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Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances

PROGRAM

Lisa Bielawa – Gargoyles for solo flute

Marc Patch – Silver for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano

Thierry Pécou
– Soleil-Feu for violin and piano
– Danzon for solo flute
– Manoa for bass flute, bass clarinet and violoncello

Lisa Bielawa – Incessabili Voci for for voice, flute, clarinet, violin and cello

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Nov
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances

PROGRAM

Lisa Bielawa  – Gargoyles for flute

Thierry Pécou – Soleil-Feu for violin and piano

Lisa Bielawa – Incessabili Voci for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello

John Zorn – Mastema for saxophone, bass-clarinet and pre-recorded sounds

Thierry Pécou – Les Machines désirantes  concertino for piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello

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Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances

PROGRAM
Lisa Bielawa – Gargoyles for flute

Thierry Pécou – Soleil-Feu for violin and piano

Lisa Bielawa – Incessabili Voci for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello

John Zorn – Mastema for saxophone, bass-clarinet and pre-recorded sounds

Thierry Pécou – Les Machines désirantes  concertino for piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello

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Oct
22
to Oct 25

Einstein on the Beach in South Korea

First performed in 1976 <Einstein on the Beach> breaks all rules of convention: instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Philip Glass has composed his non-narrative opera for synthesizers, woodwinds and voices. Instead of narration, Robert Wilson’s stage craft focuses on a series of powerful recurrent images, shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences choreographed by Lucinda Childs.

Oct 22-25
6:30pm (Oct 22-24), 2pm (Oct 25)

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Sep
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Your Music Bus

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Motivated by the desire to give students of composition at American colleges, conservatories, and universities the best possible chance to hear their own music, and to have quality recordings of their works to use in the advancement of their careers, a team of professional composer mentors and musicians has designed a new project that is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area:

Your Music Bus

On September 20th, 2015 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Your Music Bus will present their West Coast Pilot Lecture Demonstration in collaboration with TradeInk. Under the baton of composer, vocalist and conductor Lisa Bielawa, Soprano and composer Pamela Stein Lynde and some of San Francisco's leading young new music performers from Wild Rumpus will read works by composition students of the Bay Area. Students will receive guidance and feedback on their works from Bielawa, Lynde, the performers, and composer/conductor Aaron Jay Kernis, who will participate remotely from NYC.

FREE ADMISSION | Please RSVP to reserve space at Eventbrite.com

We're still accepting student score submissions!

Submission guidelines:
- submit full score and parts
- include your Name, School of Study, and Contact Info in document
- 5 minutes maximum
- for any combination of 1 flute/piccolo, 1 clarinet/bass clarinet, 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 piano, and 1 soprano voice

Upload your submission to this Dropbox folder and you're done! Lisa will be in touch if your piece is selected.

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Sep
11
11:00am11:00am

Conference on Women and Leadership

The Andrus Conference on Women and Leadership features successful women from the worlds of business, government, academia, literature and media. In keynote speeches and conversations, these women inspire, encourage and educate attendees of all ages, career paths and gender.  Yes, men are welcome! In fact anyone interested in listening to and learning from great leaders will find this conference well worth their time.

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Aug
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

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This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Rome Prize-winning music composer Lisa Bielawa is a passionate and articulate advocate for women’s experiences in music careers. A San Francisco native, Bielawa was born into a musical family, sang in the New York Philharmonic’s professional chorus, has held residencies worldwide and has been an artistic collaborator with Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Paul Simon. Her groundbreaking composer-led projects include the spatialized symphony airfield broadcasts at Crissy Field in 2013 and the opera Verio, performed in 2015 via broadcast and online media release.

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Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Lay of the Love Album Release Concert

Celebrating her new album, The Lay of the Love, out 6/30 on innova Recordings. The evening features selections from the centerpiece of the album, The Lay of the Love and Death, performed by baritone Jesse Blumberg & pianist Jocelyn Dueck, with violinist Colin Jacobsen. In addition, pianist Evelyne Luest will perform Bielawa's Wait for solo piano & drone (with all of the musicians participating in the drone), also featured on the new disc. Wait, though instrumental, also takes the soul-searching words of a Romantic poet, from Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, as its theme. Both of these works were commissioned expressly for, and premiered by, the performers appearing at Spectrum.

$20 at the door, includes a copy of the CD

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Jun
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

San Francisco Girls Chorus: American Vanguard

Maria Magdalena Church presents the San Francisco Girls Chorus in American Vanguard. Featuring Lisa Bielawa's "Opening: Forest" from Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser, plus works by John Adams, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, John Cage, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Veljo Tormis, and others.

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Jun
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

San Francisco Girls Chorus: American Vanguard

The Ellerhein Girls Choir presents San Francisco Girls Chorus in American Vanguard. Featuring Lisa Bielawa's "Opening: Forest" from Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser, plus works by John Adams, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, John Cage, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Veljo Tormis, and others.

