UC San Diego's Department of Music

January 27, 2012

  ON JANUARY 16, SOPRANO AND UCSD MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER SUSAN NARUCKI presented the world premiere of Hayes Biggs' 30-minute song cycle Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs with pianist Christoper Oldfather on the composition faculty recital series at the Miller Recital Hall at the Manhattan School of Music. While at the Manhattan School, Narucki also presented the lecture  "On Writing for the Voice" at MSM's graduate composition seminar. And on February 3, Susan joins the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (U.K.) and conductor Clement Power for a performance of Grisey's Quatre Chants Pour Franchir Le Seuil, and a world premiere by BCMG's composer in residence, Irish composer Sean Clancy.

UCSD COMPOSER LEI LIANG'S LATEST COMPOSITION MESSAGE OF WHITE, commissioned by the Prism Quartet and Music from China, will have its world premiere on February 3 at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

CLARINETIST AND MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER ROBERT ZELICKMAN'S SECOND AVENUE KLEZMER ENSEMBLE will be interviewed in February for KPBS public television's April "Local Heroes Awards" program. As part of the program, the ensemble will perform with San Diego Ballet. The Heroes program honors San Diego's special multi-cultural months, including Jewish American Heritage Month. KPBS producer Tami Rogers looked at several performers. She says the Second Avenue crew is "the most talented klezmer band in San Diego."

SITAR MASTER AND UCSD MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER KARTIK SESHADRI performs at New York City's Symphony Space on February 4.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR UC SAN DIEGO JAZZ CAMP 2012. The camp's faculty includes department of music faculty musicians David Borgo, Anthony Davis, and Mark Dresser.

BONNIE WRIGHT'S FRESH SOUND NEW MUSIC SERIES stages its spring series at Space 4 Art in downtown San Diego. The series opens March 6 at 8 pm with a performance by San Francisco clarinetist Ben Goldberg with New York drummer Ches Smith and Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker.

AND THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR MUSIC GO TO...  Original Score: Ludovic Bource (The Artist), Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Howard Shore (Hugo), John Williams (The Adventures of Tintin), and John Williams (War Horse). And, for Original Song: Bret McKenzie ("Man or Muppet" from The Muppets), and Sergio Mendes˜arlinhos Brown-Siedah Garrett ("Real in Rio" from Rio).

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