The Source | SF Opera

The Source | SF Opera

Taube Atrium Theater (map)

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The Source travels to San Francisco for six performances with SF Opera Lab.

Music by Ted Hearne
Daniel Fish, director
Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish, co-video designers
Nathan Koci, music director
Mark Doten, librettist
Beth Morrison, producer

Featuring vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Samia Mounts, Isaiah Robinson and Jonathan Woody
Courtney Orlando, violin
Anne Lanzilotti, viola
Leah Coloff, cello
Taylor Levine, electric guitar
Greg Chudzik, bass
Ron Wiltrout, drums

The Source | SF Opera

The Source | SF Opera

Taube Atrium Theater (map)

Tickets and more information available here

The Source travels to San Francisco for six performances with SF Opera Lab.

Music by Ted Hearne
Daniel Fish, director
Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish, co-video designers
Nathan Koci, music director
Mark Doten, librettist
Beth Morrison, producer

Featuring vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Samia Mounts, Isaiah Robinson and Jonathan Woody
Courtney Orlando, violin
Anne Lanzilotti, viola
Leah Coloff, cello
Taylor Levine, electric guitar
Greg Chudzik, bass
Ron Wiltrout, drums

The Source | SF Opera

The Source | SF Opera

Taube Atrium Theater (map)

Tickets and more information available here

The Source travels to San Francisco for six performances with SF Opera Lab.

Music by Ted Hearne
Daniel Fish, director
Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish, co-video designers
Nathan Koci, music director
Mark Doten, librettist
Beth Morrison, producer

Featuring vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Samia Mounts, Isaiah Robinson and Jonathan Woody
Courtney Orlando, violin
Anne Lanzilotti, viola
Leah Coloff, cello
Taylor Levine, electric guitar
Greg Chudzik, bass
Ron Wiltrout, drums

New Songs | National Sawdust

New Songs | National Sawdust

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Singer-composer Ted Hearne premieres an intimate and ecstatic collection of vocal music, accompanied by a band of longtime friends and new collaborators.

Hearne’s The Source, called by Pitchfork “some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory — from any genre,” and “a twenty-first century masterpiece” by the New York Times, turned the words of Chelsea Manning and the Iraq War Logs into a penetrating oratorio. His latest songs strike a more personal chord but sacrifice none of the force. The centerpiece of the performance is a new song cycle set to text by the renowned contemporary poet Dorothea Lasky.

Vocalists Peabody Southwell, fresh from season appearances with LA Opera, and Allison Semmes, having just stepped out of the role of Diana Ross on Broadway, give rare recital performances. Solo instrumentalists Mariel Roberts, Taylor Levine and Philip White, staples of New York’s contemporary music community, join The Nouveau Classical Project and San Francisco’s eclectic and bold duo The Living Earth Show as the evening’s dynamic ensemble. R WE WHO R WE, the vocal/electronics duo of Ted Hearne and Philip White, perform selections of their upcoming sophomore release.

Work Songs | National Sawdust

Work Songs | National Sawdust

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National Sawdust presents Timo Andres' cycle Work Songs, for three singers, accordion, and piano. Work Songs features yours truly as a vocalist alongside several musicians I'm humbled to share the stage with: Gabriel Kahane, Becca Stevens, Taylor Levine and Nathan Koci. The five of us also perform short sets of music by Gabe, Becca and myself.

 

 

Outlanders | Chatterbird

Outlanders | Chatterbird

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The Nashville ensemble Chatterbird presents a concert of my songs, some of them from my album Outlanders. I will be featured on vocals along with cellist/vocalist Leah Coloff.

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Katrina Ballads | Chatterbird

Katrina Ballads | Chatterbird

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A full performance of Katrina Ballads with Chatterbird and Isaiah Robinson. Katrina Ballads is an hour-long oratorio that uses the words of survivors, relief workers, politicians, and celebrities to paint a picture of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It is an ensemble work for 5 singers (SATTB) and 11 instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet, horn, violin, viola, cello, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, piano, drums/percussion). It premiered in on May 28, 2007 at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston South Carolina.

“Katrina Ballads” also includes an educational program for local high school students, empowering them to explore how music and art can be used to highlight issues of injustice.

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Argus Quartet | Caramoor Festival

Argus Quartet | Caramoor Festival

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Argus Quartet, the 2016-17 quartet-in-residence at the Caramoor Festival, performs a concert of music by the Sleeping Giant composers collective. Inspired by Hand Eye, Eighth Blackbird's collaboration with the collective, this program will showcase another concert-length, six part suite with contributions from each member of the group. The six Sleeping Giant composers (myself, Chris Cerrone, Robert Honstein, Jacob Cooper, Timo Andres, and Andrew Norman) each present a distinct take on what a string quartet can mean.

Program
Chris Cerrone - How to Breathe Underwater
Robert Honstein - Arctic
Jacob Cooper - Bad Black Bottom Kind
Timo Andres - Early to Rise
Ted Hearne - For David Lang
Andrew Norman - Peculliar Strokes

A Far Cry | Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

A Far Cry | Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

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The Boston based conductor-less orchestra A Far Cry performs their complete album The Law of Mosaics as part of their residency at the Gardner Museum. This double bill begins with Andrew Norman's Pulitzer finalist The Companion Guide to Rome and finishes with my piece Law of Mosaics.

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Roomful of Teeth and A Far Cry | University of Michigan

Roomful of Teeth and A Far Cry | University of Michigan

Rackham Auditorium (map)

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Roomful of Teeth joins forces with conductorless orchestra A Far Cry for a double bill that will include my pieces The Law of Mosaics and Coloring Book alongside music by Caroline Shaw and Prokofiev.

This specially designed concert for K-12 students will explore how music can evoke characters and narratives even when there is no storyline. Selected students will be invited on stage to participate, collaborating with the artists to improvise stories as expressed by the music.

By-By Huey | Malmgren Concert Series

By-By Huey | Malmgren Concert Series

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GRAMMY winning sextet Eighth Blackbird brings By-By Huey to Syracuse University's Malmgren Concert Series. Also on the program are works by Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, and Bryce Dessner, all commissioned by Eighth Blackbird.

By-By Huey | Hear Now Festival

By-By Huey | Hear Now Festival

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I am excited to be included on day two of the 2017 edition of Hear Now's annual festival of music by Los Angeles Composers. The excellent ensemble Synchromy will be performing By-By Huey along with five other works.

Program
Ted Hearne: By–By Huey
Andrew Norman: Mine, Mime, Meme
David Lefkowitz: Love Fragments
David Hertzberg: Meditation Boreal
Russell Steinberg: Subterranean Dance
Thomas Kotcheff: Scratch Cradle

Consent | Volti

Consent | Volti

First Congregational Church (map)

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The excellent San Francisco choir Volti performs Consent on a concert of past winners of it's Choral Arts Laboratory young composer competition, which I was fortunate enough to be selected for in 2010. Jack Hughes and Tonia Ko, the winners of this year and last year's competitions, are also featured. The program is rounded out by works from Per Nørgård and Joby Talbot.

Consent | Volti

Consent | Volti

St. Mark's Church (map)

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The excellent San Francisco choir Volti performs Consent on a concert of past winners of it's Choral Arts Laboratory young composer competition, which I was fortunate enough to be selected for in 2010. Jack Hughes and Tonia Ko, the winners of this year and last year's competitions, are also featured. The program is rounded out by works from Per Nørgård and Joby Talbot.