Open Rehearsals (For a New Song, For a New City) July 11-13

Join us for this special free, open to all performance by a super-group of San Franciscan musicians coming together for the first time to rehearse publicly one historic San Francisco song that they have never played before. The songs will be selected by scholar and artist Josh Kun from the sheet music collection of San Francisco Public Library.

The goal is to gather together as we watch a group of strangers from different neighborhoods as they get to know each other, listen to each other, learn how to play together, and learn to think collectively about how to interpret music from the past in the present of contemporary San Francisco. As San Francisco continues to struggle with crises of gentrification, eviction, and extreme neighborhood change, can music be a model for imagining a new city?

Musicians: Idris Ackamoor, Minna Choi, Akheel Mestayer, Diana Gameros, Marcus Shelby

Join us on:
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ Mission Branch Library, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ Bayview Branch Library, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ Western Addition Branch Library, 6:30 p.m.


Image: Musical performance by students and police officers at Smith Elementary School” (1971, 1972). From the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, SFPL