EARPLAY nurtures new chamber music, linking audiences, performers, and composers through concerts, commissions, and recordings of the finest music of our time.
Founded in 1985 by a consortium of composers and musicians, Earplay is dedicated to the performance of new chamber music. Earplay offers audiences a unique opportunity to hear eloquent, vivid performances of some of today's finest chamber music.
Earplay has performed over 400 works by more than 275 composers in its 28-year history, including over 100 world premieres and more than 60 new works commissioned by the ensemble. This season will reinforce Earplay’s unwavering track record of presenting exceptional music in the 21st century. Concerts feature the Earplayers, a group of artists who have developed a lyrical and ferocious style. Mary Chun conducts the Earplayers, all outstanding Bay Area musicians: Tod Brody, flute and piccolo; Peter Josheff, clarinet and bass clarinet; Terrie Baune, violin; Ellen Ruth Rose, viola; and Thalia Moore, cello.
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