Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Curious Flights 2015-2016 Season

Curious Flights, the amiable concert series founded in 2013 by clarinetist Brenden Guy, returns this weekend for a 2nd season, with a concert of English vocal & chamber music at the SF Conservatory of Music. Past programs have featured genial performances from local & international musicians of new & rarely-presented works, & the new season is ambitious & pleasingly varied. This Saturday's concert looks charming & features soprano & Adler Fellow Julie Adams & piano whiz Keisuke Nakagoshi, as well as the Choir of St. Dominic's.

Future events include a recital by British violinist Madeleine Mitchell, performing works by mid-20th century American & UK composers, & a cutting-edge program of new music from Mason Bates, Samuel Adams & Simon Dobson, a British composer who seems to specialize in pieces for brass bands. The final concert of the season presents the West Coast premiere of Marc Blitzstein's Airborne Symphony, a massive cantata about the history of flight, requiring full orchestra, men's chorus, soloists & a narrator. The splashy program also has music by Erich Korngold, Aaron Copland & Samuel Barber. Marin Symphony's Alisdair Neale will conduct, & tenor Brian Thorsett & baritone Efraín Solís are the 2 soloists.

§ Curious Flights | 2015-2016 Season | Tickets

An English Portrait
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8 p.m.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco

Recital Masters: Violinist Madeleine Mitchell
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Century Club of California, 1355 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Transatlantic Crossings
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8 p.m.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Age of Flight
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8 p.m.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

No comments: