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02/14/2017 - 03/31/2017

Tuesday, February 14
Tue 2/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Elective Infinities (Nathan Clevenger’s sci-fi-chamber-rock band)
Larry Ochs (saxophone) & Donald Robinson (drums)
Zachary James Watkins (Black Spirituals)  More...
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Thursday, February 16
Thu 2/16 4:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Lecture: Martin Goldsmith will discuss his book: "The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany."  More...
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Thu 2/16 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/ Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Thu 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electro-Acoustic Piano (EAPiano) is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics. Started in 2009 by Keith Kirchoff, the project has so far commissioned over thirty different composers and has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and England. In addition to many Universities and Colleges, EAPiano has been featured as a part of the SEAMUS festival (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and has hosted two international composer competitions in collaboration with the American Composers Forum (in 2014) and the University of Toronto (in 2011). The first album in the EAPiano series was released in 2011 on the Thinking outLOUD Records label.  More...
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Thu 2/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Golnaz Shariatzadeh -violin, Alex Cohen - guitar
9pm: Victor X. Haskins - solo electo-acoustic performance  More...
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Thu 2/16 9:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
Black Spirituals // Tashi Dorji // IMA // Wall  More...
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Friday, February 17
Fri 2/17 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Paul Dresher Ensemble  More...
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Fri 2/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Fri 2/17 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with baritone Jere Torkelsen and soprano Sibel Demirmen. Jere Torkelsen has been a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus since 1987. During his tenure he has performed many roles including, Gen. John Rawlins in Philip Glasses Appomattox, Melisso in Handel’s Alcina, The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butteryfly, and The Journalist in Berg’s Lulu, among others. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “superb singer” with a “crystalline voice,” Sibel Demirmen is a versatile soprano praised for her charming stage presence and colorful coloratura sound. She has sung with many Bay Area companies including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Townsend Opera Players, Berkeley Opera, West Marin Players, Ross Valley Players, Marin Musical Theatre Company, Marin Baroque, Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra, Thick Description, City Opera SF and is a member of Goat Hall Production’s The Kurt Weill Project.  More...
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Fri 2/17 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco]
Peter Evans & Guest Improvisers, Ritwik Banerji, saxophone, Nava Dunkelman, percussion and India Cooke, violin

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT Peter Evans and Guest Improvisors  More...
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Fri 2/17 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The music of the Ian Carey Quintet+1 is a fresh blend of swinging and inventive jazz deeply influenced by the contrapuntal textures of modern chamber music. It aims to blur the lines between improvised and composed material in order to create an atmosphere of unpredictability and surprise, as well as to blend the spontaneity and swing of modern jazz with the dense harmony and counterpoint of Carey's favorite chamber composers, such as Hindemith and Stravinsky. The group (featuring Kasey Knudsen, Adam Shulman, Fred Randolph, and special guests Steven Lugerner and Hamir Atwal) will be performing original works from their acclaimed CDs, including 2013's "Roads & Codes" (4-1/2 stars -Downbeat Magazine) and last year's "Interview Music," featuring Carey's four-part suite commissioned by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.  More...
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Saturday, February 18
Sat 2/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Sat 2/18 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Lab is delighted to welcome The Necks for two performances on February 18 and 19. In their 30 years together, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have honed a process of building upon repeated motifs to conjure dense soundscapes. Every Necks' performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.  More...
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Sat 2/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Irregular Resolutions Winter Concert

The Irregular Resolutions composers group will present new chamber works for voice, piano, and other instruments.  More...
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Sunday, February 19
Sun 2/19 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 5:30pm & 7:00pm  More...
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Sun 2/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Sun 2/19 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Lab is delighted to welcome The Necks for two performances on February 18 and 19. In their 30 years together, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have honed a process of building upon repeated motifs to conjure dense soundscapes. Every Necks' performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.  More...
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Monday, February 20
Mon 2/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Nava Dunkelman with Gabby Fluke-Mogul // Butter Man  More...
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Wednesday, February 22
Wed 2/22 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Mills College Art Museum | Conversation with Diana Al-Hadid  More...
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Wed 2/22 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117]
Donations will benefit https://www.youcaring.com/ghostshiprelief
This is a satellite show of the monthly Second Act series, this time at Peacock Lounge in the Lower Haight featuring...

