SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON Weekend Festival of Free Music Kicks Off New Season of Performances and Events

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SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON
Weekend Festival of Free Music Kicks Off New Season of
Performances and Events
 
Borromeo String Quartet Holds a Week-Long Residency
 
Opera Season Includes Don Giovanni Directed by Jose Maria Condemi and
West Coast Premiere of Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove
 
Contemporary Music Season Features Terry Riley Premiere, John Adams in Conversation and an Expanded Collaboration with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
 
New Spring Concert Series Transformations Examines Famous Musical Adaptations
 
SFCM Hosts Third Annual Maurizio Biasini International
Guitar Competition and Festival
 
Violinists Midori and Pinchas Zukerman Headline Master Class Series of
Internationally Acclaimed Artists
 
Faculty Artist Series Features San Francisco Symphony Principal Players and a
60th Birthday Celebration of Composer David Conte
Historical Performance Series Presents Concert Performance of
Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
New Artist Insights Series Features Alumni in Performance and Conversation

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music this year presents a fresh selection of festivals, curated concert series and special events that invite audiences to experience music through the prism of a top collegiate music program. The season starts September 11 with Classical Kick-off Weekend, three days of concerts, recitals and presentations celebrating Mozart, Haydn and a few of their unjustly neglected contemporaries. In January, the Maurizio Biasini International Guitar Competition and Festival features master guitarists and their protégés in performances that include the Conservatory Guitar Ensemble and New Music Ensemble. The spring series Transformations examines the time-honored practice among composers of “borrowing” others’ work for inspiration. Noted stage director Jose Maria Condemi leads a season of three full opera productions including a West Coast premiere. And top international artists like the Borromeo String Quartet, conductor Patrick Summers, violinist Midori and composer John Adams visit throughout the year for performances, master classes and informal discussions. Concert series in orchestra, chamber music, contemporary music and historical performance plus a lineup of faculty and alumni recitals given by favorite Bay Area performers complete the season. Performances are held at 50 Oak Street and most are free of charge. Find details at sfcm.edu/performances.

SFCM begins the year in classical style with a festival of free music. Classical Kick-off Weekend, held September 11-13, showcases Classical period standard bearers Mozart and Haydn and the endlessly inventive music they composed for orchestra, chamber ensembles, voice and piano. Conductor Scott Sandmeier leads the Conservatory Orchestra in performances that grant recognition to overlooked composers Joseph Martin Kraus and Josef Mysliveček. Guests include pianist Eric Tran ’15, faculty violist Jodi Levitz and the Thalea String Quartet, an ensemble of SFCM graduate student fellows. Guitar, piano and voice students of the Historical Performance program demonstrate the art of vocal improvisation in a concert of works by Mozart and J.C. Bach that include dazzling embellishments penned by Mozart himself. Scott Foglesong ’77, chair of music theory and musicianship and a favorite Bay Area lecturer, sheds light on the Classical style in a multimedia presentation titled “Music of the Enlightenment.” A faculty voice and chamber music recital, Haydn piano sonatas and a concert by prodigies from SFCM’s Pre-College Division round out the weekend.

The Borromeo String Quartet is known for employing technology, scholarship and exquisite skill to reveal the power of great music. From March 14-17, the Borromeo holds a teaching residency at SFCM that includes a marathon performance of Bartók’s six quartets and “Paths Not Taken,” a rare presentation of rediscovered alternate movements from the quartets. SFCM’s chamber music series also hosts members of the Kronos Quartet, Danish String Quartet and Takács Quartet for chamber music master classes, and welcomes back violinist Geoff Nuttall, the dynamic co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, for a performance with Conservatory students. Other internationally known artists offering master classes at SFCM this season include acclaimed opera conductor Patrick Summers, violinists Midori and Pinchas Zukerman, and guitarists Alvaro Pierri and Manuel Barrueco.

