New Music Bay Area: February 1989-July 1989
This calender is provided by the Bay Aria New Music Coalition. For further information about the Coalition, contact Daniel Weymouth, 848-2600
FEBRUARY Feb 6, Monday. NOH ORATORIO SOCIETY: Noh Particular Monday concerts. Harrison Birtwistle: "Ring a Dumb Carillon, and Linoi"; Howard Brenton, "The Education of Skinny Spew", Phyllis Tate: "Nocturne"; Charles Shere, "I Like It To Be A Play" (NOH commission); 8pm, Hatley Martin Gallery, $8.
Feb 7, Tues. COMPOSERS INC., Winterworks. works by Ross Bauer, Elinor Armer, Jere Hutcheson and Martin Rokeach. 8pm, Green Room, $10/$6
Feb 10, Fri. UC SANTA CRUZ CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE. New Music of Asian Composers. works by Lam, Yin, Fujieda, Yuasa and Matsushita. guests: John Felder, conductor, 8pm, Porter College Commons. UC Santa Cruz
Feb 11, Sat. BAY AREA WOMENS PHILHARMONIC. Subscription Concert. Julia Perry, "A Short Piece for Orchestra:, Christine Berl, "The Violent Bear It Away", and other works; guests: JoAnn Falletta, conductor, Sharon Robinson, cello. First Congregational Church $15/$13.
Feb 13, Mon. BONNIE HAMPTON AND NATHAN SCHWARTZ. Special Benefit Concert for EARPLAY. works by: Dutilleux, Imbrie, Perle, Sessions and Takemitsu. 8pm, First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, $18.
Feb 16, Thursday. EXPLORATORIUM: SPEAKING OF MUSIC. In Tune With The World. Composer Lou Harrison and instrument designer William Colvig will discuss instruments designed for and used in Harrison's works. Featuring a new recording of Harrison's "Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra". 8pm, McBean Theater, $6/$5
Feb 18, Sat. ASIAN ART MUSEUM AND THE MODERN JAPANESE ENSEMBLE. Japan Currents Festival of New Music, Program I. Composer Mark Ishii speaks about his works. Performances of "Black Intention II","A Time of Afterglow", "A Gleam of Time", and "Music for Sho and Violoncello". The concert also includes traditional Gagaku music. guests: Mayumi Miyata, sho, Ayako Shinozaki, harp. 7:30pm. Trustees' Auditorium, Asian Art Museum. Admission Free. advance tickets suggested.
Feb 18, Sat, MILLS COLLEGE MUSIC MUSIC DEPARTMENT. Performance Works. Frankie Mann's "Scenes from the Recent Past and other songs; Jim Pomeroy's "Light Entertainment with a Sound Foundation". 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, $5/$3.
Feb 20, Mon. ASIAN ART MUSEUM AND THE MODERN JAPANESE ENSEMBLE. Japan Currents Festival of New Music, Program II. works by Niimi, Ikebe, Kitazume, Takemitsu, Matsushita, Miki, and Mayuzumi. guests: Ayako Shinozaki, harp. Composer Toshiro Mayuzumi will introduce his works. 7:30pm, Trustees' Auditorium, Asian Art Museum, Admission Free, advance tickets suggested.
Feb 24, Fri, NEW LANGTON ARTS. An evening of works by composer Mark Trayle. 8pm, New Langton Arts. 45/$3
Feb 25, Sat, NEW LANGTON ARTS. Music for Electric Chamber Ensemble. works by Eric Strauss, Lynn Johnston, Becky Heniger, Emily Hay and James Grigsby, performed by the composers. 8pm, New Langton Arts, $5/$3
Feb 27, Mon. SAN FRANCISCO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS. works by Yuji Takashashi, Daniel Asia, Fred Lerdahl and Peter Maxwell Davies. guests Daniel Asia, conductor, Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo soprano. 8pm, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, $12/$8
Feb 28, Tues, ASIAN ART MUSEUM AND THE MODERN JAPANESE ENSEMBLE. Japan Currents Festival of New Music, Program III. works by Toru Takemitsu, Akira Miyoshi, Toshi Ichiyangi, and Joji Yuasa. 7;30pm, Trustees' Auditorium, Asian Art Museum, Admission Free, advanced [sic] tickets suggested.
