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San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra

Inspired by abstract ponderings, restless fears, and childlike hope, San Franciscos one and only composers orchestra will explore the world of suggestion and dreams with new works by Mark Alburger, Michael Cooke, Allan Crossman, Philip Freihofner, Loren Jones, Lisa Scola Prosek, Davide Verotta plus a collaboration between Erling Wold and fognozzle. This final concert of the 08–09 season includes exotic and unique instruments, tribal rhythms, a fog and light show and great soloists!Michael Cookes A Baby Sleeps will showcase Gangqin Zhao and the composer playing traditional Chinese instruments in a variation on a Taiwanese lullaby. Allan Crossmans Plasticity will introduce The Sonoglyph, an invention of featured soloist Tom Nunn’s. Bay Area New Music giants emerge with Lisa Scola Prosek’s Voodoo Storm featuring clarinetist Rachel Condry and Philip Freihofner’s monologue Obelisk featuring Rova saxophonist Steve Adams.Loren Jones Eagle Bear Woman and Two Islands pays homage to his wife and Indonesian traditions respectively. Mark Alburger’s King David Suite (The Young and the Restless) portrays three angst-ridden youths (David, Jonathan, and Absalom). Davide Verotta’s sketch Verso l’Immagine Feroce (Toward the ferocious image) follows the ascent toward an incomprehensible force. Finally, the much-anticipated collaboration between Erling Wold and fognozzle rises above the fog (machine); In the Stomachs of Fleas depicts various outbreaks of the bubonic plague before and after the great San Francisco Earthquake in sonic and visual form.Dont miss the dramatic and innovative season show (s)topper!

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

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