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NEW MUSIC BAY AREA JAN-JULY 1994

JANUARY

January 13, Thursday STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Alea II: Ensemble for New Music Karol Berger is the moderator in a program featuring the West Coast premiere of Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Arvo Part's Fratres; and works by Stephen Mackey, David Soley, and Giancarlo Aquilanti. 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, free

January 18, Tuesday SAN FRANCISCO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS Elliott Carter's 85th Birthday Elliott Carter graces SFCMP with his presence for the celebration of his 85th birthday in an all-Carter concert. Works include Eight Etudes and a Fantasy, Trilogy, Pastorale, Gra, and Quintet. Featured performers: Karen Gottlieb, harp; William Banovetz, oboe; Gregory Dufford, clarinet. 8pm, Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building, 7pm pre-concert discussion, $14/$10/$6

January 27, Thursday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC New Music Ensemble The Conservatory's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joan Gallegos, performs works created in the Weigand Electronic Music Studio by Conservatory composers. 8pm, Hellman Hall, free

January 31, Monday EARPLAY Spotlight on Bay Area Composers Dan Dobialka is the featured violinist in a program spotlighting Bay Area composers. Works include Aplomb by Ross Bauer, Little Trio by Peter Lewis, and the West Coast premiere of Galactic Folds by Lou Karchin. Receiving world premiere performances are Duo by Wayne Peterson, Urban Green by Mark Winges and a new work by Jody Rockmaster. 8pm, Cowell Theater at Fort Mason, $15/$12

January 31, Monday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Faculty Recital: Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence, principal trombone of the San Francisco Symphony, performs works by Malcolm Arnold, Frank Martin, and Serge Baudo. 8pm, Hellman Hall, $10/$6

FEBRUARY

February 11, Friday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC New Music Ensemble The Conservatory's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joan Gallegos, performs Elias Tenenbaum's Last Letters from Stalingrad and Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds. 8pm, Hellman Hall, free

February 12, Saturday MILLS COLLEGE Musica Elettronica Viva Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) comes together for a rare concert performance featuring founding composers/performers Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Richard Teitelbaum, along with trombonist George Lewis. Through a theatrical collage of improvisation, live electronic experimentation, and audience participation, MEV will present a mixture of pre-formed pieces, works-in-progress, and spontaneous ideas. 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, $10/$5

February 14, Monday SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES Moscow Virtuosi Vladimir Spivakov, violinist and conductor with the Moscow Virtuosi, is featured in a concert of works including Alfred Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style, Arvo Part's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, Schederin's Stalin Cocktail, and Stravinsky's Concerto in D. 8pm, Davies Symphony Hall, $47/$35

February 22, Tuesday COMPOSERS, INC. 10th Anniversary Season A performance of Carl Ruggles' Angels sets the tone for a concert of highly individual works and unusual ensembles. included are a rare live performance of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint for 10 guitars and composer Elizabeth Brown performing in her Secret Life of Birds for flute and koto. Also included are the premieres of Frank La Rocca's chamber version of Crossing the Rubicon and Martin Rokeach's Sonata for Violin and Piano. 8pm, Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building, $14/$10

February 25, Friday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC New Music Ensemble The Conservatory's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joan Gallegos, performs new music by new composers. 8pm, Hellman Hall, free

February 26, Saturday MILLS COLLEGE Frederic Rzewski The Mills College Music Department and Center for Contemporary Music presents legendary musical innovator Frederic Rzewski in a performance of three original compositions: Bumps (1991), Adante Con Moto (1992), and De Profundis (1992). The concert marks the culmination of Rzewski's month as Dodie Rosekrans Artist in Residence in Music at Mills College. 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, $10/$5

February 28, Monday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Faculty Recital Conservatory faculty member Mark Sokol performs violin sonatas by Charles Ives with pianist John Chernoff. 8pm, Hellman Hall, $10/$6

MARCH

March 2, Wednesday STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Alea II: Ensemble for New Music Charles Amirkhanian, moderator. Featuring Robert Black's Foramen Habet! and works by Amirkhanian, John Melby and Nicholas Hopkins. 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, free

March 4 and 5, Friday and Saturday UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY MUSIC DEPARTMENT University Symphony Jung-Ho Pak conducts the University Symphony in Witold Lutoslawski's Mi Parti and the world premieres of works by Bay Area composers. The concert will feature Mark Lawrence, principal trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony, in faculty member John Thow's Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, and violinist Mari Kimura in Guy Garnett's Concerto for Solo Violin, Conducted Electronics, and Orchestra, along with Anthony DeRitis's Legerdemain. 8pm, Hertz Hall, $6/$4/$3

March 6, Sunday SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES Richard Stolzman, Clarinet Clarinetist Richard Stolzman and pianist Irma Vallecillo perform a concert of works including Alban Berg's Vier Stucke, Peter Sculthorpe's Songs of Sea and Sky, and Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata Op. 94. 7pm, Herbst Theatre, $28/$20

March 7, Monday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Conservatory Orchestra The San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Denis de Coteau, performs William Schuman's New England Triptych and the premiere of a new work by a Conservatory student composer. 8pm, Herbst Theatre, $10/$6

March 7, Monday SAN FRANCISCO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS Stephen Mosko conducts world premieres of new works by jazz composer Oliver Lake and Korean-American composer Hi Kyung Kim. Other works include Jeff Stadelman's Rus in Urbe and Andrew Imbrie's Pilgrimage. 8pm, Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building, 7pm pre-concert discussion, $14/$10/$6

