The Film Noir Project The Film Noir Project

Next Concert


Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m., San Francisco

The Film Noir Project
Osher Hall, SFCM, 50 Oak St., San Francsico
Live Stream

Four commissioned world premieres: "Elegy for David Raksin" by E4TT's David Garner (for solo cello), "Duo" (working title) by SF Conservatory composer Lennie Moore, "Indigo" by Kronos Fifty-for-the-Future composer Aleksandra Vrebalov (solo piano), and "Waltz-noir" by E4TT Call for Scores composer Polina Nazaykinskaya (cello and piano).

Also the world premiere of "Watching" by Charlie Sehres, winner of the "Best Sound Track for a Film Noir Clip Student Competition.

Plus "Noir Vignettes" for cello and piano by 2019 American Academy of Arts and Letters award winner Stacy Garrop, "the great famine" by E4TT Call-for-Scores composer Justin Merritt and songs by David Garner from E4TT's award-winning CD, Surviving: Women's Words.

Noir-inspired visual images by the Digital Giraffe (Corinne Whitaker), Vrebalov and 20th century masters; Waltz-noir video created for the Film Noir Project by Emma Kazaryan.

A Co-production with MaryClare Brzytwa and SFCM Technology and Applied Composition

Due to overwhelming demand, the concert will be availalble via live streaming.

A special musical preview at Just Say No(ir)!, the Mechanics' Institute CinemaLit Film Series, Friday, March 29, 6 p.m., 57 Post St, SF.

E4TT's latest release, "The Hungarians: from Rozsa to Justus" (Centaur CRC 3660) has won a Gold Medal in the Global Music Awards.

Congratulations to our 56x54 FIRST CALL FOR SCORES composers, whose works will be performed 2016-2019. Read the press release and see/read more about them. Thank you all for sharing your artistry and talent with us!


Nanette McGuinness, soprano
Anne Lerner-Wright, cello
Dale Tsang, piano
David Garner, composer


Taylor Chan, piano
Alejandro Saiz Emeterio, violin
Dawn Harms, violin
Chelsea Hollow, soprano
Julie Michael, viola
Ilana Blumberg Thomas, violin
Laura Reynolds, English horn
Karen Rosenak, piano
Xin Zhao, piano


Andrew Harlan, Publicity and Special Projects
Stephanie Neumann, Marketing and Development

Performance Videographer

Mister WA Productions

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