Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble (including music by Kate Stenberg)

Metamorphoses
Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble
including music by Kate Stenberg

March 22 & 23, 2019, 8:00 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto

“The program addresses two questions: "What happens when you set the same dance to various scores?" and "How do different choreographers respond to a single piece of music?"  Featuring the work of five guest choreographers (plus me, of course) and six commissioned composers (plus my old friend Beethoven), this show should satisfy intellectual curiosity as well as your aesthetic sense, as each theme goes through permutations from bold and colourful to thoughtful and introspective.” N. Carlitz

Choreographers: Helena Birecki, Natasha Carlitz, Jeannine Charles, Maggie Hurd, Emma Jahde, Erika Tingey
Composers: Paul Clothier, Mike Coffin, Fabio Mittino. Christiaan Royer, Kate Stenberg, Luiz-Otávio "Z" Zorzella

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble (including music by Kate Stenberg)

Metamorphoses
Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble
including music composed by Kate Stenberg

March 22 & 23, 2019, 8:00 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto

“The program addresses two questions: "What happens when you set the same dance to various scores?" and "How do different choreographers respond to a single piece of music?"  Featuring the work of five guest choreographers (plus me, of course) and six commissioned composers (plus my old friend Beethoven), this show should satisfy intellectual curiosity as well as your aesthetic sense, as each theme goes through permutations from bold and colourful to thoughtful and introspective.” N. Carlitz

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Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

UC Santa Cruz ~ Graduate Composer's Concert

Kate Stenberg teams up with professor/composer Larry Polansky at the University of California Santa Cruz for a graduate composer’s concert featuring the string quartet. Performers include UC Berkeley professor/violinist Hrabba Atladottir, UC Davis professor/violist Ellen Ruth Rose and UCSC cellist Vanessa Ruotolo. FREE
Pieces by:
Keshav Batish
Marguerite  Brown
Zade Dardari
Andrew  Dilallo
Ryan Harvey
Jonathan Hateley
Zachary Hejny
Feona Jones
Melodie  Michel
Bryndan Moondy
Assaf Shatil
Julian Sommer
Grijda Spiri

Performance Studio 131, Music Building
402 McHenry Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Stenberg | Cahill Duo @ Old First Church

Kate Stenberg and Sarah Cahill in concert
World premiere by local Canadian-born composer, Aaron Gervais.

Newly formed in 2016, the Stenberg | Cahill Duo is dedicated to promoting the American experimental tradition and expanding it through the commissioning of new work. This program includes the World Premiere Aaron Gervais’ Talking in Circles with performances of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Sueños de Chambi: Snapshots for an Andean Album, Kaija Saariaho’s Tocar, Linda Catlin Smith’s With Their Shadows Long, and works by Henry Cowell and Grażyna Bacewicz. Recent appearances include performances at San Francisco Performances’ PIVOT Festival, the Mendocino Music Festival, BAMPFA, and the Music by the Mountain Festival.

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Old First Church
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Sep
30
5:10 PM17:10

Stenberg|Cahill Duo @ Herbst Theater, SF Music Day

Stenberg|Cahill Duo performs @ 5:10pm
Herbst Theater in San Francisco

SF Music Day
Sunday, September 30th, Noon – 8pm

SF Music Day showcases the dynamism and diversity of Bay Area music scene at the eleventh annual SF Music Day, InterMusic SF’s free, daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco. 

Full schedule and information here

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Aug
1
to Aug 5

Crowden Adult Chamber Music Seminar

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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Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Garden of Memory

The Garden of Memory is held every June 21st from 5pm to 9pm to celebrate the solstice at The Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, California. Note that tickets are ALWAYS available at the door throughout the event. Advance ticket sales online will end on June 20th.

Kate Stenberg joins Sarah Cahill to play the music of Kaija Saariaho and Gabriela Lena Frank at the Garden of Memory Chapel of the Chimes walk-through. They will be performing in the Chimes Chapel, please check the performance schedule at the door.

more info click here
(a complete list of performers will be listed soon)

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May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Twentieth Century Women (Stenberg/Cahill Duo)

Throckmorton Concerts at Noon presents
“Bay Area new music luminaries” (SF Chronicle) violinist Kate Stenberg and pianist Sarah Cahill performing music by four innovative and influencial composers from around the world.
Program
Kaija Saariaho Tocar
Graznya Bacewicz Witraz (Stained Glass Window) and Melodia
Linda Catlin Smith With Their Shadows Long
Gabriella Lena Frank Sueños de Chambi

May 16th @ Noon
142 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley CA 94941
For more Information click Here
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Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Stenberg Coaches @ Intersection 2018 (Left Coast Chamber Ensemble)

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents INTERSECTION 2018
An Intensive Chamber Music Workshop | Learning and Performing the Music of Our Time

INTERSECTION is an innovative chamber music workshop designed by the musicians of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble for adult amateur musicians who are fascinated and delighted by the prospect of being part of the creation of new works while gaining new insights into the traditional classical repertoire. This intensive program will familiarize participants with the sometimes-intimidating techniques and practices of playing new music by accessible, living composers and offer a fresh look at familiar chamber music masterpieces.

More info here

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Stenberg Coaches @ Intersection 2018 (Left Coast Chamber Ensemble)

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents INTERSECTION 2018
An Intensive Chamber Music Workshop | Learning and Performing the Music of Our Time

INTERSECTION is an innovative chamber music workshop designed by the musicians of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble for adult amateur musicians who are fascinated and delighted by the prospect of being part of the creation of new works while gaining new insights into the traditional classical repertoire. This intensive program will familiarize participants with the sometimes-intimidating techniques and practices of playing new music by accessible, living composers and offer a fresh look at familiar chamber music masterpieces.

More info here

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Jan
24
8:30 PM20:30

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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Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

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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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

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.

more info

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Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
5:00 PM17:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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.

For more Information click here

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

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
3:00 PM15:00

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).

for tickets go here

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