Aside from the spectacle of two operatic blockbusters and a West Coast premiere, SFCM’s opera series offers the thrill of watching talented young singers meet the challenges of music’s most demanding art form. New Director of Opera Jose Maria Condemi, known for his work at San Francisco Opera and other major companies, directs Mozart’s Don Giovanni, this year’s annual spring opera production. In December, four singers present a tour de force performance of opera’s most famous melodies in La tragédie de Carmen, Peter Brook’s distillation of Bizet’s famous work, scored for chamber orchestra. And next May, SFCM presents the regional premiere of Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove. This 2011 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel was praised by Opera Today for its “sparkling score” written for two pianos and a libretto of “meaty, intelligent roles” ideally suited to young singers.

Two of contemporary music’s most revered composers grace SFCM’s new music series. The alumni-founded Del Sol String Quartet and guitarist Gyan Riley ’01 present a world premiere by Terry Riley in a special performance on December 6. On December 13 the Conservatory Library and Archives hosts former faculty member John Adams for a discussion with faculty pianist Mack McCray about his years working and composing at SFCM during the 1970s. Current composition department chair David Conte celebrates his 60th birthday in November with a concert featuring tributes written by former students. Guest artists include conductors Michael Morgan, Jeffrey Thomas and members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Faculty composer David Garner ’79 premieres a vocal chamber work in the spring. And the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players visit SFCM for a three concert mini-series featuring Conservatory students. (Information and tickets available at sfcmp.org.)

Composers have long appreciated the virtues of recycling. This spring, theTransformations concert series focuses on composers, arrangers and virtuosos who have adapted others’ work (and sometimes their own) to create new masterpieces. Curated by faculty and integrated with the college curriculum, concerts span the breadth of performance at SFCM. The Conservatory Orchestra and lecturer Scott Foglesong begin the series in February with Luciano Berio’s Rendering, based on an uncompleted Schubert symphony, and music by Richard Strauss. In the program ‘Round Midnight, the guitar department plays standards by Thelonius Monk and Villa-Lobos in stunning arrangements by faculty member Sérgio Assad and others. The Baroque Ensemble, directed by Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, explores early Handel works later woven into his great masterpieces and proves even Handel wasn’t above pinching from other composers. Faculty violist Jodi Levitz and the Thalea String Quartet perform Bach transcriptions by Kodály, Rachmaninoff and Busoni, while the piano department plays tunes from opera and other genres in virtuosic adaptations by Liszt and Thalberg.

Twelve young guitarists from around the world compete for a $12,000 prize when SFCM hosts the Third International Maurizio Biasini Guitar Competition and Festival from January 14-17. Under artistic director and SFCM guitar department chair David Tanenbaum ’78, the festival celebrates the tradition and evolution of classical guitar. Tanenbaum conducts the Conservatory Guitar Ensemble and faculty member Nicole Paiement directs the New Music Ensemble in an opening concert that features a world premiere by the multifaceted composer Clarice Assad. Other events include a command performance by previous Biasini winner Emanuele Buono, a concert by the competition’s panel of acclaimed jurors, a demonstration of the Harris Guitar Collection of rare and historic guitars housed at SFCM, and the competition finals in which contestants will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s classic Concierto de Aranjuez backed by a Festival Orchestra of Conservatory musicians conducted by Scott Sandmeier. Information and tickets are available at omniconcerts.com.

In addition to contributing highlights to the Classical Kick-off Weekend and Transformations series, SFCM’s Historical Performance program presents a complete series of its own. Henry Purcell’s masque The Fairy Queen contains some of the English composer’s best theater music. Faculty members Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed lead the Baroque Ensemble in a concert version of the work next March. The Ensemble also presents cantatas by Vivaldi and Handel, a concert celebration devoted entirely to Vivaldi and its popular annual Concerto Competition winners’ showcase. Harpsichordist Jamason hosts three faculty recitals featuring works by Bach, Biber, Corelli and others, joined by faculty members Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, as well as guest violinists Margaret Faultless and Catherine Mackintosh. And in cooperation with American Bach Soloists, SFCM offers unique insights into early music in master classes led by oboist Debra Nagy, flutist Sandra Miller and conductor and ABS Artistic and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas.

As always, SFCM is proud to present its own acclaimed professionals in a season-long series of faculty artist recitals. San Francisco Symphony principal violist Jonathan Vinocour and principal trombonist Tim Higgins make their SFCM solo recital debuts. Violinists Bettina Mussumeli and Ian Swensen, violist Jodi Levitz, cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau, pianists Mack McCray and William Wellborn, and other faculty often featured on Bay Area stages, offer programs that span chamber music, solo performance art song and world premieres.

