Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 4:00pm
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director
Kirsten Sollek, Contralto
The San Francisco Girls Chorus builds upon its award-winning commitment to music of our time with a concert featuring works from a group of luminary contemporary composers. Highlighted by the World Premiere performance of an SFGC commission from avant-rock and improvisational composer Fred Frith, the program includes music by American minimalist Steve Reich, film composer David Lang, jazz saxophonist John Zorn, and prominent Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. The chorus will be joined by contralto Kristen Sollek, who will make her SFGC debut as soloist in Vaughan Williams’ rarely heard Magnificat.
Vaughan Williams: Magnificat
David Lang: Just (After Song of Songs)
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
Fred Frith: World Premiere (SFGC Commission)
Steve Reich: Clapping Music
John Zorn: Colombina
SFGC's commission and world premiere performance of a new work by Fred Frith is made possible by generous support from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.