There are no overlaps as we approach Labor Day:
Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 p.m., Canessa Gallery: It would appear that, as of the 2016–2017 season, any reference to the Meridian Gallery is being dropped from the Composers in Performance Series, meaning that the Canessa Gallery has become the “official home” of the series. The season will begin with two sets of jamming combos. The first will be a quartet of violinists Kristina Dutton and Adria Otte, Kanoko Nishi on koto, and percussionist Nava Dunkelman. They will be followed by Trois Chapeaux (three hats), which is the trio of Jaroba performing on saxophone and his invented instruments, Kevin Corcoran on percussion, and Tania Chen working with her usual combination of toys and electronics. The Canessa Gallery is located at 708 Montgomery Street, right on the “border” between the Financial District and North Beach. Admission will be between $5 and $10, payable at the door.
Thursday, September 1, 8 p.m., Luggage Store Gallery: This week’s installment will also be a two-set program. It will open with improvisations by the neem duo of gabby fluke-mogul and k. kipperman using whatever resources they choose to bring to the occasion. They will be followed by a solo set taken by cellist Shannon Hayden working with electronic gear. The Luggage Store Gallery is at 1007 Market Street, directly across from the Golden Gate Theatre at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Taylor Street. As always admission will be on a sliding scale between $6 and $15.
Friday, September 2, 7:30 p.m., Center for New Music (C4NM): C4NM will launch September with a solo recital by Kyle Adam Blair, a pianist currently based in San Diego:
Pianist Kyle Adam Blair (courtesy of C4NM)
Blair will give the first public performance of “Pós-Tudos,” a set of twelve études by Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro. Ruviaro calls his style “intellectual improperty,” since he copies, borrows, and steals music from sources that include Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, twentieth-century avant-gardists, and the bossa nova style. Ruviaro then transforms his resources, sometimes beyond recognition and sometimes teasingly recognizable, for his own purposes.
C4NM is located at 55 Taylor Street, about half a block north of where Golden Gate Avenue meets Market Street. General admission will be $10, and C4NM members will be admitted at no charge. Tickets will be available only at the door.
Saturday, September 3, 8 p.m., Turquoise Yantra Grotto (TYG): TYG will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a two-set program entitled Songs for Human Wind. The program will feature a visit from Los Angeles by Susan Rawcliffe, who will be performing of a variety of different clay flutes. She will be accompanied by percussionist Kevin Corcoran. The program will also include a shakuhachi performance by Cornelius Boots.
This will be the latest installment in TYG’s house concert series. The venue is located at 32 Turquoise Way. Admission is between $10 and $15.