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Past Events

Four Kings for Lou Harrison

Fri May 05 2017: St. John's Episcopal Church, 1661 Fifteenth Street, San Francisco ($20 general/$15 student)

Wild Rumpus presents the world premieres of Brian Baumbusch’s Kings celebrating Lou Harrison, and Carolina Heredia’s Negative Image, with additional works by John Luther Adams and Lou Harrison.

Muscle/Memory

Fri Feb 24 2017: First Universalist Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco ($20 general/$15 student)

Wild Rumpus presents the world premieres of Carolyn Chen’s The Mussels, and William Dougherty’s The New Normal, alongside Alex Temple’s Willingly, Richard Reed Parry’s Duo for Heart and Breath, Ted Hearne’s Furtive Movements, and William Gardiner’s Hebbian Theory.

Mission: Ammonia

Sat Sep 24 2016: Knuth Hall, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, San Francisco (Free for SFSU students & faculty; $15 general admission (suggested donation))

Wild Rumpus presents the world premieres of Dan VanHassel’s Mission: Ammonia, Dan Tramte’s Helmut and Teddy Coming Down After a Rave, and Finola Merivale’s Phosphorescence, alongside Sivan Eldar’s Archive[s] and Christopher Cerrone’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

An Index of Metals

Wed Apr 20 2016: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, Berkeley ($14 in advance, $16 at the door)

Fausto Romitelli’s spectral/psychedelic epic!

Wild Rumpus @ Presidio Sessions

Fri Mar 18 2016: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, San Francisco (Free!)

New commissions by David Biedenbender and Nathan Heidelberger, plus music by Eve Beglarian, Eun Young Lee, and Lightning Bolt.

The Only Place

Sat Jan 23 2016: Art Share, 801 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles ($25 Seated, $15 Standing, $10 Standing (Student))
Tue Jan 26 2016: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco ($15 General, $10 Student/Senior/CNM Member)

A collaboration between Wild Rumpus and Los Angeles composer collective Synchromy, featuring world premieres by Jason Barabba and Nick Norton, plus music of Dan VanHassel, Joshua Carro, and Ursula Kwong-Brown.

Expressions/Reflections

Fri Oct 16 2015: Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704, Berkeley ($15 General, $10 Students & Seniors)

Christopher Cresswell: From Dreams, We Emerge (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, electric guitar, piano, and electronics Jenny Olivia Johnson: Reflect Reflect Respond Respond (2012) for two sopranos, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, electric guitar, and piano Paula Matthusen: The Ontology of an Echo (2013) for clarinet, percussion, piano, electric guitar, cello, double […]

The New Sincerity

Fri May 29 2015: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco ($15 General, $10 Students & Seniors)

Emma O’Halloran – Endless Deeps (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, electric guitar, trombone Jen Wang – Adrogué (2015) for flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, electric guitar, trombone, soprano Stefan Weisman – Bloom (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, soprano Beyoncé (arr. […]

Wild Rumpus @ !BAMM! (Bay Area Modern Music)

Sat May 09 2015: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, Berkeley ($20 General, $15 Students, Seniors & Disabled)

Nick Vasallo – The Moment Before Death Stretches On Forever, Like an Ocean of Time… (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, electric guitar, trombone, saxophone, soprano Jen Wang – Adrogué (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, electric guitar, trombone, soprano

High Style

Sun Apr 12 2015: Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, San Francisco (Free with Museum Admission)

As part of the Legion of Honor’s Listening Series, presented and curated by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, WR presents a companion program to High Style, an exhibit at the Legion of Honor featuring iconic 20th-century fashion from the Brooklyn Museum. The program’s a set of intimate new works evoking the styles and events of the mid-20th century, featuring works by Fausto Romitelli, Leaha Maria Villareal, and more.

Open Salon @ CNM

Fri Mar 27 2015: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco (Free!)

Our ongoing open salon series continues, with free readings of music by local composers, previews of our upcoming commissions, and more! This salon includes local composers Sean Carson, Adam Strawbridge, Susan Partlan, and Sarang Kim; workshops of works-in-progress for WR by Emma O’Halloran, Stefan Weisman, Nick Vasallo, and Jen Wang; plus a solo performance by Weston of Timothy Mccormack’s “HEAVY MATTER”.

Darkness and Light

Sat Feb 28 2015: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco ($15 General, $10 Students & Seniors)

Ioannis Angelakis – DreamPlay (2014) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, trombone, double bass, percussion, piano David Bird – Switch (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, and cello Ben Richter – Water’s Edge (2015) World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, electric guitar Louis Andriessen – Workers Union (1975) for ensemble David […]

New Music Gathering

Fri Jan 16 2015: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco (Free with Conference Pass)

Wild Rumpus members dive into New Music Gathering, presenting on panels (Alternative Ensembles, Presenting New Music) and performing music by David Coll, Lee Weisert, & Joshua Carro.

Open Salon @ CNM

Sat Nov 22 2014: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco (Free!)

Please join us for our first-ever Open Salon! We’ll be reading new works-in-progress by commissioned composers Ben Richter and David Bird and local composer Scott Rubin, and Jo will perform her new piece for solo cello!