DROR FEILER
Eye-bleeding composer of intifadic and eruptive lung-outs,
music-trasher, saxophone screamer and computer terrorist.
Dror Feiler (b.1951, Tel Aviv) lives and works in Stockholm
http://www.tochnit-aleph.com/drorfeiler/
https://youtu.be/9nXMLjMGzZE?t=522

HEADBOGGLE
The manifestation of Derek Gedalecia's acoustic/electronic research utilizing the "kitchen sink" in every sense of the idiom: Moogs, Harmonica, Banjo, Harpsichord, Irish Harp, EMS Synthi, Violin, Drums, Clavinet, Serge Modular, field recordings and more
https://soundcloud.com/headboggle

>XTINGUISHER>
Zoe Stiller and BG Anaraki, of Oakland's undo, play harsh, noise/ambient soundscapes that include voice recordings and samples from some of our lost artists. https://www.facebook.com/XTINGUISHER-1359754674044281/

Marshall Trammell & Willie Winant
Whammy Grammy
http://mrtrammell.wixsite.com/researchstrategies
http://williamwinant.com/  More...
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Wed 2/22 8:00 PM Davies Symphony Hall [San Francisco]
MTT conducts John Adams' Scheherazade.2  More...
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Thursday, February 23
Thu 2/23 4:00 PM Women's Faculty Club [UC Berkeley]
Sarah Cahill performs her Chaconnes program  More...
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Thu 2/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Guitarist Giacomo Fiore presents a historical retrospective of works for electric guitar, solo and with electronics, including rarities by Cesar Bolaños and Arne Nordheim; and works in just intonation for the Lou Harrison resophonic guitar, in honor of Lou's centenary.  More...
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Thu 2/23 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
ECM Week - Ralph Towner, solo / John Abercrombie Quartet  More...
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Thu 2/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
PRISM Series — Nicholas Chase & Robin Lorentz: “Bhajan”  More...
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Friday, February 24
Fri 2/24 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Workshop: Project Development

Gather tips from experienced producers and musicians on developing and managing your musical projects. Roundtable discussion will be followed by speed coaching sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.  More...
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Fri 2/24 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo  More...
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Fri 2/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nutshell Studies: sfSoundSalonSeries presents David Smooke  More...
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Saturday, February 25
Sat 2/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Craig Taborn Quartet/Aaron Parks Trio  More...
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Sat 2/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 50: Even Wild

A mad dash into a brave new world, featuring composers who reached the half-century mark of composition! With flutist Alan Kingsley, soprano Jill Wagoner, pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project Piano Trio, String Quartet, and Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in place and time!  More...
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Sat 2/25 8:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA]
Snapshot - New Opera

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year.  More...
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Sunday, February 26
Sun 2/26 3:00 PM Bayview Opera House [4705 3rd Street San Francisco]
Snapshot - New Opera

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year.  More...
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Sun 2/26 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/Dave King Trio  More...
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Sun 2/26 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Bernal Hill Players  More...
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Sun 2/26 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cappella SF  More...
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Sun 2/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm James Washington Quartet
Steven Faivus - alto saxophone, James Washington - piano, Rob Bassinette - bass, Carl Hofmn - drums
8:30pm The Matt Renzi Trio
Matt Renzi- saxophone, oboe, English Horn, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass Jason Levis- drums  More...
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Monday, February 27
Mon 2/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Jakob Pek + Trois Chapeaux  More...
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Wednesday, March 1
Wed 3/01 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Amendola vs. Blades

