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Early Music Meets New - Helia Music Collective + Liaison Ensemble

  • Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members, Students, Seniors

What happens when early and new music intersect? Liaison Ensemble and Helia Music Collective team up to explore new music by composers Emily Koh, Lily Chen, Julie Barwick, and Emma Logan in response to music by Baroque composers Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini.


  • Barbara Strozzi – L’Eraclito amoroso

  • Francesca Caccini – Chi desia di saper

  • Francesca Caccini – Ch’amor sia nudo

  • Emily Koh – am burning, have burned, will burn

  • Lily Chen – Fragmented Lament

  • Julie Barwick – Songs of Ice and Fire

  • Emma Logan – In the Evening

Liaison is a dynamic and vibrant early-music ensemble based in San Francisco, California. In addition to playing in concert halls, Liaison hopes to bring historically-informed performances to a wider range of audiences in non-traditional venues while maintaining the highest musical standards. Liaison’s group name was inspired by the members’ pursuit of a collaborative, cooperative approach to ensemble music-making as well the importance of the relationship between performer and audience.

Co-founded by musician/composers, Emma Logan and Julie Barwick, Helia Music Collective supports the creative endeavors of women in music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Helia Music seeks to enrich the community and expand the engagement of women artists through educational outreach and collaborations, with performances and workshops taking place in unique and diverse spaces.