MARCH. Mar 6, Mon. EARPLAY. Alvin Brehm, "Metamorphoses", Louis Karchin, "Songs of Distance and Light", David Lang, "Burn Notice", and George Tsontakis, "Three Sighs, Three Variations". Guests: Stephanie Friedman, soprano, Karen Rosenak, piano, and Jonathan Khuner, conductor.8pm, First Unitarian Church of San Francisco $8/$5
Mar 6, Mon, NOH ORATORIO SOCIETY, Noh Particular Monday Concerts. Contrasts: trios by Bela Bartok and Gyorgy Ligeti, and a duet by Charles Koechlin; poetry of William Carlos Williams and John Skelton. 8pm, Hatley Martin Gallery, $8.
Mar 7, Tues, STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC-ALEAII. works by Todd Winkler, Milton Babbit, Beth Weinmann and David Kowalski. guests: David Rakowski, director Anna Maria Mendieta, harp, Beth Weinmann and Regina Tan, clarinets, and Stanford students. 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University. Admission Free
Mar 10, Fri, NEW LANGTON ARTS. works by composer/performer Brian Reinbolt. 8pm, New Langton Arts. $5/$3
Mar 10, Fri, STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC BAND. Schuller, "Diptych for Brass Quintet & Concert Band", Reed: "La fiesta Mexicana", and "Husa, Concerto for Percussion & Wind Ensemble". Guests: Stanford Percussion Ensemble, Tony Cirone, director, Menlo Brass Quintet. 8pm, Dinkelspeil Auditorium, Stanford University, $6/$3
Mar 10, Fri, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Hi Kyung Kim: "Percussion Concerto" (first movement); Andrew Fox: new work, Bartok, "Concerto for Orchestra" guests: Danny Tunick, percussion, 8pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, $5/$3
Mar 11, Sat, BAY AREA WOMENS PHILHARMONIC. Out Of This World. works by Walker, Foss, Musgrave and others, including new work by composer Elinor Armer and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin. guests: JoAnn Falletta, conductor, Ursula Le Guin, narrator and Janet Millard de Roldan, flute. 8pm, First Congregational Church. $15/$13
Mar 11, Sat, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA see March 10, 8pm, Hertz Hall, $5/$3
March 12, Sun, SOCIETY OF GAY AND LESBIAN COMPOSERS. works by Deutsch, Nofsinger, Sacriste, and Trutton. 3:00pm, Metropolitan Community Church. $8
Mar. 14, Tues. COMPOSERS INC, Primarily Postmodern. Works by John F. Paul, Richard Felciano, John Downey, Frank La Rocca and James Mobberley. 8pm, Green Room, $10/$6
Mar 16, Thurs, EXPLORATORIUM: SPEAKING OF MUSIC. Videophonic Timbres. video and sound artist Maggi Payne presents and discusses three of her works: "Airways (Realities)", "White Night", and "Ahh-Ahh". 8pm, McBean Theater, $6/$5.
APRIL Apr 1, Sat, MILLS COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT & CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. Challenge + Trichy Sankaran. David Rosenboom, interactive electronics and piano; Anthony Braxton, winds, William Winant, percussion; South Indian Drumming Master Trichy Sankaran and others present new works. by Braxton, Rosenboom, and Alvin Lucier. 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, $5/$3.
Apr 2, Sun, SAN FRANCISCO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS. The Goethe Institute sponsors three performances of Denys Bouliane's "Jeux de Societe", led by music director Stephen Mosko. 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum Admission.
