SF Performances presents: Bleckmann, Tepfer, Telegraph Quartet
2020 PIVOT Festival: Category-defying German composer/vocalist Theo Bleckmann joins pianist Dan Tepfer and the adventurous Telegraph Quartet in an evening of Berlin cabaret songs of Love and War, Peace and Exile. "Theo Bleckmann sounds like he can sing anything." (Boston Globe)
Theo Bleckmann's diverse recorded work includes albums of Las Vegas standards, Weimar art songs, and popular "bar songs"; a recording of newly-arranged songs by Charles Ives; and his acclaimed Hello Earth-The Music of Kate Bush. In January 2017, ECM released Bleckmann's recording with his new Elegy Quintet, produced by legendary label head and founder, Manfred Eicher. Bleckmann has collaborated with musicians, artists, actors and composers, including Ambrose Akinmusire, Laurie Anderson, Uri Caine, Philip Glass, Ann Hamilton, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, Phil Kline, David Lang, Kirk Nurock, Frances MacDormand, Ben Monder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kenny Wheeler, John Zorn, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and, most prominently, Meredith Monk, with whom Bleckmann worked as a core ensemble member for over fifteen years.
The Telegraph Quartet was formed in 2013 with an equal passion for the standard chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary and non-standard repertoire, alike. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2017 as "...an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape" and "powerfully adept...with a combination of brilliance and subtlety," the Telegraph Quartet was most recently awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award.
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