September 18 - Covering the Subjects
Pdf of Missa California: Sanctus (page 5), and,
after the sunny-near-fog-experience commute, the second and final two phrases of Louis Borgeois's Old Hundredth for Dictation and Board Harmony with the Theoreticians, plus Josquin des Pres videos (El Grillo and Deploration sur la morte d'Ockeghem) and yet more engaging student compositions. As we're finishing up, Carol stops by, and we break for lunch locally.
homeward to do the parts for Triple Concerto: III. Rondo a la Pole Dance, and begin the information-gathering to write the press release for the upcoming San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra concert (October 20). Discover that we had batted around a title at the previous Board Meeting, and that it still works: Adventures Around the Lake with a Unicorn, since John Bilotta's Thurber piece has said mythological beast within. Also note that the time is right to do Edgar Varese's Octandre -- a work that has been brought up as a possibility on several occasions. Begin detailed study of that score (the first two pages) and eventually finally write up the release:
COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mark Alburger, Music Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2012
SFCCO (707) 474-7273
SAN FRANCISCO COMPOSERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
"ADVENTURES AROUND THE LAKE WITH A UNICORN"
8:00PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, OLD FIRST CHURCH,
1725 SACRAMENTO STREET (AT VAN NESS), SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO AND WORLD PREMIERES OF WORKS BY
MARK ALBURGER, JOHN BILOTTA, ALLAN CROSSMAN, LISA SCOLA PROSEK, AND DAVIDE VEROTTA -- plus EDGAR VARESE'S OCTANDRE
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2012 -- Fall is upon us, and The San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra invites you on a scenic/sonic autumnal tour to places mystical and phantasmagorical, in advance of All Soul's Day. At 8pm, October 20, 2012, in Old First Church (1725 Sacramento Street, San Francisco), the ensemble will present Adventures Around the Lake with a Unicorn, featuring the premieres of Lisa Scola Prosek's Overture to "L'Avventura", Allan Crossman's Two Walks (Lake Merced and Lake Merritt), and John Bilotta's Thurber Country, where mythical animals run rampant. Also electrifying the scene will be Rondo a la Pole Dance, concluding a performance of Mark Alburger's Triple Concerto for Bassoon, Contrabassoon, and Harp (for the Garvey Family Musicians) and Davide Verotta's exotic Dances to Mytilini. Rounding out this surreal harvest outing will be that strange eight-petal flower Octandre, by Edgar Varese -- the 1923 shocker that still is guaranteed to raise the hairs on many a Halloween head.
Tickets for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's "Adventures Around the Lake with a Unicorn" -- on Saturday, October 20, 8:00 p.m., at Old First Church (1725 Sacramento Street @ Van Ness), San Francisco -- are $17 general, $14 students and seniors. Tickets are available through the OFC Box Office at (415) 474-1608 and at the door. For more information, please call Old First Church Box Office, the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra (707-474-7273), or visit the organizations' respective websites at www.oldfirstconcerts.org and www.sfcco.org. Tickets are also available at www.ticketweb.com. Other links to the show may be found at myspace.com/sfcco, sfcco.blogspot.com, and markalburgerevents.blogspot.com.
CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
OLD FIRST CONCERTS PRESENTS
Saturday, October 20, at 8:00 p.m.
Old First Church
1725 Sacramento Street at Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
ADVENTURES AROUND THE LAKE WITH A UNICORN
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Mark Alburger Rondo a la Pole Dance
John Bilotta Thurber Country
Allan Crossman Two Walks
Lisa Scola Prosek Overture to "L'Avventura"
Edgar Varese Octandre
Davide Verotta Dances to Mytilini
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, sfcco.blogspot.com, and markalburgerevents.blogspot.com
Also detail-edit The Decameron - Second Day: VI (pages 16-18) and compose IX (9-10).