The Conservatory also welcomes back its own for Artist Insights, a concert series in which alumni discuss the journey from student to professional performer. Pianist Christopher Basso ’04 plays final works by Beethoven and Schubert, the guitar duo One Great City presents music by SFCM composers, and soprano Ann Moss ’05 sings famous melodies by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and others in an appearance with Emil Miland, cello, SFCM staff pianist Steven Bailey, composer Jake Heggie and award-winning music producer and visiting faculty member Leslie Ann Jones.

For details of the year’s events and to purchase or reserve seats online, visit sfcm.edu/performances. Search events by date and find the most updated schedule at calendar.sfcm.edu. Ticketed concerts are $20 general admission, $15 for students, seniors and Conservatory members. Concerts are held at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco.

About The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the oldest conservatory in the American West and has earned an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Notable alumni include violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, soprano Elza van den Heever, Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman and Ronald Losby, President, Steinway & Sons-Americas, among others. Its faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artists in the fields of orchestral and chamber performance and classical guitar. The Conservatory offers its approximately 400 collegiate students fully accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in composition and instrumental and vocal performance. SFCM was the first institution of its kind to offer world-class graduate degree programs in chamber music and classical guitar. Its Pre-College Division provides exceptionally high standards of musical excellence and personal attention to more than 200 younger students. SFCM faculty and students give nearly 500 public performances each year, most of which are offered to the public at no charge. Its community outreach programs serve over 1,600 school children and over 6,000 members of the wider community who are otherwise unable to hear live performances. The Conservatory’s Civic Center facility is an architectural and acoustical masterwork, and the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall was lauded by The New York Times as the “most enticing classical-music setting” in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.sfcm.edu.
SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCES BY PROGRAM
Not inclusive. For a complete listing of the season’s major performances,  visit sfcm.edu/performances. For an updated schedule of all events searchable by date, visit calendar.sfcm.edu. Purchase and reserve seats online or call the Conservatory Box Office at 415.503.6275.

ARTIST INSIGHTS SERIES
http://www.sfcm.edu/performances/concert-series/artist-insights

All performances and discussions free 

 

October 24, 8 p.m.
Last Words: Christopher Basso ’04 piano, Jodi Levitz viola
Final works by Beethoven and Schubert as well as Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, Op. 147
February 6, 8 p.m. Excursions: One Great City Duo, Alexandra Iranfar ’14 and Timothy Sherren ’14
Guitarist/soprano Iranfar and guitarist Sherren showcase music by SFCM composers including their mentor Sérgio Assad
March 11, 8 p.m. Love Life: Ann Moss ’05 soprano with Emil Miland ’75 cello and Steven Bailey piano
Moss performs songs from her album Love Life by contemporary composers; Guests include Jake Heggie and Grammy Award-winning producer and visiting faculty member Leslie Ann Jones
CHAMBER MUSIC
Concerts: $20 general public/$15 students, seniors and Conservatory members
*Master classes and lectures free

October 13, 8 p.m. Thalea String Quartet, Conservatory Graduate String Quartet Fellows
Wolf Italian Serenade; Malipiero String Quartet No. 1; Verdi String Quartet 
November 10, 7:30 p.m.* Members of Kronos Quartet
Master class
November 18, 7:30 p.m.* Members of Danish String Quartet
Master class
December 8, 7:30 p.m.* Geoff Nuttall violin
Master class
December 10, 8 p.m. Geoff Nuttall violin and SFCM chamber music students
Mozart Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379; Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2; Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546; Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21 
February 22, 10 a.m.* Members of Takács Quartet
Master class
February 23, 8 p.m. Thalea String Quartet, Conservatory Graduate String Quartet Fellows
Repertoire TBA
March 14, 7:30 p.m. Borromeo String Quartet
Bartók Marathon: The Six Quartets
March 15, 7:30 p.m.* Borromeo String Quartet
Master class
March 16, 7:30 p.m.* Borromeo String Quartet
Lecture: Paths Not Taken – unpublished music from Bartók quartets
March 17, 8 p.m. Borromeo String Quartet and Conservatory students
Schubert Notturno in E-flat Major, D. 897; Mahler Piano Quartet in A Minor; Webern Langsamer Satz; Mendelssohn Ottetto in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (manuscript version)
CLASSICAL KICK-OFF WEEKEND
September 11 – 13
Complete details online at:
All performances free 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITALS
All performances free except:
*Free, reservation required
**Tickets: $20 general public/$15 students, seniors and Conservatory members

