Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Oct 20 2018 7:30 PM

Taube Atrium Theater
Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players - Carter and Beyond: Invention and Inspiration

For our season-opening concert, we offer a special celebration of the music of Elliott Carter. Our on STAGE Series features large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Carter was the grandest of the grand American composers from the 20th century, who lived beyond his 100th birthday and yet wrote music that was fresh, inventive, and forward-looking to the very end of life. We welcome our newly arrived artistic director, Eric Dudley, with a program featuring three of Carter’s works, including the rhythmically energetic and emotionally powerful Penthode for twenty players. Complementing Carter’s enduring voice will be a wry work by the young American composer, Tobin Chodos, written for an instrumentation uniquely drawn from Carter’s Penthode, plus Canadian composer Sabrina Schroeder’s Bone Games, an essay in the sensuality of noises. The series will begin with our popular How Music is Made Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with composer Tobin Chodos.

How Music is Made with composer Tobin Chodos
4:00pm Open Dress Rehearsal of New Work by Chodos
4:30 – 5:15pm Composer Talk
6:45 Pre-concert discussion with Artistic Director and Players
7:30pm Concert