Friday, June 3
Fri 6/03 7:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
NextNow’s ALL TOMORROWS’ AFTER PARTIES 2016 benefit/festival – the New/Creative Music Community raising funds to help the homeless and mentally disabled. 3 nights and 2 days of diverse music and sonic arts with some of the best performers locally and internationally…the 4rd year of bringing together the creative spirit giving to a very worth cause. Avant-Rock, Experimental Chamber, Jazz, Improvised, Electro-Acoustic, Neo-Folk, Progressive Post-modern are among the varied style you’ll hear.
Fri 6/03 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [Gallery 308 2 Marina Blvd SF]
Borromeo String Quartet – Percussion Quintet
The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet, lauded for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe, will present the world premiere of Bay Area composer Hi Kyung Kim’s Percussion Quintet. Featuring guest percussionist William Winant, the performance is sure to further cement Borromeo String Quartet’s standing as one of the most important ensembles of our time.
Fri 6/03 8:00 PM Royce Gallery [2901 Mariposa St SF]
The 2016 ROOM Series begins with an evening of Bay Area keyboard virtuosi playing contemporary music on a variety of black and white keys.
Hadley McCarroll, rob reich, Eric Glick Rieman, Donald Swearingen, Pamela Z
Fri 6/03 9:30 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [Gallery 308 2 Marina Blvd SF]
Del Sol String Quartet – Del Sol String Quartet
Featuring music of composers from around the world, the concert examines themes that bring us together as human beings. With music by Australian legendary composer Peter Sculthorpe we look to the increasingly distressing issues of global warming and environmental destruction.
Fri 6/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Celloscape Collective: San Francisco Debut
CELLOSCAPE COLLECTIVE will feature SF Bay Area cellists performing works composed for cellos and electronics by Sándor Balassa, Kaija Saariaho, and local composers: Phi Bui, Kyle Randall, Amadeus Regucera, and Scott Rubin. Cellists featured: Brady Anderson, Laura Gaynon, James Jaffe, Jeffrey Li, Natalie Raney, Saul Richmond-Rakerd, and Mosa Tsay.
Fri 6/03 8:00 PM THe Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA]
Danny Allen’s High Diving Horses, Val Esway + El Mirage, Karry Walker (ultralash)
Saturday, June 4
Sat 6/04 12:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [2 Marina Blvd SF]
Peter Whitehead – Musical Mini Marathon
Composer, instrument builder and musician Peter Whitehead will stage an eight hour Musical Mini Marathon consisting of himself and a series of invited guests playing a large, varied collection of musical instruments built by Mr. Whitehead. He will remain on the stage throughout the performance with guests joining him every hour for half hour collaborations. Audience will come and go and stay for as long as they choose.
Sat 6/04 2:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
NextNow’s ALL TOMORROWS’ AFTER PARTIES 2016 (fri-sat-sun June 3,4,5 @ berkeley arts festival Ca) – Mika Pontecorvo curated Benefit Festival celebrating New innovative Music to raise funds for Homeless Action Center, and the SF Coalition on Homelessness..
with Guest of Honor Finnish Experimental Folk Artist Lau Nau
Sat 6/04 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA]
The Happy Valley Band is a cover band like you’ve never heard before. They play strictly notated machine deconstructions of popular tunes, filtered through the brain of a computer. You’ll hear James Brown backed by a simmering Sun Ra Arkestra, Madonna with a jittery freak-out synth rhythm section, and Herb Alpert with a Tijuana Brass that must have been led by Charles Ives. Join us for the madness!
Sunday, June 5
Sun 6/05 2:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
NextNow’s ALL TOMORROWS’ AFTER PARTIES 2016 (fri-sat-sun June 3,4,5 @ berkeley arts festival Ca) the 3rd annual Benefit Festival celebrating New innovative Music to raise funds for Homeless Action Center, and the SF Coalition on Homelessness..Mika Pontecorvo curated,
Sun 6/05 3:00 PM Berkeley Arts Festival [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
zBug Featuring Sheila Bosco, Timothy Orr, Sean Price – All Tomorrows’ After Parties | Nextnow Presents
Sun 6/05 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Gwendolyn Mok & friends
Program Two: Music and the spoken word at a time of war
Diane Nicholeris, violin; Jay Liu, viola; David Goldblatt, cello; Gwendolyn Mok, piano; Robert Hass, poet; Yun Chu, violin
Sun 6/05 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The concert will feature performances by Melody of China artists Yangqin Zhao on yangqin (hammered dulcimer and artistic director), Gangqin Zhao on guzheng (zither), Wanpeng Guo on sheng (mouth organ), Xian Lu on dizi (bamboo flutes) along with guest artists: Shenshen Zhang on pipa (lute), Jessie Marino on cello, along, Erik Ullman on violin, and Gene Coleman on bass clarinet.
Sun 6/05 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
The Actual Trio – John Schott, Dan Seamans, and John Hanes
Sun 6/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Davis/Hoopes/Wilsey: Evelyn Davis – piano/Jason Hoopes – bass/Jennifer Wilsey – percussion
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie: Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute/Theo Padouvas – cornet/Bill Noertker – contrabass
Monday, June 6
Mon 6/06 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Adams/Brown/Anderson (Sheldon Brown + Steve Adams-saxophones, Vijay Anderson-drums)
Set #2: Cramp/Davis/Glenn (Evelyn Davis-vox, Dominic Cramp-synth, JG-drums)
Set #3: Hummel (Brian Pedersen-sax, Sung Kim-strings, Timothy Orr-drums)
Tuesday, June 7
Tue 6/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 3.3 – Jack Body & Matt Gilbert
An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore deeply one piece of music alongside a local visual artist. This evening features Jack Body’s tightly knit “Epicycle,” paired with Matt Gilbert, a young artist with a background in graphic design, an affinity for contemporary music and an interest in experimenting with materials, Gilbert makes tiny, motorized kinetic sculptures. This concert is performed in loving memory of the composer who passed away in August of 2015.
Thursday, June 9
Thu 6/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jakob Pek – solo guitar & preparations
9pm Jaroba – bass clarinet/inventions
Friday, June 10
Fri 6/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chris Brown: Branches, with Jakob Pek and Nava Dunkelman
Chris Brown performs Branches, an interactive piece for piano and computer; and an opening set of trio improvisations with Jakob Pek, guitar and Nava Dunkelman, percussion
Fri 6/10 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St (@Capp Street) SF]
ANIMALS & GIRAFFES – Phillip Greenlief (reeds) & Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) created animals & giraffes as a way to explore how improvisation on and off the page can create a larger conversation between sound and text. Collaboration is central to animals & giraffes; for this concert Greenlief and La Rocco are joined by electronic musician John Bischoff and percussionist Karen Stackpole (who is one of many Bay Area improvisers featured on the duo’s debut album, JULY, forthcoming from Relative Pitch Records).