Friday, May 6
Fri 5/06 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Sheldon Brown Group
A staple of the Bay Area’s Creative Music scene, Sheldon Brown leads his all-star players through exciting original compositions.
Fri 5/06 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jupiter Chamber Ensemble
Second Wind, Black & White, and May the Foursome Be With You
Victor Romasevich, violin & piano; Michael Jones, violin; Stephen Levintow, viola; Paul Rhodes, cello; Special Guest Lawrence London, composer/clarinet; Special Guest Steven Dibner, bassoon; Special Guest Lena Lubotsky, piano sound?
Fri 5/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Goddess: Anne Rainwater, Amy Foote & Helen Newby
Fri 5/06 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
River Song Quintet + Aunt Rose
Aunt Rose is a collective made up of composers/improvisers Crystal Pascucci (cello), Mark Clifford (vibraphone) and Jordan Glenn (drums/accordion).
River Song Quintet is a chamber ensemble and composer/performer collective whose music draws from the interests and influences of its members, merging the worlds of western-classical chamber music, art song, jazz, and folk music.
Saturday, May 7
Sat 5/07 4:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Annual Spring Festival @ The Finnish Kaleva Hall featuring Heikki Koskinen’s Norther Winds & Voices CD release concert INSIDE / OUTSIDE – SISÄLLÄ / ULKONA
Heikki Koskinen, piano; tenor recorder; e-trumpet; kantele; arrangements; Kati Pienimäki Schenker, vocals, kantele; Steve Heckman, tenor sax; Bb & bass clarinet; alto, bass & wooden flutes; Rent Romus, alto sax, flutes & kantele; Noah Schenker, double bass
Sat 5/07 5:00 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Inside Voices: Jazz and classical pianist Leon Rosen, mixes Jazz paradigms with classical music to create an unique fusion of music with spectacular fireworks on the keyboard.
Sat 5/07 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the May installment of the Meridian Composers in Performance series we are excited to present Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Pedro Lopes!
Sat 5/07 8:00 PM The Sound Room [2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612]
The Jenny Maybee / Nick Phillips Quartet
Featuring Dan Feiszli and David Rokeach
Miles & More: A 90th Birthday Celebration of Miles Davis
Sat 5/07 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Wave Encounters Obstacle
Gray Area’s UNSEEN Series presents site-specific, collaborative performances by Bay Area artists and explores current practices in immersive media, including expanded cinema, video and sound art, experimental music and technology. The UNSEEN series is curated by Oakland artist Matt Fisher.
Wave Encounters Obstacle is a new collaborative, mutimedia work by five local artists working in expanded cinema and music. Thomas Dimuzio, Kit Young, Lori Varga, Brian Pederson and Sung Kim will be using 8 channels of video and film with 8 channels of surround audio.
Sunday, May 8
Sun 5/08 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Window Gallery: Opening Reception for Trimpin
Join Trimpin, hosted by Window Gallery co-curator Bart Hopkin and filmmaker Peter Esmonde, for a free reception and special preview of Kraut Kontrol. Talk and demonstration will begin at 6 PM. Trimpin’s work will be on display through June 30.
Sun 5/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Madalyn Merkey & Julie Moon
Julie Moon – piano and voice/Madalyn Merkey – computer synthesis
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute/Theo Padouvas – cornet/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums
Tuesday, May 10
Tue 5/10 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents:
Room 47 (John McCowen – clarinets / gabby fluke-mogul – violin / Adam Hirsch – saxophone)
Pedro Lopes [turntable percussion, cymbals and modified needles]
The Norman Conquest
Tue 5/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Woofer/Tweeter: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Departure
Departure is a Boston-based soprano and double bass duo comprised of Nina Guo and Edward Kass. Committed to expanding the repertoire for the “high-low” partnership, Departure commissions and performs new works with a particular focus on extended technique and theatricality.
Tue 5/10 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
A program of contemporary works for solo saxophonist presented by Jacob Kopcienski which explores concepts of narrative, perception and intelligibility.
Wednesday, May 11
Wed 5/11 7:30 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
Composer, performer, and instrument-builder Cheryl E. Leonard, creates a concert using Arctic and Antarctic field recordings and natural-object instruments including penguin bones, dried kelp, ice, and seashells. Leonard, with Phillip Greenlief, will perform works about polar environments and climate change including Meltwater, a delicate and innovative composition produced with icicles.
Thursday, May 12
Thu 5/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Steuart Liebig – electric bass/effects\
“. . . nonpareil rethinker of electric bass . . . “
David Leikam — NS Design CR6 cello, Moog synthesizers, piano, Sheila Bosco — drums, keyboard, Timothy Orr — drums, percussion, Sean Price — modular synthesizer, electro-beats
Friday, May 13
Fri 5/13 7:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Janet Collard, Christy Funsch, Sonsherée Giles, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Peiling Kao, and Amy Lewis present choreography to Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach. Music performed live by Jim Kassis, Alex Keitel, Suki O’Kane, Crystal Pascucci, Eli Wise, and Katrina Wreede.
Fri 5/13 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
“Silver Ochre: Who Are US 2016″ expresses 21st century America through the eyes and ears of two perpetually traveling artists. A series of ‘moving stills’ by ACVilla and electronic artist Thollem‘s live score and field recordings, the performance highlights influences from the diversity of sights and sounds of this extremely varied country. More…