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Throughout his long and varied career, conductor Robert Geary has led hundreds of works, from early music to world premieres. But he says David Lang's latest piece is something fairly new.

The composer's "teach your children," which Geary will conduct as part of this weekend's San Francisco Choral Society concert, sets texts Lang arranged using computer searches finished by auto-complete.  A reflection on the bonds between parents and children, the work was commissioned by Geary and the Choral Society. It makes its world premiere in performances Aug. 17-18 in Davies Symphony Hall on a program that also includes Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." Presented as part of the Choral Society's  30th anniversary season, "teach your children" is the organization's sixth commissioned work in 12 years.

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