Bard Music West Plays

featuring composers
Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith

March 28-31, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are “pay what you can” at the door.

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco

Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Fireside Room
505 E Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Free with museum admission

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:30 pm
Residence of Composer Vivian Fung
San Jose
Address will be made available upon registration. Please register by emailing

Announcing our new series!

Here at Bard Music West, we’re always looking for new ways to inspire a deep connection to the music of our time. This spring, we’re bringing you “Games and Revolutions,” the first program of Bard Music West Plays - a brand new series of performances exploring the music and influences of emerging composers. In “Games and Revolutions,” we’ll be showcasing two incredibly creative young composers with Bay Area ties, Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith.

Danny and Gabriella are co-curating these concerts with us, offering audiences a rare glimpse into their inspirations and obsessions. You’ll hear our outstanding festival musicians in intimate concert spaces, participate in creating new music yourself, and meet and talk with the composers in person at select performances.



Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith, composers

Zenas Hsu and Mélanie Clapiès, violins

Jessica Chang, viola

Laura Gaynon, cello

Allegra Chapman, toy piano


more program details to be announced in February

Danny Clay – String Quartet + Toy Piano
Clay – Playbook
Gabriella Smith – Carrot Revolution
Works by Phyllis Chen, Joseph Haydn, and others