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That Crazy Week of New Music in San Francisco


Leaving chilly Chicago this afternoon for a week to remember in San Francisco. There’s a huge density of new music in SF coming up:

Tonight, Philip Glass Etudes at Davies with the composer, Timo Andres, Maki Namekawa.

Thomas Adès conducts the San Francisco Symphony with Dawn Upshaw and Kirill Gerstein in subscription concerts, featuring In Seven Days.

The new SoundBox venue is curated by me and Nathaniel Stookey this weekend. The program, called “Farther Out,”  features music by Terry Riley, Nat himself, Lisa Bielawa, Oliver DiCiccio, and a big world premiere by Nicole Lizée.

The venerable Other Minds  festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend featuring music by Lou Harrision, Charles Amirkhanian, Miya Masaoka, Peter Sculthorpe, Maja Ratkje & Frode Haltli.

I’m going to be in SoundBox for a lot of the week so I’m sorry I can’t catch everything, but I’m very happy to be part of the music coming out of SF this week!