Big Sounds on a Small Scale: 5th Annual FREE Chamber Music Day
Chamber Music Day 2012 will take place on Sunday, November 18th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - from noon till 7. The art galleries will be FREE to the public, and the performances will take place on the two main stages: twenty-four professional small ensembles playing music ranging from classical to the latest avant-garde music, from early baroque to living composers, from jazz and improvisation to crossover music that bridges genres and cultures.
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Whether you are a music aficionado, or exploring chamber music for the first time, Chamber Music Day offers a rich assortment of compositions played by 41 of the best classical, world, and jazz ensembles in the Bay Area.
Few musicians are as accomplished as Francis Wong, considered one of "the great saxophonists of his generation" by the late jazz critic Phil Elwood. A prolific recording artist, Wong is featured on more than forty titles as a leader and sideman....
American pianist Sarah Cahill performs both classical and modern composed music across the U.S. Various avant-garde composers have dedicated piano works to her, including Larry Polansky's "Casten Variation" (1994), "Blue" Gene Tyranny's "Spirit" (1996) and John Adams' 1977 work "China Gates....
MUSA was founded in 2012 by eight young professional musicians with a shared passion for bringing the original sounds of centuries-old music to life. Insisting on the highest artistic integrity and communicative, colorful performances, San Francisco-based MUSA perform on period instruments to give audience ears the sound quality of the music when it was first performed....
Clarinet Thing is a chamber quartet of jazz clarinetists featuring Sheldon Brown, Beth Custer, Ben Goldberg, Harvey Wainapel. Clarinet Thing performs arrangements of unusual jazz works and originals on almost the entire family of clarinets, from the baby Eb clarinet up to the large contra alto clarinet....
Founded in 2006, Clerestory is the Bay Area’s acclaimed 10-man vocal ensemble. Clerestory’s singers, from countertenor to bass, are veterans of San Francisco’s finest professional vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others....
Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he studied with the great pianist Smith Dobson and the trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown....
Since their critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall London debut in 2002, The Lee Trio's "gripping immediacy and freshness" and "rich palette of tone colours" [The Strad] continue to inspire and move audiences and critics around the world, establishing the dynamic ensemble made of up of sisters and native San Franciscans—Angela, cello; Lisa, violin; and Melinda, piano—as one of the premier chamber ensembles on the international stage....
Now in our 42nd season and led by Artistic Director Steven Schick, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players gives our audience members and friends opportunities to discover musical repertoire that is new to them – and to use these experiences as ways to better understand, interact with, and enjoy their lives and our world....
Inspired by the passionate, artistic commitment of American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), the Ives Quartet provides powerful musical experiences by presenting fresh and informed interpretations of a carefully curated repertory to San Francisco Bay Area, American and international audiences....
Ensemble Mirable (Mirable - old French, meaning astonishing, strong, powerful) originated in 1996 at Indiana University's Early Music Institute while Ms. Blendulf and Ms. Kim were working toward graduate degrees....
The core repertoire of the group consists of original compositions composed by the groups own members. The band aims to transcend the notion of what chamber music can be, performing in non-traditional venues, and performing music that is truly modern and unique....
Agave Baroque is a dynamic, young Bay Area ensemble specializing in string chamber music of the Seventeenth Century. Over the past several years, Agave Baroque has received numerous awards and accolades, and gained local and national attention for their vibrant performances and growing discography....
Praised for their “dexterity and breathtaking perfection” by French critics and for their “emotionally compelling” and “masterful execution” by the San Francisco Examiner.com, the San Francisco based Aleron Trio draws audiences with their unique energy and commitment to performing....
Tracy Hui - Rangshar Tracy Hui is an improvisor/composer/guitarist living in Oakland CA. He began his long addiction to musicking as a young child at home. He has lived and played in many localities in protean formations often unrecognizable from previous incarnations....
The Zivian-Tomkins Duo is a San Francisco chamber music ensemble specializing in music performed on period instruments. Extremely versatile, with experience in the Baroque, classical, and modern playing styles, Zivian and Tomkins are dedicated to the text of the music they perform....
Guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson are The Living Earth Show, a San Francisco-based chamber ensemble. The Living Earth Show (formerly Ballsagna) performs commissioned compositions for guitar and percussion, with or without electronics, and has commissioned works by such composers as Alden Jenks, Samuel Adams, Alexis Alrich, Dan Becker, Max Stoffregen, Damon Waitkus, Luciano Chessa, Jon Russell, and Brendon Randall-Myers....
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