London's Tim Rutherford-Johnson has his Music on a Shoestring concert listings. More modestly, tomorrow night, the Bay Area has a free concert of note -- Music Written after 1988:
On Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 PM Formerly Known As Classical will present their first concert at Temple United Methodist Church, 65 Beverly Street (at Shields Street) in San Francisco [near San Francisco State]. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for Amnesty International.
Map here. Artistic director Matthew Cmiel speaks wisely:
It is true that in modern music anything goes, but it is also true that if anything goes there is probably music out there that will surprise and delight people.
To illustrate, on the program is Riley's guitar piece Cantos Desiertos -- Billboard calls it "mellifluous," aworks says the David Tanenbaum recording (with William Winant, Gyan Riley, and Terry Silverman) on New Albion is "excellent," and The Wire describes that album thusly:
The music sounds much as you would anticipate: American chamber with Jelly Roll Morton's beloved 'Spanish tinge', the Eastern modes which Riley sets his stars by, and that unique pragmatism which [Glenn] Gould suggested was manifest as music which 'requires instructions rather than instruction'.
Other works of note on a compelling program include John Adams' Halleluiah Junction, David Conte's Of a Summer Evening, Osvaldo Golijov's The Last Round, Preben Antonsen's Nicklecurve as well as Cmiel's Sonata for Lou Harrison.