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JUNE
12
2021
EMIGRES & EXILES IN HOLLYWOOD: SERIES FINALE*
Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Live streamed for free (donations welcome) on YouTube from the Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley

RSVP and PROGRAM NOTES The finale of E4TT's multi-year exploration of rarely heard chamber works and movie arrangements by film composers who fled Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s, many going on to win multiple Academy Awards, creating the characteristic Hollywood sound that shaped what we hear at the movies today, also with music by Polish composers of that era. Performed by McGuinness, Lerner, and season guest pianist Margaret Halbig.

Featuring music by:
Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986); German/Polish-American composer Franz Waxman (1909-1967); Hungarian-American Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995); Austrian-American Eric Zeisl; Austrian-American Hanns Eisler (1898-1962); Auschwitz survivor Szymon Laks (1901-1983); Polish-Russian Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996); and Polish composers André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982) and Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969).
The concert will be available at no cost via livestream on E4TT's YouTube channel. We ask that you consider making a donation of whatever feels comfortable. In-person admission if safe and permitted. $30/$15/$5: BUY TICKETS AND/OR RSVP


*This concert is sponsored, in part, by a grant from The Ross McKee Foundation and the Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation.

APRIL
17
2021

THE CASSANDRA PROJECT: Women's Prophetic Voices^

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Live-streamed by the Center for New Music, SF
Program notes

E4TT's 2020/21 commissions concert, inspired by the infamous priestess in Greek mythology who was cursed to utter true prophecies, but never to be believed. Performed by McGuinness, season guest pianist Margaret Halbig and guest artists, violinist Ilana Blumberg and cellist Abigail Monroe.

Featuring four World Premieres about Cassandra and her fate: "Wild Sage," for piano trio by 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellow Hannah Lash; "Cassandra, or Don't Girls Like Horses," a monodrama with projected visuals for soprano, cello, and piano by E4TT Call for Scores composer Jessica Rudman to a new text by librettist Kendra Preston Leonard ; "The Cassandra Effect," a cello-piano duo by emerging Bay Area composer Valerie Liu; and "Die gefluesterte Zukunft," a music video monodrama for soprano and piano trio by E4TT co-founder David Garner. Plus "Moerae" (Fates) for piano trio by Armenian-American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian.

The concert will be available at no cost via livestream on the Center for New Music's YouTube channel. We ask that you consider making a donation of whatever feels comfortable.

RSVP to get the program notes in advance and concert reminders.

^"The Cassandra Project: Women's Prophetic Voices" is supported by funds from the San Francisco Arts Commission and is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Alice M. Ditson Foundation and the Ross MMcKee Foundation.

JANUARY
30
2021

RHAPSODY: MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS*

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
LIVE-STREAM from the Center for New Music, SF
Program notes
Continuing E4TT's series (sold-out last season!) of music by women composers with works by ten fabulous women composers of today, performed by McGuinness, season guest pianist Halbig, and guests violinist Ilana Blumberg, violinist Solanch Sosa, and cellist Abigail Monroe, and featuring:

Two reprises from the COVID-shortened season: Bay Area LGBTQ composer Elinor Armer's song cycle, "Matrix" (2020) for E4TT, to texts by two other Bay Area icons, Ursula Le Guin and Rella Lossy; and "Rest These Hands" (2014) for solo violin and spoken voice by 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellow Anna Clyne to a text by her mother.

Listen to an interview with Armer from E4TT's summer 2020 "Meet the Artist" series.

PLUS works by NY Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Cuban-American composer Tania León; Metropolitan Opera / Lincoln Center Theater New Works composer Jessie Montgomery; Argentinean Latin Grammy winner Claudia Montero (1962-2021)**; 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Marti Epstein; 2013 Pulitzer Prize composer Caroline Shaw; 2010 Pulitzer Prize LGBTQ composer Jennifer Higdon; Grammy winner Missy Mazzoli; Chinese-Canadian 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Vivian Fung, and also by Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz.

**We were devastated to hear that Claudia Montero passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 16, 2021, and will perform the trio and this concert in her memory.

