Ticket Prices

Friday pre-concert events FREE
Single Concert: $25 / $14 student
Two Concerts: $40 / $24 student
Schick Farewell Reception and Toast: $25
Weekend pass, including Schick Farewell Reception and Toast: $65 / $38 student

All events free for subscribers and 20% off for members

SFCMP in Concert:
A 4-Concert Weekend

Celebrating Pauline Oliveros and Steven Schick


March 23 & 24 on Z Space's Main Stage

In their at the CROSSROADS Series, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players celebrates the work of legacy composers alongside cutting-edge composers from across generations. In this special weekend event, we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros’s birth and the 50th anniversary of her seminal tape pieces made here in San Francisco, as well as Steven Schick’s final season as SFCMP’s Artistic Director.

Spanning three generations of artistry, the 4-Concert Weekend will feature works by Pauline OLIVEROS, Luciano BERIO, Morton FELDMAN, and Galina USTVOLSKAYA. The work of emerging composers Xavier BETETA and a SFCMP commission by Carolyn CHEN will also be featured, along with three Bay Area composers who have written works inspired by Oliveros as part of SFCMP’s SF SEARCH 2018: Under-30 Call for Scores. Chen will discuss her work in the HOW MUSIC is MADE series and rounding out the weekend's activities, SFCMP Artistic Director Steven SCHICK will perform in a special solo-percussion concert that will include a premiere by Celeste ORAM. Schick will also be performing in the final concert of the weekend, Crippled Symmetry by Morton FELDMAN.


Schedule of Events


5:30 pm - Open Dress Rehearsal of Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green by Carolyn Chen (Free to the Public)

6:00 pm Composer Talk: Carolyn Chen in conversation with Steven Schick as part of the “HOW MUSIC is MADE” series.  (Free to the Public)

Concert #1
7:00 pm

Galina USTVOLSKAYA - Grand Duet (1957) 22’ 
Xavier BETETA - La Catedrale Abandonata (2015) 11’ 
Carolyn CHEN - Cold mountains, one belt, heartbreak green (2018) 12’ *SFCMP Commission
Luciano BERIO - Folk Songs (1964) 23’ - Soloist Silvie Jensen

Concert #2
9:00 pm
(8:30 doors re-open)

Pauline OLIVEROS - The Witness (1980) 60’

Three SF SEARCH 2018: Under-30 Call for Score Winners, New Works inspired by Pauline Oliveros (2017)
Danny Clay, Playbook
John Ivers Bellow, Cycle
Nathan Chamberlain, Dawn Chorus


Steven Schick Celebration Reception and Toast
5:30 pm

Join SFCMP for a special pre-concert celebration in honor of maestro Steven Schick, who is in his last year as Artistic Director of SFCMP.

Concert #3
7:00 pm

Artistic Director and percussionist Steven Schick, who celebrates his final season with SFCMP, will perform in a special Saturday evening solo concert made for this occasion. Schick will perform Iannis XENAKIS’s Psappha; Kurt SCHWITTERS’ Movements from Ursonate; and a premiere by Celeste ORAM (2018).

9:00 pm (8:30 doors re-open)
Morton FELDMAN Crippled Symmetry (1987) 90’