Wil Blades and Scott Amendola conjure various sonic deities though only a duo. Their live shows have been generating a buzz around the Bay Area.  More...
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Thursday, March 2
Thu 3/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso - "This Saxophone Kills Fascists Tour"
featuring
Ted Byrnes
Ken Ueno/Matt Ingalls  More...
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Friday, March 3
Fri 3/03 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Fri 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audiovisual improvisations and live coding with Shawn Lawson/Ryan Ross Smith, and James Fei/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair  More...
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Saturday, March 4
Sat 3/04 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and will present a concert of new music on the theme "Sacred Landscapes" at the Center 4 New Music in San Francisco. Join the band for an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes, for an evening of innovative composition and improvisation.  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Toychestra: 20 Years, featuring Toychestra & Fred Frith, New Zombies, Myles Boisen, Vegan Butcher, Jet Black Hair People (Peter Conheim), Boron (Dan Nelson), and Dan Plonsey String Quartet  More...
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Sunday, March 5
Sun 3/05 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Sun 3/05 7:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
Jack O' the Clock / Dirty Snacks Ensemble / Reconnaissance Fly  More...
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Sun 3/05 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso of artpunk mainstays Old Time Relijun and Malaikat dan Singa will be performing with his new project: THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS. TSKF is a a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context – abstraction in music as a form of protest. He is traveling with a variety of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, Aztec and Indonesian flutes, and the PVC bromiophone that he invented.  More...
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Monday, March 6
Mon 3/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Casey Grev: New Works for Saxophone + Media

Saxophonist Casey Grev plays new and recent works for solo saxophone, including electronics and multimedia. Featuring works by Georges Aperghis, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Ann Cleare, Dai Fujikura, Ravi Kitappa, Alex Mincek, and more.  More...
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Mon 3/06 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out: Ross Hammond, Ochs/Robinson, Ryan Pate  More...
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Mon 3/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society:ZE BIB! + Christina Carter & Gabby Fluke-Mogul  More...
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Wednesday, March 8
Wed 3/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two great soloists: Scott R. Looney improvising on the piano and Elliot Simpson on guitar playing pieces by Alvin Lucier, Walter Zimmerman and James Tenney.  More...
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Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Kozar – Solo Trumpet + Electronics

Trumpet virtuoso, Andy Kozar, present as program of recent pieces for trumpet and electronics followed by a set of improvisations with a team of local performers including Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).  More...
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Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzi featuring Wil Blades, Zachary James Watkins, Henry Kaiser, Phillip Greenlief, Ben Goldberg, Aurora Josephson, Crystal Pascucci, Rob Sudduth, Lisa Mezzacappa, Steve Adams, and more!  More...
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Thursday, March 9
Thu 3/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception for Pacific Resonance

Join Sasha Leitman to celebrate her exhibit "Pacific Resonance," on display in the Window Gallery through April 29. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Foreignfire ensemble (voices) with Berlin based drummer Daniel Schröteler
8:40pm Ze-Bib - Shanna Sohdahl - cello/electronics, Robert Lopez - drums
9:20pm Elliot Simpson - acoustic guitar  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow is a four-day music festival, held annually in the spring, featuring graduate work in composition, performance and multi-media installation from the distinguished Mills College Music Department. Concerts are held in the historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall with installations and multi-media works in various locations throughout the campus. Admission is free and open to the public.  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa presents the newest edition of ORGANELLE, a composition for improvisers inspired by scientific processes.
Part 1: Premiere! Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Wayne Grim, electronics and sonification of SF Bay tides data
Part 2: Percussion Quartet of Gino Robair, Kjell Nordeson, Jason Levis, Mark Clifford  More...
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Saturday, March 11
Sat 3/11 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Recurring music series featuring Noise/Free Improv/Experimental music and vegan pancakes.  More...
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Sat 3/11 4:00 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church [2727 College Avenue - Berkeley, CA]
New Music Pioneers! Thomas Buckner, Baritone , Earl Howard: 'Left-handed Quarck' (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Andrew Drury, percussion; Earl Howard, live electronics and processing); Annea Lockwood: 'Night and Fog'/poems by Osip Mandelstam and Carolyn Forshé (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, baritone saxophone; Andrew Drewry, percussion; Pete Wyer: As yet untitled/text by Mark Strand (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Pete Wyer, guitar; tba, 'cello)  More...
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Sat 3/11 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with soprano Shawnette Sulker and tenor Victor Khodadad. Shawnette Sulker (soprano) Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” and “beautifully tuned soprano” by the San Francisco Chronicle and for her “enchanting vocal splendor” by the Leipziger Volkszeitung, soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought after artist in the United States and abroad. Victor Khodadad (tenor) A classically trained actor and singer, Mr. Khodadad received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT.  More...
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Sat 3/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Anne La Berge: Utter

