Saturday, February 20, 2010
COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mark Alburger, Music Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2010
SFCCO (707) 474-7273
SAN FRANCISCO COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
"RETURN TO RETURN TO SORRENTO"
8:00PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, OLD FIRST CHURCH,
1725 SACRAMENTO STREET (AT VAN NESS), SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OLD FIRST, SAN FRANCISCO, AND WORLD PREMIERES OF WORKS BY
JOHN BILOTTA, PHILIP FREIHOFNER, DAVID GRAVES, LOREN JONES,
PHIL LOCKWOOD, LISA SCOLA PROSEK, KIT RUSCOE, MARTHA STODDARD, DAVIDE VEROTTA, ERLING WOLD, AND MARK ALBURGER
SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2010 -- Ever have a tune you couldn't get out of your head? The composers of the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra find themselves returning to Ernesto de Curtis's Return to Sorrento (1902) in Return to Return to Sorrento -- on Saturday, February 20, at Old First Church -- evoking a sunny, post-El-Nino world of musical fact and fantasy from John Bilotta, Philip Freihofner, David Graves, Loren Jones, Phil Lockwood, Lisa Scola Prosek, Kit Ruscoe, Martha Stoddard, Davide Verotta, Erling Wold, and Mark Alburger.
The Return pieces -- a series of variations by Jones, Scola Prosek, Ruscoe, Verotta, Wold, and Alburger -- will be interwoven into a mix that will also feature Bilotta's back-to-the-future Quantum Mechanic (semi-staged in co-operation with Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera); David Graves's relatedly-apocalyptic Tickertape; Philip Freihofner and Phil Lockwood's evocative Vista and Blade of Grass; Martha Stoddard's enchanting Duo Concertante for Flute, Marimba, and Chamber Orchestra (featuring Bruce Salvisberg and Anne Szabla); Jones's adventurous Lost Plateau; and Alburger's frenetic-erotic-violent Salome Suite.
Tickets for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's "Return to Return to Sorrento" -- on Saturday, February 20, 8:00 p.m., at 1725 Sacramento Street (at Van Ness), San Francisco, are $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Tickets are available through the Old First Church Box Office at (415) 474-1608 and at the door. For more information, please call Old First Church Box Office, or the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra at (707) 474-7273, or visit the organizations' respective websites at www.sfcco.org and www.oldfirstconcerts.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, February 20, at 8:00 p.m.
Old First Church
1725 Sacramento Street at Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
RETURN TO RETURN TO SORRENTO
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Mark Alburger - Salome Suite and Pini di Surriento
John Bilotta - Quantum Mechanic
Philip Freihofner - Vista
David Graves - Tickertape
Loren Jones - The Lost Plateau and Arrivederci Sorrento
Phil Lockwood - A Blade of Grass
Lisa Scola Prosek - Sorrento Canzonetta
Kit Ruscoe - Sorrento
Martha Stoddard - Duo Concertante for Flute, Marimba, and Chamber Orchestra
Davide Verotta - Come back but where!? (Torna ma dove?!)
Erling Wold - per Margherita Eugenia
Tickets:$15 general, $12 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