September 16, 8 p.m.** Jean-Michel Fonteneau cello, Jodi Levitz viola, Pei-Ling Lin ’12 viola, Axel Strauss violin, Camille Fonteneau violin, Dana Fonteneau cello, Jeffrey Sykes piano
Music by Beethoven, Robert M. Greenberg, Ravel and Schoenberg
September 21, 8 p.m. Darryl Cooper ’98 piano and Kenneth Woods tenor
Art Song from 19th-Century Britain
September 23, 8 p.m.** Ian Swensen violin, Paul Hersh viola, Bonnie Hampton cello, and Eric Zivian piano
Featured works: Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96; Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 
September 24, 8 p.m.* Corey Jamason harpsichord, Elizabeth Blumenstock baroque violin, Catherine Mackintosh baroque violin
Featured works: Leclair Récréation de Musique; Merula La Caterina and Ciaccona 
September 28, 8 p.m. Jeffrey Anderle ’06 clarinet, Tanya Tomkins cello, Eric Zivian piano
Music by Brahms, Debussy, Muczynski and Zemlinsky
October 5, 8 p.m.** Jodi Levitz viola, Robin Sutherland ’75 piano, Carlos Ortega clarinet
Music by Rebecca Clarke, Kurtág, Mozart and Schumann
October 11, 2 p.m. Marc Teicholz guitar
Repertoire TBA
October 12, 8 p.m. Jeffrey Anderson tuba
OcTUBAfest: solo and chamber works for tuba
October 15, 8 p.m.* Corey Jamason harpsichord, Elisabeth Reed viola da gamba
J.S. Bach: The complete sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord
October 25, 2 p.m.** Wei He ’98 violin, Yoshikazu Nagai piano
The Art of the Duo: Music by Handel, Prokofiev, Schumann and Strauss
November 1, 2 p.m. David Conte composition, Michael Morgan conductor, Scott Foglesong ’77 piano, Brian Thorsett ’04 tenor, Keisuke Nakagoshi ’06 piano, Tristan Yang piano, with Jeffrey Thomas conductor, San Francisco Opera Orchestra members and others
Celebrating David Conte’s 60th: Works of Conte and SFCM alumni
November 9, 8 p.m. Don Ehrlich viola, Miles Graber piano
Mujsic by Brahms, Rubinstein and Schumann
November 16, 8 p.m. William Wellborn piano
Music by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Scriabin
November 22, 10 a.m. Tim Higgins trombone
Repertoire and additional performers TBA
February 22, 8 p.m. Mack McCray piano
Chopin Preludes, Op. 28 and other works
February 24, 8 p.m.** Ian Swensen violin, Jeffrey LaDeur ’12 piano
Repertoire TBA
March 7, 8 p.m. Bettina Mussumeli violin, Jennifer Culp cello, Corey McVicar piano
Music by Beethoven, Franck and Brahms
March 29, 8 p.m.* Jonathan Vinocour viola, Keisuke Nakagoshi ’06 piano
The Russian Viola: Music by Glinka, Prokofiev and Shostakovich
April 1, 8 p.m.* Corey Jamason harpsichord, Elizabeth Blumenstock baroque violin, Margaret Faultless baroque violin
Music by Bach, Biber and Corelli
April 4, 8 p.m. David Garner ’79 composition with Kevin McLaughlin trumpet, Emily Laurance harp, Stephen Tramontozzi ’81 contrabass, Crystal Philippi ’08 mezzo-soprano
Selections from Garner’s Mary Pleasant At Land’s End and premiere of a vocal chamber-work
THIRD INTERNATIONAL MAURIZIO BIASINI GUITAR COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL
January 14 – 17
Competition and performance details available on our website and at OMNIConcerts.com
www.omniconcerts.com/concerts

