In an era when major music organizations are pondering about how to bridge the gap between the ivory tower and the folks in the street, One Found Sound just takes the music to the local bar — or school. (See the sidebar for related articles about the group.)
The acclaimed collaborative, conductorless chamber orchestra is wrapping up their fourth season with a fundraising gala on Saturday, April 29, at Heron Arts (7 Heron Street, San Francisco). The light-themed event, titled “LUX,” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 11:30, with live performances from One Found Sound, tapas-style food by chef Tim Luym, an open bar, and an immersive Sugar Cubes 3-D–lighting environment from Symmetry Labs. An after-party will feature a DJ set from Anthony Ferraro of Astronauts, etc. and Toro y Moi.
According to One Found Sound’s co-founder, Sarah Bonomo:
The funds raised at our gala will be directed toward our mission to bring exciting, intimate, and accessible classical music experiences to our community throughout our 2017–18 concert season. The support will make this possible by helping us cover operational costs, including music rental and purchase, annual music licensing fees, and large instrument transportation. Most importantly will enable us to pay our musicians for their time, talent, and the hard work that it takes to bring each performance to life.
The funds will also help us expand our community-outreach programming, which will include new educational programs and outreach performances that we are planning for the fall of 2017.
One Found Sound’s program for the evening is short selections from light-themed music, including:
Haydn — Symphony No. 6 ("Morning")
Tallis — O nata lux
Rossini — Overture from La Scala di Seta
Beethoven — String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3
Adams — Shaker Loops
Debussy — Clair de Lune
Eric Whitacre — Lux Aurumque
Gala tickets range from $45 to $125, depending on amenities, and are available at the One Found Sound Eventbrite page.