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San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra – November 9, 2013

Fellow Musical Travelers of all countries, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chords. You have a world to win. A SPECTRE is haunting America — the spectre of New Music. All the powers of old Art have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre; Popular and Classical Establishments, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, French Neo-Neoclassicism and German Post-Post-Serialism. Where is the New-Music Composer in opposition who has not been decried by opponents in power? Where is the Opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of New Music, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries? Two things result from this fact:I. New Music is already acknowledged to still be around.II. It is high time that Mark Alburger, Philip Freihofner, Eduard Prosek, Lisa Scola Prosek, David Sprung, and Davide Verotta of San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of New Music with a Manifesto of their 8pm, November 9th, 2013, concert Fellow Travelers. To this end, six New Works in Various Styles will call for a Variety of Assemblages of Musicians at Old First Concerts.Comrade Verotta will lead the charge with Invitation, a solo piano work as a bridge to his larger-scale Il Ponte. He then may be openly in collaboration with Oboist-Composer-Collaborationist Philip Freihofner for this latters Filled with Moonlight, a top-secret exercise in enchantment. The ranks will subsequently strengthen for the revolution of Fellow Traveler David Sprungs Haiku, where the dulcet tones of tenor are set against demonstrative demonstrations of wind quintet and piano. Party Leader Scola Prosek takes up music of the people (specifically the Essalen of Central California) in excerpts from her award-winning new opera The Lariat, featuring soprano Desirae Harp. This will be followed by Life-of-the Party Eduard Prosek, in his 40,000-hits-on-YouTube The Curse, for a cursed number of instrumentalists in chains. Wrapping up the rally will be Chairman Mark Alburgers Double Piano Concerto (“Fellow Travellers”), with duo-soloist rebellious teen-age sons Gabriel and Eytan Schillinger-Hyman often performing against obbligato-cellist establishment new-age mom Ariella Hyman, for a Poulencian-inspired romp guaranteed to promote insurgency. Fellow audience Travelers of all counties, listen! You have nothing to lose but your sensibilities. You have a universe of sonic opportunities to explore.

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