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Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) brings new, nearly new, forbidden, and forgotten music to light. We focus on 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling—that resonates today and will speak to tomorrow—and we strongly believe in the power of artistic beauty, intelligence, wit, lyricism, and irony to create a deep understanding of our times and the human condition. E4TT's debut CD Surviving: Women's Words (Centaur CRC 3490) was reviewed at Examiner.com as "...four passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, those of both composer and singer" and at American Record Guide as "fascinating," with music that is "...compelling, varied and harmonically interesting" and "creates a dark, contemplative atmosphere."

Congratulations to our 56x54 2016 CALL FOR SCORES composers , whose works will be performed in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. Read the press release and see more about them. Thank you all for sharing your artistry and talent with us!
E4TT's debut CD "Surviving: Women's Words" won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Global Music Awards.

Next Concerts


Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:30 p.m., San Francisco

Old St. Mary's Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco

Noontime Concerts

International/Modern: Music by 21st century international composers from E4TT's 2016 Call for Scores--Klaus Miehling (Germany) and Polina Nazaykinskaya (Russia)--plus 20th century international composers Henriette Bosmans (Netherlands), Erich Korngold (Czech Republic), Lajos Delej (Hungary), and Franz Waxman (Germany).

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission Free


Friday, January 27, 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m. San Francisco

Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco

Presidio Sessions

Selections from E4TT’s 2016 award-winning CD “Surviving: Women’s Words,” submitted for the 59th Grammy Awards, and Jake Heggie's "Farewell Auschwitz," new arrangements from Franz Waxman's "The Song of Terezin," and works by Holocaust-era composers Erich Korngold, Lajos Delej, Hans Winterberg, Sandor Vandor, Gyorgy Justus, Edwin Geist, and Henriette Bosmans

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission Free. Reservations recommended

Ensemble for These Times is honored to be a fiscally sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to the service of chamber music in California.