San Francisco Girls Chorus with Percussionist & Composer Haruka Fujii
Sunday, May 19 2024, 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States (map)

The San Francisco Girls Chorus’ (SFGC) Premier Ensemble presents its season finale concert with a program of all new music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The concert features a collaboration with renowned percussionist and composer Haruka Fujii, one of the most prominent solo percussionists and marimbists of her generation, including a commissioned work by Fujii. In this program, SFGC and Fujii reunite after their previous collaboration on the world premiere of the choral opera Tomorrow’s Memories: A Little Manila Diary by Matthew Welch. Fujii has won international acclaim for her interpretations of contemporary music, having performed numerous premieres of works from luminary composers, and appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and more. Since 2010, she has performed as an artist of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble, joining a group of international musicians founded by Yo-Yo Ma, and serves as one of the artistic leadership team alongside Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens. Described as a chorus “capable of handling any vocal challenge set before them” (Gramophone), SFGC’s Premier Ensemble is a GRAMMY Award-winning chorus with a focus on empowering young women through music.