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Community Concert – Timescapes: Music Spanning Time & Space

September 24, 2022, 3:00 pm PDT


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Ponder the Musical Intersection of Time and Space in Timescapes

Returning to Knuth Hall at San Francisco State University, join the San Francisco/Lesbian Gay Freedom Band on Saturday, September 24th for Timescapes: Music Spanning Time & Space, the next in the Band’s award-winning series of community concerts. 

Timescapes is a musical exploration of time and how our understanding of place transforms over eons. The concert features multiple perspectives, including selections that explore time’s cultural impact on space on an epochal scale in Korea, Japan, India, Central America, our own home state of California, and even the surface of the moon.

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Our Program Includes…

…the seven fantastic pieces you see described below. You can expect to learn much more about each during the performance!

Nawruz (Sabet) evokes celebrations of the Persian New Year holiday, which has been celebrated at the vernal equinox for more than 3000 years. The 1st movement represents nature’s celebration of the upcoming spring while the 2nd is a traditional folk song announcing the beginning of the New Year.

For Archie (Pang) is inspired by the way the Dong ethnic minority of Guizhou (Southwest China) sing and play the Sheng, an ancient wind instrument, and the central role that music plays in Dong society.

California (Maslanka) celebrates the our state’s dream space, its tremendous physical beauty, and the strength within its people and in the earth to meet the times that are upon us.

Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Márquez) is inspired by the Aztec “Ritual of the New Fire” to restart the sun and prevent the end of time every 52 years when the Aztec religious and civic calendars align.

The Land of Zarathustra tells the story of Ancient Persia and the prophet Zoroaster, also known as Zarathustra, a spiritual leader who founded what is now known as Zoroastrianism, likely the first monotheistic religion – and one where the opposition of evil is central.

Mare Tranquillitatis (Zare) is written about the moon’s Sea of Tranquility. There, time stood still until the landing of Apollo 11. The piece captures a dichotomy of emotions from tranquil beauty to restless isolation.

Festival Bong-Ji-Ga (Park) is based on a folk song and depicts three aspects of South Korea’s Jeju Island: future, nature, and festival!

Getting There


The main parking garage on the SFSU campus is located on State Dr. Metered street parking is available along Halloway Ave and Tapia Dr. Visit the campus parking page for details.


Take the Muni M Ocean View train to 19th Ave & Halloway. For BART riders, transfer to the M Ocean View at Balboa Park.

Health and Safety Information

Visitors to SF State University must comply with health and safety requirements which are summarized below.

Face coverings

Indoor masking is strongly recommended.

Health Screening and Vaccination Verification Requirements

Attendees age 2 or over must provide 1) proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of scheduled event, and 2) a photo ID. More details available from SF State here.

Additionally, the Band is required to maintain a list and contact information for all attendees.

The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band takes Covid-19 seriously. See the band’s full Health & Safety Plan for more information.


September 24, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Knuth Music Hall – SF State University
1750 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
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