Concetta Abbate: Sound and Memory

Presented by Center for New Music

Violinist and Composer Concetta Abbate presents a program of music for solo violin and voice to showcase her new music and arts organization Sound & Memory. After completing her Death Doula certification in 2021 Concetta saw a need to incorporate music into contemporary rituals for both grief and death, as tradition evolves over time. She will present a program of original compositions and arrangements which highlight the healing nature of music around loss, and filling the void or empty space with warmth and regeneration. Sound & Memory provides music memorial offerings at sliding scale rates and accepts tax deductible donations through its fiscal sponsor the Groupmuse Foundation.

Concetta Abbate centers death, life, and their interplay in her work as a violinist, vocalist, and composer. Her work invites contemplation, reverie, and play into spaces often avoided: grief, loss, decay, and taboo. Abbate uses beauty as an entry point to make complex sonic forms accessible to a diverse audience. Her music elegantly crosses genres, drawing on her classical training and decades of study in jazz, folk, and popular forms. Using her violin as an extension of her voice, she weaves enchanting story-songs that ask profound, challenging questions.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$15 General, $10 Members & Students


Concetta Abbate violin

Center for New Music

Center for New Music

55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States