Music

(listed alphabetically)

Ackamoor/Molina Duo, Yvette Janine Jackson, David Molina - Duets in The Key Of DADA

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound artist and instrument inventor David Molina brings you an evening of improvised duets in the spirit of DADA: featuring composer, electronic musician, and trumpet player Yvette Janine Jackson; avant-spiritual jazz legend and multi-faceted performer Idris Ackamoor; and Molina on a multitude of traditional, invented instruments and electronics.

Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra -
We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

We Insist! Freedom Now was the first overtly political jazz album long-playing (LP) record featuring poetry and songs advocating for equality and justice. Recorded and released in 1960 to critical acclaim, We Insist! remains a landmark musical milestone composed by band leader/percussionist Max Roach in collaboration with poet Oscar Brown, Jr.

Avotcja & Modúpue

“This music mirrors the cultural crossroads of the Caribbean, a region that has absorbed the cultures of the people that have passed through there into a sensual multifaceted polyrhythmic stew. Avotcja's poetic sensibility brings out the creative powers in these extraordinary musicians and pushes them in new and exciting directions, led on by the words images and not tethered to the confines of a traditional “song” format.” Gregorio “Greg” Landau

Borromeo String Quartet - Percussion Quintet

The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet, lauded for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe, will present the world premiere of Bay Area composer Hi Kyung Kim’s Percussion Quintet. Featuring guest percussionist William Winant, the performance is sure to further cement Borromeo String Quartet’s standing as one of the most important ensembles of our time.

Caravan Band and Dancers -
Jump on the Caravan

A performance of traditionally inspired dances showing the diversity of the music, dance and costuming from from the silk and spice roads from the Near East, Middle East and North Africa. A rich and vibrant performance in the intimate cabaret setting of Fort Mason Center's Gallery 308. Sat. Sun. May 21-22.

Cimarrón

From the cattle rearing, Llanos Orientales region of Colombia, Cimarrón performs the festive joropo, a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms, combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, the musicians explore and experiment with their rich heritage while retaining the essence of the tradition, and the musical fireworks created by harp, bandola, cuatro, bass, cajon, maracas and high-pitched voices are simply breathtaking.

Classical Revolution Orchestra - ‘Eroica’ Beethoven Symphony No. 3 and the Music of David Bowie

Classical Revolution celebrates its 10th anniversary by presenting its first ever series of orchestra concerts. The performances focus on two of the most vastly influential figures in all of music: the symphonies of Beethoven and classical arrangements of compositions by David Bowie.

Del Sol String Quartet - Del Sol String Quartet

Featuring music of composers from around the world, the concert examines themes that bring us together as human beings. With music by Australian legendary composer Peter Sculthorpe we look to the increasingly distressing issues of global warming and environmental destruction.

Impuritan, Anna Geyer, Loachfillet, Flower Pattern, Edna Mira Raia - Dada Explodes:
A Cluster of Sound, Light, and the Absurd

Composer David Molina presents an evening of Dada featuring: experimental rock band Impuritan and abstract filmmaker Anna Geyer performing Everything is Magick. Loachfillet and Flower Pattern emanate a wall of throbbing sound and video art. Actor/Comedian Edna Mira Raia performs Hillary’s Radio Show. Audience is encouraged to wear Dada attire.

Jon Jang Quintet - Can't Stop Cryin' for America: Black Lives Matter!

Jon Jang has broken barriers and genres as a composer, pianist and artistic director of ensembles in developing original works noted for their compelling mix of different influences and sounds.

Melorra Green, Multiple Artists - Together

Two nights of live music and painting. Thursday will be hosted by DJ Sake One with music from VNote Ensemble and Valrie Troutt & Moon Candy. Live painting throughout the evening by Malik Seneferu. Friday will be hosted by Seti X with music by Antique Naked Soul and Zena Carlota. DJ Sake One will play between sets and live painting throughout the evening will be by SafetyFirst.

Musette

Classical trio - harpist, Marina Roznitovsky Oster (Israel), flutist; Josue Casillas (Puerto Rico); and soprano, Anna Helwing (Poland) will present a poetic program, evoking nature themes. This year the group is joined by a guest violinist - Vanessa Porter. In one of the most “appealing musical blends of instruments and voice that I have ever heard”, as one of listeners remarked, the trio will play pieces on flowers, birds, trees, water, and the like. The program is organized in a setting of sunrise, midday, and sunset, accentuated by stage light design. Works by such classical composers as Handel, Delibes, Conant, Debussy, as well as a premiered work for violin and harp written by a contemporary American composer, Jeffrey Hoover will be performed.

Musical Art Quintet - Evolution of a Soul

French dancer Surya Berthomieux will make her American debut performing a new solo work accompanied by the Musical Art Quintet, with original score by Sascha Jacobsen.The score and dance will highlite the energy of life: love. In spite of everything, love has always been in us.

Peter Whitehead - Musical Mini Marathon

Composer, instrument builder and musician Peter Whitehead will stage an eight hour Musical Mini Marathon consisting of himself and a series of invited guests playing a large, varied collection of musical instruments built by Mr. Whitehead. He will remain on the stage throughout the performance with guests joining him every hour for half hour collaborations. Audience will come and go and stay for as long as they choose.

Potaje / Fandangueros / Cascada de Flores - Fandango-Pandanggo

FANDANGO-PANDANGGO is a music, dance and multimedia performance presenting new compositions by Chus Alonso and Florante Aguilar that explore historical musical interactions between the Philippines, Mexico, Cuba and Spain. Collaborators include the ensembles Potaje, Fandangueros and Cascada de Flores; singer Charmaine Clamor, flamenco dancer Melissa Cruz and multimedia artists Alleluia Panis and Wilfred Galila.

Trio Balkan Strings - Fly by Balkan Carpet with the Trio Balkan Strings

TRIO BALKAN STRINGS performs its original guitar music, a fusion of Balkan music: Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Oriental…Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretation. The result, combining many cultures, is BALKAN SWING - JAZZ GUITAR - ETHNO - WORLD FUSION, virtuoso, rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy.

ViBO Simfani - Fusion World Music Ensemble

World music at its best, ViBO Simfani bridges cultures from around the globe by fusing elements of Latin jazz, folk, classical and Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro. The end result is romantic, fun and mystical all at once.

Wooden Fish Ensemble -
The Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Hyo-shin Na and Boudewijn Buckinx!

The Wooden Fish Ensemble will play a program of music for violin, koto, and bass koto by Hyo-shin Na and Boudewijn Buckinx that will include two exciting world premieres - a work for violin solo by Buckinx and a work by Na for violin and koto.

 

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