P.O Box 192125
San Francisco, CA 94119-2125


A San Francisco-Based New Music Ensemble

Founded in 1985, EARPLAY is an ensemble of composers and musicians dedicated to the performance of new American chamber music. EARPLAY encourages composers nationwide to write for the ensemble, offering audiences a unique opportunity to hear eloquent, vivid performances of some of today's finest chamber music.

Our 2002–2003 Season

Join us for another exciting year of new music in the Bay Area.

All concerts start at 8:00PM
Pre-concert talks at 7:15PM

Program 1 December 9, 2002

Program 2 March 17, 2003

Program 3 May 19, 2003

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Program 1

December 9, 2002 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum

  • Pierre Boulez, Douze Notations and Incise for solo piano
  • Joel Durand, Trio a cordes violin, viola, and cello
  • Philippe Schoeller, Madrigal for violin, viola, cello, piano
  • Christophe Bertrand, Treis for violin, cello, and piano (winner of the 2002 Donald Aird Composers Competition)
  • Marc-Andre Dalbavie, In Advance of the Broken Time for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano

Program 2

March 17, 2003 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum

  • Leilei Tian, Wu for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion
  • Gyorgy Kurtag, Jelek for solo viola
  • Franco Donatoni, Ronda for violin, viola, cello, and piano
  • Richard Festinger, Abstraction en métal et bois for piano and percussion
  • Guy Garnett, Alternate Forms for solo piano
  • Kotoka Suzuki, Distortion for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Program 3

May 19, 2003 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum

  • Xenakis, Dikthas for violin and piano
  • Alexander Post, Songs
  • Steven Clark, New Work for clarinet, cello, and electronics
  • Pablo Ortiz, Milonguitas for Bass clarinet
  • Mathew Rosenblum, Ancient Eyes for flute, clarinet, cello, percussion, piano, and electronics
  • Mika Pelo, Chains and Transparency for flute, violin, cello, piano


Rich Variety April 29, 2002

Many Shapes and Sizes February 4, 2002

Reflection and Rememberance and Earplay Honors Arnold Schoenberg November 12, 2001

Percussion with Lyricism, Particles, Waves May 21, 2001

Earplay Digs In April 16, 2001

Oboe Highlighted In Earplay Program February 5, 2001

A Spread Of New Music Oct. 23, 2000

Past Seasons

View our past seasons' programs:

2001-02 | 2000-01 | 1999-00 | 1998-99 | 1997-98 | 1996-97 | 1995-96 | 1994-95

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