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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players at the CROSSROADS series. PostScript to the Future

July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT

This year’s at the CROSSROADS series reflects an ongoing exploration of music that exists in the innovative realms of cross-genre connectivity. The Contemporary Players join their trans-Atlantic compatriots at Ensemble Intercontemporain by co-commissioning a new work from NYC-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey, whose fluency across stylistic streams has distinguished him as one of the most compelling voices in contemporary music today. Connecting the threads to a figure that Sorey has long considered a key inspiration for his work, we spotlight the life and legacy of composer and longtime Bay Area resident Olly Wilson, a close friend and collaborator of the Contemporary Players for years. Jazz-trained cellist and composer Tomeka Reid (an ACF board member) joins the conversation, along with the premiere of our annual SF Search for Scores winning composition, framing an emerging generation of composers whose work launches out on divergent paths along the same cross-genre trajectories.


Premiere Date & Time: Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10pm CT | 8pm PT
Program runs from July 10 – Aug 10
runtime: 45 minutes

Tomeka Reid, Prospective Dwellers
for string quartet

Tyshawn Sorey, For Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr. (In Memoriam)* co-commission with Ensemble Intercontemporain / *U.S. premiere
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, harp, 2 violin, viola, cello, double bass

Olly Wilson, A City Called Heaven
Flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello

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July 10, 2021
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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