Date(s) - 10/12/2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
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Presented by SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s… If you haven’t been to St. Cyprian’s for a Rova concert, you’re in for a sonic treat. The acoustics in the church are magical, and the quartet never sounds better than when in that room. We’ll have a new batch of material together for this pre-Midwest U.S. tour show.
Rova returns to the SF Live Arts series for the first time since fall 2017; the concert will feature several premieres, all composed by members of the band. Rova’s Bruce Ackley has been commissioned to create a work dedicated to long-time SF Live Arts assistant-director, community activist, friend and extraordinary artist, Marlene Aron.
Rova Saxophone Quartet – Think of the human voice in music. The most primal of instruments, it can melt you or move you to tears on the spot. Then it’s the saxophone, one-step removed from the human voice, and the next most powerful messenger in music. Johnny Hodges, Albert Ayler, Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Oliver Lake, King Curtis, Tim Berne, John Butcher – to name only a few of the many singular voices on the instrument who, with one short phrase or even one sound, can take your breath away, or excite and inspire you to great heights.
Image by Myles Boisen