Commissions in Concert, San Francisco: Charles Boone and the Lowell High School Orchestra

These events were made possible in part from the support of
Margaret Dorfman
Gordon P. and Ann G. Getty
Alden Jenks and Mikako Endo
Lowell High School Alumni Association

Composer Charles Boone is at work on a piece to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of music at San Francisco’s Lowell High School. A piece for violin, viola and string orchestra will be premiered by the orchestra at its spring concert in April of 2017. Mr. Boone will spend three rehearsals with the students introducing them to the contemporary classical idiom and the art of music composition.

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Concert: April 6, 2017, at 7:00 P. M.  
Carol Channing Theater at Lowell High School

Michele Winter bio photo

Orchestra Director, Michele Winter

The Lowell High School Orchestra is under the direction of Ms. Michele Winter.

Charles Boone

Composer, Charles Boone

Charles Boone, a composer living in San Francisco, was born in Cleveland in 1939 and educated in Vienna, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. His works have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Berlin and Avignon Festivals, Music Today/Tokyo, and other organizations. Performers have included Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart, and Phyllis Bryn-Julson. Much of his music is published by Editions Salabert in Paris. He has received three NEA commissioning grants and was a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin for two years. He has served as music critic for the San Francisco Examiner and Oakland Tribune and has published articles in Leonardo, Arts and Architecture, Threepenny Review, Sculpture Magazine, and other journals. He has lectured at the Sibelius Academy/Helsinki, Hochschule der Künste/Berlin, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University of Chicago, Yale University, Seokyeong University/Seoul, and other places. Charles Boone served as coordinator of the Mills Performing Group and Tape Music Center, Executive Director of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and was the founder of BYOP Concerts (now the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players). For many years, he was an Associate Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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