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Sun, Mar 3 2019 4:00 PM


San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director
Kirsten Sollek, Contralto

The San Francisco Girls Chorus builds upon its award-winning commitment to music of our time with a concert featuring works from a group of luminary contemporary composers. Highlighted by the World Premiere performance of an SFGC commission from avant-rock and improvisational composer Fred Frith, the program includes music by American minimalist Steve Reich, film composer David Lang, jazz saxophonist John Zorn, and prominent Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. The chorus will be joined by contralto Kristen Sollek, who will make her SFGC debut as soloist in Vaughan Williams’ rarely heard Magnificat.

PROGRAM

David Lang: I Live in Pain
John Zorn: Colombina
Steve Reich: Clapping Music
Fred Frith: World Premiere (SFGC Commission)
Kaija Saariaho: Horloge, Tais-Toi
Lisa Bielawa: The Cow Song from Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
Vaughan Williams: Magnificat
Kirsten Sollek, contralto

SFGC's commission and world premiere performance of a new work by Fred Frith is made possible by generous support from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: