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San Francisco Chamber Music Society:
A Concert by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, March 22, 1976

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 106 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Larry Jackson introduces a concert featuring works by six contemporary West Coast composers, performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, under the direction of Jean-Louis LeRoux, at the Fireman’s Fund Auditorium in San Francisco on March 22, 1976. The pieces heard are the trio “Timepiece” by Lawrence Moss, two songs by Loren Rush and Robert Basart, a quintet called “Capriccios” by Karl Kohn, and two world premieres, “Dualities” for solo harp by David Sheinfeld, and the Pulitzer Prize nominated “Linea Meridiana,” for soprano and instrumental ensemble, by Charles Boone. The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, originally formed in 1971 and still continuing to give concerts today, features the talents of a host of local Bay Area musicians of note, and is directed by Jean-Louis LeRoux and Marcella DeCray. The works in this concert are distinctly contemporary without being overly dissonant, and taken in total, provide a picture of the unique direction that many West Coast composers were taking in the later half of the 20th century.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Timepiece, for violin, piano, and percussion (1970) (10:25) / Lawrence Moss -- Five Japanese Poems, for soprano, flute, clarinet, viola and piano (1959) (5:01) / Loren Rush -- Capriccios, for flute, clarinet, cello, harp, and piano (1962) (13:44) / Karl Kohn
Performers:  San Francisco Contemporary Music Player
Jean-Louis LeRoux, co-director and conductor
Marta Bracchi-LeRoux, piano (Timepiece ; Five)
Peter Schaffer, violin (Timepiece)
Rick Kvistad, percussion (Timepiece)
Donald O’Brien, clarinet (Five ; Capriccios)
Janet Ketchum, flute (Five ; Capriccios)
Nancy Ellis, viola (Five)
Claudia Cummings, soprano (Five)
Teressa “Terry” Adams, cello (Capriccios)
Marcella DeCray, co-director and harp (Capriccios)
Karl Kohn, piano (Capriccios)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Chamber music; Trios (Piano, percussion, violin) ; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Art songs; Quintets (Piano, clarinet, flute, harp. cello)
People:  Jackson, Larry; Moss, Lawrence; Rush, Loren, 1935-; Kohn, Karl, 1926-; LeRoux, Jean-Louis, 1927-; De Cray, Marcella; Bracchi-LeRoux, Marta ; Schaffer, Peter; Kvistad, Richard, 1943-; O’Brien, Donald ; Ketchum, Janet; Ellis, Nancy; Cummings, Claudia; Adams, Teressa
Recording Date:  3/22/1976
First Broadcast Date:  5/10/1976
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Serenade, for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, and tape (1966-67) (10:30) / Robert Basart -- Dualities, for harp solo (1976) (11:35) / David Sheinfeld [world premiere] -- Linea Meridiana, for soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, harp, piano, organ, and percussion (1975) (13:05) / Charles Boone [world premiere]
Performers:  San Francisco Contemporary Music Player:
Jean-Louis LeRoux, co-director and conductor
Claudia Cummings, soprano (Serenade ; Linea)
Janet Ketchum, flute (Serenade ; Linea)
Donald O’Brien, clarinet (Serenade ; Linea)
Marta Bracchi-LeRoux, piano (Serenade)
Tony Gnazzo, tape (Serenade)
Marcella DeCray, harp (Dualities ; Linea)
Karl Kohn, piano (Linea)
John Funstermaker, organ (Linea)
Nancy Ellis, viola (Linea)
Teressa “Terry” Adams, cello (Linea)
Rick Kvistad, percussion (Linea)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Chamber music; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Electronic music; Electro-acoustic; Harp music; ; Instrumental ensembles
People:  Jackson, Larry; Basart, Robert; Sheinfeld, David; Boone, Charles; LeRoux, Jean-Louis, 1927-; Cummings, Claudia; Ketchum, Janet; O’Brien, Donald ; Bracchi-LeRoux, Marta; Gnazzo, Anthony, 1936-; De Cray, Marcella; Funstermaker, John; Ellis, Nancy; Adams, Teressa; Kohn, Karl, 1926-; Kvistad, Richard, 1943-
Recording Date:  3/22/1976
First Broadcast Date:  5/10/1976
 
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