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 offers audiences a unique opportunity to hear eloquent, vivid performances of some of today's finest chamber music.
Critics are raving about Earplay:
Earplay's excellent band of musicians was ably led by Mary Chun... The program's diversity of scope and intention received a gratifying and enthusiastic response from the audience. New music was well served.
The best of [the compositions] disdained orthodoxy and followed their own preoccupations. The most memorable of these chamber works reveled in the sheer expressive power of individual instruments.
Earplay has continued to delight audiences with new music season after season, and your continuing support makes it all possible! Ticket sales cover less than 10% of Earplay's concert expenses, and your donations help bridge the gap. Make your tax deductible donation to Earplay to help keep new music thriving in the Bay Area.
Don Aird memorial fund
Donald Bruce Aird, 1924-2001, served for many years on Earplay's board of directors, helping to guide the organization through more than a decade of musical activity. He was well known for his contributions to the musical community as a composer, organist, and choral director, and he was greatly valued by all who participated in Earplay for his openness to new ideas, his advocacy for new music, his generosity of spirit, and his unwavering musical and intellectual integrity. He will be greatly missed. Earplay has established a memorial fund in his name which will help finance our annual composition competition. For those who knew him and wish to contribute to this fund, please mark your check: "Donald Aird Memorial Fund."
Earplay is generously funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the California Arts Council, The Zellerbach Family Fund, The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the American Composers Forum.