2010  Pascal Dusapin   To Be Sung (1994)  West Coast Premiere

 

University of California, San Diego: CPMC Black Box Theatre  San Diego, California                                              May 26, 27 and 28,  2010 - 7:00 PM

With music by Pascal Dusapin and text by Gertrude Stein, To Be Sung is a kaleidoscope of colors and textures for both voices and instruments, by turns whimsical, dramatic and poignant. Since its premiere in 1994, To Be Sung has been presented more than fifty times throughout Europe.

Guest conductor Julian Pellicano  leads kallisti, guest artist Philip Larson and the instrumentalists of Palimpsest. Susan Narucki (one of the work's original cast members) serves as stage director.

To Be Sung has been described as an exquisite interplay between Dusapin's tightly woven vocal chamber music (at times, reminiscent of Monteverdi) and Stein's evocative texts in which "shifting atmospheres and sound and create moments of concentrated emotion, which are constantly transformed, disappearing and melting, over and over again."

 

 


 

 

Department of Music,   University of California at San Diego