Friday, December 4
Fri 12/04 7:30 PM Artists’ Television Access [992 Valencia St San Francisco CA 94110]
SOLO ORGAN Record Release with Black Spirituals and Ettrick
Fri 12/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Van-Anh Nguyen & Julian Toha: 1 PIANO, 4 HANDS
You’ve seen both artists execute solo piano repertoire. In the lead up to the festive season, concert pianists Van-Anh Nguyen (Australia) and Julian Toha (USA) collaborate in a vibrant, exciting and passionate concert of repertoire for 4 hands. Come see their electric playing light up the stage in Brahms Hungarian Dances and the complete Nutcracker Suite. Support act is Ryan Hickey, an extremely talented multi-genred pianist.
Fri 12/04 8:00 PM East Side Arts Alliance [2277 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94606]
Music of Color Presents: An Avant-Garde Portrait of Repression
Broun Fellinis with the Color Ensemble
From prejudice to police violence, these two bands will take you on a passionate journey exploring personal struggles around racial equity while pushing the boundaries of their sound. You must not miss this premier Music of Color event!
Saturday, December 5
Sat 12/05 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Celebrating the music of the late Lindsay Cooper—feminist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist—with a large ensemble directed by her former bandmates Fred Frith and Zeena Parkins.
The concert also features Rova Saxophone Quartet performing Lindsay’s riveting “Face in the Crowd,” written for the quartet in the early 1990s.
Sat 12/05 8:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak Street San Francisco]
Join Del Sol String Quartet and Gyan Riley at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for a world premiere of Terry Riley’s newest work for string quartet and guitar!
Sat 12/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Quartet + Religious Girls [don’t be a stranger series #5]
Local chamber music heavyweights and C4NM Ensemble-In-Residence Friction Quartet will perform new works by Akiho, Stoffregen and Verotta, followed by a set from local experimental pop heroes Religious Girls.
Sat 12/05 8:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Bay Area’s hk&tcs bring to CCRMA Stage a lot of objects, texts, images, words, and things, in a somewhat bizarre program exploring power relationships within oddly constructed behavioral situations, incidental(ly musical) text and extreme semiotic confusion.
Sat 12/05 9:00 PM Salt Lick [411 2nd Street (Upstairs), Oakland]
Music from Oakland and Los Angeles, with Gold Age (Aram Shelton, Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa), TFPP (Bob LaDue and Matt Hennich), and Evil Genius (Max Kuntner, Stefan Kac and Michael Lockwood).
Sunday, December 6
Sun 12/06 2:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Miguel Frasconi and Nina Hart
North Carolina based author Nina Hart and NYC based composer Miguel Frasconi continue their ongoing collaboration of text/sound/music work. Nina will be reading from her award winning book “Somewhere In a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere,” and Miguel will perform on his unique instrumentarium of glass and electronic instruments. They will also be joined by special guests.
Sun 12/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30PM C.O.M.A. The California Outside Music Associates
John Vaughn – saxophones, Dax Compise – drums
8:30 K Band
Julie Herndon – piano, Josh Marshall – tenor saxophone, and Stephanie Neumann – saxophone
“…intense and incisive…C.O.M.A. at times evoke the Revolutionary Ensemble, of Leroy Jenkins, Sirone and Jerome Cooper.”
– Edoardo Chagas, Jazz e Arredores
Sun 12/06 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence #12 (open participation improv workshop) featuring Kyle Bruckmann
Monday, December 7
Mon 12/07 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society
We are wild
Jordan Glenn, Jon Leidecker, Matt Ingalls, Tania Chen, Jake Rodriguez
Tuesday, December 8
Tue 12/08 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Nathan Clevenger Group
Giacomo Fiore & Larry Polansky
Wednesday, December 9
Wed 12/09 8:00 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Meridian Music’s Composers in Performance Presents:
Trails and Space featuring Aram Shelton, Cory Wright, Kristina Dutton, Teddy Rankin-Parker.
Thursday, December 10
Thu 12/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Scare the Neighbors
David Michalak/Philip Everett
9pm Klondike & York – sax/drum duo
Friday, December 11
Fri 12/11 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents: Music for Shuffle and Rob Reich
Every second Friday of the month, Switchboard Presents a split bill of eclectic artists from the Bay Area and beyond. December’s installment features Music for Shuffle, a project developed by Matt Brown, for four instrumentalists playing music displayed on iPad screens, randomly rotating independently of one another, creating a shifting ambient musical landscape. Second on the bill is Rob Reich and his trio performing live film scores.
Fri 12/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
PLAY THAT THING OR THROW IT AWAY aka Ochs-Johnston-Robair Trio