Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Mar 16 2024 8:00 PM

Lakeside Presbyterian Church
201 Eucalyptus Drive San Francisco, CA

A Tribute to Dr. Mark Alburger’s Musical Genius

Dr. Alburger's diverse and dynamic compositions will take center stage, showcasing his unique voice and creative prowess. The evening’s program includes:

Symphony No. 1: The first piece we performed of his 22 years ago.
Bald Soprano Overture: A piece that vibrantly reflects Dr. Alburger's theatrical and engaging compositional style.
Animal Farm: All the Animals missing from Camille Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals.
Broke Dance Suite: Revel in a suite that weaves together both traditional and avant-garde elements in a mesmerizing dance of melodies.
Cliff Variations: A poignant piece written for his son, showcasing his ability to blend emotional depth with intricate variations.
Pied Piper Suite: A whimsical and enchanting suite of his opera, capturing the essence of Dr. Alburger's imaginative spirit.
Variations on Antigone: a collaboration of 6-7 different composers

Join Us in Celebrating a Legacy

Leaving a Mark is not only a tribute to Dr. Alburger's artistic achievements but also a celebration of his enduring influence on the music in Bay Area. We gather to remember a visionary composer and an inspiring individual whose legacy will continue to resonate through his music.

Cost: $25 General, sliding scale available
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Open Ended by Michael Cooke is a very versatile work that is composed live before your eyes and ears. Based on Rova‘s Radar techniques, Open Ended is less of a composition and more of a color or tool palette. It is an ever-growing collection of rules and games for the performers that are triggered by hand signals by the conductor/composer. The conductor/composer then composes the piece live using these hand signals to guide the performers. The ability to compose with what happens in the moment, in real time, is what is required to produce this piece. This similar to the “Soundpainting” language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974. Open Ended has no set instrumentation and can be played by any number of performers. It also has no set length; the piece could last 5 minutes or 24 hours.