This Week at SFCM

Jeffrey Anderson, tuba, faculty recital October 12, 8 p.m.

Thalea String Quartet October 13, 8 p.m.

Christian Tetzlaff, vioin, master class October 14, 7:30 p.m.

Corey Jamason, harpsichord, and Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, faculty recital October 15, 8 p.m.

Musical Theatre Showcase October 17, 8 p.m.

Orchestra Open Rehearsal October 18, 2 p.m.

Sphinx Virtuosi in concert October 18, 7:30 p.m.

Notes From the Past

SFCM's history comes back to life with our Oral History Project. Read and listen to our latest addition: former guitar faculty member George Sakellariou shares early memories of the Conservatory, and stories from years of performing and touring throughout the world.

Visit SFCM's history blog.

Del Sol's Secrets to Success

The critically acclaimed Del Sol String Quartet shares lessons about starting and running a successful chamber ensemble in a free noontime talk on October 20. Founded by violist Charlton Lee '93, Del Sol has twice won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

An Emmy in the Cards for Beal

Congratulations to composer Jeff Beal, SFCM Technology and Applied Composition program visiting faculty member, for winning an Emmy for his original score to the Netflix series House of Cards. Hear the Amaranth String Quartet perform an arrangement by composition chair David Conte.

Solís Plays Papageno at SF Opera

Tenor Efraín Solís '13, a second-year Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, sings Papageno in the company's multimedia production of Mozart's The Magic Flute beginning October 20. Solís continues to study with voice department chair César Ulloa.

Alum to Innovate at Toronto Symphony

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has hired alumnus Adrian Fung '08 as its VP of Innovation, a new position with a broad purview over education, outreach and collaborations. Fung is an award-winning cellist, musical entrepreneur and founder of the Afiara Quartet. Read more.

Sphinx Virtuosi in Concert

The Sphinx Virtuosi are a dynamic ensemble of eighteen of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists. They visit SFCM on October 18 fresh from a performance at Carnegie Hall with a program of music written or inspired by women, including a new work performed by composer and Pre-College alumna Gabriela Lena Frank.

Video Game Launch Features SFCM Soundtrack

The mesmerizing video game Gathering Sky, released in August, creates the sensation of flight with the help of an evocative score performed by SFCM students and recorded in the Conservatory's Technology and Applied Composition (TAC)studios. Noted game composer and visiting TAC faculty member Dren McDonald led the recording session last January. Watch.