The concert will be available at no cost (donations welcome) via livestream on the Center for New Music's YouTube channel.

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*This concert is sponsored, in part, by a grant from The Ross McKee Foundation.

NOVEMBER
20
2020

OLD BECOMES NEW

Friday, November 20, 8:00 p.m.
LIVE STREAMED at Old First Concerts (Donation requested but not required)
Music by living composers inspired by older forms, styles, and themes, taking something old and refashioning it into something brand new.

McGuinness, Lerner and season guest pianist Halbig, with guest composer and pianist Dalit Warshaw, playing her own work from NYC.


Featuring two World Premieres of music by CA composer Mary Bianco; The California premiere of "Through the Guarded Gate" (2018), by 1989 Guggenheim Fellow and E4TT Call for Scores composer Juliana Hall a song cycle to poetry by Margaret Widdemer; "Winter Dream" by 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Dalit Warshaw. (Postponed from June 2020 due to COVID-19).

Plus music by 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Marti Epstein; John Musto; the Bay Area's Alden Jenks and E4TT co-founder David Garner; Russian-American composer Grigory Smirnov; SF Symphony's new Music Director, Esa-Pekka Salonen; renowned and much-loved 2005 Pulitzer Prize composer Steven Stucky (1949-2016); Academy-award-winning Chinese composer Tan Dun; and Argentinean Guggenheim Fellow and UC Davis professor Pablo Ortiz.


The concert will be available online for free (pay-what-you-can donations encouraged) via livestream at O1C's website

NOVEMBER
15
2020

OLD FIRST CONCERTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL GALA

Sunday, November 15, 2:00 p.m.
LIVE STREAMED at Old First Concerts (Donation requested but not required)

Join O1C as they ring in their 50th year of presenting some of the Bay Area’s most exciting and innovative chamber music, piano solo, and world music concerts. Artists also include Bill Wellborn, Hadley McCarroll, Daniel Glover, Gwendolyn Mok, Robert Schwartz, Sarah Cahill, and Henry Plotnick performing live, with pre-recorded performances and/or live interviews with KITKA, sfSound, Cascada de Flores, Cornelius Boots, Larry Ferrara, Arjun Verma, Friction Quartet, Ensemble ARI, Quinteto Latino, and ZOFO

The gala celebration will be available online for free (pay-what-you-can donations encouraged) via livestream at O1C's website.

JUNE
26
2020

Friday, June 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

Dreams of Distant Galas: CD Release Party
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Music from the new release by David Garner and Jared Redmond, from E4TT's first Call for Scores and more. Interviews with Aleksandra Vrebalov, Vivian Fung, Chelsea Hollow, and David Garner.
Live stream ONLINE on YouTube Live and Facebook Live
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MAY
14
2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Encore Performance of Blooming Flowers: Music by Women Composers
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Originally performed Jan. 25, 2020 to a sell-out audience.
From C4NM: Join us for the seventh C4NM Encore Concert – a chance to relive some of C4NM's favorite live performances at 55 Taylor, and a chance to reconnect with our community despite social distancing. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. To watch, just login a few minutes before the event time and look for a live video on the C4NM Facebook or Youtube channel, or right on their website page for the concert.

Featuring the World Premiere of "Blooming Flowers, Full Moon" for piano trio by Chinese Call for Scores composer, Weiwei Miao (b. 1985).


Plus works by 9 more women composers:
Pulitzer-Prize (first in music to a woman) Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; American Academy of Arts and Letters’s Walter Hinrichsen Award and Miriam Gideon Prize recipient Victoria Bond; American Academy of Arts and Letters Chinese-American Chen Yi; Opera America Discovery Grant recipient Lori Laitman; Kronos Fifty for the Future Aleksandra Vrebalov; Connecticut Artist Fellow Jessica Rudman; theatre composer Ellen Mandel; 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Canadian composer Vivian Fung; and Audrey Call.

