WHO: S.F. Contemporary Music Players
WHAT: Contemporary Insights: Music and Conversation – Michael Jarrell’s …more leaves…(2000)
WHEN: Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. at 17th, San Francisco
INFO: www.sfcmp.org, 415-278-9566
Featuring Nanci Severance on viola, …more leaves… explores the colors and registers of the viola, with an ensemble of five instruments (clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, contrabass) and live electronics. Composer Michael Jarrell is one of Europe’s most respected composers and has received numerous awards and honors, including France’s “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.”
Guest conductor Brad Lubman is in demand the world over, conducting such groups as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Lubman is Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music in New York, and is on the faculty of the Bang-on-a-Can Summer Institute. He recently formed his own contemporary music ensemble, Signal, which debuted at the Ojai Music Festival in 2008.
Now in its fourth season, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ Contemporary Insights: Music and Conversation series is devoted to breaking down barriers between listeners and performers to enhance understanding and appreciation of new music. This piece will be performed on the following evening, January 25, at Herbst Theatre as part of the ensemble’s concert, “Natural Phenomena.”
This performance is made possible in part by: the National Endowment for the Arts; Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council; and the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players is supported in part by:
San Francisco Hotel Tax/Grants for the Arts Program; National Endowment for the Arts; American Composers Forum, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; BMI Foundation; Aaron Copland Fund for Music; Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University; The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music, a program of FACE with support from Cultural Services of the French Embassy, CulturesFrance, SACEM and the Florence Could Foundation; Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Istituto Italiano di Cultura; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Bernard Osher Foundation; Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council; Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco; San Francisco Foundation; Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; Wells Fargo Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation.
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The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, an ensemble of highly skilled musicians, had been performing, commissioning and recording innovative new music of exceptional interest since 1971.