Canciones del Mar – 2015

Canciones del MarWe Players presents
Canciones del Mar: Songs of the Sea
Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Aboard the tall ship Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Google Maps link 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Curated by Music Director Charlie Gurke

Five highly-acclaimed Bay Area latin musicians perform an intimate concert aboard tall ship Balclutha, singing songs about the sea, boats, love, and life, drawn from the folkloric and popular music traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.

This concert also marks the release of last year’s fantastic live recording!
All reservations include a CD.

Featuring:
Diana Gameros – Vocals and Guitar
Jose Roberto Hernandez – Vocals and Guitar
Edgardo Cambon – Vocals and Percussion
Steve Senft-Herrera – Bass
Charlie Gurke – Saxophone

As part of We Players’ five year cooperative agreement with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, we are collaborating with a wide range of artists, creating work from diverse vantage points in a variety of media as an exercise in exploring the many layers of story within the site. We aim to provide multiple points of access and connection to both the park and our practice.

Canciones del Mar Tickets

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES, NO REFUNDS

2014 Run of Rime of the Ancient Mariner CANCELED

Dear Patron,

We are deeply disappointed, and have had to make a very difficult decision to cancel all performances of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner on Alma. All tickets and fees will be refunded this week.

We were saving this for a surprise, but our production of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner on historic schooner Alma was built on the central image of an aerial performer as the Albatross, flying high above the deck, descending her apparatus in a painfully beautiful dance after being shot by the Mariner’s crossbow, all while sailing the San Francisco Bay.

Unfortunately, due to safety concerns related to the aerial performance that we and our partners at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park were unable to overcome, we are unable to proceed with the project at this time.

Alma's wake - sailing the Bay

Over the past several weeks of rehearsal we’ve made great strides in our development of the poem for performance. We have discovered rhythmic and imagistic gems while plumbing the currents of the text, we’ve written songs, we’ve stocked up on salty lingo, and are prepared to get wet. This has been valuable work, and we intend to make use of our investment. We set our sights on a new horizon and trust that we’ll find the time and the place that will best serve our vision for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

We sincerely apologize for this situation and the disappointment it may cause. We truly value you, our audience, and your support of and participation in our work. We don’t exist without you.

Thank you for your understanding and for staying the course with us.

Onward,

Ava Roy and Lauren D. Chavez

The Trio Happening

Along Aquatic Park beach goers encountered the Graeae, a mythological trio of women from Ancient Greece, respectively called Dread, Horror and Alarm.

……….The Trio: Caroline Parsons, Maria Leigh and Julie Douglas………e

……………………Location: Aquatic Park, San Francisco
…………………….Date: July 26th, 2014

Vessels for Improvisation

ROVA saxophone quartet and dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga of inkBoat explore the resonant space of the historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde St. Pier.


Curated by Music Director Charlie Gurke

Featuring:

ROVA Saxophone Quartet (Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley and Steve Adams) with dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga.

……….Location: The historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde Street Pier
……….Date: November 2nd, 2013

Canciones Del Mar

Three of the Bay Area’s most exciting vocalists perform an intimate concert, singing songs about the sea, boats, love, and life, drawn from the folkloric and popular music traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.


Curated by Music Director Charlie Gurke

Featuring:
Diana Gameros – Vocals and Guitar
Jose Roberto Hernandez – Vocals and Guitar
Edgardo Cambon – Vocals and Percussion
Sam Bevan – Bass
Charlie Gurke – Saxophone

……….Location: Aboard the tall ship Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
……….Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2013