March 11, Friday MILLS COLLEGE Composer-in-Residence: Alvin Curran Alvin Curran, piano and electronics; David Abel and Joseph Edelberg, violin; Paul Ehrlich, viola; Jennifer Culp, cello Alvin Curran, Mills's Milhaud Professor of Composition, performs his Inner Cities, a concerto for piano, audience, and tape (1993). The concert also includes a new version of Curran's String Quartet 2 1/2 (1989-93) 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, $10/$5

March 25, Friday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC New Music Ensemble The Conservatory's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joan Gallegos, performs Igor Stravinsky's Elegy for solo viola along with works by David Conte and others. 8pm, Hellman Hall, free

March 25, Friday MILLS COLLEGE James Tenney Retrospective The Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble, directed by Steed Cowart and William Winant, presents a retrospective concert of instrumental and electronic music by composer James Tenney. Includes Monody for solo clarinet (1959); Ergodos II (1964), a computer-generated piece produced at Bell Labs; and more recent works for acoustic instruments dealing with alternative tunings and acoustics, including Critical Band (1988). Tenney will appear at the concert and will discuss his music in lectures during the week preceding the concert. 8pm, Mills College Concert Hall, $10/$5

APRIL

April 6, Wednesday SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Tribute to Mario Davidovsky: Meet the Composer This all-Davidovsky concert of chamber music features SJSU faculty members Janet Averett, clarinet; Craig Bohmler, piano; Anthony Cirone, percussion; Marina Grin, piano; Robert Sayre, cello; Isabelle Starr, flute; Barbara Day Turner, conductor; and guest soprano Julie Kierstine. The concert will include Simple Dances, Romancero, and Synchronism for piano and tape: the SJSU Percussion Ensemble will perform Synchronism for percussion and tape under the direction of Anthony Cirone. 7:30pm, SJSU Concert Hall, $8/$3

April 7, Thursday SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC A panel discussion featuring Mario Davidovsky, Elinor Armer, Richard Felciano, Wayne Peterson, and Allen Strange. The debate will focus on postmodernism and the future of contemporary art music, including the influence of technology, popularism, and muticulturalism. A question-and-answer period will be included for audience participation. 7:30pm, SJSU Concert Hall, free

April 8, Friday SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES Barbara Bonney, Soprano Barbara Bonney and pianist Warren Jones perform Alexander Zemlinsky's Sechs Walzergeange, op. 6, Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs, and songs by Richard Strauss. 8pm, Herbst Theatre, $30/$20

April 12, Tuesday COMPOSERS, INC. 10th Anniversary Season San Francisco's renowned Aurora String Quartet performs works by contemporary composers Elinor Armer and John Harbison along with string quartets by Ruth Crawford and Irving Fine. 8pm, Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building, $14/$10

April 13, Wednesday UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY MUSIC DEPARTMENT A concert of new music from Professor Olly Wilson's Graduate Composition Seminar. 12:15pm, Hertz Hall, free

April 15, Friday SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC New Music Ensemble The Conservatory's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joan Gallegos, performs new music by new composers. 8pm, Hellman Hall, free

April 16, Saturday UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY MUSIC DEPARTMENT A concert of works by U.C. Berkeley graduate student composers. 8pm, Hertz Hall, free

April 24, Sunday CAL PERFORMANCES Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio This local ensemble dedicated to modern music of the Americas, Pacific Rim and Northwest Asia performs world premieres of new works by John Zorn, Terry Riley, Ralph Shapey, Chris Brown, and others. 3pm, Hertz Hall, 2pm pre-concert discussion, $16

April 29, Friday SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES Anatol Ugorski, Pianist Pianist Anatol Ugorski performs a concert of works including Olivier Messiaen's Le Traquet Stapazin. 8pm, Herbst Theatre, $28/20

April 29 and 30, Friday and Saturday UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY MUSIC DEPARTMENT University Symphony Jung-Ho Pak conducts the University Symphony in a concert of works including Maurice Ravel's La Valse and the West Coast premiere of Franz Schmidt's Symphony No. 4. 8pm, Hertz Hall, $6/$4/$3

MAY

May 1, Sunday UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY MUSIC DEPARTMENT A concert of works by U.C. Berkeley undergraduate student composers. 3pm, Hertz Hall, free

May 3, Tuesday EARPLAY Sierra String Quartet The Sierra String Quartet joins EARPLAY to present the world premiere of Andrew Frank's String Quintet and a new work premiere of Andrew Frank's String Quintet and a new work written for the quartet by Joseph Edelberg. Also featured are Roger Sessions's String Quintet, Miguel Chuaqui's Trio, and Elliott Carter's duo for flute and clarinet, Esprit rude/esprit doux. 8pm, Cowell Theater at Fort Mason, $15/$12

May 6, Friday SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES Violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Andre-Michel Schub perform a concert of works including Bela Bartok's Sonata No. 2. 8pm, Herbst Theatre, $28/$20

May 26, Thursday STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Alea II: Ensemble for New Music Andrew Imbrie, moderator. Featuring works by Imbrie, Wayne Peterson and others. 8pm, Campbell Recital Hall, free

JULY

July 21, Thursday STANFORD UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR COMPUTER RESEARCH IN MUSIC AND ACOUSTICS (CCRMA) Digital Music under the Stars An outdoor concert of new music from CCRMA. Gates open at 7pm; bring a blanket, a picnic, and something warm to wear. 8:15 pm, Frost Amphitheater, $7/$4


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