tickets are $45 general, $36 for students, seniors and disabled, and can be purchased directly from Composers, Inc. by calling 415.512.0641 or visiting our website at composersinc.org
are $17 general, $14 for students, seniors and disabled, and are available through
Old First Concerts at
415.474.1608 or online at oldfirstconcerts.org,
or at the door thirty minutes before each performance.
Read about this first concert of
our 2010-11 Season at our new website www.composersinc.org Tuesday, October 19, 8:00 pm
Old First Presbyterian Church
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco Our opening concert features a staged production of A Very Large Mole, a witty, bordering outrageous one-act opera by Allen Shearer. In Claudia Stevens’ libretto after Kafka, a schoolteacher and a journalist vie for recognition around the alleged sighting of a huge mole. Both defer to a learned professor, the third member of the cast. Tenor Michael Mendelsohn, baritone Allen Shearer, bass Richard Mix and a quintet of instruments are conducted by Jonathan Khuner.
And there is more! Piano virtuoso Eliane Lust will premiere Jeffrey Miller’s intriguing Preludes. Dale Wolford and Victoria Lington return to Composers, Inc. with David Biedenbender’sImages for alto saxophone and piano. Finally, violinist Mira Benjamin of Montreal will playVocalise by Taylor Brook. This tantalizing violin solo with drone, rooted in the Hindustani tradition, won the 2010 Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award.