The Neighborhood Concert Hall
Since 1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s (formerly Noe Valley Music Series) has earned a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance series in the Bay Area.
The series has garnered praise for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians (many who’ve won Grammys, Academy Awards, Mac Arthur “Genius” Grants and Guggenheim fellowships) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality. Founded by jazz flutist, Larry Kassin, SF Live Arts depends on grants and donations to bring their special blend of international and local musical talents to San Francisco.
We’re back! After a two year hiatus, SF Live Arts @ Cyprian’s returns with an exciting, groundbreaking concert!
Saturday, June 11, 8pm at St. Cyprian’s, 2097 Turk St, SF
Two Adventurous Improvising Saxophone Quartets
Two of the West Coast’s iconic sax quartets perform individually & together!
Social Stutter: Kasey Knudsen, Phillip Greenlief, Cory Wright and Beth Schenck
Social Stutter, a saxophone quartet led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, blurs the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz. Solos emerge from the natural order of intricately written lines that, although begin simply in structure, twist and distort themselves into surprisingly complex shapes and forms. Masters of texture and nuance, the quartet has a keen awareness of how to support and push one another’s creative boundaries. Social Stutter is comprised of some of the Bay Area’s most unique voices: Kasey Knudsen, Phillip Greenlief, Cory Wright and Beth Schenck.
Rova: Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin and Bruce Ackley
A fixture on the music scene for more than 4 decades, Rova continues to explore sonic worlds at the nexus of improvisation and composition to concoct compelling brews of unchambered music. The 4 Rovas each contribute to a growing book of original compositions that test boundaries between musical genres, and
that infuse works with ever-evolving devices for improvisation. Returning to SF Live Arts for this special concert, the quartet will present new work created during the lockdown. This will be Rova’s first in-person concert since last September, and band members are excited to be able to share new work with a live audience.
Each saxophone quartet will present a set focused on their unique work, and then will team up to present some exciting saxophone octet pieces. This special concert is a rare opportunity to hear Rova and Social Stutter, both individually and together.
Wearing masks and proof of vaccination are required.
Tickets for this event are $15adv/$20door. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5456193 for tickets
info at: web: https://www.sflivearts.org Facebook: sflivearts@cyprian’s email: email@example.com
Doors & box office open at 7:30PM