This year's at the CROSSROADS series reflects an ongoing exploration of music that exists in the innovative realms of cross-genre connectivity. The Contemporary Players join their trans-Atlantic compatriots at Ensemble Intercontemporain by co-commissioning a new work from NYC-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey, whose fluency across stylistic streams has distinguished him as one of the most compelling voices in contemporary music today. Connecting the threads to a figure that Sorey has long considered a key inspiration for his work, we spotlight the life and legacy of composer and longtime Bay Area resident Olly Wilson, a close friend and collaborator of the Contemporary Players for years. Jazz-trained cellist and composer Tomeka Reid joins the conversation, along with the premiere of our annual SF Search for Scores winning composition, framing an emerging generation of composers whose work launches out on divergent paths along the same cross-genre trajectories.
PostScript to the Future
Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 8:00 pm Pacific online premiere and available on demand for 30 days
Josiah Tayaq Catalan, unravel*
Allegra Chapman, piano
*Winner, SF Search for Scores 2020
Olly Wilson, Echoes
for clarinet and electronics
Jeff Anderle, clarinet
Sat, July 10, 2021, 8:00 pm Pacific online premiere and available on demand for 30 days
Tomeka Reid, Prospective Dwellers
for string quartet
Tyshawn Sorey, For Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr. (In Memoriam)* co-commission with Ensemble Intercontemporain / *U.S. premiere
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani +1 percussion, piano, harp, 2 violin, viola, cello, double bass
Olly Wilson, A City Called Heaven
Flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello
About San Francisco Contemporary Music Players:
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) provides world-class contemporary music performances to San Francisco Bay Area audiences of the leading national and international artists of our time. SFCMP expands and enhances the contemporary music repertoire by collaborating with composers on the interpretation and commissioning of new works.
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