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Quinteto Latino performs for Calliope

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

The quintet presents “Music of Latin America for Winds.” The program will include commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Paul Desenne as well as music of Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz and Eugenio Toussant, Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera and Argentina’s star, Astor Piazzolla. Saturday, February 25, 20244pmCalliope East Bay Music & ArtsSt. Alban’s Episcopal Church1501 Washington AvenueAlbany CA 94706 $15 youth$25 senior/student$30 general admission Tickets available through...

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West Oakland Sound Series

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Visiting from Austria, mezzo-soprano Heléna Sorokina joins local composer-vocalist Sarah Grace Graves to perform Scelsi’s Sauh voice duos alongside solos and duos written for, and in certain instances by, them. Featuring music by Giacinto Scelsi, Harrison Birtwistle, Jon You, Sarah Grace Graves, and others. The concert also features the Oakland Reductionist Orchestra, a supergroup of local musicians with a predilection for lowercase/fricative/reductionist acoustic improvisation that often sounds more electronic than acoustic. This ensemble grows out of a rich tradition of “American reductionist” music that emerged (re-emerged?)...

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Quinteto Latino at CSMA

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

The quintet presents “Puzzles and Myths, Classical Music for Winds.” The program will include commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Paul Desenne as well as music of Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz and Eugenio Toussant, Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera and Argentina’s star, Astor Piazzolla. Saturday, January 13, 20247:30pmTateuchi HallCommunity School of Music and Arts230 San Antonio CircleMountain View, CA 94040 FREE! More information here

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The Oakland Reductionist Orchestra at Mosswood

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

A supergroup of local musicians with a predilection for lowercase/fricative/reductionist acoustic improvisation that often sounds more electronic than acoustic. PERFORMERSKanoko Nishi-Smith, kotoCody Putman, bassoonLisa Mezzacappa, bass Kevin CK Lo, piano, etcCheryl E. Leonard, objects, electronicsBrendan Lai-Tong, tromboneMatt Ingalls, clarinetsRon Heglin, tubaDiane Grubbe, flutesSarah Grace Graves, voiceTom Djll, trumpetKevin Corcoran, percussionChris Cooper, objects, electronicsKyle Bruckmann, oboe In its West Coast premiere, composer-accordionist Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion solo Laramidia creates an alien tonal landscape alternating among timbral...

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sfSound performs Crumb & Bussotti

Posted by on Apr 9, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

sfSound Group remembers George Crumb (1929–2022) and Sylvano Bussotti (1931–2021), two composers known for their use of non-traditional notation. Bussotti’s classic graphic score Autotono (1958-1978) for open ensemble is bookended by Crumb’s Eleven Echoes of Autumn (Echoes I)(1965/66) and Dream Sequence (Images II) (1976). Visiting from New York City, Yarn/Wire performs the West Coast premiere of Catherine Lamb’s Curvo Totalitas (2017) for two synthesizers, steel sheet, and tam tam. The work creates a sound world that is both meditative and intense, offering the audience a highly personal listening experience. Sunday, December 10, 20237pmMosswood...

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