Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
This concert features a selection of interdisciplinary pieces that engage with theatricality, surreality, and ritual. There will be three brand new works, including the premiere of Josh Charney's music/drama Phaedra for piano, voice and playback, UCSD alum Yvette Jackson's new piece for fixed media, and Tobin Chodos' realization of Richard Nixon's Piano Concerto #1. The program will also feature UCSD graduate and musicologist Heidi Von Gundun's Whistle Music: A Sonic Exorcism, a work that explores ritual music surrounding various cultures' exorcism ceremonies. Lastly, an ensemble will honor a friend of the music department, Ryoko Amadee Goguen, with a performance of her composition Pelican Fish Button.