Saturday, September 25, 2010
COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mark Alburger, Music Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2010
SFCCO (707) 474-7273
SAN FRANCISCO COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
"ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL"
8:00PM, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, OLD FIRST CHURCH,
1725 SACRAMENTO STREET (AT VAN NESS), SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OLD FIRST, SAN FRANCISCO, AND WORLD PREMIERES OF WORKS BY
MICHAEL COOKE, LOREN JONES, JORGE LIDERMAN, TERRY RILEY,
LISA SCOLA PROSEK, ERLING WOLD, AND MARK ALBURGER
SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2010 -- What is reality? Sentient beings clamoring for existence, the wind whistling through leafy vegetation, the silence and noise of this stony planet. Come along on musical safari with the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra (8pm, Saturday, September 25, Old First Church, SF) in Animal, Vegetable, Mineral -- a tour of the Earth's scenic and sonic wonders, in compositions by Michael Cooke, Loren Jones, Jorge Liderman, Terry Riley, Lisa Scola Prosek, Erling Wold, and Mark Alburger
The latter's Animal Farm: Grand Zoological Fantasy-Variations is a dark, Orwellian spin on creatures great and small, including a visual presentation of surrealistically-altered YouTube videos. In biological distinction, Jones will offer Banyan: an aural giving-tree of multicultural musical delights. Answering this will be a revival of Riley's celebrated minimalist-improvisatory anthem In C, in all of its crystalline and granitic splendor.
Also along for the journey are Michael Cooke's deeply-felt Love Letters; Lisa Scola Prosek's vibrant Piano Sonata; a retrospective work of the late, great Jorge Liderman; and an exciting new work by Erling Wold. John Kendall Bailey will join Alburger in the zoomusicological tour-guiding responsibilities.
Tickets for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral" -- on Saturday, September 25, 8:00 p.m., at Old First Church (1725 Sacramento Street @ Van Ness), San Francisco, are $17 general, $14 students and seniors. Tickets are available through the OFC Box Office at (415) 474-1608 and at the door. For more information, please call Old First Church Box Office, the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra (707) 474-7273, or visit the organizations' respective websites at www.oldfirstconcerts.org and www.sfcco.org. Tickets are also available at www.ticketweb.com. Other links to the show may be found at myspace.com/sfcco, and markalburgerevents.blogspot.com.
CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
OLD FIRST CONCERTS PRESENTS
Saturday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m. Old First Church
1725 Sacramento Street at Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra,
Mark Alburger - Animal Farm: Grand Zoological Fantasy-Variations (Part I)
Michael Cooke - Love Letters
Loren Jones - The Banyan
Jorge Liderman - Flautando
Terry Riley - In C
Lisa Scola Prosek - Piano Sonata
Tickets: $17 general, $14 students and seniors, available through the Old First Church Box Office at (415) 474-1608, at the door, and at www.ticketweb.com.
More information at sfcco.org and markalburgerevents.blogspot.com