Anne La Berge’s solo concert Utter features richly moving interactive works that weave together performer, audience and digital technology. From her new collaborative work Utter to the Byzantine-inspired Oneiricon from Yannis Kyriakides, La Berge combines virtuosity, innovation and raw emotion in a way rarely seen on today’s stages.  More...
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Sunday, March 12
Sun 3/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CARDEW CHOIR : the great learning (paragraph two)

The Cornelius Cardew Choir performs the rarely heard choral and drum work, The Great Learning, Paragraph 2 by Cornelius Cardew. This durational work (approx. 1 hour in length) sets text by Confucius in an English translation. Spatially separated groups of singers provide a very slow, long-tone melody while a drummer with each group of singers moves through a series of 26 rhythm patterns. The result is a mesmerizing ocean of sound.  More...
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Sun 3/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ADAM TENDLER : still

Adam Tendler returns to the Center for New Music with an intimate program of works that quietly examine stillness, and approach the piano itself as a source of the most discreet sound and contact. Music by Charlie Sdraulig, Marina Poleukhina, John Cage and Morton Feldman.  More...
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Sun 3/12 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: LaPorte

Canadian electroacoustic musician Jean-François LaPorte uses sculptural instruments and experimental control mechanisms.  More...
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Sun 3/12 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Joshua Marshall & friends
Joshua Marshall - sax; Isaac Otto - sax; Safa Shokrai - bass; Aaron Levin - drums
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute; Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute; Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Monday, March 13
Mon 3/13 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Intersections: An SF State of Mind

An exhilarating evening of live performance, discussion and demonstrations, where you will learn about the latest trends in biotechnology and how they are shaping and informing musical creativity. Check out demos from some of the coolest new companies and artists blazing a trail in this exciting space.  More...
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Mon 3/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Day-Djll-Leonard + Rasputin and the Biz Tzar  More...
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Tuesday, March 14
Tue 3/14 7:00 PM Cyprian's Center [2097 Turk Street San Francisco Ca (corner of Turk and Lyon) (downstairs)]
Lingua Incognita Session #3 - open improv session around double rhythm section and the grammar of electric fusion and nowave improv/jazz (a la Miles Davis, Ornate Coleman, Hermeto Pascoal, Sun Ra, Weather Report ...) with Dancing' Baby experimental baritone horn trio opening set  More...
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Tue 3/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hakidame ni Tsuru: Satoko Fujii and Larry Ochs

Satoko Fujii, the great Japanese pianist returns to the Bay Area with ""Hakidame ni Tsuru"" (...translates into English as “crane in the wasteland”...) Through improvised music and movement, the group traverses cultures and continents, stretching its wings beyond boundaries and across borders. Larry Ochs' TBD opens  More...
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Tue 3/14 9:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents:
We Buy Gold
Lion Creek
Goldberg/Wong/Trammell/Anderson  More...
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Wednesday, March 15
Wed 3/15 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our March event at Canessa Gallery we're excited to present Kenneth Atchley, Kattt Atchley + Ron Heglin, David Graves.  More...
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Wed 3/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
“Friction” plays with “Common Sense”

Friction String Quartet plays West Coast premieres by the eight members of the Common Sense Composers' Collective. Performance at 7:30pm. Wine Reception at 6:30pm.  More...
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Wed 3/15 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ivy Room Presents
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola Trio with Karl Evangelista, and Jason Hoopes  More...
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Thursday, March 16
Thu 3/16 8:00 AM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Skull Krusher
Philip Everett - electronics/acoustics
9pm: PureFinder
Mark Pino - percussion, Andrew J Palmer - electronics  More...
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Thu 3/16 8:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland, CA]
Triple Bill!
EFFT (Sarah Elena Palmer - Noah Phillips)
Two Aerials (Crystal Pascucci - Mark Clifford - Jordan Glenn)
Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR - CD release! (Aaron Bennett - John Finkbeiner - William Winant - Tim Perkis - Jordan Glenn - Lisa Mezzacappa)  More...
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Friday, March 17
Fri 3/17 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa celebrates the release of her CD avantNOIR, a suite of music inspired by noir crime fiction, as part of the Presidio Sessions presented by the SF Friends of Chamber Music. With Aaron Bennett, tenor sax, John Finkbeiner, electric guitar, Tim Perkis, electronics, William Winant, vibraphone and Foley, and Jordan Glenn, drums.  More...
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Fri 3/17 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th Street San Francisco]
‘Fraid o’ Freyja  More...
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Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.  More...
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Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Perspectives: Digital Album Release

