Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Oct 6 2019 12:00 PM

Experience the vitality of Bay Area music making in all its forms at SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. From chamber music to jazz, contemporary works to global traditions—the 12th annual SF Music Day brings together virtuoso musicians from across the Bay, with musical sounds that span continents and centuries. Come for the artists you know and love, and stay to discover new talents, enjoy unique takes on familiar repertoire, and celebrate the wealth of creativity from the world-class composers, instrumentalists, and ensemble leaders in our region.

This year’s all-day festival features 30 diverse ensembles performing short sets on four stages in the ornate War Memorial Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco. The 2019 edition’s theme, “Rebels and Renegades” invites each group to highlight musical innovators and visionaries in their repertoire—from any era or genre. Enjoy refreshments from local food truck vendors parked outside the hall, and sample a stunning range of music throughout the day in a casual, family-friendly environment. SF Music Day is presented annually by InterMusic SF, supporting the Bay Area music community since 1998.

Classical & Early Music
Fervida Trio
The Meráki Quartet
Brass Over Bridges
Sylvestris Quartet
Telegraph Quartet

Contemporary Music
Chordless: Sara LeMesh and Allegra Chapman
Stenberg | Cahill Duo
Patrick Galvin and Jung-eun Kim
Ensemble for These Times
Astraeus String Quartet
Friction Quartet
Keyed Kontraptions
The Dresher | Davel Invented Instrument Duo
The Living Earth Show
Quinteto Latino

Contemporary & Global Music
Melody of China
The Alaya Project
Cornelius Boots & the Heavy Roots Shakuhachi Ensemble

Jazz & Improvised Music
Ila Cantor's Encanto
Myra Melford / Fay Victor / Lisa Mezzacappa
Dee Spencer: The Smile Orange Project
Terrence Brewer Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Richard Howell Quartet
Trance Mission
Destiny Muhammad Trio
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy
Hristo Vitchev Trio
Nathan Bickart Trio
duo B. Experimental Band

Cost: Free