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David Garner, composition featuring the Hoefer Prize Winning Composition
Monday, November 6 2023, 07:30 PM at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map
Faculty Artist Series

David Garner, composition featuring the Hoefer Prize Winning Composition

Monday, November 6 2023, 07:30 PM
at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map
David Garner headshot at the piano


Suite for Bass Clarinet and Piano (2021)
Jerome Simas, bass clarinet* 
Dale Tsang, piano

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2004)
Aaron Priskorn, trumpet**
Dale Tsang, piano

Sinfonietta for Double Wind Quintet (2023) 
     2023 Hoefer Prize Winning Composition
Jacques Desjardins, conductor*
Victoria Hauk* and Jihyun Choi, flutes
Russ DeLuna*, oboe and Glenda Lindgren, oboe and English Horn
Jerome Simas*, clarinet and bass clarinet and Jason Wilcox, clarinet
Daniel Wood* and Jaxson Padgett, horns
Jamael Smith** and Saejin Park, bassoons

*SFCM Faculty
**SFCM Alumni

About David Garner

Drawing from classical, neoclassical, jazz, rock, blues and non-Western traditions, the music of David Garner (b. 1954) reflects a unique blend of musical genres. An alumnus and full professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Garner has taught composition, chamber music, music literature and music theory there since 1979. In 2007 he co-founded the award-winning Ensemble for These Times, which continues to gain recognition for innovative and original programming and recording. Trained as a pianist and cellist, he has performed on both the solo classical concert stage and in various jazz-rock and blues bands. A composition autodidact, Garner won the 2015 American Prize in Composition/Chamber Music. His works have won several Global Music Awards. Garner’s works are recorded on Pentatone and Centaur Records and are featured online at 3232 Music. Numerous live performances of his works are available on YouTube.

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Monday, November 6 2023, 07:30 PM to Monday, November 6 2023, 09:30 PM

About SFCM’s Composition Department

Prize-winning faculty develop and refine the skills of the next generation of great composers. The composition department both honors tradition and encourages innovation. Our four versatile faculty members closely mentor students while maintaining high-profile composing careers. We strongly emphasize interdepartmental collaboration, matching composers with performers, as well as offer frequent concerts and readings of student works. Every year, SFCM hosts the Highsmith Competition, an internal composition contest that grants the winner a performance of the submitted work by the Conservatory Orchestra. You'll be able to take advantage of the extraordinarily rich musical life of San Francisco, home to some of the most groundbreaking musical activity of the past half-century.


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