ALL THAT BAD play exploratory music on harp, trumpet and bass.  More...
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Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Please join us as CCRMA presents 2 evenings of immersive multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy the GRAIL (the Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening), our full 3D surround speaker array.  More...
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Saturday, March 18
Sat 3/18 3:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.  More...
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Sat 3/18 4:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.  More...
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Sat 3/18 6:20 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sat 3/18 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Please join us as CCRMA presents their 2nd evening of immersive multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy the GRAIL (the Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening), our full 3D surround speaker array.  More...
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Sat 3/18 8:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions  More...
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Sat 3/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 51: Questionable Practices

The Future… it's all so uncertain. Join us for a program of unanswered questions in uncertain times… With flutist Alan Kingsley, pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project String Quartet, Piano Quintet, and Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in place and time!  More...
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Sat 3/18 8:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight]
Jeweled Snakes RECORD RELEASE party! Order the LP today and get in FREE at The Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF SATURDAY Mar.18
- feat. Jeweled Snakes
- with V.E.X.
- and Amphibious Gestures
- but first Wobbly & Professor Cantaloupe
- while DJs Bunnywhiskers & Lucy tackle the decks!
GET--> http://resipiscent.com/artist/view/48

Jeweled Snakes
“This is what I, for one, was really wanting Twenty-first century music to sound like. […] The promise and the menace of uncharted times echo in the frightening, powerful sounds of an electro noisescape.” –Jake Hout. Moving too fast, you're seized by sudden fear of what’s just been sung into your mind; but, once bitten the lyrics of Jeweled Snakes drip into your blood, seeding dark compulsions. Synth-straps bind you to a sexstep beat incubating desire, choking out your former self to spawn a stranger, hotter you.
https://soundcloud.com/resipiscent/sets/jeweled_snakes

V.E.X.
V.E.X. (Voltage Empath Xanaxax a.k.a. Ventriloquest Ectoplasmold Xanaxax) is a synth-punk industrial dark-wave duo from Oakland California consisting of Roxy Monoxide and Lu Lu GammaRay. V.E.X. creates gritty minimal-wave death-rock electro noise spells from intense witches not of this world. Urgent, brooding, sensual, V.E.X. opens minds, clenches hearts, moves bodies and souls. Roxy and Lu Lu also play in the art-punk band Moira Scar.
https://xanaxax.bandcamp.com/

Amphibious Gestures
The solo project of Kasper Rodenborn, Amphibious Gestures, bubbled over from the heavy cauldron of his live collaborations with Skozey Fetisch (Mark C. Jackman.) The first sizzle of that foamy spill turned luminescent, stood up from the fire, facemorphing each time you looked back until you find yourself turning to follow, into his oscillator bog, synthvines shooting up into flowers that only bloom in total darkness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47nM1OEPfFk

