COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mark Alburger, Music Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010
SFCCO (707) 474-7273
SAN FRANCISCO COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
"SILENCE OF THE WOLVES"
8:00PM, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, OLD FIRST CHURCH,
1725 SACRAMENTO STREET (AT VAN NESS), SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OLD FIRST, SAN FRANCISCO, AND WORLD PREMIERES OF WORKS BY
JOHN BEEMAN, CINDY COLLINS, LOREN JONES, DARIUS MILHAUD,
LISA SCOLA PROSEK, MARTHA STODDARD, AND DAVIDE VEROTTA
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2010 -- Listen carefully. The slightest sound may be of the greatest import. That wolf howling in the distance, just at the edge of consciousness, may change your life. For the better. At least, we sure hope so, as San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra presents Silence of the Wolves -- an evening celebration of sounds great and small, at Old First Church on June 11, 2010, in music of John Beeman, Cindy Collins, Loren Jones, Darius Milhaud, Lisa Scola Prosek, Martha Stoddard, and Davide Verotta.
Verotta's An Enticement of Silence and Jones's Wolf Wood manifest the head and tail of the concert in musics gentle and disturbing -- sentiments also mirrored in Beeman's Bernsteinianly-appelated Fancy Free. Scola Prosek provides the requisite bark and bite in three selections from the opera Ten Days (Dieci Giorni, after The Decameron of Boccaccio) with songs tragic, romantic, and comic. Rounding out the pack are the colorful Collins Synesthesia (directed by Mark Alburger) and the wolf-whistle Cowgirl Rondo of Stoddard (conducted by the composer), with a special howl-out going for the revival of Les Six / Mills College associate Milhaud's Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1-3, led by John Kendall Bailey.
Tickets for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's "Silence of the Wolves" -- on Friday, June 11, 8:00 p.m., at 1725 Sacramento Street (@ Van Ness), San Francisco, are $17 general, $14 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 (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
Friday, June 11, at 8:00 p.m. Old First Church
1725 Sacramento Street at Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
SILENCE OF THE WOLVES
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra,
John Beeman - Fancy Free
Cindy Collins - Synesthesia
Loren Jones - Wolf Wood
Darius Milhaud - Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1-3
Lisa Scola Prosek - Three Songs from 10 Days
Martha Stoddard - Cowgirl Rondo
Davide Verotta - An Enticement of Silence
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