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04/19/2019 - 06/03/2019

Friday, April 19
Fri 4/19 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Dax Pierson / Beast Nest / Marc Manning  More...
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Fri 4/19 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Darius James and Val Jeanty  More...
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Saturday, April 20
Sat 4/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sacramento - based pianist Sakurako Kanemitsu performs a program of 20th century and contemporary works. Works by Henri Dutilleux, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, Lei Liang, Arvo Pärt, and Ryan Suleiman.  More...
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Sat 4/20 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102]
Ever in thrall of the brilliant music of the late pianist Cecil Taylor, Rova Saxophone Quartet, along with eight other intrepid comrades in sound exploration, will present an homage to the iconoclastic innovator. After the success of our collaborative 2018 concert, Air: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor, Rova was inspired to plan an evening featuring a reworking of Mr. Taylor’s album-length masterwork, Dark to Themselves, along with an opening set of Taylor-related performances by other players in the community.

Dark to Themselves, rearranged primarily by Rova member Steve Adams, will be performed by Orkestrova—a flexible expansion of the Rova Quartet, including guitarists Jean-Paul Bourelly and Henry Kaiser, bassist Jason Hoopes, and drummer Donald Robinson, in San Francisco on Saturday April 20, 2019.

In addition to Dark to Themselves, the evening will feature Positive Knowledge, a duo of Oluyemi and Ijeoma Thomas, on reeds and vocals, respectively, presenting the poetry of Cecil Taylor; and duo B., a collaborative project of bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and percussionist Jason Levis. All participants have deep connections to Taylor’s art, and the 3 segments of music will pay fitting tribute to this great visionary. The concert will offer the audience fresh views of his compositions, and exhilarating moments of improvisation.  More...
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Sunday, April 21
Sun 4/21 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical 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. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Tuesday, April 23
Tue 4/23 5:30 PM Anderson Collection at Stanford University [314 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA 94305]
"ANDERSON x CCRMA: Sound Happenings" is a show bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances by members of the Stanford Music community, including the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The event takes place in the galleries of the Anderson Collection, and will feature 8-channel sound installations, generative video works, and performances by composers in the Stanford DMA program, to name a few. This magical transformation of the museum will inspire dialogue regarding fixed versus ephemeral art forms, artistic research versus artistic practice, and the connections between science, technology, and art.  More...
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Thursday, April 25
Thu 4/25 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen present two individual performances: "Audio Chandelier" (Naphtali) and "Endangered Guitar" (Tammen).  More...
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Friday, April 26
Fri 4/26 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Level III of the San Francisco Girls Chorus School and SFGC’s Soloist Intensive will perform a varied program of choral music, art songs, opera, and musical theater scenes. Composers include Leonard Bernstein, Eleanor Daley, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, and more. There will be music in English, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, and Hebrew, and both groups of young artists will come together for some vibrant ensembles. Join us for this evening of skilled singing from some of the most talented youth from SFGC.  More...
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Saturday, April 27
Sat 4/27 2:30 PM Schroeders [240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111]
Save the date for a party with the Players, where we revisit performances from our current season, and offer an exclusive preview of what’s happening in the year ahead. The afternoon’s events include live music, great food, contemporary music-loving crowd, and some of our region’s finest wine. This special program is hosted by SFCMP musicians, some of the leading contemporary classical music specialists in the Bay Area.

