By SHEREE WHITELEY
|One Found Sound performs tonight at Salle Pianos.|
When Sarah Bonomo and Scott Padden met up after completing their degrees at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, it wasn't to commiserate over the struggles of life post-graduation. They wanted to build a team -- sans captain or coach.
Bomo and Padden, along with Georgeanne Banker and¬†Emily Botel-Barnard, talked to friends and friends of friends. The result was a chamber orchestra of approximately 40 young musicians called One Found Sound. These fresh faces play the works of many iconic composers: the chamber orchestra's first concert featured the works of Stravinsky, Britten, and Beethoven; its second concert tonight, Friday, Feb. 7, will feature 20th Century works by Stravinsky, Mahler, and Copland. OFS operates without a conductor, which puts a special pressure on members to communicate well and know their parts. The group also strives for a completely flat leadership structure, wherein each person has an equal voice, decisions are made democratically, and leaders change throughout every performance. We spoke with Bonomo, Padden, and Banker about forming a chamber orchestra, putting on two concerts, and running a successful fundraising campaign in less than a year. One Found Sound performs tonight, Friday, Feb. 7, at Salle Pianos and Events ($15-$30).More »