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Fans of new work, a cappella singing, world music and Shakespeare.
The “remarkable vocal octet” (The New York Times) Roomful of Teeth makes their San Francisco debut in a special one-night-only performance! Don’t miss the West Coast premiere of four new works based on Shakespeare and the Bay Area premiere of Caroline Shaw's Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for 8 Voices, an inventive a cappella work filled with "melodic delight, delicious harmonies and a sense of pure human joy" (San Francisco Classical Voice).
Co-presented with SF Performances: PIVOT
90 minutes with one intermission.
CAROLINE SHAW: Partita for 8 Voices. Bay Area Premiere.
CAROLINE SHAW: New work set to text from The Tempest. West Coast Premiere.
ANNA CLYNE: Pocket Book VIII (setting of Shakespeare Sonnet 8). West Coast Premiere.
ANNA CLYNE: Pocket Book LXV (setting of Shakespeare Sonnet 65). West Coast Premiere.
ERIC DUDLEY: QuietUs (setting of Shakespeare Sonnet 60 and text from Hamlet). West Coast Premiere.
"Partita for 8 Voices...lit up Disney Hall with melodic delight, delicious harmonies, and a sense of pure human joy."
–San Francisco Classical Voice
"The voices and percussion meshed to colorful effect, the story propelled by a high-energy blend of stylistic influences including reggae, hip-hop and rock."
–The New York Times
“It all feels so easy, looks so casual. But it sounds unlike anything.”
Taube Atrium TheaterVeterans Building, Fourth Floor401 Van Ness AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94102
MUNI Van Ness and BART Civic Center stations are just a 10-minute walk away. If driving, plan to arrive early and try these nearby parking garages.
May 31–July 1, 2017
June 4–30, 2017
June 10–July 2, 2017