ABOUT SF MUSIC DAY 2017
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What is SFMusic Day all about?
SF Music Day was founded ten years ago
to celebrate the Bay Area music community, and to encourage local audiences to explore and savor the
diverse range of music being made in our region. Each year, the daylong festival presents dozens of
ensembles performing a staggering array of repertoire, from Baroque and classical works from the canon,
to contemporary compositions, innovative jazz, improvised and experimental music, and electro-acoustic music.
The artists span generations and backgrounds, from seasoned and world-renowned veterans to fresh new voices
at the early stages of their careers.
The History behind SF Music Day
SF Music Day has grown and thrived thanks to a host of presenting and collaborating partners.
The first SF Music Day—then called Chamber Music Day— was held in 2008 at Temple Emanu-El,
San Francisco, and featured 16 local chamber ensembles. Subsequent festivals were held at Old
First Church, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the deYoung Museum, and the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music, and most recently, at the War Memorial Veterans Building. In its ten year
history, SF Music day has expanded to host about 35 ensembles each year, performing over a
seven hour period for an audience of more than 2000 visitors throughout the day.
One feature of SF Music Day has been the Field Report – a focus each year on one special
corner of the local music scene, programmed by a guest curator or curators. Past Field Reports
and programing themes have explored the Asian American Jazz movement in the Bay Area; the
influence of Latin American music on diverse genres of chamber music; the history of the string
quartet; the connections between improvised music and experimental film in the Bay Area; and the
innovative ensembles circulating around San Francisco’s Center for New Music.
This year, in honor of the festival’s milestone year, InterMusic SF hosts Ten Years of SF Music Day:
Reflections and Aspirations, a series of informal conversations led by area artists, Paul Dresher,
Tom Stone, and Anthony Brown, reflecting on the successes, struggles, and aspirations of the Bay Area’s
contemporary music, jazz, and classical music communities.
What makes SFMusic Day so special?
Unlike other concerts, you are free to come and go as you please, moving between spaces and creating a personalized program for the day. With
interactive music, family-friendly activities, and food trucks just outside the venue, the event will delight new listeners and
seasoned concertgoers of all ages and backgrounds.
So... who are these ensembles?
The SFMusic Day 2017 ensembles will be announced in 2017, but you can expect a large span of musical styles,
from early classical to jazz and avant-garde works.
Where is SF Music Day 2017?
SF Music Day 2017 will take place in SF's historical Veterans Building, located in the heart of San Francisco!
The SFMusic Day ensembles will perform concurrently throughout the day in the building’s four halls: Herbst Theater, Green Room,
Atrium Theater, Education Studio
When do I get to go!?!?
SFMusic Day 2017 takes place Sunday, September 24th from 12:00noon – 7:45pm. Let us know you can make it RSVP today!
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