Nov
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Carleton Street Studio Fundraising Concerts

In concert with violinist extraordinaire, Irene Sazer. This concert will also include a concert version of the recently premiered "Middle Ground" written for Kate Stenberg and Nancy Karp + Dancers by Robert Honstein.

We support organizations working on behalf of human rights for all citizens in our democracy. Enjoy a monthly hour of acoustic music by gorgeous artists and contribute at the same time.

 

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Jan
24
8:30pm 8:30pm

San Francisco Performances PIVOT: New Adventures in Performing Arts

In an intensive five-day exploration, PIVOT celebrates creator-performers on the American artistic edge. Bay Area pianist and contemporary music specialist Sarah Cahill will lead a celebration of visionary California composer Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday, partnering with Kate Stenberg, the Alexander String Quartet and William Winant Percussion Group, who will perform on instruments built by Harrison himself.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 | 8:30PM
A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in San Francisco
$40/$25

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Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

At the de Young Museum with Roscoe Mitchell & Leonardo Drew

This special performance will pair the orchestral works of Roscoe Mitchell with Leonardo Drew’s site-specific installation Number 197 as backdrop, engaging similar ideas of the interplay between structure and improvisation in composition. An iconoclastic figure in contemporary music whose work ranges from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music, Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator dubbed one of the most important musicians in jazz by The New York Times.

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Aug
2
to Aug 6

Crowden Adult Chamber Music Summer Workshop

Kate Stenberg coaches at the Crowden Chamber Music for Adults
Director and violist with Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Phyllis Kamrin 

This five-day intensive workshop features daily coached rehearsals, as well as daily master classes and independent rehearsal time. Each participant plays in two ensembles, delving into chamber music’s most beloved pieces. Crowden’s renowned chamber music faculty share their passion and expertise as they guide students through a deepened development of ensemble playing skills and music appreciation, culminating in a concert for family and friends on the workshop’s final day. Group placement is based on audition. Pre-formed groups are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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Jul
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Old First Concerts

The Stenberg/Cahill Duo plays the Grand Duo of Lou Harrison and Sarah Cahill performs the West Coast premiere of Luciano Chessa's Green Sea as well as the premiere of Ricky Crews' 40 Years After China Gates, Kyle Hovatter's track, , Tania Leon's Ritual, and Ann Southam's Glass Houses No. 5.  

1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Jun
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Composer Mazdak Khamda at the Center for New Music

This concert will feature original works by Mazdak Khamda, who will joined by noted Bay Area performers in presenting a variety of chamber, solo and electronic music. The program will cover some of Mazdak’s earlier works such as “Moods” for solo piano, along with recent pieces such as “A Soul’s Journey” (world premiere) - dedicated to Stenberg for piano and violin and “Tied Up” for oboe and electronics. Noted performers on the program include violinist Kate Stenberg, oboist Glenda Bates, cellist Vanessa Ruotolo, and Friction Quartet which will premiere Kahmda’s newest string quartet. The program will also include works for solo piano by composers Garret Shatzer and Lucas Floyd.

Center for New Music  is located at 55 Taylor Street, about half a block north of where Golden Gave Avenue meets Market Street.

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Jun
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Garden of Memory with Real Vocal String Quartet

Garden of Memory at the Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA

Join me once again at this fantastic event as I sit in with the Real Vocal String Quartet following our week as finalists in the Savvy Chamber Competition. We will play a selection of our favorite tunes and improvisations! 

New Music Bay Area presents Garden of Memory, the annual summer solstice concert at the Chapel of the Chimes, a beautiful columbarium and mausoleum designed by Julia Morgan.  Performers you can hear during this popular event include the Real Vocal String Quartet, Henry Kaiser, Robin Petrie, Zachary James Watkins, Gyan Riley, Samuel Adams and Helen Kim, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Amy X Neuburg,  the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Dylan Mattingly, Laura Inserra, Maggi Payne, Pamela Z, Juraj Kojs and Paula Mathusen, Sarah Cahill and many more. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle calls Garden of Memory "a walk-through fun house of musical and visual splendor."  Pick up a map with performer locations, or just wander freely, discovering a variety of acoustic and electronic music in the four hours before twilight.  This year will feature a musical memorial to the legendary Don Buchla. www.gardenofmemory.com

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Jun
3
to Jun 8

Savvy Chamber Competition with Real Vocal String Quartet

I will be joining the Real Vocal String Quartet at the Savvy Chamber Competition
University of South Carolina

"String quartet, string band, vocal quartet, jaw-dropping improvising world-music collective….pick a box and Real Vocal String Quartet will think outside it, with style. RVSQ plays original songs and unique arrangements that pay tribute to music from Appalachia to Kenya to Brazil, with sparkling improvisation that impresses and moves."

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May
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Night Muse: Lou's Centennial Continues...

Night Muse: Lou's Centennial Continues...
At the Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz CA

New Music Works presents a program of Lou Harrison works including the famed Varied Trio (1987) for Violin, Piano and Percussion. Kate Stenberg joins with pianist, Sarah Cahill and percussionist, William Winant.

Other works include: Solstice, Incidental Music for Corneille's Cinna, works for guitar and percussion and choral works (White Ashes, Haiku and In Praise of Orpheus. Other musicians to play: Linda Burman-Hall, Larry Reed, John Schneider, Cid Pearlman Performance dance, Ariose Singers, nMw Ensemble and Philip Collins.

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May
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Full: Harrison @ BAMFA

May 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lou Harrison. Please join us for an evening of music by the groundbreaking American composer, including several of his gorgeous works for gamelan, presented by an all-star gathering of local performers and ensembles.