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE
All performances free except:
*Free, reservation required

Classical Kick-off Weekend
September 13, 4 p.m.
SFCM guitar, voice, and piano students
Embellished Mozart: The Art of Vocal Improvisation
Faculty Artist Series
September 24, 8 p.m.*

Corey Jamason
harpsichord, Elizabeth Blumenstock baroque violin, Catherine Mackintosh baroque violin
Featured works: Leclair Récréation de Musique; Merula La Caterina and Ciaccona 
October 15, 8 p.m.* Corey Jamason harpsichord, Elisabeth Reed viola da gamba
J.S. Bach: The complete sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord
April 1, 8 p.m.* Corey Jamason harpsichord, Elizabeth Blumenstock baroque violin, Margaret Faultless baroque violin
Music by Bach, Biber and Corelli
Master Classes
February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Debra Nagy baroque oboe
April 4, 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Thomas conductor
April 18, 7:30 p.m. Sandra Miller baroque flute


Conservatory Baroque Ensemble

Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed directors
Free, reservation required

November 1, 2 p.m. Cantatas of Vivaldi and Handel
November 15, 2 p.m. A Vivaldi Celebration
March 12, 7 p.m. &
March 13, 2 p.m.
Purcell The Fairy Queen (concert version)
April 7, 8 p.m. Handel’s Transformations
April 17, 2 p.m. Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition winners
MASTER CLASSES
All performances free except:
*Free, reservation required

September 14, 7:30 p.m.* Patrick Summers vocal coaching
September 29, 7:30 p.m.* Midori violin
October 7, 7:30 p.m. Eric Mandat clarinet
November 5, 7:30 p.m.* Jennifer Koh violin
November 5, 7:30 p.m. Shai Wosner piano
November 13, 7:30 p.m. William van der Sloot violin
December 1, 7:30 p.m. Nora Chastain violin
December 3, 7 p.m.* Alvaro Pierri guitar
February 5, 7:30 p.m. Frank Cohen clarinet
February 13, 5 p.m.* Pinchas Zukerman violin
February 22, 7:30 pm Debra Nagy oboe
February 25, 7:30 p.m.* Martin Katz vocal coaching
March 14, 12 p.m. Manuel Barrueco guitar
March 30, 12:30 p.m. Robert Dick flute
*Concert 8 p.m.
April 4, 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Thomas conductor
April 18, 7:30 p.m. Sandra Miller baroque flute
April 22, 7:30 p.m. Helen Callus viola
MUSICAL THEATRE 

Michael Mohammed director
All performances free

October 17, 8 p.m. Showcase, Repertoire TBA
January 29 & 31, 8 p.m. Berlin As Thousands Cheer
May 5 & 8, 8 p.m. Finn A New Brain

NEW MUSIC & COMPOSITION
http://www.sfcm.edu/performances/concert-series/new-music-and-composition
*Free performance
**Free, reservation required
***Tickets: $20 general public/$15 students, seniors and Conservatory members

October 20, 8 p.m. San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and SFCM students
An educational performance including Grisey Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil
Tickets and information at sfcmp.org
October 21, 8 p.m. San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and SFCM students
Songscape: Music by Lang, Grisey, Hyla and Ueno/Bruckmann
Tickets and information at sfcmp.org
December 5, 8 p.m.** Del Sol String Quartet: Benjamin Kreith violin, Rick Shinozaki violin, Charlton Lee ’93 viola, Kathryn Bates ’07 cello with Gyan Riley ’01 guitar
Featuring a world premiere for string quartet and guitar by Terry Riley
December 13, 5:30 p.m.** An SFCM Library and Archives Presentation: Life in the 70’s at SFCM
John Adams and Mack McCray piano
January 19, 8 p.m. San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and SFCM students
Xeriscape: Music by Feldman, Andriessen and Di Castri
Tickets and information at sfcmp.org
March 6, 1 – 9 p.m.* Hot Air Music Festival
SFCM’s annual student-organized new music marathon
May 1, 8 p.m.* Biennial Choral Composition Competition
Conservatory Chorus
with San Francisco Choral Artists and International Orange Chorale
Choral works TBA
OPERA
Jose Maria Condemi program director and Curt Pajer music and managing director
All performances free except:
* Free, reservations required
** Tickets: $20 general admission/$15 students, seniors and Conservatory members