E4TT with guest violinist Ilana Blumberg


March
8
2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:00 p.m., San Francisco

Mothers & Daughters
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco
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A diverse program featuring three commissions by two LGBTQI composers, Bay Area treasure Elinor Armer and recent SF Conservatory graduate Brennan Stokes, plus E4TT's David Garner, plus music by Anna Clyne, African-American composer William Grant Still, and Chinese-American composer Chen Yi.
Composer talk at 6:30 p.m.
Preview, Thursday, March 5, , TBD

E4TT with guests Ilana Blumberg (violin) and Laura Reynolds (English horn)

Admission: $30/$15/$5 Tickets and information


*"Mothers & Daughters" is made possible with funds from the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by InterMusic SF and supported by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts and also by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

JANUARY
25
2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Blooming Flowers: Music by Women Composers
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco
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Featuring the World Premiere of "Blooming Flowers, Full Moon" for piano trio by Chinese Call for Scores composer, Weiwei Miao (b. 1985).


Plus works by 9 more women composers:
Pulitzer-Prize (first in music to a woman) Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; American Academy of Arts and Letters’s Walter Hinrichsen Award and Miriam Gideon Prize recipient Victoria Bond; American Academy of Arts and Letters Chinese-American Chen Yi; Opera America Discovery Grant recipient Lori Laitman; Kronos Fifty for the Future Aleksandra Vrebalov; Connecticut Artist Fellow Jessica Rudman; theatre composer Ellen Mandel; 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Canadian composer Vivian Fung; and Audrey Call.

E4TT with guest violinist Ilana Blumberg


Admission: $15/$10 Tickets and information

OCTOBER
31
2019

Thursday, October 31, 7 p.m., Paso Robles
No-host buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a no-host wine recption at 6:30 p.m.

Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past... on Tour

Paderewski Festival, Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Rd, Paso Robles
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A Halloween-themed concert with selections from our Oct. 12 Berkeley program, accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

McGuinness and Lerner-Wright with guest pianist Karen Rosenak

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OCTOBER
12
2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Berkeley

Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past
Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley
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Chamber works and movie arrangements by Polish film composers who fled Europe for Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s: Alexandre Tansman, Bronislaw Kaper, and Henryk Vars; also Erich Korngold (Czech Republic) and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Italy).
Plus works by modern Polish film composer Wojciech Kilar(Poland), and from E4TT’s SRO “Film Noir Project” by David Garner and Lennie Moore .


E4TT musicians McGuinness and Lerner-Wright with guest pianist Karen Rosenak

Admission $30/$15/$5 Tickets and information


Also: Friday, October 18, noon: Selections will be reprised at a free lunchtime program at Café Europa in Berkeley, location tbd.
OCTOBER
6
2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2:30 p.m., San Francisco

SF Music Day
Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

"Elegy for David Raksin"" by David Garner, "Duo" by Lennie Moore, music by Alexandre Tansman, other selections from E4TT's "Dracula Rising: Ghosts from Hollywood Past"

McGuinness and Lerner-Wright with guest pianist Karen Rosenak

Admission free

SEPTEMBER
13
2019

Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30, San Rafael

56x54: Solo Cello
Angelico Hall, Dominican University of CA, 55 Acacia St., San Rafael

A solo cello recital performed by E4TT cellist Anne Lerner-Wright, with the Final three Call for Scores works by Syrian-American Kareem Roustom, Oregonian Greg Steinke, and Brazilian Andersen Viana, plus music by David Garner and J.S. Bach

Lerner-Wright

Admission free: Reserve seats

June
5
2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12 p.m. Mill Valley

Music for Spain (from The "Guernica" Project)
Throckmorton Concerts, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley

Selections from E4TT's exciting call-and-response 2017 "Guernica" Project, featuring works by Spanish and American Call for Scores composers Mercedes Zavala, Mario Carro, and Jeffrey Hoover, as well as by E4TT's award-winning composer, David Garner PLUS selected songs from "Siete canciones populares espanoles" by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946).


