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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Fifteenth Season 1989-90

We are celebrating our 15th season! Join us for seven Monday evenings that promise to make musical history.

Begin your concert evening in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where you'll have the opportunity to see the art in selected galleries for an hour before the music starts. Stop by the Museum Board Room for a pre-concert discussion hosted by Music Director Stephen Mosko to listen and engage in a lively dialogue with guest artists and composers.

Then on the the Green Room for virtuosic and provocative performances of exciting, adventurous new music. This year we present premiers by two young Bay Area composers, Ray Shattenkirk and Daniel Weymouth, as well as SFCMP commissioned works by Steven Mackey and Frederic Rzewski. We welcome soprano extraordinaire Joan La Barbara, composer and flutist Harvey Sollberger, electronic wizard Morton Subotnick, legendary composer Alan Hovhaness, Uruguayan pianist/composer Hector Tosar, and the Bay Area's own creative improvisor Anthony Braxton as collaborators in our series.

Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now.

Sunday Afternoons in the Galleries

On four Sunday afternoons, SFCMP Presents multiple performances at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm, of outstanding twentieth century works in the galleries of the museum. These performances are free with the usual admission to the Museum.

October 29: Lou Harrison, Perilous Chapel December 10: to be announced February 4: Jin Hi Kim, Dasarum May 13: Chris Brown, Alternating Currents

Winner of the ASCAP/Chamber Music American Award for Adventuresome Programming

"...the evening provided the consistently skillful performances for which this group can be relied on." San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the most substantial and exciting new-music concerts in recent memory..." San Francisco Chronicle

"What a night ... committed, vital music making all around." San Francisco Examiner

October 2 Lou Harrison: Perilous Chapel Charles Boone: Khaju Bridge Alan Hovhaness: Kahaldis Concerto; Alleluia; The Presentiment

Anna Carol Dudley, soprano Alan Hovhaness, piano

Alan Hovhaness appears October 3 on the Exploratorium's lecture series "Speaking of Music"

IN THE GALLERIES 10 + 10: Contemporary Soviet and American Painters

November 6 Anthony Korf: Nothing but Love Songs Steven Mackey: new work Daniel Weymouth: new work Stephen Mosko: Indigenous Music II

Susan Narucki, soprano

IN THE GALLERIES Selections from the Permanent Collection

December 4 John Cage: Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs; Selections from Songbooks; Eight Whiskus Charles Dodge: The Waves Joan La Barbara: Urban Tropics; Time(d) Trials and Unscheduled Events Morton Feldman: Three Voices

Joan La Barbara, solo artist

IN THE GALLERIES The Work of John Gutmann

January 22 Olly Wilson: new work John Cage: Music for Seven Frederic Rzewski: new work Milton Babbitt: Don, Homily Anthony Braxton: to be announced

Anthony Braxton, guest artist

IN THE GALLERIES Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950-1965

March 5 Wayne Peterson: Duodecaphony Paul Lansky: Values of Time Sandra Sprecher: new work Stefan Wolpe: Piece for Two Instrumental Units Harvey Sollberger: original/substance/manifest/traces

Harvey Sollberger, guest conductor


April 9 Jean Barraque: Sequence Arvo Part: Fratres Ray Shattenkirk: I Feel I Can Tell You Anything Hector Tosar: Concertante for Seven

Judy Ruth Hubbell, soprano Marta Bracchia LeRoux, piano Hector Tosar, piano Jean-Louis LeRoux, guest conductor


May 14 Bernard Rands: " the receding mist..." Elliot Carter: Mirror on Which to Dwell Morton Subotnick: And the Butterflies Begin to Sing Harvey Sollberger: Riding the Wind I

Harvey Sollberger, flute Susan Narucki, soprano

IN THE GALLERIES Selections from the Permanent Collection

Typed by C. Vega 2-7-96