Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Center for New Music
55 Taylor St
San Francisco CA 94102  
415-275-2466

The Center for New Music San Francisco, Inc. is a community center for participants of new music in San Francisco. The Center serves the practitioners of creative, non-commercial music by providing the resources they need, including space to work, rehearse, and perform, access to a like-minded community, and access to media resources. Through these services, the Center seeks to support and build the community of new music to encourage its efficiency, growth, integration, and excellence.
https://centerfornewmusic.com/

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, October 17 2020 7:30 PM
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Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists.

The string quartet was established as a chamber ensemble in the 18th century and has enjoyed continuous attention by generations of composers due to the range, blend, agility, and beauty offered by the ensemble. Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts presented in June and October 2020. Come listen to the music of Mark Alfenito, Allan Crossman, Monica Chew, Jacob E Goodman, Kyle Hovatter, Steve Mobia, Martha Stoddard, Davide Verotta, and Shawne Workman in a showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists.

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Saturday, November 7 2020 8:00 PM
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Janis Mercer, piano, Daniel Lewin, violin and Friends perform chamber music and songs by Anton Webern to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his death. Other musicians will include Heidi Moss, soprano, John Smalley, baritone, Robert Howard, cello, Karen Wells, clarinet, Dan Flanagan, violin, Dan Henderson, saxophone, Carol Rice, cello, and Tiantian Lan, viola. Music will include String Quartet 1905, Quartet Op, 22, Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7, Five Songs on poems by Stefan George, Op. 4, Satz für Klavier and Kinderstück Project: works by Bay Area composers using Webern’s Kinderstück as inspiration.

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Saturday, January 30 2021 7:30 PM
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Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) will start the new year with the next installment of their wildly successful series of contemporary women composers. Sold out last season, their 2021 edition will feature the World Premiere of “Anemones” by Emily Doolittle to text by Bay Area poet Rachel Richardson and the reprise of “Matrix” (2020) by Elinor Armer to texts by Ursula Le Guin and Rella Lossy. The concert will also include works by women composers Tania León, Claudia Montero, Marti Epstein, Caroline Shaw, Jennifer Higdon, Missy Mazzoli, Vivian Fung, Anna Clyne, and the remarkable Grażyna Bacewicz.

Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner, cello; and season guest pianist Margaret Halbig; and guest violinist Ilana Blumberg.

Virtual transatlantic pre-concert composer talk at 7:00 p.m. with composers Elinor Armer and Emily Doolittle.

*The concert will be available at no cost via livestream on C4NM’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Donations of whatever feels comfortable are welcomed. In-person admission if safe and permitted. Buy Tickets: $15/$10 www.centerfornewmusic.com

More Info: http://e4tt.org/anemones.html
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News:
03/27/2013
Rova Saxophone Quartet is now in residence at Center for New Music. The Center, located at 55 Taylor Street, is establishing a hub for the new music community, providing space to work, learn, rehearse and perform.