Apr 2, Sunday, BAY AREA WOMENS PHILHARMONIC. Womens Philharmonic Chamber Players. Katherine Hoover, "Divertimento", Martinu, "Nonetto", and other works. guests: Nan Washburn, conductor. 2pm, Palace of the Legion of Honor. $16/$13
Apr 3, Mon, NOH ORATORIO SOCIETY: Noh Particular Monday concerts. "Orioles Come in April, Singing in Pairs": recent work by Hyo-Shin Na, a young Korean emigre, and the Japanese composer Ryohei Hirose, with clarinets, guitar, harp, piano, and percussion. Korean writings old and new. 8pm, Hatley Martin Gallery, $8
Apr. 10, Mon, BERKELEY CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS. Jim Tenney, "Wake for Charles Ives", Reynold Weidenaar, "The Stillness", Lori Dobbins, "Music for Viola" and other works. 8pm, Hertz Hall, $5/$3
Apr 17, Mon, EARPLAY. Michael Gandolfi, "Personae", James Giroudon, "Doubles", Alexander Goehr, "Cello Sonata", and Anne LeBaron, "Lamentation/Invocation". guests: Allen Shearer, baritone, Beth Pearson, cello and Peter Josheff, clarinet. 8pm, First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, $8/$5.
Apr 24, Mon, SAN FRANCISCO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS. For the final program of the season, Music Director Stephen Mosko, leads the ensemble in Morton Feldman's last work, "For Samuel Beckett", a sixty-five minute work for 23 musicians. 8pm, S F Museum of Modern Art, $12/$8.
Apr 25, Tues, COMPOSERS INC, Annual Competition Award Winner, works by Leonard Bernstein, Ursula Mamlok, Robert Basart, Allen Shearer, and the 1988-89 Composition Award winner. 8pm, Green Room, $10/$6
Apr 29, Saturday, SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: NEW AND UNUSUAL MUSIC. American Vanguard. works by Wolpe, Lerdahl, Druckman, and Riegger; guests: Andrew Massey, conductor, Edith Diggory, soprano 8:30pm, First Congregational Church of San Francisco, $11
MAY. May 1, Monday, NOH ORATORIO SOCIETY. Noh Particular Monday Concerts. "Love finds an altar for forbidden fires" Deborah Kavash, new Noh commission and a repeat of her "Eloise and Abelard" piece. Gilbert Amy, "Recitativ", "Air", and "Variation d'un desastre obscur", and poetry of Robert Duncan, Alexander Pope, and John Wieneres. 8pm, Hatley Martin Gallery, $8
May 2, Tues, MILLS COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT. Contemporary Performance Ensemble presents contemporary works for mixed ensembles. 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, Free Admission.
May 3, Wed, UC SANTA CRUZ. Five Easy Pieces: an evening of chamber music, quad tape and video projection by John Felder. guests: Leslie Friedman, dancer, George Marsh and William Winant, percussion and Nohema Fernandez, piano. 8pm, Performing Arts Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz, $5
May 5, Fri, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Andrew Imbrie: "Prometheus Bound", Olivier Messiaen, "Les Offrandes Oublies". guests: D'Anna Forunato, mezzo soprano, Jeffrey Thomas, tenor, Charles Haile, bass. 8pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, $5/$3
May 6, Sat, SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY NEW AND UNUSUAL MUSIC. U.S./U.K.: Atlantic Crossings. works by Harbison, Benjamin, Harvey, and a commissioned work for two synthesizers by John Chowning. guests: Leif Bjaland, conductor. Carol Webber, soprano. 8:30. Old First Church, $11
May 6, Sat, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. See May 5, 8pm, Hertz Hall, $5/$3
May 11, Thurs, EXPLORATORIUM: SPEAKING OF MUSIC. Libertango. Argentinian-born composer Astor Piazzolla talks about his long and eventful musical life, including his acquaintance with the singer Carlos Gardel, his works for the bandoneon (his performing instrument), and his radical treatment of the tango form. 6pm, Cowell Bayfront Theater, $6/$5
May 14, Sun, CCRMA & LIVELY ARTS AT STANFORD. Featured on this program with Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the world premiere of a computer influenced jazz work composed by Dexter Morrill for Marsalis. 2pm, Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, $20/$17/$16/413
May 23, Tues, STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC--ALEA II. Milton Babbit, "Dan", Jody Rockmaker, "Variations for Two Pianos", and works by Stanford composers. featured: Lynn Reyna, piano. 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Admission Free.
