Genre: New Music

African American Composer Initiative

The African American Composer Initiative (AACI) presents the works of living and historical African American composers in concert, shares video of these live concerts online, and commissions new compositions. On our webpage you will find a catalog of the works we have performed, video links to the performances, composer/performer interviews, and information on obtaining scores.

Black Cedar

As a rare ensemble dedicated to music for flute, cello, and guitar, Black Cedar creates, discovers, and re-imagines works for this combination for the widest range of audiences possible.

Chromatic Community Music Center (CCMC)

The mission of the Chromatic Community Music Center (CCMC) is to bringing music into people’s lives by making it accessible through educational, participatory, and performance programs in the Bay Area. Whether participating or performing, the objective is to provide a satisfying and meaningful musical growth experience throughout our projects.

David Garner

Well-known and often performed, composer David Garner’s body of work reflects his historical knowledge, theatrical flair and humor. David has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1979, acting as chairman of the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory for 16 years. Trained as a pianist and cellist, David has performed from the …

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Ensemble for These Times

Bringing new, nearly new, forbidden, and forgotten music to light (formerly Jewish Music & Poetry Project). Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) brings new, nearly new, forbidden, and forgotten music to light. We focus on 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling—that resonates today and will speak to tomorrow—and we strongly …

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Home of United String Ensembles (HOUSE) is a chamber music program specifically for Oakland Unified School District middle school students who would otherwise have no opportunity to further their skills in violin, viola, cello and bass.

Kate Stenberg

Described as “highly virtuosic and deeply communicative…” Kate Stenberg’s violin playing has led to performances worldwide and the release of over two dozen CDs. She is especially devoted to promoting, educating and premiering the work of established and emerging composers, and devotes much of her time to nurturing those collaborations with other musicians and performing …

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Lisa Mezzacappa

Lisa Mezzacappa is a San Francisco Bay Area-based bassist, bandleader, composer, curator and producer. An active collaborator in the Bay Area music community for more than a dozen years, she leads her own groups Bait & Switch, the Interlopers, Nightshade, Eartheaters and the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, and co-leads the ensembles BODABODA, duo B., Cylinder, the …

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Nomad Session

Nomad Session is San Francisco’s premiere wind and brass octet. Bringing wind instruments to the forefront, Nomad represents members of every woodwind and brass family (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba) and is the first to use this instrumentation as a platform for a professional chamber ensemble rather than a one …

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After Everything

After Everything is a new music project created and directed by Matthew Cmiel. It is a project based performance group that specializes in creating events that are bigger than the music, either thematically, politically, or artistically.