saturday, April 1
Sat 4/01 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sat 4/01 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
The San Francisco Guitar Quartet performs music by Paul Dresher, Phillip Houghton, as well as pieces written for the SFGQ by Christopher Gainey and Garry Eister. Since its debut in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its innovative concerts and recordings. The current generation of the group seeks to continue the mission of expanding the guitar quartet repertoire through collaboration with living composers, bringing creative new works to life.  More...
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Sat 4/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
X Sound - A Festival of New Works by Mills Senior Composers and Media Artists.  More...
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Sat 4/01 8:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
BAMPFA presents a 35mm film print of Jon Coney's SPACE IS THE PLACE starring Sun Ra, Barbara Deloney, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder,

Inspired by Sun Ra’s 1971 UC Berkeley course The Black Man in the Cosmos and filmed in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Richmond, “Space Is the Place is an otherworldly frolic combining intergalactic bebop with riffs on black liberation. Director Coney's boldly mystical blaxploitation film takes to heart Sun Ra's cosmic philosophy of music as a liberating force. Performed by The Intergalactic Myth-Science Solar Arkestra, Sun Ra's music suffuses the hip-edelic atmosphere. Whimsical, funky, and alchemically whack, Space Is the Place takes on Afro-liberation, extraterrestrial activism, and whatever else enters the ever–expanding mind of Sun Ra" (Steve Seid).  More...
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Sunday, April 2
Sun 4/02 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
E4TT with guest cellist, Anne Lerner-Wright and guest violinist Dawn Harms, present The Guernica Project. Featured is a new call-and-response commission by composer Jeffrey Hoover entitled "Guernica" along with 2016 Call for Scores winners Mario Carro, Mercedes Zavala and Hoover. Also on the program is "Death with Interruptions," by Grammy- nominated composer Derek Bermel and "Guernica," by composer Frederic Sharaf, with images provided by the Museo de la Paz de Guernica.  More...
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Sun 4/02 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Friction Quartet
O1C Artists-in-Residence

Doug Machiz, cello; Otis Harriel, violin; Taija Warbelow, viola; Kevin Rogers, violin; Special Guest Jodi Levitz, viola; Special Guest Jennifer Culp, cello

Johannes Brahms String Quartet in B-flat major, No. 3, Op. 76
John Halle Spheres (2001, revised 2007)
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4  More...
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Sun 4/02 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Monday, April 3
Mon 4/03 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present the Songlines Series:
Swedish composer and instrumentalist Biggi Vinkeloe talks about her experience of being a woman in a mainly male instrumental world, and then explores “instant” composition in collaboration with student improvisors.  More...
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Thursday, April 6
Thu 4/06 6:40 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Thu 4/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: TM Duplantis - 8 bit noise
8:45pm: Scy1e (Raub Roy - electronics)
9:30pm: Waxy Tomb (electronics)  More...
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Friday, April 7
Fri 4/07 6:40 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Fri 4/07 7:30 PM Artiszen Cultural Arts Center [337 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA]
The legendary saxophone giant, David Murray, and multi-percussion icon, Kahil El'Zabar, come together in a very dynamic and unforgettable duo!  More...
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Saturday, April 8
Sat 4/08 6:40 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sunday, April 9
Sun 4/09 6:40 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sun 4/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Social Stutter Quartet
Beth Schenck - alto sax; Kasey Knudsen – alto sax; Phillip Greenlief – tenor sax; Cory Wright – tenor and baritone saxes
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute; Eli Wallace - piano; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Monday, April 10
Mon 4/10 7:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ensemble Inverspace from Basel, Switzerland, present new chamber works incorporating electronics symbiosis with acoustic instrumentation. The Ensemble consists of the Maruta Staravoitava (flute), Clemens Hund-Goeschel (piano), Max Riefer (percussion), Patrick Stadler (saxophone), and Robert Torche (live-electronics).  More...
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Tuesday, April 11
Tue 4/11 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Nordic

The Icelandic all-women ensemble Nordic Affect perform new music on period instruments.  More...
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Wednesday, April 12
Wed 4/12 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our April event at Canessa Gallery we're excited to present an evening of obscure electronics featuring Alex Abalos, John Vance from Minneapolis, and Google Mobile Orchestra (Daniel Iglesia and Curtis Ullerich).  More...
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Saturday, April 15
Sat 4/15 6:45 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sat 4/15 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
LOU HARRISON CENTENARY CONCERT
Presented by the Mills Performing Group and Thingamajig  More...
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Sunday, April 16
Sun 4/16 6:45 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sun 4/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Sun 4/16 8:00 PM Resource Center for Nonviolence [612 Ocean St.., Santa Cruz]
Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles,” have performed everywhere from museums to metal clubs. They will play acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions by Patrick Higgins, Mario Diaz de Leon, Martin Stauning, Anahita Abbasi, and Scott Wollschleger.  More...
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Thursday, April 20
Thu 4/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jason's Instructions
Ben Zucker - trumpet, Ben Westfall - guitar, Leo Tracey - bass, Joe Orimo - drums
9pm Rent Romus, Alex Cohen  More...
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Friday, April 21
Fri 4/21 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
LOU HARRISON : A CENTENARY CELEBRATION
A Weekend Festival
April 21 & 22, 2017  More...
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Fri 4/21 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Join us for SFCMP in concert for a weekend festival celebrating the great Lou Harrison whose 100th birthday we celebrate in 2017. 1 film, 3 concerts, composers talks, food, friends and great music at the beautiful Z Space. Attend with an All-Weekend Pass for $60, or attend individual events. Concerts are $25 each (or $15 for a group of 4 or more tickets). The Friday night film is $10. Get your tickets now.

A cash bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available before the events.  More...
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Saturday, April 22
Sat 4/22 11:00 AM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
LOU HARRISON : A CENTENARY CELEBRATION
A Weekend Festival
April 21 & 22, 2017  More...
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Sunday, April 23
Sun 4/23 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Matt Renzi's 'Arm Sized-Legging'

Matt Renzi, saxophone, oboe, English horn; Helen Newby, cello; John Wiitala, drums; Hamir Atwal, drums  More...
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Sun 4/23 7:00 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
A choral concert with Masterworks Serenade, under the direction of Dr. Bryan Baker. Founded in January 2008 by Dr. Bryan Baker, Serenade is a chamber choir of 26 singers selected by audition primarily among members of Masterworks Chorale. The singers are committed members of the chamber choir, devoting many hours to rehearsal and performance with Serenade. Its varied repertoire, which partially overlaps that of Masterworks Chorale, ranges from classical to contemporary, spirituals and popular pieces.  More...
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Wednesday, April 26
Wed 4/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Indexical presents the latest iteration of pop music’s post-human future: machine deconstructions of the Great American Songbook and a battery of machine listening mobile devices.  More...
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Friday, May 5
Fri 5/05 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Clarinet Thing

Sheldon Brown, Eb, Bb, bass clarinets; Beth Custer, Bb, A, alto, bass clarinets; Ben Goldberg, Bb, contralto clarinets; Harvey Wainapel, Bb, bass clarinets  More...
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Sunday, May 7
Sun 5/07 7:00 PM Incarnation Episcopal church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
An evening of almost all-German music for violin, viola, cello and double-bass. The program will include works by Beethoven, Kerzenmacher, Grunau, and Kreisler.  More...
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Wednesday, May 10
Wed 5/10 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Harrison

An evening of music by the composer Lou Harrison, on the hundredth anniversary of his birth.  More...
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