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Contemporary guitar music is coming to the Center for New Music

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David Tanenbaum, Chair of the Guitar Faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), will be bringing the San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble to the Center for New Music to present a program entitled The Contemporary Guitar. The seven selections on the program will feature works all by living composers, including Tanenbaum’s faculty colleague Sérgio Assad, recent SFCM graduate Renaud Côté-Giguère, and current student Matthew Lyons, giving the world premiere of his composition, “Zac Heckmann,” the first movement of a suite entitled Homage.

Tanenbaum himself will perform the tenth of Mario Davidovsky’s “Synchronisms” compositions, scored for guitar and tape. The other “senior” composer to be included on the program will be the Australian Peter Sculthorpe, whose “From Kakadu” will be performed by Travis Johnson. Eleven guitarists (including Tanenbaum) will contribute to this concert, along with flutist Jessie Nucho for two movements from Nathan Kolosko’s duo Nayarit.

This performance will take place at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street. It will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28. Tickets are $15 with a $10 rate for members of the Center and a special $5 rate for students. Information about membership may be found on the Membership Web page of the Center’s Web site.