San Francisco Scene: April 26 – May 3, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, April 26

Fri 4/26 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Level III of the San Francisco Girls Chorus School and SFGC’s Soloist Intensive will perform a varied program of choral music, art songs, opera, and musical theater scenes. Composers include Leonard Bernstein, Eleanor Daley, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, and more. There will be music in English, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, and Hebrew, and both groups of young artists will come together for some vibrant ensembles.

Fri 4/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Galax Quartet: Music from 1607 to 2007
New Music performed by an “Early” String Quartet. Early music performed with the élan of new music. The Galax Quartet plays music from 1607 to 2007.

Fri 4/26 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Nate Brenner’s avant-electro-pop super band featuring Hamir Atwal!
and visiting from Portland:
MIke Gamble, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Tim Bulkley, drums

Fri 4/26 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Meráki Quartet

Saturday, April 27

Sat 4/27 12:00 PM San Francisco Public Library (Latino/Hispanic Room, Lower Level) [100 Larkin Street Grove St.]
A poetry reading and lecture on creativity by the acclaimed Netherlands-based composer and poet Rozalie Hirs. Her poems and musical compositions are lyrical and innovative, and in both art forms she explores the adventure of listening, reading, and imagining.

Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
– Chris Cooper + Jacob Felix Heule + Greg Kelley + Danishta Rivero
– Rob Noyes
– Usufruct

Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
On April 27th, we are excited to present our first show of the 2019 season with a solo set by Boston area guitarist Rob Noyes and ensemble featuring Greg Kelley (trumpet) out of Seattle with Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Danishta Rivero (vocals) and Chris Cooper (guitar and electronics). Also performing will be the bay area duo Usufruct (Polly Moller and Tim Walters). $5-20.

Sat 4/27 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Nicole Mitchell – Concert – Nicole Mitchell is an award-winning flutist, composer, poet, conceptualist, bandleader, and educator.

Sat 4/27 9:00 PM SoundBox [300 Franklin Street SF]
Pamela Z and SF Symphony SoundBox: SYNTAX

Sunday, April 28

Sun 4/28 4:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street, San Francisco, 94110]
Join us on Sunday, April 28, 4:00-7:00 PM for performances by deaf dancer Antoine Hunter, turntablist Jemma DeCristo, Arnoldo Garcia and Marshall Trammell (percussion).

Sun 4/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guided by Voices is the commissioning project of cellist Elinor Frey who uses two instruments, Baroque cello and five-string cello, that each have a very different sound than the modern cello. The program at the Centre for New Music features solo works by the Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno (“Chimera”) and Swedish-German composer Lisa Streich (“Minerva”) and Canadians Scott Edward Godin (“Guided By Voices”), Linda Catlin Smith (“Ricercar”), Isaiah Ceccarelli (“With concord of sweet sounds”). Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours.

Sun 4/28 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Mike Gamble (Portland) & Scott Amendola: Duo A/V Explorations

Monday, April 29

Mon 4/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Pearce/Stewart-Robertson + Travis Laplante + Shiurba/Ingalls/Djll/Rowe [Last OFJS At Studio Grand!]

Tuesday, April 30

Tue 4/30 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Biggi Vinkeloe & Amy Melissa Reed

Tue 4/30 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series – Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio

Wednesday, May 1

Wed 5/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Contemporary Performance Ensemble Concert – Works by Bernard Rands, Eric Glick Rieman, Matthew Robidoux, Pétur Eggertsson, and Julius Eastman.

Thursday, May 2

Thu 5/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The New Haven, CT duo Tongue Depressor perform trance-inducing fiddle music that seethes with beating overtones and a high lonesome sound. The unlikely pairing of lap steel dobro and koto makes up the L.A.-based duo of Caspar Sonnet and Kozue Matsumoto. Together they scrape, bow and pluck their way through an investigation of the versatile sound palette and extended possibilities of their instruments.

Thu 5/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Vinkeloe/Robinson
Biggi Vinkeloe -alto saxophone, flute , Donald Robinson – drums
9:00 pm Cellista
An experimental performance artist and cellist whose music explores the intersection of classical music, noise, and politics. Performances often feature dance, film, and live looping and occasionally a modular chamber ensemble.

Friday, May 3

Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Wind River | Indexical [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.