FEBRUARY 11-12, 2023- LEARNING TO FLY
STEVEN SCHICK MUSIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS, CONDUCTOR
We welcome back Steven Schick to conduct this exciting concert. Mary Kouyoumdjian, UCSD alumna and celebrated composer often described as “politically fearless,” will be this year’s Brenda and Steven Schick commission honoree. The orchestra will then present Stravinsky’s energetic Firebird Suite, a work whose premiere was so successful it catapulted the composer to international fame. We will then share Varèse’s work, Octandre, followed by American operatic soprano, and UCSD faculty member, Susan Narucki performing Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
Walking with Ghosts Mary Kouyoumdjian
Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet
Brenda and Steven Schick Commission
Igor Stravinsky Firebird Suite
Edgard Varèse Octandre
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs
Jeff Anderle, Bass Clarinet; Susan Narucki, Soprano
Learn more about The Steven Schick Prize for Acts of Musical Imagination and Excellence, click here.