McGuinness, Lerner-Wright, and Tsang

Admission: FREE

APRIL
6
2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m., San Francisco

The Film Noir Project
Osher Hall, SFCM, 50 Oak St., San Francsico
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Four commissioned world premieres: "Elegy for David Raksin" by E4TT's David Garner (for solo cello), "Duo" (working title) by SF Conservatory composer Lennie Moore, "Indigo" by Kronos Fifty-for-the-Future composer Aleksandra Vrebalov (solo piano), and "Waltz-noir" by E4TT Call for Scores composer Polina Nazaykinskaya (cello and piano).

Also the world premiere of "Watching" by Charlie Sehres, winner of the "Best Sound Track for a Film Noir Clip Student Competition.

Plus "Noir Vignettes" for cello and piano by 2019 American Academy of Arts and Letters award winner Stacy Garrop, "the great famine" by E4TT Call-for-Scores composer Justin Merritt and songs by David Garner from E4TT's award-winning CD, Surviving: Women's Words.

Noir-inspired visual images by the Digital Giraffe (Corinne Whitaker), Vrebalov and 20th century masters; Waltz-noir video created for the Film Noir Project by Emma Kazaryan.

A Co-production with MaryClare Brzytwa and SFCM Technology and Applied Composition

Due to overwhelming demand, the concert will be available via live streaming.

Garner and Brzytwa will speak, with a special surprise guest appearance.

McGuinness, Lerner-Wright, and Tsang

Admission FREE: Reservations and information

A special musical preview at Just Say No(ir)!, the Mechanics' Institute CinemaLit Film Series, Friday, March 29, 6 p.m., 57 Post St, SF.


JANUARY
26
2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

56x54: But Wait! There's More!
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Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco


A program of 15 short contemporary works:

7 by women composers:

5 more Call for Scores composers, Carlos dos Santos (Brazil), Scott Etan Feiner, Derek Jenkins, Sam Krahn, and Dan Senn.

McGuinness and Lerner-Wright with guests soprano Chelsea Hollow, violist Julie Michael, and pianist Taylor Chan


Admission: $15/$10/$5 Tickets and information

NOVEMBER
2018

Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood on Tour

Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m.
Lecture-Recital at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
RSVP (Event page also on Facebook) (Free, $10 donation suggested)

Sunday, November 18, 2 p.m.
Concert and panel discussion at UCLA Hillel, Los Angeles, CA
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OCTOBER
19
2018

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m., San Francisco

Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood
405 Shrader Concerts, San Francico


Korngold, Previn, Tansman, Toch, and Schoenberg.

McGuinness and Lerner-Wright with guest pianist Xin Zhao

#Emigres&Exiles #E4TTGoestotheMovies

Admission: $20. Space is limited. RSVP/ purchase tickets.

McGuinness, Lerner-Wright and guest pianist Xin Zaho

OCTOBER
20
2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood
Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley


Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Korngold, Previn, Rozsa, Schoenberg,
Tansman, Toch, Waxman, and Weill
#Emigres&Exiles, #E4TTGoestotheMovies

McGuinness, Lerner-Wright, and guest pianist, Xin Zhao

Admission: $30/$15/$5 Tickets and information

SEPTEMBER
30
2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018, Time 6:50-7:20 p.m., San Francisco

SF Music Day
Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

"Die eichne Tuer" by David Garner and a mazurka by Alexandre Tansman
McGuinness and Lerner-Wright with guests Laura Reynolds, English horn Ilana Blumberg, violin, and Xin Zhao, piano

Admission free

JUNE
29
2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 8:00 p.m.

56x54: Focus on the Cello: a concert of Call for Scores works with cello


World Premieres:by Lawrence Kramer, David Luna, Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz and R. Michael Daugherty
U.S. Premieres by Frederick Schipizky(Canada), and George Hatzimichelakis(Greece) West Coast Premiere by Gene Pritsker Also Call for Scores music by Tom Flaherty.
Plus: "Capriccio for Cello" by E4TT's own David Garner and "Fig" by SF composer JJ Hollingsworth.

