Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, a series dedicated to both new and traditional music in an intimate space, opens its 2007-08 season with a solo saxophone performance by Phillip Greenlief at Meridian Gallery. Along with a few works written for him by Pauline Oliveros and South African composer Shaun Naidoo, Greenlief will perform the Bay Area premiere of “The Fourth World,” a recent work he he wrote based on Hopi mythology. Greenlief, who founded Evander Music, an independent record label that presents original composition, improvised music and new jazz, also is director of the music department at San Francisco Waldorf High School.
The sax performance is at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco. Tickets are $5 to $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Call (415) 398-7229 or visit www.meridiangallery.org for details.
Works by German artist Markus Linnenbrink are on view in the gallery exhibit “Fifteen Minutes With You.” The show includes a site-specific wall painting, epoxy resin paintings and sculpture. The show is at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, 77 Geary St., San Francisco. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.
Call (415) 788-5126 or visit www.patriciasweetowgallery.com.
Cosette Dudley presents “Junk Reconsidered,” a gallery show in which she has reconfigured found objects — newspaper clippings, bottle caps, fabric scraps, old sheet music and the like — into art. A reception for the artist is Sept. 23. The show is at the 1870 Art Center, 1870 Ralston Ave., Belmont. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Call (650) 595-9676 or visit www.1870artcenter.org.