MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2018
Program A - Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 @8pm
"The Koto and Edensong"
Kento Iwasaki, a genre-defying, eclectic koto player presents his collaborations with dance and calligraphy alongside his music with loop pedal and trap & dance beats. He will be joined by a masked Noh theatre dancer, Toshinori Hamada in “Variations on Farewell”, the calligrapher Taisan Tanaka in a live painting scene, the drummer Rintaro Mikami in koto & drum tunes. This will be a night to remember!
Program B - Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 @8pm
"Come Down Angels"
Song and folk music by women, past and present. Composers include Florence Price, Rebecca Clarke, and Joni Mitchell. Performance by The Pleiades Project
Program C - Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 @7pm
New Music Collection 2018
Featuring performances by Iktus Percussion (with guitarist/composer Luke Schwartz and Videographer Gabriel Noguez), Face The Music, and Special Music School Percussion Ensemble.
Program D - Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 @6pm
Bringing together top classical musicians to offer refreshing renditions of pop music. Artists: Ken Kubota, cello; Mitch Lyon, cello; Brandon Ilaw, percussion; Ji Weon Ryu, flute; Sumire Hirotsuru, violin
Program E - Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 @8pm
Negative x Negative = Positive
Arias, World Premieres, and Dance
Performance by Musikapiphany, Alicia Lieu, conductor
Elisa Talvitie, guest conductor;
Featured Artists: Stephen Velasquez, Caroline Miller, Kate Wiswell, Estíbaliz Martínez-Chiapa, and Louis M. Gaudio; singers, Lia-Shea Tillett, dancer
Works by Alicia Lieu, Yui Kitamura, Richard Strauss, Georges Bizet, W.A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and more
Program F - Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 @8pm
"'The Planetarium' and 'Elements Of'
A presentation of new choreography with live music to upcoming productions created and performed by Artists By Any Other Name.
Choreographers: Abby Marchessault, Traci Finch, Whitney Janis, and Julia Bengtsson
Dancers: Nadia Khayrallah, Julia Bengtsson, Irene Paci, Abby Marchessault, Traci Finch, and Whitney Janis
Musicians: Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos, Audrey Lo, Aimée Niemann, Naomi Florin, Rose Kow Xiu Yi, and Thea Mesirow
Works by: Jennifer Higdon, Paul Hindemith, Joseph Haydn, Seth Boustead, and Caroline Shaw