Pre-concert composer talk at 7:30 with Lawrence Kramer and Frederick Schipizky.

Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco

Tickets ($5-23) and information: 415-474-1608 or Old First Concerts

This concert is supported in part by the Ross McKee Foundation.

APRIL
15
2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4:00 p.m., San Francisco
Subscription Concert #4

Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan


Three commissions by David Garner, Jared Redmond and Stephen Eddins.
Plus 4 1/2 by Libby Larsen; also Aleksandra Kaca from E4TT’s Call for Scores.

#Paul Celan #Once/Memory/Night
Composers Garner and Eddins will speak. Preview/Open Rehearsal TBD
With guests Ilana Blumberg Thomas (violin) and Laura Reynolds (English horn)

Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francsico

Admission: $30/$15/$5 Tickets and information or 510-646-7000


Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan is supported in part by grants from InterMusic SF's MGP program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Ross McKee Foundation.

FEBRUARY
24
2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Berkeley
Subscription Concert #3

A Special Solo Recital with E4TT Pianist Dale Tsang


Composers: Mercedes Zavala (Spain, West Coast premiere, from the "Guernica" Project); Bay Area favorites Elinor Armer, Alden Jenks, Bruce Nalezny and David Garner (E4TT co-director); Derek Bermel and Martyna Kosecka; Call for Scores composer William Price.
#E4TTpiano, #daletsang

Dale Tsang, piano


Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley

Admission: $30/$20 or $20/10 with a season subscription.
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This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation.

FEBRUARY
4
2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. San Francisco
Subscription Concert #2

56x54+Gorecki: strings & things


Featuring: Henryk Gorecki’s rarely performed Genesis I: Elementi for string trio, Passion Revisited by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Rorrim's Run movement 1 for violin and piano by David Garner; Call for Scores composers: Weiwei Miao (China, world premiere); West Coast premieres by Juliana Hall, Leah Kennedy, and Mike McFerron; also Dave Collins and Joelle Wallach.
#E4TT+Gorecki, #strings&things, #56x54

Pre-concert composer talk with Weiwei Miao

With guests violinist Ilana Blumberg Thomas and violist Julie Michael


St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St.

Admission: $30/$20 or $20/10 with a season subscription.
Tickets and information

Some free parking is available in the church parking lot directly in front of the building off Gough, just south of the intersection with O'Farrell.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation.

NOVEMBER
19
2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Berkeley
Subscription Concert #1

56x54+Armer+Garner: ...the beat goes on


Composers: Elinor Armer, David Garner, Andrew List, Morgan Greenwood, Patrick Castillo, Jessica Rudman, William Price, Arthur Gottschalk #thebeatgoeson, #56x54

Composers Elinor Armer, David Garner, and Arthur Gottschalk will speak at the performance.

Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley

Admission: $30/$20 or $20/10 with a season subscription.
Tickets and information

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation.

Free lunchtime preview of program selections at Cafe Europa, JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley, on November 17, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

OCTOBER
2017

October 16-21, 2017

The "Guernica" Project on Tour in Madrid

October 17, 12-1:30 p.m.: Open Rehearsal, Conservatorio Teresa Berganza
October 18, 7:00 p.m.: Concert American Space Madrid, Calle Miguel Ángel 8, FREE
October 19, 7:30 p.m.: Concert, Conservatorio Teresa Berganza, Calle del Palmípedo 3, FREE
With guest violinist Alejandro Saiz Emeterio
October 20, Conservatorio Teresa Berganza, Masterclass

Madrid, Spain

SEPTEMBER
24
2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017, Time TBD, San Francisco

SF Music Day
Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

With guest violinist Ilana Blumberg Thomas

Admission free

JUNE
11
2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Los Altos

The Jewish Music & Poetry Project

Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos

Works by Derek Bermel, Erich Korngold Kurt Weill, David Garner, Gyorgy Justus, Lajos Delej, Sandor Vandor, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Information: 650 493-5661

JUNE
4
2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m., San Francisco

Old First Concerts 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco

56x54 Redux: The Second Call For Scores Concert

One World Premiere: by Justin Henry Rubin
Four U.S. Premieres:Eden Lonsdale, Daniel Mehdizadeh, Alexander Skripko, and Martyna Kosecka's "Nepheles,"commissioned & premiered by E4TT in Krakow in 2016
Three West Coast Premieres: Molly Joyce, Stephen Mitton and Christopher Wicks
Works by Grace Xu Schott, and San Francisco composer Alden Jenks

Pre-concert composer talk at 3:30 by composers Alden Jenks, Grace Xu Schott and Christopher Wicks.