The phenomenal bass vocalist Richard Mix returns to BAMPFA to sing Harrison's rarely-performed Political Primer. Violin virtuoso Kate Stenberg is soloist in a performance of the globe-spanning Music for Violin and Various Instruments, European, Asian, and African. And Gamelan Encinal plays several of Harrison's celebrated gamelan works, plus a new piece by composer Daniel Schmidt. 
Programmed by Sarah Cahill
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/event/full-harrison

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA

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May
4
to May 7

Pamela Z & Donald Swearingen's "Pascal's Triangle"

Pamela Z and Donald Swearingen ~ performing a 4-night run of
Pascal’s Triangle
with Kate Stenberg and cellist, Hannah Addario-Berry

Royce Gallery @ 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA

A new work of electroacoustic music and live interactive media inspired by the beauty, ubiquity, and indispensability of mathematics – Pascal’s Triangle uses sampled text and sounds, voice & electronics, spatialized multi-channel audio, and interactive video. The movements of this evening-length work will employ numbers, patterns, and structures derived from mathematical principles – vignettes that evoke the poetic elegance of numbers.


 

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Feb
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

West Edge Opera "Snapshot"

Appearing with West Edge Opera in their new series Snapshot February. 

"Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year."

Each program will be performed once in Berkeley at the David Brower Center 2/26 and once in San Francisco (at the Bayview Opera House 2/26).

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Feb
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

West Edge Opera "Snapshot"

Appearing with West Edge Opera in their new series Snapshot February. 

"Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year."

Each program will be performed once in Berkeley at the David Brower Center 2/26 and once in San Francisco (at the Bayview Opera House 2/26).

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Feb
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Memory/Place" Nancy Karp + Dancers

Kate Stenberg joins forces with Nancy Karp + Dancers along with cellist Gianna Abondolo and pianist Sarah Cahill

Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp is making a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by composers Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s " Grand Duo" for piano and violin.  Six dancers will be accompanied by three Bay Area musicians to include cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg.  MEMORY/PLACE matches the music of the 3 composers with the work of Bay Area artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design combined with stage decor and lighting by designer Jack Carpenter.
At the Center for Dance - ODC Dance Theater in San Francisco.

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Dec
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

TIME FLIES with Lisa Moore (piano) at the Center for New Music

TIME FLIES
Virtuosi friends Kate Stenberg (violin) and Lisa Moore (piano) unite for a special concert inspired by memories, place, time and flight. Not since an unforgettable 1989 summer music festival in Idaho have these two musicians performed together. Remembering that unique bond, Stenberg and Moore join forces at the innovative Center for New Music, combining powerful duos and solos that celebrate life and friendship. Time Flies presents music by Philip Glass, Somei Satoh, Bay Area’s Amy X Neuburg, Michael Gordon (Bang on a Can co-director), Martin Bresnick (celebrating his 70th birthday) and the Australian composer Kate Moore - the west coast premiere of her Sliabh Beagh (borderlands) for a singing pianist.

San Francisco
55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ph: 415 275 2466
www.centerfornewmusic.com
Tickets:$20

 

 

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Dec
4
2:30pm 2:30pm

String Orchestra of Hidden Valley (Santa Cruz CA)

An English Extravaganza

featuring the works of Hubert Parry, Edward Elgar, John Ireland, & Vaughan Williams

In the early tradition, the orchestra will perform without a conductor. Prepared under the direction of Stewart Robertson, performances will be led by concertmaster, Roy Malan. Comprising sixteen of Northern California’s most talented and accomplished string players, the String Orchestra of Hidden Valley debuted to acclaim in November 2014.  Lyn Bronson of Peninsula Reviews  said of the String Orchestra’s debut, “A gorgeous performance. Every section . . . a perfect jewel.

TWO CONCERTS, TWO LOCATIONS:
http://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-string-orchestra-of-hidden-valley_156.htm

The doors open 30 minutes before the performance. Receptions with the musicians featuring wine from local vintners will immediately follow both performances. 

For more about Hidden Valley Music:
http://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/history.htm

 

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Dec
3
2:30pm 2:30pm

String Orchestra of Hidden Valley (Carmel Valley CA)

An English Extravaganza

featuring the works of Hubert Parry, Edward Elgar, John Ireland, & Vaughan Williams

In the early tradition, the orchestra will perform without a conductor. Prepared under the direction of Stewart Robertson, performances will be led by concertmaster, Roy Malan. Comprising sixteen of Northern California’s most talented and accomplished string players, the String Orchestra of Hidden Valley debuted to acclaim in November 2014.  Lyn Bronson of Peninsula Reviews  said of the String Orchestra’s debut, “A gorgeous performance. Every section . . . a perfect jewel.

TWO CONCERTS, TWO LOCATIONS:
http://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-string-orchestra-of-hidden-valley_156.htm

The doors open 30 minutes before the performance. Receptions with the musicians featuring wine from local vintners will immediately follow both performances. 

For more about Hidden Valley Music:
http://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/history.htm

 

 

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Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Stenberg / Cahill Duo @ SunsetArts

Bay area musicians Kate Stenberg (violin) and Sarah Cahill (piano) join together for a concert in San Francisco's Sunset District at the
Incarnation Episcopal Church @ 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Presenting sonatas by W.A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy and Henry Cowell.

https://sunsetarts.wordpress.com/kate-stenberg-and-sarah-cahill-in-concert/

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Jul
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Nirmita Composer's Institute, Cambodia

Nirmita Composer’s Institute, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Faculty Concert on July, 23rd, 2016

Kate Stenberg performs The Foating Bridge of Dreams by Jacob Sudol for violin and electronics and Spiral III for string quartet by Chinary Ung with violinist Shalini Vijayan, violist, Susan Ung and cellist, Peter Jacobson
Sophy Keo's White Sand River with flutist Asuncion Ojeda, Susan Ung and Peter Jacobson

 

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