November 21, 7:30 p.m. Opera Scenes, Repertoire TBA
December 4, 7:30 p.m.* &
December 6, 2 p.m.*
Bizet/Brook La tragédie de Carmen Curt Pajer conductor and Heather Matthews stage director

 

April 1, 7:30 p.m.** &
April 3, 2 p.m.**
Mozart Don Giovanni
Jose Maria Condemi stage director

 

April 23, 7:30 p.m. &
April 24, 2 p.m.
Opera Scenes, Repertoire TBA
May 4 & 6, 7:30 p.m.* Dove Mansfield Park (West Coast premiere)
ORCHESTRA 

Scott Sandmeier music director

Tickets: $20 general admission/$15 students, seniors and Conservatory members except
*Free performance

Classical Kick-off Weekend
September 12, 8 p.m.*

Eric Tran ’15
piano and Scott Foglesong ’77 presenter
Myslivecek Octet for Winds No. 2 in E-Flat Major; Kraus Symphony in C Major, VB 139; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 
September 13, 2 p.m.* Jodi Levitz viola and Thalea String Quartet
Mozart Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516 and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 
Open Rehearsal
October 18, 2 p.m.*
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol; Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 
Regular Season
November 7, 8 p.m. &
November 8, 2 p.m.
Michael Kropf ’16 High Spirits (world premiere, Highsmith Award winner); Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet; Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39 
December 12, 8 p.m. Joshua Peters ’14 violin and Scott Foglesong ’77 presenter
Brahms Academic Festival Overture; Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 
February 20, 8 p.m. &
February 21, 2 p.m.
Scott Foglesong ’77 presenter
R. Strauss Death and Transfiguration; Schubert/Berio Rendering 
May 7, 8 p.m. &
May 8, 2 p.m.
Molly Hill ’15 mezzo-soprano
J. Strauss Overture to Der Zigeunerbaron; Wagner Wesendonck Lieder; Revueltas Sensemaya; Ravel Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé
SYMPOSIA AT SFCM
http://www.sfcm.edu/performances/concert-series/symposia-at-sfcm

October 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 p.m. Pacific Voice Conference and Gala
Lectures, panels and demonstrations on matters of the voice with a gala concert featuring Catherine Cook, SFCM voice students and others
Tickets and info at www.pvsf.org/future-pacific-voice-conferences/
October 20, 12 p.m. How to Start and Run Your Own Chamber Ensemble
Del Sol String Quartet and founder Charlton Lee ’93 present their approach to successful nonprofit ensemble administration
Free 
January 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gift of Music: Educator’s Exchange
All-day symposium of school teachers and private instructors providing opportunities to network and discuss topics such as running a private studio, adopting innovative classroom curricula, establishing summer programs and engaging underserved communities.
Free
TRANSFORMATIONS SERIES
All performances free except: 
*Free, reservation required 
**Tickets: $20 general public/$15 students, seniors and Conservatory members

February 20, 8 p.m.** &
February 21, 2 p.m.**
Conservatory Orchestra
Scott Sandmeier music director and Scott Foglesong ’77 presenter
R. Strauss Death and Transfiguration; Schubert/Berio Rendering 
February 29, 8 p.m. ‘Round Midnight: Transcribing the World to Guitar
SFCM guitar students
Arrangements by Sérgio Assad, Roland Dyens and others
March 4, 8 p.m.* Baroque Variations
Jodi Levitz
viola, Thalea String Quartet and others
Bach transcriptions by Kodály, Rachmaninoff and Busoni, and other works

 

March 18, 8 p.m. Virtuoso Transcriptions for Piano
SFCM piano students
Transcriptions by Liszt, Thalberg and Busoni of works by their idols and rivals
April 7, 8 p.m.* Handel’s Transformations
Baroque Ensemble

Early works Handel recycled in his later masterpieces, and music borrowed from other composers
April 21, 8 p.m.* Chamber Music SFCM chamber music students
Mahler Piano Quartet in A Minor; Schnittke Piano Quartet;
Harrison String Quartet Set 

All events take place at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music | 50 Oak Street

 

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