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Sunday,June 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m. San Francisco

Old First Concerts Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St. San Francisco

56x54 #2: Second Call For Scores Concert: Emerging and SF Composers

World Premiere: by Justin Henry Rubin
U.S. Premieres:Eden Lonsdale, Daniel Mehdizadeh, Alexander Skripko, and Martyna Kosecka, whose "Nepheles," was written for E4TT and premiered in Krakow in 2016
West Coast Premieres: Molly Joyce, Stephen Mitton and Christopher Wicks
Works by Grace Xu Schott, and San Francisco composer Alden Jenks

Pre-concert composer talk at 3:30 by composers Alden Jenks and Christopher Wicks.

McGuinness, Tsang, and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright

Admission: $18 online ($20 at the door); $15 online ($17 at the door) for seniors; $15 (Full-Time students); Children 12 and under free

Information: 415 474-1608

Congratulations to our 56x54 2016 CALL FOR SCORES composers , whose works will be performed in the 2016/17-2018/19 seasons. Read the press release and see more about them. Thank you all for sharing your artistry and talent with us!

Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) focuses 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. Surviving: Women's Words won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Global Music Awards.


Nanette McGuinness, soprano
Dale Tsang, piano
David Garner, composer

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.