( Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 )
Performed by UNCC Department of Music
Anne R. Belk Theater, Robinson Hall, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Timothy Nelson: Songs of the Fisherman. "The UNC Charlotte Department of Music will present the world premiere of a chamber opera by Timothy Nelson, director of American Opera Theater.... Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and the creation story in Genesis, Songs of the Fisherman presents the simultaneously intimate and universal journey of a life, from birth through self-discovery, alienation, reconciliation, and ultimately, death. Songs of the Fishermanis written for tenor and dancer, with an accompanying ensemble of string quartet, piano, and percussion. The premiere will feature UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Voice Brian Arreola and guest dancer Alison Mixon. Gretchen Alterowitz, Assistant Professor of Dance at UNC Charlotte, choreographed the opera; the scenic design is by Assistant Professor of Theatre Anita Easterling. The instrumental ensemble includes special guest artists Wei-Wei Le, violin, and Yin Zheng, piano; Assistant Professor of Cello Mira Frisch; Charlotte Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Kari Giles; violist and UNC Charlotte instructor Kirsten Swanson; and percussionist Scott Christian, Principal Timpanist of the West Virginia Symphony."
(Previously announced for 1/10/) Related event: Prior to the opera performance on January 9, Wei-Wei Le and Yin Zheng will present a lecture recital that explores Chinese and western art music and looks at the culture of music education in China and the U.S. That performance will take place at 3:30 pm in the Rowe Recital Hall at UNC Charlotte. It is free and open to the public.
$9, seniors/faculty/staff $7, students $6.
UNCC Faculty and Friends Concert Series