The Fifth Floor Collective (FFC) is a Boston-based consortium of four young composers seeking to produce and promote concerts of their work and that of their contemporaries. The members are Joseph M. Colombo, Patrick Greene, Andrew Paul Jackson, and Keith Kusterer. In the interest of a passionate need to share their new works with as large an audience as possible, FFC makes it a point to provide free concerts.
This coming Saturday FFC will make its West Coast debut. The concert has been organized by Colombo (currently based in San Francisco) and will feature performances of new works by three FFC members (Jackson, Greene, and Colombo, himself). The program will also include a new piece by California-based composer Mario Godoy. The members of the Friction Quartet are violinists Kevin Rogers and Otis Harriel, violist Pei-Ling Lin, and cellist Doug Machiz. This will be their first transcontinental collaboration.
This free concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, at the Center for New Music, located at 55 Taylor Street, a short walk north of Market Street.