Bard Music West Plays
March 28-31, 2019

featuring composers Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith

In Games and Revolutions, we’ll be showcasing two incredibly creative young composers with Bay Area ties, Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith. Meet the composers and discover some of their many inspirations, including coral reefs, children's games, and Haydn.

Clay and Smith’s music playfully explores new perspectives on music-making and invites the audience to join in (sometimes literally!). Both composers will be present at select performances.

Games and Revolutions is the first program of Bard Music West Plays - a brand new series of performances from Bard Music West exploring the music and influences of emerging composers.

Check our our concert listings below and find a show near you in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, or San Jose!


Center for New Music

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8pm
55 Taylor St.

$15 general; $10 members; $5 students

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Fireside Room

Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30pm
505 E Charleston Rd.

Pay what you can, $15 suggested minimum


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1pm
2155 Center St.

Free with museum admission


Vivian Fung’s Performance Space

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:30pm
Address available after registration.

Pay what you can, suggested minimum $15.

Please note: Danny Clay will not be in attendence at the San Jose performance.

The Music

Program runs approximately 70 minutes without intermission.

Danny Clay | Toy Piano Music for string quartet and toy piano
Clay | Playbook for string quartet, toy piano, and audience
Gabriella Smith | Carrot Revolution for string quartet
Smith | Anthozoa for violin, cello, percussion, and piano*
Phyllis Chen | Carousel for toy piano and music box
Stephen Montague | Mirabella: a Tarantella for Toy Piano
Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6

*Please note: Anthozoa will not be performed at BAMPFA on Saturday, March 30.

The Artists