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Jun
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

San Francisco Girls Chorus: American Vanguard

Temppeliaukio Church presents the San Francisco Girls Chorus with the Sibelius High School Girls Choir in American Vanguard. Featuring Lisa Bielawa's "Opening: Forest" from Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser, plus works by John Adams, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, John Cage, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Veljo Tormis, and others.

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Jun
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

San Francisco Girls Chorus: American Vanguard

The Korralerna Women's Choir presents the San Francisco Girls Chorus in American Vanguard. Featuring Lisa Bielawa's "Opening: Forest" from Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser, plus works by John Adams, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, John Cage, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Veljo Tormis, and others.

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Jun
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

San Francisco Girls Chorus: American Vanguard with Carla Kihlstedt

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Featuring Opening: Forest from Lisa Bielawa's episodic opera "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser," plus works by Lou Harrison, Carla Kihlstedt, John Cage, Meredith Monk, Rautavaara, Tormis, John Adams, David Lang, William Schuman, and the Andrews Sisters.

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Apr
12
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Rivers School Conservatory

The Rivers School Conservatory gives the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa's Hypermelodia, written for big band, chamber orchestra, piano, and two percussionists as part of its Seminar on Contemporary Music. The concert will also include selections from Lisa's The Trojan WomenScene & Aria: Layover in CDGMidtown Passacaglia, and Synopsis #13: Thy Sting is Not So Sharp.

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Mar
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Premiere Broadcast of Vireo

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Lisa Bielawa's new opera Vireo will be broadcast on March 31 at 8pm on KCETLink's ArtboundVireo is composed by Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn and directed by Charles Otte, featuring 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. The opera is unprecedented in that it is being created expressly for episodic release via broadcast and online media. Vireo is an artist residency project of Grand Central Art Center (GCAC), Director/Chief Curator John Spiak. GCAC is an outgrowth of California State University, Fullerton.

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Mar
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

Farther Out at San Francisco Symphony's SoundBox featuring selections from Vireo

The San Francisco Girls Chorus and San Francisco Symphony String Quartet perform selections from Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of A Witch's Accuser as part of the concert Farther Out at San Francisco Symphony's new venue, SoundBox. The program also includes Sarah Cahill performing music by Terry Riley, String Quartet No. 2 by Nathaniel Stookey, and the world premiere of Nicole Lizée's Kool-Aid Acid Test #17: Blotterberry Bursst conducted by Edwin Outwater. The concert will be followed by a DJ set from Nicole Lizée.

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Farther Out at San Francisco Symphony's SoundBox featuring selections from Vireo
Mar
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Farther Out at San Francisco Symphony's SoundBox featuring selections from Vireo

The San Francisco Girls Chorus and San Francisco Symphony String Quartet perform selections from Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of A Witch's Accuser as part of the concert Farther Out at San Francisco Symphony's new venue, SoundBox. The program also includes Sarah Cahill performing music by Terry Riley, String Quartet No. 2 by Nathaniel Stookey, and the world premiere of Nicole Lizée's Kool-Aid Acid Test #17: Blotterberry Bursst conducted by Edwin Outwater. The concert will be followed by a DJ set from Nicole Lizée.

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Feb
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

CSUF New 14th Annual New Music Festival with Carla Kihlstedt

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Lisa Bielawa takes part in Cal State Fullerton's New Music Festival, performing her work Genesis Again (text by Erik Ehn) with longtime friend and collaborator, violinist and vocalist Carla Kihlstedt. The concert also includes Bielawa's Kafka SongsSummer Music and Viet Nam Memorial plus Carla Kihlstedt in selections from Two Foot Yard and Rabbit Rabbit, with drummer Matthias Bossi. 

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Feb
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Vireo - Behind the Scenes Taping

Come join the cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Vireo! Two taping sessions will be open to the public to attend, free of charge (reservations required). 

Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser is a new opera composed by Lisa Bielawa, which is being created for broadcast on TV and online. The pilot episode will be taped on February 23 and February 24 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, for broadcast on KCET's Artbound on March 31, 2015. 

Vireo’s 25-minute pilot episode will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role of Vireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. It will be staged and filmed throughout the entirety of The Yost Theater, making use of the 650-seat capacity vaudeville theater’s house, balconies, stage, lobby, and backstage areas. The taping of the pilot episode of Vireo is made possible in part with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Feb
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Vireo - Behind the Scenes Taping

Come join the cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Vireo! Two taping sessions will be open to the public to attend, free of charge (reservations required). 

Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser is a new opera composed by Lisa Bielawa, which is being created for broadcast on TV and online. The pilot episode will be taped on February 23 and February 24 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, for broadcast on KCET's Artbound on March 31, 2015. 

Vireo’s 25-minute pilot episode will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role of Vireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. It will be staged and filmed throughout the entirety of The Yost Theater, making use of the 650-seat capacity vaudeville theater’s house, balconies, stage, lobby, and backstage areas. The taping of the pilot episode of Vireo is made possible in part with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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