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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players presents: Music and Conversation with John Luther Adams
SFCMP will be joined by composer John Luther Adams for a performance and discussion of excerpts from his "Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing" on Sunday Oct. 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. at ODC Dance Commons.
WHO: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
WHAT: Contemporary Insights: Music and Conversation with John Luther Adams
WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. at 17th St., San Francisco
PRICE: $10 general, $5 students/seniors. No one turned away for lack of funds.
INFO: www.sfcmp.org, 415-278-9566
John Luther Adams, "Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing"
Conductor and host: Steven Schick.
Special guest: John Luther Adams
Based on a 14th-century mystical text, Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing by John Luther Adams explores the essence of sublime contemplation that unites many of the world’s religious cultures, from Sufi to Native American. Adams, whom the New Yorker’s Alex Ross has called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century,” will fly to San Francisco from his home in Alaska in order to join us.
A companion to the subscription season, the Contemporary Insights: Music and Conversation series presents intimate preview events devoted to the understanding and appreciation of new music. On each occasion, the ensemble presents one piece from the upcoming subscription series concert program, together with an open dialogue between composer, musicians, and the audience. Each hour-long performance is followed by a reception with complimentary wine and snacks.
Funded in part through Meet The Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections Program.
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The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, an ensemble of highly skilled musicians, has performed, commissioned and recorded innovative new music of exceptional interest since 1971.