Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Oct 8 2016 7:30 PM

Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players - Works by Ken Ueno, Toru Takemitsu, Joe Pereira, Anna Thorvaldsdottir

4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Sawdust on Ararat by Ken Ueno
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Ken Ueno and Joe Pereira
6:30 pm Pre-concert discussion
7:30 pm Concert

This work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir is among the most important new pieces of recent years and anchors a program of intense luminosity, including colorful and evocative new works by California composers Ken Ueno and Joe Pereira. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players also returns to a composer we have longed championed, Toru Takemitsu performing his sublime classic, Toward the Sea.

Ken Ueno Sawdust on Ararat (2016) 20’ *west coast premiere
Flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 cellos, 2 percussion

Toru Takemitsu Toward the Sea (1981) (12’)
Guitar, alto flute

Joe Pereira Glimpse (2015) (17’) *world premiere
Alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello

Anna Thorvaldsdottir In the Light of Air (2013) (40’)
Viola, cello, piano, harp, percussion, fixed electronics and lights