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Wed @ 7 :"A sound, vast and summerlike..." kallisti ensemble

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Theatre

General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

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'A sound,  vast and summerlike...'   juxtaposes the music of two seminal figures of modern music:  Eric Satie and Morton Feldman,  presenting works for concert performance in an original music-theater production conceived by Susan Narucki and Aleck Karis.  

The cornerstone of the production is Eric Satie's masterwork, Socrate. Written in 1918, Socrate is considered to be one of the precursors of minimalism and a turning point toward modernity.  Surrounding this is chamber music of Morton Feldman;  a composer in whom we see the influence of Satie in its full mid-century flower. His delicate, pulsing works can be compared to the painting of Mark Rothko; multi-layered, with exquisite instrumental and vocal color.  Satie and Feldman's songs, at times humorous and ironic, at times serenely beautiful, complete the program. 

"A sound, vast and summerlike.."  presents the work of two visionaries, who yearned to create music that was spacious, open and timeless.   The cast  includes members of kallisti, (UCSD's vocal ensemble dedicated to modern vocal music directed by Susan Narucki), UCSD faculty members baritone Philip Larson and conductor Aleck Karis,  and the musicians of  Palimpsest.     

The fully staged production takes place in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater of the magnificent Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UC San Diego campus.

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