The Neighborhood Concert Hall
First of all I’d like to say a hello and thank you to all our friends who have been so great about coming to our concerts and supporting us and all the extraordinary performers we’ve presented throughout these many years.
We hope you’re staying safe and observing all precautions for COVID.
As you know we had to cancel all performances from March through the rest of 2020. BUT we’re planning on being back when it’s safe, hopefully Summer or Fall of 2021. We’ll be looking forward to having performers we’ve had to cancel, so look out for Trance Mission, Ancient Future & Noah Gundersen, along with others we love, like David Jacobs-Strain, Diana Gameros, Van-Anh Vanesssa Vo, Mahsa Vahdat and many more at our venue in late summer or fall.
It’s been a rough time for everyone and artists and arts organizations are no exception. We need your donations to help us get off the ground once we come back, but we’re also asking that you consider other worthwhile organizations, whether they provide food, PPE, or many other necessities, or whether they support the arts.
So, please support those other organizations and, if you can, please support us too. It’s hard, but we’ll all get through this.
We look forward to seeing you and hearing some great music at our venue next year!
Take Care & Stay Safe,
Larry Kassin & the SF Live Arts crew
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.
TRANCE MISSION – POSTPONED
In March 2020, TRANCE MISSION releases Le Pendu, their fifth album and first in over two decades. This new trio version of the San Francisco Bay Area’s original “4th World” band celebrates the dynamic confluence of three extraordinary multi-instrumentalists/composers at the top of their game. Trance Mission founders Beth Custer and Stephen Kent have collaborated since first meeting in San Francisco in the early 90’s. Peter Valsamis joined them in 1997. Sculpted in California over the last several years Le Pendu is an expansive aural journey combining virtuoso acoustic musicianship into a unique and eclectic world of sound. The driving multi-phonic tones of Kent’s didgeridoos, together with Valsamis’s brilliantly versatile and musically inventive drumming sets the stage for the gorgeous melodies of Custer’s clarinets. Her soulful tunes and funky riffs duet with Kent’s guttural growls and kickass grooves. The layering of ambient percussion, swinging bass lines and spare, vital use of electronic atmospheres underpin the arrangements and keep the band true to their global roots in both ancient and contemporary musical fields.
LIVE in concert, with the addition of guitarist Anastasi Mavrides emphasizing the recorded evidence of Le Pendu, this TRANCE MISSION dives into the current with a fresh and vibrant urban tribal approach that is as vital now as ever!
Beth Custer – Bb, Alto, Bass & Contrabass Clarinets
Stephen Kent – Didgeridoo, Cello-Sintir, Percussion, Bass
Peter Valsamis – Drum Set, Dumbek, Bendir, Electronics
With: Anastasi Mavrides – Guitar, Bass