By invitation only for subscribers, members, and donors. Join us by becoming a SFCMP member, subscriber, or donor today! Learn more at SFCMP.org  More...
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Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Described as “inspired… every note comes straight from his heart” by Grammy-Award winning artist Sérgio Assad, Chilean guitarist Cristobal Selamé is the only undergraduate to ever win the prestigious Guitar Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since then, Selamé has been invited to perform in prestigious guitar festivals, including the Mauro Biasini International Festival and Competition, where he performed the Giuliani Concerto op.30.  More...
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Sunday, April 28
Sun 4/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guided by Voices is the commissioning project of cellist Elinor Frey who uses two instruments, Baroque cello and five-string cello, that each have a very different sound than the modern cello. The program at the Centre for New Music features solo works by the Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno (“Chimera”) and Swedish-German composer Lisa Streich (“Minerva”) and Canadians Scott Edward Godin (“Guided By Voices”), Linda Catlin Smith (“Ricercar”), Isaiah Ceccarelli (“With concord of sweet sounds”). Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours.  More...
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Friday, May 3
Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Wind River | Indexical [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.  More...
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Saturday, May 4
Sat 5/04 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Formed in 2015 by four Bay Area dancers/musicians, Cuarteto Puentes is dedicated to performing Argentine Tango music for dancers and audiences of all kinds. They have studied at Reed Tango Music Institute, Stowe Tango Music Festival, and with top tango musicians including Ignacio Varchausky, Ramiro Gallo, Hernan Posetti, Hector del Curto, Pablo Estigarribia, Emilio Solla, Adam Tully, and Ville Hiltula. The quartet appreciates the opportunities they have had for outstanding collaborations with exceptional artists at a number of unique venues. Their enthusiasm for playing danceable tango standards as well as more modern arrangements keeps them inspired with practicing, studying, and arranging. Cuarteto Puentes has appeared at many milongas (Argentine Tango dance parties) throughout the Bay Area and were featured in “live music only” tango festivals in Albuquerque, NM, and Green Valley, AZ.  More...
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Sunday, May 5
Sun 5/05 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample.  More...
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Sun 5/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Gabby Wen: solo performance of guqin
8:30pm After the End of the World Coretet - 30th anniversary - Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Bill Noertker - basses/Dave Mihaly - drums and whatnot  More...
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Tuesday, May 7
Tue 5/07 7:30 PM Stanford Memorial Church [450 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Mark Applebaum: Mind Altering Concert

Mark Applebaum presents an evocative, meditative improvisation on his stunning electroacoustic sound-sculpture—the mouseketier—in the extraordinarily resonant space of Stanford’s Memorial Church. The improvisation will be interspersed with Applebaum’s colorful percussion compositions performed by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble. The evening begins with a simultaneous two-person performance of Aphasia, an idiosyncratic piece for hand gestures performed in synchrony with two-channel sound.  More...
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Thursday, May 9
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm seah/faizalshahrin
9:00 pm Cheryl Leonard
sound art/vocals/invented and natural instruments produced in surround sound  More...
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Friday, May 10
Fri 5/10 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works "Stay on It" and "Gay Guerrilla," we launch into our cross-generational "at the CROSSROADS Series" with two major commissions. One is a new work by Sidney Corbett, an American composer living in Germany best known for his theatrical and emotionally powerful compositions. Also featured is an SFCMP commission from Bay Area composer, pianist, and improviser Myra Melford, featuring herself as improvising piano soloist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. SFCMP will premiere a new piece by exciting Brazilian-Californian composer Fernanda Aoki Navarro, while LJ White offers his own version of the interplay between freedom and structure in a work for solo violin and electronics. SFCMP also sponsors its 3rd Annual SF Search for young composers—this time writing for trios of players drawn from the instrumental forces for Myra Melford’s premiere—to complete the multi-generational portrait.  More...
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Saturday, May 11
Sat 5/11 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio Terme was formed last summer at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy. The three performers, all with extensive solo and ensemble experience, were so delighted playing together at Interharmony, that they decided to continue to explore the rich clarinet, cello, piano repertoire.  More...
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Tuesday, May 14
Tue 5/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion  More...
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Friday, May 17
Fri 5/17 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

Friday and Saturday nights, two shows each night. Get tickets from The Chapel web site:

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Saturday, May 18
Sat 5/18 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

Friday and Saturday nights, two shows each night. Get tickets from The Chapel web site:

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Sat 5/18 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Please join acclaimed pianist, ROBYN CARMICHAEL, at Sunset Music and Arts on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm, for Peers, Friends, Rivals: FOUR ROMANTIC MASTERS. Experience the music of four towering masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn, in a program highlighting their own unique temperaments, and featuring the magnificent Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 of Chopin and the high-strung and virtuosic Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli of Franz Liszt. For a preview of Ms. Carmichael’s playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com  More...
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Sunday, May 19
Sun 5/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical 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. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Thursday, May 23
Thu 5/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Liveware is an audio-visual ensemble consisting of Shawn Lawson (graphics) and Michael Century (music), with Jeremy Stewart processing both graphics and sound using machine learning algorithms. Lawson is an expert practitioner of live-coding with graphics languages and environments he developed. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations of performed material on both instruments.  More...
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Friday, May 24
Fri 5/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
John Bischoff / OMMO / CORUSCANT  More...
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