Saturday, September 28, 2019
Rova Plays San Francisco
SF Public Library - Main Branch
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Rova will present its first ever concert at the San Francisco Public Library. The Main Branch will be a good venue and a resonant space for the band to present new works. The concert will conclude with a Q&A with the audience.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Rova Plays San Francisco
SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's
S.F. Live Arts at St. Cyprian's
2097 Turk Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Rova returns to the SF Live Arts series for the first time since fall 2017; the concert will feature several premieres, all composed by members of the band. Rova’s Bruce Ackley has been commissioned to create a work dedicated to longtime SF Live Arts assistant-director, community activist, friend and extraordinary artist, Marlene Aron. ...“Rova is honored to be able to offer a benediction, a meditation in remembrance of friend and artist Marlene Aron. Our connection to Marlene stretches back some decades to the old Noe Valley Ministry series at the church on Sanchez, where she assisted with shows and was always deeply engaged with Rova’s programs there.” Provisionally titled Woven, the work centers around two of Aron’s most powerful works: Weep at the Beauty of her Stones and Ground, the Brown Earth Accepts Everything: Forest Prayer, and Woven in Time, Woven in Time, We Become—both paintings from 2016. The two works are circular, and are constructed with a filigree of natural elements, along with traditional media, and each is embedded in square-format frames. Ackley’s work imagines the equal-sided shape corresponding to Rova’s 4 voices, and the detailed texture of the paintings’ surfaces, and their colors, informing the variegated quality of the sounds the quartet will create. The work will employ a blend of composed and improvised elements, Rova’s stock in trade. Like the freedom and play central to her two deeply moving works, composing and planning is intended to create a space for improvisation to dwell. Rova looks forward to premiering Woven in the beautifully sympathetic space of St. Cyprian’s Church.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Rova Plays Berkeley
@ The Back Room
The Back Room
1984 Bonita Ave.(just south of University Ave, one block east of MLK... and 8 minutes walk from downtown Berkeley BART)
Berkeley California 94704
Rova returns to The Back Room in Berkeley for the first time since fall 2017; the concert will feature several premieres, all composed by members of the band. Love playing here where the audience is welcomed with comfortable couches, cool hig chairs in the back and no bad seat in this intimate BYOB venue. Laid back.. but the music won't be. Yeah: looking forward to playing here once again and intersecting with all of you.
Note: DOORS: 8 PM / Show: 8:30 PM
Tickets are $20 general admission; $12 for students with ID. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!
Friday, October 18, 2019
Rova Returning to Chicago
3111 N Western Ave
Chicago IL 60618
The Quartet visits Chicago for the first time in awhile. All-new works will be performed.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
ROVA @ 2019 EDGEFEST - Ann Arbor
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Ann Arbor, MI
The quartet performs on the final night of this year's Edgefest, opening the show for a Vinny Golia large ensemble set in which Rova will also perform.
Almos the entire festival is given over to West Coast musicians this year, although this will be Rova's 3rd (maybe more) appearance at the festival.
Full schedule: www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/about/edgefest/
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Rova in Pittsburgh, PA
First Unitarian Church / 217 40th St. / Pittsburgh, PA 15201
For the first time since 1993, Rova plays in Pttsburgh. And 26 years ago, the concert was produced by the same promoter. Safe to say: this will be a concert consisting of 100% Pittsburgh premieres!