A Musical Residency with Israeli-American composer Yotam Haber at UCLA: May 17-21, 2011
Yotam Haber is a recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Bogliasco and ASCAP Foundations, and commissions from the American Composers Orchestra and American Composers Forum, among others. He has been in residence at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals, Bellagio Center, MacDowell Colony, Aaron Copland House, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Yaddo creative artist community.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ancient Echoes/Modern Sounds
The Music of Steve Reich and Yotam Haber
This concert features Steve Reich's iconic Different Trains for string quartet and tape (1988) and the American premiere of Israeli-American composer Yotam Haber's Death Will Come and She Shall Have Your Eyes for mezzo-soprano, 15 strings and archival audio tape (2008). Haber's song cycle explores the ancient music of the Roman Jewish community in a modern voice, combining biblical texts, modern poetry by Italian and American poets Cesare Pavese and Jorie Graham, and the notorious 1555 Papal Bull by Paul IV, “Cum Nimis Absurdum,” establishing the Roman Jewish ghetto. It will be performed by mezzo-soprano Rose Beattie and members of the UCLA Philharmonia and conducted by UCLA Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies Neal Stulberg.
Cost: Tickets: General admission $12; UCLA and non-UCLA students $5; UCLA staff and faculty $5. General admission $12; UCLA and non-UCLA students $5; UCLA staff and faculty $5. General admission $12; UCLA and non-UCLA students $5; UCLA staff and faculty $5.
Tickets available at the UCLA Central Ticket Office / www.tickets.ucla.edu / 310-382-2101
Sponsor(s): Center for Jewish Studies, Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music, Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, Jewish Music Commission of Greater Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles