Behind the Scenes with SFDanceworks 3: Music for Dance
Join SFDanceworks for our third and final salon evening of 2018 with a panel discussion and reception featuring SFDW artists and collaborators. In the intimate setting of a private residence located in downtown San Francisco, artistic director James Sofranko will take you behind the scenes to discuss the role that music plays in creating a dance. On the panel will be Rene Mandel, violinist and executive director of the Berkeley Symphony, Alton San Giovanni, composer of Danielle Rowe's world premiere for Season Three, choreographer Danielle Rowe, and pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg, who will discuss and play some of the Schubert Impromptus, which is the music James Sofranko's has chosen for his Season Three world premiere. We welcome and encourage you to be part of the conversation during this Q&A salon. A wine and light bites reception preceeds and follows the program.
Alton San Giovanni has worked with companies such as GoPro, SeeThat Events, Dawson Dance SF, and his music has been featured in Moto 5, a nationally distributed motocross documentary. Alton is a founder of Niteppl, a San Francisco based electronic music project that has performed at Mezzanine, The Independent, Ruby Skye, and The OBM Festival. His work calls to mind composers such as Junkie XL, Cliff Martinez, and Trent Rezner, combining traditional score with bold production techniques and a strong sense of pop aesthetic.
Pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg has been heard in opera houses and concert halls around the world. His performance experience includes guest soloist appearances with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, concerts at Steinway Hall, the Schubert Hall at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization for the Glenn Gould Exhibit. He has performed for the David Gockley Gala Celebration Dinner, the Human Rights Watch, the Do List at KQED, ChamberWorks, Noe Valley Chamber Music, Musica Marin, and LiederAlive. He holds a Masters from the Yale School of Music and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocal Accompaniment from Manhattan School of Music and is currently on staff at San Francisco Ballet.
Danielle Rowe is originally from Australia, and has performed with The Australian Ballet, Houston Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, and SFDW. As a choreographer, she has worked with SFDW, Grand Rapids Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Berkeley Ballet Theater. Her work "For Pixie" was seen in Season Two, and she is creating a world premiere for Season Three.
All proceeds from the evening will directly benefit SFDanceworks Season Three, June 8-10 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco.
Space is limited to the first 30 ticket buyers.
Private residence, downtown San Francisco
address to be provided upon purchase
San Francisco, CA 94107