Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Sep 25 2016 12:00 PM

War Memorial Veterans Building (Herbst Theatre)
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Hours - noon to 8pm
Join us for the ninth annual SFMusic Day, a free daylong festival celebrating the diverse and dynamic music being made in the Bay Area right now. Come for the music you already know you love— from Baroque ensembles to string quartets to jazz combos—and stay to sample all that our vibrant music community has to offer. With fresh young voices sharing the stage with established local heroes, and timeless repertoire presented alongside inventive new works, SFMusic Day encourages listeners to open up their ears, explore and enjoy.

This year’s festival features 35 ensembles on four stages in the ornate War Memorial Veterans Building in Downtown San Francisco, and a special “Field Report” celebrating 250 years of the string quartet. Local food truck vendors will be parked outside the venue all day. SFMusic Day is presented by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM), supporting chamber music and musicians in the Bay Area since 1998.

SFMusic Day 2016: List of Ensembles by Genre

Classical and Chamber Music
Black Cedar
Chamber Music Society of San Francisco
Delphi Trio
Lieder Alive!
New Esterházy Quartet
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty Artists Quartet
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Sunrise String Quartet
Telegraph Quartet
Thalea Quartet
Sunset Duo
Vajra Voices

Contemporary Music
A/B Duo
Del Sol Quartet
Friction Quartet
Kronos Quartet
martha and monica
Phillip Greenlief’s Barbedwire
Quartet San Francisco
Redwood Tango Ensemble
Rova Saxophone Quartet

Jazz and Creative Music
Akira Tana’s Otonowa
David James' GPS
Dialogue – Ben Goldberg & Myra Melford
Ian Carey Quintet + 1
Kasey Knudsen Sextet
Lisa Mezzacappa’s avantNOIR
Mario Guarneri’s tbd_a quartet
Montclair Women's Big Band
Nathan Clevenger Group
Rent Romus' Life’s Blood Ensemble
Terrence Brewer Sextet
VNote Ensemble

Visit for full list of groups performing.

Cost: FREE
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Life's Blood plays "Infinistism" by Rent Romus Kim Cass - double bass Timothy Orr - drums/percussion Markus Hunt - double bass Darren Johnston - trumpet Rent Romus - alto saxophone Livea the 6th Annual In the Flow Festival Luna's Cafe Sacramento, CA video by Charles Smith
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
Black Cedar performs "Spinning Dance" from Nathan Kolosko's "Hungarian Trio" (2012)