in association with the Swedenborgian Church
presents A NEW MUSIC SÉANCE
Saturday, December 6, 2008, at 1pm, 4pm and 8pm
Composers of hypnotic, spiritual music to be channeled by Piano and Violin in three concerts at San Francisco’s Swedenborgian Church
Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco
Sarah Cahill, piano
Kate Stenberg, violin
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
CONCERT NO. 1 (full program here.)
BIRDS IN WARPED TIME
Solo piano works by Luciano Berio, Percy Grainger, Berkeley teen Dylan Mattingly, Meredith Monk, Per Nørgård, Tan Dun, and Lois Vierk, Violin & piano duets by Grazyna Bacewicz, Olivier Messiaen, and Somei Satoh, plus Steed Cowart: Blackberry Winter (world premiere)
CONCERT NO. 2 (full program here.)
DEEP RIVER DREAMS
Music for violin & piano from 1904 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, solo piano works by Samuel Barber, Morton Feldman, Mamoru Fujieda, Ingram Marshall (world premiere), and Olivier Messiaen, and selections from Sueos de Chambi by Gabriela Lena Frank
Special Presentation: RUTH CRAWFORD AND HER MILIEU (full program here.)
Pre-concert Talk with Judith Tick, Northeastern University
Tick discusses the life and achievements of Ruth Crawford, and her place in a resolute group of "ultra-modernist" composers who flourished in the decades between the two World Wars.
CONCERT NO. 3 (full program here.)
RUTH CRAWFORD AND HER MILIEU
Crawford's Sonata for Violin and Piano (1924), Study in Mixed Accents (1920) and selections from Nine Preludes (1927-8), plus violin & piano duets by Johanna Beyer and Henry Cowell, and solo piano works of Beyer, Cowell, Dane Rudhyar, Lou Harrison, and Alexander Scriabin
SLIDING SCALE TICKETS (single concert / series):
SEER - $25 / $65
MEDIUM - $40 / $110
PSYCHIC - $60 / $170
Complimentary tonics and libations for all ticket-holders.
Series tickets on the Psychic Level include 6 PM buffet dinner with the artists.
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