Saturday, February 1, 2014

Calendar / For February 2014

February 9

Renga-9 Ensemble: Nancy Beckman (shakuhachi, small percussion), Tom Bickley (Paetzold contrabass recorder, electronics/radios, small percussion), Rachel Condry(clarinets), Patti Deuter (piano/toy piano/radio), Ben Kreith (violin), Joe Lasqo (laptop, piano and mrdangam), Lisa Sangita Moskow (sarod), Dean Santomieri (guitars), Jennifer Wilsey (percussion), Nan Busse (dancer).  Musicians Union Local 9, San Francisco, CA.

February 16

Electro-acoustic improvising quartets Gestaltish and Dapplegray explore the sonic possibilities of light v. dark.  Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA.

The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part II.  Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

February 20

Active Music Festival.  Oakland, CA.  Through February 22.

February 22

The Opus Project presents Opus 14.  Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Overdose, Op. 14; Sergei Rachmaninoff's Floods of Spring, Op. 14, No. 11; Gustav Holst's Quintet for Winds in Ab Major, Op. 14; Arnold Schoenberg's Song, Op. 14, No. 1; Bela Bartok's Piano Suite, Op. 14; Karol Szymanowski's Piano Fantasia, Op. 14; Anton Webern's The Sun, Op. 14, No. 1; Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 14 (1912); Darius Milhaud's Agamemnon, Op.14; Paul Hindemith's Whitman Hymn, Op. 14, No. 1; Dmitri Kabalevsky's From Pioneer Life, Op. 14; Dmitri Shostakovich's     Symphony No. 2 ("To October"), Op. 14; Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, Op. 14; Alan Hovhaness's     Tapor, Op. 14; Benjamin Britten's    Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14; George Crumb's Vox Balaenae:...Vocalise for the Beginning of Time (1971); Robert Muczynski's Flute Sonata, Op. 14 ; Mark Alburger's Seasons' Eves, Op. 14, No. 1.  Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA.

NACUSA-SF Composers and Friends, including John Bilotta's Song of the Hermit Thrush. and music of  will receive its premiere performance in Palo Alto Anne Baldwin, Greg Steinke, Karl Schmidt, Paul Rosas, Simon Bokman, and Sondra Clark. Lucie Stern Ballroom, Palo Alto, CA.

February 25

Lafayette String Quartet, a Canadian all-woman quartet, plays U.S. premiere of David A. Jaffe's Fox Hollow (2013).  Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA.