Sunday, October 10, 2021 One Found Sound performs Jessie Montgomery's "Records of a Vanishing City" (2016) on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Jessie Montgomery

Michael Zwiebach on October 8, 2021

One Found Sound is Creatively Alive and Boldly Forging Ahead

While we’ve been stewing and worrying over the continued existence of many of the smaller-budget arts groups that are so vital to the Bay Area scene, One Found Sound has been planning a season designed to put our fears to rest.

“I’ve been so heartened by the support that One Found Sound has received throughout the pandemic,” co-founder Sasha Launer wrote me. 


The orchestra, founded by graduates of the SF Conservatory, is preparing “Constellations,” a season of great music at their home base, Heron Arts in San Francisco’s SOMA district. The theme threading through the whole season is our relationship with the natural world.

The orchestra opens up with “Phoenix” on October 16, a concert that features Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Chokfi (Rabbit), a seven-minute piece originally written for a youth orchestra that the SF Symphony also included in a “Currents” program. Louise Farrenc’s imaginative and masterful Symphony No. 3 prepares the way for Jessie Montgomery’s Records of a Vanishing City (2016), a tone poem about the vibrant artistic diversity of New York City in the 1980s and 90s, when Montgomery was growing up. 

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