San Francisco Contemporary Music Players On Stage Series: Oceanic Migrations

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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

Sep 14th @ 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) presents the concert-length, site-responsive work Oceanic Migrations at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture. Inspired by the heroic efforts of diverse individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area to cross vast oceans and obstacles to immigrate to the U.S., Oceanic Migrations is the world premiere performance of a unique piece for 21 musicians and vocalists.

Bang On A Can founding composer Michael Gordon has created Oceanic Migrations as a multimodal, immersive piece for the SFCMP, the eight-voice ensemble Roomful Of Teeth, and the San Francisco Bay Area wind quintet Splinter Reeds. The evening’s program includes a 7:00 p.m. pre-concert discussion facilitated by Roomful Of Teeth founding member Eric Dudley The discussion features composer Michael Gordon, local residents, archivists, and historians who have personal experience with the Angel Island Immigration Station facility in San Francisco Bay. The two-hour concert begins at 8:00 p.m., followed by a post-concert reception.

The performers encourage everyone to visit the educational multimedia installation about the creation and development of Oceanic Migrations at the historic Immigration Station Barracks at Angel Island State Park, on view from September 7-14, 2019. Bring an Angel Island ferry ticket, receipt, or any collateral from Angel Island or the Immigration Station Museum for free admission to the concert. Tickets are also available for purchase.


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