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NewMusicWorks IS !!

NewMusicWorks IS !!

OUT & ABOUT Season 2021-22 launched on a Saturday afternoon in mid-November with a resounding collaboration of music and dance set to Terry Riley’s iconic minimalist work, IN C. Beneath the blue sky and FREE, IN C Outside was a joyously visceral celebration. After...

Quarantine Musical Experience

Quarantine Musical Experience

  Michael McGushin- "Yeats Songs" (February 2020)   Hyo-shin Na- "Fellini Dreaming" (February 2020)   Phil Collins- "Going Places" (February 2020)

Safari Tour!

Safari Tour!

Silent Auction Prize: Zulu Nyala Safari Tour Minimum bid $3,000. The Zulu Nyala Safari Tour will again be among the offerings at our upcoming Silent Auction, as part of New Music Works' Avant Garden Party. This year's Silent Auction is shaping up to be our best and...

Kate Stenberg

Kate Stenberg’s solo violin playing has been described by NewMusicBox as “highly virtuosic and deeply communicative, full of character and presence.” Her acclaimed CD, Scenes from a New Music Séance with pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann (Other Minds), includes several...

Cid Pearlman

Cid Pearlman - Director of "Cid Pearlman Performance" is choreographing dance for "Solstice" Suite, in evening concert. For two decades Cid Pearlman’s choreography has worked to subtly disrupt traditional notions of desire, gender and friendship. Inspired by the...

Larry Reed

Larry Reed founded ShadowLight Productions in 1972 to nurture indigenous shadow theater traditions, and to explore and expand the possibilities of the shadow theatre medium. He is one of the first Westerners to have trained in the traditional Balinese shadow theatre...

Vlada Volkova-Moran

A native of Russia, Vlada Volkova-Moran holds diplomas from the Tula Music College, the Moscow State Pedagogical University, and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservitory as a musical educator, accompanist, and as a performing artist. While in Russia she was the principle...

John Schneider

John Schneider is an internationally recognized guitarist, composer, author and broadcaster whose weekly television and radio programs have brought the sound of the guitar into millions of homes for the past thirty years. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics & Music from...

Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill, recently called “fiercely gifted” by the New York Times and “as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of” by the San Francisco Chronicle, has commissioned, premiered, and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano. Composers...

Frank Zappa

FRANK ZAPPA, (December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993), was born Frank Vincent Zappa in Baltimore, Maryland and began to play drums at the age of 12. He first played in R & B groups by high school, and then switched to guitar at 18. After narrowly graduating from...

Joan Szymko

JOAN SZYMKO, (b.1957) was born in Chicago into a family that placed a high value on education the arts— especially music. She studied choral conducting and music education at the University of Illinois (Urbana, 1978). Immediately after graduating she moved to the...

Franz Schubert

FRANZ SCHUBERT January 31, 1797 - November 19, 1828) was an Austrian composer. Although he died at an early age, Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous "Unfinished Symphony"), liturgical music, operas, some...

Arnold Schoenberg

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (13 September 1874 - 13 July 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the spelling Schšnberg until after his move to the...

Jon Scoville

JON SCOVILLE is currently Music Director of Tandy Beal & Company and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Utah. Accomplished composer and dance accompanist, he has toured world-wide and accompanied for many dancers including a partial listing: Glady's...

Hyo-Shin Na

HYO-SHIN NA, After studying piano and composition in her native Korea, Hyo-shin Na came to the U.S. in 1983 to do graduate work at the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Colorado, where she received her doctorate. After moving to San Francisco in 1988,...

David Loeb

DAVID LOEB studied with Peter Pindar Stearns at the Mannes College of Music in New York. He currently teaches at Mannes and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. For thirty five years he has composed extensively for traditional Japanese instruments and for...

Bun-Ching Lam

BUN-CHING LAM, born in the Macao region of China, began studying piano at the age of seven and gave her first public solo recital at fifteen. In 1976, she received a B.A. degree in piano performance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She then accepted a...

Naoko Kurauchi

NAOKO KURAUCHI, is a graduate of the Musashino Music College in Japan. She studied under Hirohiko TAMURA and Tohru TAMURA . Naoko was selected for the 54th Japan Music Competition and received the 2nd New Composer Award by Japanese Society for Contemporary Music...

Mark Kilstofte

MARK KILSTOFTE, is admired as a composer of lyrical line, engaging harmony, strong, dramatic gesture and keen sensitivity to sound, shape and event. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “exciting and beautiful, consistently gripping,” his music has garnered a...

Lou Harrison

LOU HARRISON, (1917-2003), for fifty years, was in the vanguard of American composers. An innovator of musical composition and performance that transcended cultural boundaries, Harrison's highly acclaimed work juxtaposes and synthesizes musical dialects from virtually...

Osvaldo Golijov

OSVALDO GOLIJOV, (born December 5, 1960), grew up in an Eastern European Jewish household in La Plata, Argentina. Born to a piano teacher mother and physician father, Golijov was raised surrounded by chamber classical music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and...

Philip Glass

PHILIP GLASS, through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the...

Luigi Denza

LUIGI DENZA, (1846 - 1922) was born on 24 February 1846 in Castellemmare di Stabia, Italy. He studied music under Saverio Mercadante and Paolo Serrao at the Naples Conservatory. After graduation, he began to compose opera music and his Wallenstein (1876) was received...

Steed Cowart

STEED COWART, is a composer and conductor, most interested in the progressive areas of new music, especially American experimental music. His compositions are for an array of instrumental and vocal combinations, electronics and inter-media. Timbre, harmonic...

Philip Collins

PHILIP COLLINS co-founded New Music Works and has served as the organization's Artistic Director and Conductor since 1982. Collins has guest-conducted numerous ensembles and has performed residencies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Cabrillo Festival of...