Fifth Stream Music

Intercultural Music and Education

Dr. Anthony Brown, Founder / Artistic Director

Intercultural Music and Education

Dr. Anthony Brown, Founder / Artistic Director


1945: A Year of Infamy
Oct
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

1945: A Year of Infamy

SFMusic Day at Herbst Theater, SF, presented by SF Friends of Chamber Music

1945: A Year of Infamy has been commissioned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the beginning of humankind’s ability to annihilate itself from the face of the earth. This extended work of 30 minutes in length will be composed for the GRAMMY nominated Asian American Orchestra (AAO), noted for blending traditional Asian instruments and sensibilities with the improvisation and sonorities of the jazz orchestra, a five member Gospel ensemble, Voices Of A Dream (VOAD), and poet/performance artist Genny Lim.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
Jan
21
10:00am10:00am

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

FREE outdoor program
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Esplanade
Mission Street, San Francisco (between 3rd & 4th Streets)

Special Guests:
Asian American Orchestra Voices of a Dream Ensemble
Appearing at 3:00pm
 

Now is the Time

 Join thousands of Bay area celebrants honoring Dr. King on Monday, January 20 for a full day of free and exciting events, festivals and programs in San Francisco's Yerba Buena District. The 2014 celebration will host events for every age, background, and walk of life, including the following outdoor events at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival:

MLK2014 March & Parade: Experience the 1.5 mile historic march from 4th & Townsend Streets to Yerba Buena Gardens in commemoration of the Civil Rights era marches.

MLK2014 Music Festival: Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop ensemble Marcus Cohen & The Congress and the Grammy nominated Dr. Anthony Brown's Asian American Jazz Orchestra (AAJO) and his Voices of a Dream Vocal (VOAD) Ensemble highlight this year's music festival on the Esplanade at Yerba Buena Gardens. Music festival starts at 1:45pm. AAJO and VOAD on at 3:00pm. 

Interfaith Commemorations (A San Francisco Interfaith Council program): Celebrants are able to participate in an interfaith commemoration at the Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens.

Much, Much More.

Visit the website: sfmlkday.org/Events.html or check @norcalmlk on Twitter for full information and continuing updates on the events, activities and transportation for the day.

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Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream Fifty Years On
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream Fifty Years On

Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra | Voices of a Dream Ensemble

"Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream Fifty Years On"

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Female Freedom Fighters

Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA

$20.50 in advance / $22.50 at the door / Seniors: $2.00 off / Under 25: 50% off

Jazz, Blues, Spirituals, Freedom Songs

Asian American Orchestra:
Anthony Brown, Frank Martin, Melecio Magdaluyo, Erich Hunt, Masaru Koga, Henry Hung

Voices of a Dream Ensemble:
Amikaeyla, Terrie Odabi, Sharon D. Henderson, Deborah Tisdale, Kristina Plott Smith, Kenneth Kozi Arrington, James "JB" Brooks

Proceeds to benefit Fifth Stream Music's youth education programs

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Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream Fifty Years On
Sep
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream Fifty Years On

"Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream Fifty Years On"

A musical commemoration by Dr. Anthony Brown for the Asian American Orchestra and "Voices of a Dream" Vocal Ensemble

Premiering September 1st at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco

1:00pm - 2:30pm, Free

 http://www.ybgfestival.org/Events/asian-american-orchestra/

Asian American Orchestra:
Dr. Anthony Brown, Frank Martin, 
Erich Hunt, Melecio Magdaluyo, Henry Hung, Masaru Koga

Introducing The Asian American Orchestra Vocal Ensemble: "Voices of a Dream"
Amikaeyla, Kenneth Kozi Arrington, James "JB" Brooks, Sharon D. Henderson, Terri Odabi, Kristina Plott, Deborah Tisdale

This is a landmark year in our country’s long journey towards social justice for all its citizens: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (1/1/1863), the centennial of Rosa Parks, the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement (2/4/1913), and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s immortal “I Have A Dream” speech delivered at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial (8/28/63).

Our country is now led by its first African American (mixed-race) President, completing his second term and another opportunity to advance the nation further towards realizing King’s Dream. Through music, song and spoken word, Our Eyes On the Prize: King’s Dream Fifty Years On tells the story of the aspirations and setbacks, the hopes, dreams and triumphs of the struggle for human rights in America up to the Age of Obama.

ur Eyes On the Prize: King’s Dream Fifty Years On is created by Dr. Brown for the Asian American Orchestra and "Voices of a Dream" Vocal Ensemble as a musical collage of spirituals, blues, protest songs, jazz and gospel to underscore and accompany excerpts of King’s “Dream” speech. The text of King’s speech provides the thematic inspiration for titles including “Exiles In Their Own Land,” “We Cannot Walk Alone,” “Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream,” “The Content of Their Character,” “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood,” and “Bright Day of Justice.”

Our Eyes on the Prize: King's Dream 50 Years On, will premiere at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival on Sunday, September 1, 2013, and will subsequently be performed locally for our San Francisco home season and toured nationally to celebrate the Asian American Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary.

Thank You!

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Jun
15
to Jun 23

dancersgroup/ONSITE presents He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down The Not Too Crowded Street Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was...

dancersgroup/ONSITE presents
He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down The Not Too Crowded Street
Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was...

Please visit: http://dancersgroup.org/programs_onsite_smith.php for the full performance program with production details, schedule and map.

He Moved Swiftly is a site-specific performance by Amara Tabor-Smith about the life and work of choreographer Ed Mock. Traveling through multiple locations in San Francisco, Tabor-Smith conjures the spirit of Ed: a black, gay artist whose untimely death from AIDS in the 1980's left a lasting impression on her and many of the region's most important artists. Together with composer Anthony Brown, poet Marvin K White, dramaturg Ellen Sebastian Chang and video artist David Szlasa, as well as other special guest artists, Tabor-Smith seeks to tackle questions of legacy in this free performance series presented by Dancers' Group/ONSITE.

Conceived by Amara Tabor-Smith
in collaboration with
Co-Director: Ellen Sebastian Chang
Musical Director: Dr. Anthony Brown
Poet: Marvin K. White
Video Artist: David Szlasa
Lighting Designer: Jose Maria Francos

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Interstellar Space
Mar
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Interstellar Space

"Interstellar Space"

Two performances and discussions of John Coltrane's Universal Music and Spirituality

Dr. Anthony Brown - multiple percussion
Dr. Leonard Brown - saxophone
Richard Greig - bagpipes

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 4:30 pm

Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 586-3733
www.birdbeckett.com

Featuring poet Genny Lim

Panel of contributors: Drs. Anthony Brown, Leonard Brown, Herman Gray and Tommy Lott

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