One advantage of being an early riser is that I can get last-minute announcements posted in time for most people making their evening plans to read them. One of the first things I found in my morning mail was the announcement that the next installment of ROOM Series concerts run by Pamela Z will be taking place tonight. The title of this particular event is Sax Violins Language!
The saxophone side will be taken by Phillip Greenlief, who will perform one of the pieces in his Map Series Works collection. The violinist will be Benjamin Kreith, performing compositions by James Tenney, Luciano Chessa, and Laurie San Martin. Finally, the linguistic portion will be provided by John O’Keefe performing an excerpt from his 17th Street. In addition Pamela Z will provide a live voice and electronics sonic bed, and the program will conclude with a group improvisation by all performers.
Like all ROOM Series concerts, tonight’s May 29 performance will begin at 8 p.m. The venue will be the Royce Gallery, located in the North East Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ) at 2901 Mariposa Street, Unit 18. Tickets may be purchased in advance through an event page on Brown Paper Tickets. General admission is $10; but Brown Paper Tickets also allows for the purchase of a True Cost Ticket for $15, a price that more closely represents the cost of presenting the event.