JUNE June 5, Monday, NOH ORATORIO SOCIETY: Noh Particular Monday Concerts. Sir Tristan took the sea and la belle Yseult: Michael Finnissy, "Sir Tristan", Emmanuel Chabrier, "Souvenirs de Munich": Variations on Wagner and Medieval Tristan-music. Readings from Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake", and Auden's verse. 8pm, Hatley Martin Gallery, $8
June 11, Sun, SAN FRANCISCO GIRLS CHORUS. New Music Festival. World premiere of John Geist's "Songs of a Young Girl", commissioned in honor of the Girls Chorus Tenth Anniversary Season, and works by Kirke Mechem, Leo Smit, and Royal Stanton. 3pm, First Congregational Church of San Francisco, $10/$8
June 18, Sun, SOCIETY OF GAY AND LESBIAN COMPOSERS. program to be announced. 3pm, Metropolitan Community Church. $8
June 24, Sun, BAY AREA WOMENS PHILHARMONIC. Libby Larsen, "Parachute Dancing", Grazyna Bacewicz, "Musica Sinfonica in Tre Movimente" and other works presented as part of the National American Symphony Orchestra League conference. guests: JoAnn Falletta, conductor. 11:30am, First Congregational Church, prices to be announced.
JULY. July 20, Thurs, STANFORD UNIVERSITY--CCRMA. Computer Music Festival. new digital music from the CCRMA--John Chowning, director. (Bring a blanket, picnic and dress warmly). 8:15pm (gates open at 7pm). Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, $7/$4
VENUES. Cambell Recital Hall, Braun Music Ctr. Stanford, University, 723-3811/723-2720
Cowell Bayfront Theater, 561-0361
Davies Symphony Hall. Van Ness Ave at Grove St, SF, 431-5500
Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Stanford University, 723-2720
First Congregational Church of San Francisco, Post & Mason Sts.
First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St, at Geary Blvd, SF
Florence Gould Little Theater, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco.
Freeborn Hall, UCDavis, Davis. (913)752-2523
Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, 723-2720
Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Bldg, Van Ness Ave at McAllister St, SF
Hatley Martin Gallery, 41 Powell St, SF, 392-1015
Hellman Hall, 1201 Ortega Street at 19th Ave, SF 665-0874
Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Veterans Bldg, Van Ness at McAllister, SF
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, near College Ave and Bancroft Way, 642-4864
Kresge Auditorium, School of Law, Stanford University, 723-4971
The Lab, 1805 Divisadero, San Francisco, 346-4063
Laurel Heights Auditorium (formerly Fireman's Fund), 3333 California St, SF
McBean Theater, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, 561-0361
Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka, SF
New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, 626-5416
Old First Church, Van Ness Avenue at Sacramento, San Francisco, 474-1608
Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, 561-0361
Performing Arts Recital Hall, Univ of California at Santa Cruz, (408) 429-2787
Porter College Commons, Univ of California at Santa Cruz, (408) 429-2857
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 401 Van Ness at McAllister, SF
Trustees' Auditorium, Asian Art Museum, Golden Gate Park, SF, 668-8921
UC Davis Department of Music, Davis, California, (916) 752-0666
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Nr Telegraph Ave & Bancroft Wy, Bkly, 642-9988
Typed by Barb. Golden, 1/14/96