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SFCM New Music Ensemble with Nicole Paiement
Friday, September 29 2023, 07:30 PM at

SFCM New Music Ensemble with Nicole Paiement

New Music Ensemble
Friday, September 29 2023, 07:30 PM
New Music Ensemble 2018-2019, Conductor Nicole Paiement

David Garner: Cello Capriccio
Kaija Saariaho: Terrestre
Jocelyn Morlock: Lacrimosa
Jay Cruz: Hermes

Clayton Luckadoo: Phenomenologies


Nicole Paiement, conductor
Clayton Luckadoo, clarinet

Director Nicole Paiement and the New Music Ensemble celebrate the works of composers at SFCM, while honoring two groundbreaking composers we lost in the last year. Luckadoo (‘23) wanted to perform a new clarinet concerto and decided to take matters into his own hands when he wrote Phenomenologies. Jay Cruz (‘23) represents composers from SFCM’s Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program. SFCM composition faculty David Garner’s Cello Capriccio incorporates his compositional system of “Tonal Serialism.” Kaija Saariaho and Jocelyn Morlock were both deeply influential artists and NME’s performance of their works are in their honor.

Clayton Luckadoo is an emerging artist with a love of new music. As a clarinetist, Clayton has been the clarinet fellow in the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble during the summers of 2022 and 2023, collaborating with such artists as Renee Fleming, Anthony Mcgill, Augusta Reed Thomas, and Sam Adams. He has also been part of over 30 world premiere performances, including works by Stephen Hartke and John Luther Adams. As a composer, Clayton leans into writing as a process of discovery and listening to the story that the material has to tell. An alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, Clayton is a student of Jeff Anderle, Richard Hawkins, and Anna Carney.

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Friday, September 29 2023, 07:30 PM to Friday, September 29 2023, 09:30 PM

About SFCM’s New Music Ensemble

SFCM’s New Music Ensemble places students in the classical music of their own time and recent generations. As a member of the ensemble, you’ll perform a variety of works written in the 20th and 21st centuries in concert each year. Personal contact with visiting composers is provided whenever possible to strengthen the bond between performer and composer, a vital aspect of today’s performing landscape today. We also present several concerts and readings of works by student composers each year.

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