UC San Diego's Department of Music

May 12, 2017
IN THE NEWS: MAY 12-18, 2017

  Bringing you the latest news from the UC San Diego Department of Music's faculty, student and alumni networks.

kallisti presents an evening of one-act chamber operas
On Wednesday, May 10, kallisti premiered its eighth chamber opera, an evening of one-act operas featuring works by American minimalist composer Tom Johnson and French composer Francis Poulenc that San Diego Union-Tribune critic Marcus Overton called "exceptional." Additional performances will be held on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 1 3, both at 7 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater. Featuring current kallisti members Hillary Jean Young, Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Jonathan Nussman, Lauren Jones and Kyle Adam Blair, the performance begins with two works by Johnson, Dryer and Drawers, both of which are directed by Nussman. kallisti Artistic Director Susan Narucki directs the performance of Poulenc's La Voix Humaine, with assistance from Celeste Oram. Read the San Diego Union-Tribune's preview article here.

Camera Lucida presents its 2016-17 season finale on Monday, May 15, 2017
San Diego's own chamber music ensemble Camera Lucida will present its season finale at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017. Ensemble members Charles Curtis (cello), Jeff Thayer (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola) and Reiko Uchida (piano) will perform music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Arnold Schoenberg and Antonin Dvorak. Purchase tickets now by contacting the UC San Diego Box Office: (858) 534-8497.

red fish blue fish return to UC San Diego on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
UC San Diego's own percussion ensemble red fish blue fish will return to the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater for a Wednesdays@7 concert on May 17, 2017. Conducted by Distinguished Professor and Reed Family Presidential Chair Steven Schick and featuring performances by ensemble members James Beauton, Fiona Digney, Sean Dowgray, Ryan Nestor, Leah Bowden, Christopher Clarino and Daniel King, the concert will feature works by Franco Donatoni, Department of Music alumna Anna Thorvaldsdottir and the world premiere of a new work by current graduate student Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh. Click here to learn more about the concert and purchase tickets here.

Graduate students Rachel Beetz and Yvette Jackson at BEAST Festival in April
Current Department of Music graduate students Rachel Beetz (flutist) and Yvette Jackson (composer) participated in the 2017 BEAST Feast at the University of Birmingham last month. Both musicians delivered presentations influenced by sound and space, with Beetz providing a large sound installation titled The Winter Stars inspired by the darkest lunar cycle in Iceland and Jackson introducing her project Soundscapes in Darkness. Click here to learn more about the annual festival.

Alumna Chaya Czernowin profiled by The New Yorker
Department of Music alumna and former faculty member Chaya Czernowin was the subject of a New Yorker profile published earlier this week. Czernowin, who studied with Roger Reynolds while at UC San Diego, recently premiered a new opera titled Infinite Now. To learn more about Infinite Now and Czernowin's other current projects, read the article here.

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