San Francisco Music Day was once called Chamber Music Day, but it's expanded in size, scope and genre to encompass four stages in the War Memorial Opera House and Herbst Theater. And the sounds throughout the day encompass much more than chamber music these days.
Ten years in, the festival features over 35 different groups playing baroque music, classical, jazz, experimental music. So you’ll have the Alexander String Quartet, but you’ll also get Kulintronica, who fuses an ancient Filipino gong instrument with modern electronics, and the wild jazz of the Klaxon Mutant All-Stars. You might even hear new sounds from Amy X Neuberg (pictured), or a little Thelonious Monk played by Anthony Brown’s Asian-American Orchestra. (I always try to catch Howard Wiley when I can, too.)
SF Music Day gets underway on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11:30am to 7pm. Full lineup and details here.