Wobbly & Professor Cantaloupe
Deep calling unto deep, two giant squid tangle in the watery dark, Mitchell Brown (aka Professor Cantaloupe) sometimes focuses his inky eye on the material world, the rest of the time a weather system roils within his mantle, leaking into our world as waveforms. An LA native, he's the first phone call for electronic music luminaries whose amazing conversations and live performances air on KXLU and Dublab radio, while his Melon Expander record label reveals album length works including Brain Sucking Peananners, Brown's professional collaborations with developmentally disabled children. No Kraken has as many tentacles as Wobbly has collaborators, from his role with Negativland and Over the Edge radio to his recordings with Dieter Moebius, Tim Story, Blevin Blectum, Tom Dimuzio and tonight thee Mitchell Brown!
https://youtu.be/O854pSR4C_M
https://youtu.be/LfSDHCr2HkY?t=104  More...
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Sunday, March 19
Sun 3/19 6:20 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sun 3/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, March 20
Mon 3/20 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Earplay Season 32: Wind  More...
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Mon 3/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fistortion + reserva  More...
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Tuesday, March 21
Tue 3/21 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
The Golden Path, Theresa Wong, Brand New Heartache, Tainted Pussy & DJ Wobbly  More...
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Tue 3/21 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Grex & Christina Stanley
Grex - Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, dms; Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, dms
Christina Stanley - Christina Stanley-voice, gtr, etc.

A special evening of roving, ravishing sounds: Oakland art rock ensemble Grex presents a set of explosive duo music, drawing from a spectrum of two-piece bands that encompasses Skeleton Crew, the White Stripes, and Interstellar Space. Local singer/multi-instrumentalist Christina Stanley completes the evening with a program of eerie, beautiful songs.  More...
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Wednesday, March 22
Wed 3/22 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
An evening of ad hoc improv, featuring Andrea Centazzo (perc), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) (elec), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Ron Heglin (low brass, voice)
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Culture Institute of San Francisco  More...
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Wed 3/22 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades with special guests Kasey Knudsen and Ben Goldberg  More...
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Thursday, March 23
Thu 3/23 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Thu 3/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Ron Heglin- voice, and Lorin Benedict- voice
9:00pm Andrea Centazzo - electroacoustic percussion with Matt Davignon - electronic percussion  More...
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Friday, March 24
Fri 3/24 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Stenberg | Cahill Duo

Kate Stenberg, violin • Sarah Cahill, piano  More...
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Fri 3/24 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Fri 3/24 9:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Tri-Cornered Tent Show is joined by 3 other great bands for a night of eclectic and soul bending sounds.
9 pm door / 9:30pm show. $5.00 / 21+  More...
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Fri 3/24 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ainsley Wagoner + Jordan Presnick, Danny Clay + Jon Fischer, Jim Haynes  More...
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Saturday, March 25
Sat 3/25 3:30 PM Schroeders [240 Front Street San Francisco, CA 94111]
We invite you to our season-end celebration.
SFCMP, the Bay Area's most longstanding and largest contemporary classical music ensemble will be showcasing some of our music from our 46th season and previewing the season ahead.
We hope you'll join us for live music, great food, good company, and some of our region’s finest wine (and beer).
SFCMP ensemble presenters are Kyle Bruckmann, Jeff Anderle, and Bill Kalinkos.  More...
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Sat 3/25 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Sat 3/25 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
A chamber music concert with violinist Patrick Galvin. Patrick Galvin is a man of many musical trades. As a violinist, he performs classical recitals both solo and in chamber settings. He is also a member of the folk band Hoxton Mob which performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, he has begun scoring radio stories for live performance. When he is not performing, Patrick teaches violin at a private school and out of his home in San Francisco. He also writes reviews for the online journal The Classical Voice.  More...
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Sat 3/25 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Dean Santomieri, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Sunday, March 26
Sun 3/26 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 3/26 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Dean Santomieri, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Sun 3/26 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is a composer, performer and visual artist.  More...
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Monday, March 27
Mon 3/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: John McCowen/Tom Djll/Tim Perkis + Jon Arkin & Ben Goldberg  More...
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Wednesday, March 29
Wed 3/29 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades vs. Mocean Worker= A Battle Royal Of Sonic Joy  More...
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Wed 3/29 10:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Lawrence English

Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia.  More...
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Thursday, March 30
Thu 3/30 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
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Thu 3/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Punjabi Tea House
9pm Alex Jenkins Trio
Alex Jenkins Drum, Kerry Kashiwagi Bass, Clifford Childers Trombone.  More...
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Friday, March 31
Fri 3/31 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM

Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

The journey begins at sunset
Thursday - Sunday, March 11 - April 16, 2017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal