Concert: “Kafkaesque” September 5, 2014

Wild Rumpus presents “Kafkaesque” at Old First Concerts in San Francisco on Friday September 5, 2014 at 8PM. The performance marks the first in a series of three concerts featuring winners of the 2014 Wild Rumpus Commissioning Project. Two world premieres explore expressive extremes: Per Bloland’s wildly expressionistic Solis Overture and the serene, hypnotic loops of Ruby Fulton’s you & me in a concert exploring the surreal, the complex, the bizarre, the illogical and the shadowy. The ecstatic Music in Similar Motion by Philip Glass, the dreamscape of Caroline Miller’s Berceuse et Jeux, the heavy funk of Lee Hyla’s We Speak Etruscan, interwoven with excerpts from György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments, form a truly Kafkaesque journey through the contemporary landscape.

$17 General, $14 Seniors, $5 Full Time Students (Children 12 and under are free)
Location: 1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109
For Tickets and information: (415) 474-1608

Per Bloland – Solis Overture (2014) World Premiere
Ruby Fulton – you & me (2014) World Premiere
György Kurtág – Kafka Fragments (1986) (excerpts)
Philip Glass – Music in Similar Motion (1969)
Lee Hyla – We Speak Etruscan (1992)
Caroline Miller – Berceuse et Jeux (2012)

Wild Rumpus:
Nathaniel Berman, conductor
Joanne de Mars, cello
Margaret Halbig, piano
Sophie Huet, clarinet, development director
Vanessa Langer, soprano
Amy Sedan, flute
Eugene Theriault, bass
Dan VanHassel, electric guitar, composer, artistic director
Jen Wang, composer, executive director
David Wegehaupt, saxophone

Mckenzie Camp, percussion
Joseph Maile, violin
Mia Nardi-Huffman, violin
Weston Olencki, trombone

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