Upcoming

Thursday, May 20, 2021
7:00 PM
Rova on the Air No. 2: Orkestrova Live at the 2005 Tampere Jazz Happening
followed by a live Q+A with Rova
This FREE concert will be first streamed on May 20, and available all weekend until midnight May 23. Click this link to view the show on May 20: https://youtu.be/rpnHYJhhEaM
Description:
On Thursday, May 20, Rova will be live online for a Q&A session immediately following the broadcast.

Recorded live at the Tampere Jazz Happening, Nov. 6, 2005 and produced by Timo Lehtinen for the Jazz Is Happening TV series and the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

The initial airing on Thursday, May 20 at 7PM PDT will be followed by a live Q+A with Rova. After that, the Finnish TV broadcast will be available for viewing through Sunday May 23.

Rova plus:
Natsuki Tamura - trumpet; Verneri Pohjola – trumpet; Ilmari Pohjola - trombone; Markku Veijonsuo - trombone; Satoko Fujii - piano; Antti Lötjönen - bass; Akira Horikoshi - drums

This concert was one of 3 festival appearances that Rova played in Europe with the trio of Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, and Akira Horikoshi in fall 2005. The big band music performed in Europe was originally written by Fujii and Steve Adams for a Rova:Arts produced concert in San Francisco in 2002, and later released on the CD, An Alligator in Your Wallet. On the tour we filled out the band with local musicians from Switzerland, France, and then Finland, and rehearsed the music together on the day of the concert. The results were fantastic, with all players getting right into the heart of the music.

The documentary, produced by the Finnish Broadcasting Company in 2006, includes 3 pieces in their entirety. Satoko’s “A Lion in Your Bag” is first and features Larry Ochs. Steve’s “Survival (in Five Acts)” follows, with solos by Verneri Pohjola, Ochs, Raskin and Adams. Last is Satoko’s “An Alligator in Your Wallet”, with a solo by Ackley followed by a trumpet duo by Verneri and Natsuki, and a trombone duo by Olmari and Markku. The video concludes with excerpts from Satoko’s “A Zebra on Your Roof” and Steve’s piece “Chuck”.

Read more about Satoko Fujii here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/arts/music/satoko-fujii.html
Friday, June 18, 2021
7:00 PM
Rova on the Air No. 3, Set 1: Rova Sax Quartet Live
New Pieces and Repertoire
FREE Live Stream Concert sponsored by The Center for New Music. Link TBA.
Description:
This is the first of a two-set concert to be streamed over two nights, Friday Jun3 18 and Sunday June 20.e

Rova will present newly created works, and pieces for the upcoming CD, The Circumference of Reason.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
7:00 PM
Rova on the Air No. 3, Set 2: Rova Sax Quartet Live
New Pieces and Repertoire
FREE Live Stream Concert sponsored by The Center for New Music. Link TBA.
Description:
This is the second of a two-set concert to be streamed over two nights, Friday June 18 and Sunday June 20.

Rova will present newly created works, and pieces for the upcoming CD, The Circumference of Reason.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
7:30 PM
Rova Live In-Person!!! in San Francisco
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-586-3733
Description:
For the first time in 18 months Rova will hit the stage to present their music to a live audience. The room and the vibe of Book & Beckett is perfect for Rova's detailed music. We're putting new work together and will also play pieces from our upcoming CD, The Circumference of Reason. Can't wait to see you there.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
7:00 PM
Rova on the Air No. 4: Rova performs Carla Kihlstedt's 'Pandaemonium' - 2010
followed by a live Q+A with Rova
This FREE concert, presented as part of Other Minds 15 in 2010, will be first streamed on Thursday July 29, and available all weekend until midnight Sunday, August 1. Link for show TBA.
Description:
Rova commissioned Carla Kihlstedt for a work that she called Pandæmonium, which premiered at the Other Minds Festival 15 in 2010. Rova was joined by narrator-actors Matthias Bossi and Joan Mankin.

Kihlstedt's inspiration and the texts used in the work came from the book, Pandæmonium: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers, 1660-1886 by Humphrey Jennings. All excerpts from the book were sourced from letters, articles, diaries, literature, and scientific studies about the industrial age, as experienced from 1660-1886.

The video recording of the 2010 show will stream all weekend, with a Q&A session live with Rova following the Thursday night screening.

The link for viewing will be sent separately closer to the date of the show, and listed at Rova.org.