1. Season Announcement 2020

Season Announcement 2020

This fall, students are highlighting the ways music moves us with 68 socially distanced performances for all to view online. The 8 concerts below are expertly filmed and feature extra special content to give you an

until we can welcome you again in person.

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All performances and schedule subject to change pending approval from the City of San Francisco.

 

Faculty Artist Series: Telegraph Quartet

: A Beethoven favorite, Telegraph Quartet’s origin story, plus living composer Eleanor Alberga speaks to us from London.

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String and Piano Chamber Music

: Students, alumni, and faculty perform together, then high profile alums and department chair Dimitri Murrath share how SFCM’s chamber music program keeps producing big job winners.

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Brass Ensemble

: Compositions by brass royalty, including one piece for brass, wood, stone, and steel. You can’t make this stuff up.

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RJAM Side-by-Side

: Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, and other legends center this program performed by jazz faculty superstars side-by-side with their own students.

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Faculty Artist Series: Simon James, violin

: Simon James’ career spans an orchestra job with Seattle Symphony, studio recordings for film and game scores, and teaching—all explored here in the making of a multi-dimensional violinist.

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Chamber Orchestra

: Music Director Edwin Outwater’s SFCM debut with Copland and Brahms, along with everything you should know about composer William Grant Still and why his music should be played more.

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RADIO OPERA EXTRAVAGANZA

: Two one-act operas hearken back to the 1920s with stories composed to be listened to and not seen, just like your favorite podcast.

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SFCM Orchestra

: Drone shots meet orchestra performance in “What We Do On Stage,” a concert filmed on location at SFCM and around San Francisco.

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Next spring, we hope we’ll be able to welcome audiences back to campus in person,
including to three new concert venues at the Bowes Center.

 

View full list of all performances during the 2020-2021 academic year >>
Read the full plan for safety and a hybrid online and in-person learning model >>

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