sfSound’s small packages

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8pm
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
sfSound presents a new installment of “small packages,” a series of musical performances featuring Avant-Garde classics programmed alongside a group of new, shorter musical responses by living composers. Drawing large audiences, our previous “packages” combined established masterworks by György Ligeti, Earle Brown, and Anton Webern, alongside new contributions by Pauline Oliveros, Mark Applebaum, Greg Saunier, Dan Becker and Maggi Payne, among many others.

This “small packages” features two classic works: Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontra-Punkte, the quintessential post-war serial masterpiece, and Gérard Grisey’s atmospheric Périodes, a touchstone of spectral music. The two seemingly opposed classic works of modern concert music are iconic examples of two main threads in modern 20th century music — yet both are rarely performed in the United States today.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco
$15 [$8 underemployed]

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