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Carter and Beyond: Invention and Inspiration

October 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For our season-opening concert, we offer a special celebration of the music of Elliott Carter. Our on STAGE Series features large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Carter was the grandest of the grand American composers from the 20th century, who lived beyond his 100th birthday and yet wrote music that was fresh, inventive, and forward-looking to the very end of life. We welcome our newly arrived artistic director, Eric Dudley, with a program featuring three of Carter’s works, including the rhythmically energetic and emotionally powerful Penthode for twenty players. Complementing Carter’s enduring voice will be a wry work by the young American composer, Tobin Chodos, written for an instrumentation uniquely drawn from Carter’s Penthode, plus Canadian composer Sabrina Schroeder’s Bone Games/Shy Garden, an essay in the sensuality of noises. The series will begin with our popular How Music is Made Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with composer Tobin Chodos.


How Music is Made with composer Tobin Chodos
4:00pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Big Show
4:30 – 5:15pm Composer Talk with Tobin Chodos
6:45pm Pre-concert discussion with Artistic Director Eric Dudley and Players
7:30pm Concert with intermission
9:00pm Reception


October 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players


Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave, Veterans Building 4th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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(415) 392-2545