John Adams Young Composers Fall/Winter Concert

Students in our John Adams Young Composers Program (Matthew Cmiel, Program Director) showcase their works with world premieres of their compositions performed by local professional musicians. This year, The John Adams Young Musicians Program has partnered with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players to develop and premiere their works.

Featuring premieres by student composers:
Jesse Distiller
Felix Elliot
Christian Jones
Ethan Lang
Lukas Moy
Nicole Targosz
Cisco Wallace Hurtado
Emma Wang

Performances by SFCMP core members and guest musicians:
Ráyo Furuta, flute
Gabe Young, oboe
Tiffany Valvo, bass clarinet
Dominic Favia, trumpet
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
Jennifer Ellis, harp
Jung Eun Kim, piano
Noah Strick, violin
Colin Belisle, viola
Doug Machiz, cello


Stay tuned for additional program details.

Please be aware that health and safety guidelines for attendees may change. We will continue to share updates to our protocol as needed.

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players is the Northern California’s most longstanding and largest new music ensemble, comprised of twenty-two highly skilled musicians. For more than 50 years, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players have created innovative and artistically excellent music and are one of the most active ensembles in the United States dedicated to contemporary music. Holding an important role in the regional and national cultural landscape, the Contemporary Music Players are a 2018 awardee of the esteemed Fromm Foundation Ensemble Prize, and a ten-time winner of the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The Players have performed more than 1,300 works by over 600 composers and the organization has commissioned over 80 major works including pieces from composers such as John Adams, John Cage, Earle Brown, Olly Wilson, Michael Gordon, Du Yun, Myra Melford, and Julia Wolfe. The Contemporary Players have been presented by leading cultural festivals and concert series including San Francisco Performances, Los Angeles Monday Evening Concerts, Cal Performances, the Stern Grove Festival, the Festival of New American Music at CSU Sacramento, the Ojai Festival, and France’s prestigious MANCA Festival. The Contemporary Music Players nourish the creation and dissemination of new works through world-class performances, commissions, and community and education programs. The Players perform the music of composers from across cultures and stylistic traditions who are creating a vast and vital 21st-century musical language featuring the work of iconic and emerging composers while shining a spotlight on works for large ensemble and California artists.


Jan 21 2023


7:30 pm
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