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August 02, 2012

New Tour Dates Announced!

After a European tour which included four Cultural Olympiad performances in the UK, plus concerts in Malta, Finland, and the Czech Republic, we’re back home in San Francisco and ready to announce a new set of tour dates. We’ll be performing across the U.S., Europe, and Australia, so take a look at the full list of dates to see if we’ll be performing near you! More concerts will be announced later this fall, so stay tuned.

We’re thrilled to announce the premiere of a new collaboration with Laurie Anderson. The evening-length work premieres at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (Feb 1 & 2, 2013), and then will be performed at the Adelaide Festival (Mar 2, 2013), the soon-to-open Bing Concert Hall at Stanford Live (Apr 20 & 21, 2013), and Peak Performances at Montclair State University in New Jersey (May 10 & 11, 2013). Additional performances will be announced soon.

Back home in San Francisco, we conclude our multi-year partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Feb 21 & 22, 2013) with a program highlighting the vibrant creative voices of our hometown composers. The program features two world premieres: a new work for string quartet and electronics by composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z, co-commissioned by YBCA and the Kronos Performing Arts Association, and String Quartet No. 3, “The Mezzanine” by Nathaniel Stookey, who at age 17 was the youngest composer ever commissioned for the San Francisco Symphony’s New and Unusual Music Series. The program also features the West Coast premiere of Carrying the Past by Dan Becker, chair of the composition department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as works by other San Francisco musicians.

Our next trip back to the UK will be in December as part of All Tomorrow’s Parties (Dec 7-9, 2012), a music festival that takes place at Pontins Holiday Camp in Camber Sands, East Sussex, England. This edition of the festival is curated by The National (including Bryce Dessner, with whom we’ve previously collaborated), with a line-up that also includes performances from Deerhoof, The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Sharon Van Etten, My Brightest Diamond, Hauschka, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, and So Percussion.

We’ll join the Santa Rosa Symphony at the new Joan & Sanford I. Weill Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University (Oct 6, 7, 8, 2012). The performances - the symphony’s first regular season concerts in their new home - include Concerto for String Quartet, Orchestra and Electronics (The Last Internal Combustion Engine), a world premiere by their composer-in-residence & University of California Berkeley faculty member Edmund Campion.

Learn more, purchase tickets, and see our full tour schedule here.

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