Upcoming Events: International Relations

Tue 8/11

Image - Music Education and the Complete Human Being

Music Education and the Complete Human Being

Date: Tue, August 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
With SF Conservatory of Music's Joan Gordon

Joan Gordon, Director, Pre-College and Adult Extension Divisions, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

The study of the arts, particularly music, is well documented as having a positive effect on the brain. This presentation will address the importance of providing young people with a comprehensive musical education that sets private study of an instrument within the context of ear training, theory and ensemble participation. These skills serve the students in all aspects of life in addition to their musical endeavors. The evening will include performances by student musicians.

Wed 8/12

Image - Why Music? The Confessions of a Willing Prisoner of the Violin

Why Music? The Confessions of a Willing Prisoner of the Violin

Date: Wed, August 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
With Assistant Concertmaster Mark Volkert.

Mark Volkert, Assistant Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

Volkert’s talk will blend biography and his philosophy on music, peppered with interesting anecdotes and tales from the trenches. A violinist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1972, he has been assistant concertmaster since 1980.

Mon 8/17

Image - The Music of Cinema

The Music of Cinema

Date: Mon, August 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
A rich multimedia presentation.

Scott Foglesong, Chair, Department of Musicianship and Music Theory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

Music for the movies has its own language, idioms and styles. It originated, paradoxically enough, in the silent cinema where music served to mask projection noises in addition to providing helpful cues to the onscreen action, then came into its own with the advent of talkies. We’ll be covering that film music in a rich multimedia presentation that starts with a close look at Max Steiner’s breakthrough score for the 1933 King Kong and the late-Romantic language of Hollywood, including composers such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Franz Waxman. Then came the inevitable reaction by a younger generation of composers such as Bernard Herrmann and Alex North, who approached film music with a distinctly eclectic and experimental sensibility. We’ll end with today’s leading film music composers, and examine the music for one extended sequence in a major film.

Thu 8/27

Image - The Gift of Music: Building Sanctuaries of Learning and Hope

The Gift of Music: Building Sanctuaries of Learning and Hope

Date: Thu, August 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
With SF Conservatory President David Stull

Owsley Brown III, Producer; Director
Sandy Tolan, Journalist; Author
Eugene Rodriguez, Executive Director, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
David Stull, President, San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Moderator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

Stull leads a discussion on how music can rebuild and uplift communities through hardship and conflict. Join us as we hear how Brown, Tolan and Rodriguez use their work to positively influence the community. Music Matters