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Upcoming Events

September 10, 2016 8:00 pm


Unheard-of Firehouse poster

The Unheard-of Project connects new audiences with composers at the forefront of contemporary composition. Unheard-of brings together composers to create new works, bringing these compositions to communities and institutions across the United States through touring and outreach.  In its second year, the project continues to impact new communities, aiming to spark original collaborations between musicians and composers. The 2016-2017 Unheard-of//Ensemble project features new works for clarinet, cello, and piano trio. The featured composers are Jay Lin, Christina Volpini, Alan Hankers, Phil Salathe, Howie Kenty, Joe Sferra, and Flannery Cunningham. During the 2015-2016 project year, Unheard-of brought six new works for clarinet across different mediums to Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas with performances at the University of Alabama- Birmingham, Marywood University, University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Tarleton State University, and Troy University as well as radio features on 89.3 Montreal, WTSU 89.9, and 90.1 WUSB.


September 15, 2016 8:00 pm

Composers Voice


September 16, 2016 8:00 pm

Bonnie Kane and friends


September 24, 2016 8:00 pm

Dialogues: Music for Cello & Other-Helen Newby

“Dialogues” explores the interaction between cello and other instruments, objects, and spaces. Cellist Helen Newby will premiere works by David Bird, Danny Clay and Adam Hirsch in addition to performing the music of Kurt Isaacson, Cat Lamb, and Haley Shaw.

Helen Newby continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers and artists. She received her Bachelor’s in Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and her Master’s in Cello Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her principal instructors have included Darrett Adkins, Jennifer Culp and Rachael Lonergan. Helen is a founding member of string trio Chartreuse, string quartet Amaranth, jazz sextet deturtle, and experimental noise quartet HK&tCS, and she frequently performs with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. She is on faculty at the Crowden School of Music in Berkeley and the Bay Area Music Project in Alameda.




September 25, 2016 8:00 pm

Joe White CD Release Show – Boomwaggle


Boomwaggle is a musical storytelling work, with strange pop songs –  a timely meditation on greasy thighs, political corruption, unbridled ambition, and a mysterious political sex toy known as the “Gerrymander Massage Chair.”

This special performance of the entire work, recently released on Gold Bolus Recordings, includes Boomwaggle collaborator, Emma Meltzer, and the talents of Brian McCorkle and Paul Pinto. Brian Rady will open the evening with a set of his own songs.

Music, text, and performance by Joe White and performance by Emma Meltzer

joewhitenoise.com, joewhitenoise.bandcamp.com

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