San Francisco Symphony SoundBox, curated by Missy Mazzoli

Friday, February 7, 20209:00pm

SoundBox continues on February 7–8 with a program curated by composer and performer Missy Mazzoli and conducted by Edwin Outwater. The program examines the idea of sacred spaces and how music can be instrumental in creating modern sacred environments—not sacred in the religious sense of the word, but rather as a refuge from the chaos of the world around us and an opportunity for deeper internal connection. Many of the works selected by Mazzoli for this SoundBox program feature the synthesizer. Missy Mazzoli and Lorna Dune play the synthesizer in Mazzoli’s arrangement of Meredith Monk’s Passage / What Does It Mean? and Mazzoli’s Vespers for a New Dark Age, and Mario Diaz De Leon plays the synth part in his own composition Sanctuary. The latter two works also feature soprano Marnie Breckenridge and members of the SF Symphony. Other works on the program include Marcos Balter’s Ut, Mario Diaz De Leon’s Sacrament, Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers for Violin, John Luther Adams’ The Light Within, and Arvo Pärt’s Silentium, from Tabula Rasa. DJ Lorna Dune will curate and perform music during both intermissions and after the concert, and the SoundBox space will feature lighting design by Seth Reiser and video design by Adam Larsen.

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