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Tickets ($5-23): 415-474-1608 or Old First Concerts

APRIL
8
2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. San Francisco

Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, San Francisco

The "Guernica" Project

WORLD PREMIERE of an exciting new call-and-response commission by E4TT 2016 Call for Score composer Jeffrey Hoover, “Guernica,” along with 2016 Call for Scores works by Spanish composers Mario Carro and Mercedes Zavala,as well as a second work by Hoover ("Burning Giraffe"), plus “Death with Interruptions,” by Grammy-nominated composer Derek Bermel and "Albeniz" (from "Cinq Hommages") by E4TT's award-winning composer, David Garner, with images provided by the Museo de la Paz de Gernika and traditional Basque dance by the Zazpiak Bat Dance Group .

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the the Ross McKee Foundation

Guest violinist Dawn Harms, McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission $25/$15 in advance; $30/$20 at the door

Downloadable Guernica Poster

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APRIL
2
2017

Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley

The "Guernica" Project: Preview

PREVIEW of an exciting new call-and-response commission by E4TT 2016 Call for Scores composer Jeffrey Hoover, “Guernica,” along with 2016 Call for Scores works by spanish composers Mario Carro and Mercedes Zavala as well as a second work by Hoover ("Burning Giraffe"), plus “Death with Interruptions,” by Grammy-nominated composer Derek Bermel.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the the Ross McKee Foundation

Guest violinist Dawn Harms, McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Suggested donation $20

Downloadable Guernica Poster

Information and Tickets

JANUARY
27
2017

Friday, January 27, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m. San Francisco

Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco

Presidio Sessions

Selections from E4TT’s 2016 award-winning CD “Surviving: Women’s Words,” submitted for the 59th Grammy Awards, new arrangements from Franz Waxman's "The Song of Terezin," and works by Holocaust-era composers Erich Korngold, Lajos Delej, Hans Winterberg, Sandor Vandor, Gyorgy Justus, Edwin Geist, and Henriette Bosmans

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission Free. Reservations recommended

JANUARY
17
2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:30 p.m., San Francisco

Old St. Mary's Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco

Noontime Concerts

International/Modern: Music by 21st century international composers from E4TT's 2016 Call for Scores--Klaus Miehling (Germany) and Polina Nazaykinskaya (Russia)--plus 20th century international composers Henriette Bosmans (Netherlands), Erich Korngold (Czech Republic), Lajos Delej (Hungary), and Franz Waxman (Germany)

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission Free

OCTOBER
30
2016

Thursday, October 30, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Berkeley

Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley

56x54: Call for Scores Concert #1

Music by Roger Ames, Craig Carnahan, Emily Doolittle,Christopher Hopkins, Justin Merritt, Naftali Schindler, Bob Siebert, Bartos Smoragiewicz + David Garner’s “Mein blaues Klavier,” from E4TT’s new CD “Surviving: Women’s Words,” plus the world premiere of Bay Area composer Bruce Nalezny's Toccata for piano, dedicated to Dale Tsang

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission: $20/$15

Tickets: info@E4TT.org

OCTOBER
27
2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. Oakland

Laney College Music Department, Room G189, 900 Fallon St., Oakland

56x54: Call for Scores Concert #1, Preview

Music by Roger Ames, Craig Carnahan, Emily Doolittle, Christopher Hopkins, Justin Merritt, Naftali Schindler, Bob Siebert, and Bartos Smoragiewicz + David Garner’s “Mein blaues Klavier,” from E4TT’s new CD “Surviving: Women’s Words”

