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New Music

Cal Performances and
the San Francisco Contemporary
Music Players present

Project TenFourteen

November 16, 2014
Tony Arnold, soprano

January 25, 2015

Nicolas Hodges, piano

February 22, 2015

March 29, 2015

Nov 16

Video: Steven Shick, discusses Project TenFourteen

CRUMB*
Yesteryear (World Premiere)
The Yellow Moon of Andalusia
(World Premiere)
Five Pieces for Piano


ORTÍZ*
Corpórea (World Premiere)

RUEHR*
it's about time (World Premiere)

APERGHIS
Récitations 9 and 10 for solo voice

True to the inventive spirit of its programming, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) present Project TenFourteen, a series of world premieres simultaneously commissioned from 10 distinctive composers. All were challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. The new works, interspersed with modern masterpieces by Varese, Berio, Birtwistle, and others, will showcase SFCMP's dynamism and innovation.

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

PLEASE NOTE: Parking may be a problem on campus for this performance due to a Cal Men's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

* Denotes TenFourteen composer



Jan 25

Video: Steven Shick, discusses Project TenFourteen

ZUBEL*
where to (World Premiere)

BIRTWISTLE
Variations from the Golden Mountain (US Premiere)
The Axe Manual
Gigue Machine (Cal Performances' co-commission


DU YUN*
Slow Portraits 3 (World Premiere)

True to the inventive spirit of its programming, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) present Project TenFourteen, a series of world premieres simultaneously commissioned from 10 distinctive composers. All were challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. The new works, interspersed with modern masterpieces by Varese, Berio, Birtwistle, and others, will showcase SFCMP's dynamism and innovation.

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

* Denotes TenFourteen composer



Feb 22

Video: Steven Shick, discusses Project TenFourteen

BERIO
Linea

NONO
Soñando

SAN MARTIN*
we turn in the night in a circle of fire (World Premiere)

UENO*
Zetsu

True to the inventive spirit of its programming, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) present Project TenFourteen, a series of world premieres simultaneously commissioned from 10 distinctive composers. All were challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. The new works, interspersed with modern masterpieces by Varese, Berio, Birtwistle, and others, will showcase SFCMP's dynamism and innovation.

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

* Denotes TenFourteen composer



March 29

Video: Steven Shick, discusses Project TenFourteen

NAKANO*
Time Song V: Mandala
(World Premiere)

LIANG*
Luminous (World Premiere)

VARESE
Ionisation

CRUMB*
Xylophony (World Premiere)

True to the inventive spirit of its programming, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) present Project TenFourteen, a series of world premieres simultaneously commissioned from 10 distinctive composers. All were challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. The new works, interspersed with modern masterpieces by Varese, Berio, Birtwistle, and others, will showcase SFCMP's dynamism and innovation.

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

* Denotes TenFourteen composer



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Pre-performance Talks

Sun, Mar 29, 6–6:30 pm, Hertz Hall
Pre-performance talk with artistic director Steven Schick, Lei Liang, and Loki Nagano. Free to event ticket holders.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Multimedia

Steven Shick, discusses Project TenFourteen
Percussionist, teacher, conductor and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Contemporary Players, Steven Shick, discusses Project TenFourteen, a new four concert series featuring 12 world premieres from contemporary composers, including Crumb, Berio, and Birtwistle. The works will be performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the second oldest contemporary music ensemble in the United States, as part of Cal Performances' 2014/15 Season.

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