Our In the Laboratory series showcases large-scale contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert format and experience.
In this concert, John Zorn’s “Cobra” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Les Moutons de Panurge” engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities. Led by Grammy-nominated SFCMP percussionist and frequent Zorn collaborator William Winant, the performers are prompted to execute different instrumental techniques, sonic textures, or playing styles in various ensemble formations, resulting in a dynamic and often surprising real-time musical compositions. Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron’s 7 Etudes, and two works by Bay Area composers, Under the Rug by Ryan Brown, and Twist for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.
Encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, SFCMP will once again join San Francisco Conservatory of Music students on this program.
Don BYRONSelections from 7 Etudes (for Vocalizing Pianist) 8’Solo piano
Ryan BROWNUnder the Rug (2010) 6?Flute, harp, viola
Vivian FUNGTwist (2014) 13’Guitar, violin
Frederic RZEWSKILes Moutons de Panurge (1969) 12’Open instrumentation for large ensemble
John ZORNDirected by SFCMP ensemble member William WinantCobra (1984) 25’open instrumentation for large ensemble
HOW MUSIC IS MADE (free and open to the public)4:00 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of “Twist” by Vivian Fung4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown facilitated by incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley
CONCERT (open to ticket buyers)6:30 pm Pre-concert discussion with incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley and Players7:30 pm Concert9:00 pm Post-Concert Party