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission Free

June
26
2016

June 26-28, Krakow, Poland

Sunday, June 26, Galicia Jewish Museum, Jewish Music & Poetry Project in Concert. Post-concert discussion with Dr. Teryl Dobbs

Monday, June 27 6:30 p.m., JCC Krakow, Jewish Music & Poetry Project, Lecture-recital, with Dr. Teryl Dobbs: Music & the Diaspora: Three Luminous Musical Lives

Tuesday, June 28, 3:30 p.m., JCC Krakow, Jewish Music & Poetry Project, workshop/masterclass with the JCC Krakow Choir

Dr. Dobbs' appearance is courtesy of the Performing the Jewish Archive AHRC Large Grant (United Kingdom).

SFKSCA logo The JMPP's appearance in Krakow is made possible in part by a grant from the San Francisco-Krakow Sister Cities Association.

JUNE
11
2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Trinity Chamber Concerts, 2320 Dana St., Berkeley

"Women's Love and Loss"

Celebrating the release of Surviving: Women's Words on Centaur Records (Jewish Music & Poetry Project) with selections from the new CD, plus new commissions by Emma Logan (Songs from the Book of Light), Judith Shatin (A Line-Storm Song), and Martha Stoddard (Hurt Hawks), and with works by Melinda Wagner and Sarah Kirkland Snyder. Judith Shatin's song co-sponsored by a grant from the JMCLA."Women's Love and Loss" is supported in part by a generous grant from Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts. With Anne Lerner-Wright, cello.

$20/$15 No one turned away for lack of funds. MORE INFO

Ticket Reservations: 510-549-3864

June
2
2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Cafe Europa

Tour Preview and New CD

McGuinness and Tsang

May
31
2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Noontime Concerts, Old St Mary's Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco

Tour Preview and New CD

McGuinness, Tsang, and guest cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

APRIL
4
2016

Monday, April 4, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco

David Garner, Faculty Artist Series,

Mein blaues Klavier, texts by Else Lasker-Schueler

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Laura Gaynon

Also arias and ensembles from David Garner's new opera, "Mary Pleasant at Land's End", libretto by Mark Hernandez and a new song cycle for mezzo, cornet, harp and contrabass, on poems by Berkeley poet Judith Masur, featuring mezzo-soprano Crystal Philippi with SFCM faculty.
Watch the concert via livestream.

JANUARY
19
2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:30 p.m., San Francisco

Noontime Concerts , Old St. Mary's Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco

French Festival. Music by Germaine Taillerferre, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Delage, Debussy,Nadia and Lili Boulanger.

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Laura Gaynon

Admission Free

NOVEMBER
8
2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m. Foster City

Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City. See a map.

Celebrating PJCC Gallery artist Marcia Falk with Winter Solstice Songs (2013), the setting of 3 of her poems by Elena Ruehr for the JMPP, along with Kay Ryan Songs (2014) by Laura Schwendinger, Capriccio for cello and piano by David Garner, Duo by Miklos Rosza, folk settings (in Hungarian) by Bartok and solo piano music by Sarah Kirkland Snider

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Laura Gaynon

Call 650-212-PJCC for information.

Admission free

NOVEMBER
2
2015

Monday, November 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Foster City

JCC Peninsula, 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City.

Lecture/recital on artistic collaboration for the Food for Thought Series at the Peninula JCC. With Garner, McGuinness, and Tsang.

Part of an exhibition of poetry and art by Marcia Falk

MORE INFO or call 650-212-PJCC

Free to PJCC Members/$5 for non-members

OCTOBER
29
2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m. Oakland

Laney College Music Department, Room G189, 900 Fallon St., Oakland

New Music by Bay Area/U.S. composers: Sarah Kirkland Snider, Elena Ruehr, Melinda Wagner, John Harbison, Kurt Erickson, John Reager, James Primosch, and David Garner

Admission Free

EVENTS before the 2015/16 season