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ANTENNA STUDIES by Paula Matthusen for Splinter Reeds
(World Premiere)


Kyle Bruckmann, Oboe
Bill Kalinkos, Clarinet
David Wegehaupt, Saxophone
Jeff Anderle, Bass Clarinet
Dana Jessen, Bassoon


Our Modern Music Festival will feature the world premiere of a newly commissioned work written for Splinter Reeds and the Blue Sage Concert Series by American composer, Paula Matthusen harnessing the technology of our local radio station, KVNF, in a live, interactive radio broadcast event.

This concert is generously underwritten by:
Judy Lafferty
Kristina Hutchins



(New Work) by Sky Macklay
Splinter by Marc Mellits
Wind Skein by Dai Fujikura
Auditory Scene Analysis II by Eric Wubbels
Antenna Studies (world premiere) by Paula Matthusen


Splinter Reeds is the Bay Area’s first reed quintet, comprising five innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. The ensemble is committed to presenting top tier performances of today’s best contemporary composition, showcasing the vast possibilities of the reed quintet, commissioning new works, and collaborating with fellow musicians and artists. As a relatively new and emerging chamber music genre, the reed quintet is an evolutionary detour from the traditional woodwind quintet with the advantages of a more closely related instrument family. With approximately 19 reed quintets worldwide, Splinter Reeds is dedicated to cutting edge composition and aims to expand on the existing reed quintet repertoire through the development of new works by emerging and established composers.

Splinter Reeds formed in 2013 with the coming together of five colleagues highly active in multiple facets of the Bay Area’s vibrant music scene: Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Bill Kalinkos (clarinet), David Wegehaupt (saxophone), Jeff Anderle (bass clarinet), and Dana Jessen (bassoon). The sum of their wide ranges of experience – in settings including free jazz, improvisation, electronic music, pop, punk and metal as well as classical – has enabled them to rapidly zero in on a specific aesthetic identity.

Recent concert engagements include performances at the Mondavi Performing Arts Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Switchboard Music Festival, April in Santa Cruz Festival of Contemporary Music, San Francisco Center for New Music, and the Presidio Sessions chamber music series. Additionally, they have held residencies at UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The ensemble has received grant awards from New Music USA, the Zellerbach Foundation, and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

Splinter Reeds is a fiscally sponsored through the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

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Individual Tickets
Section A: $25 adult, $20 youth (18&under)
Section B: $20 adult, $15 youth (18&under)