Classical KUSC | SoCal Sunday Night



SoCal Sunday Night: Pacific Symphony in Concert

Sundays, 7-9 p.m.


Hear the Pacific Symphony in concert from their 2014-15 Classical Series celebrating Carl St.Clair's 25 years as music director. Rich Capparela hosts these broadcasts, which include interviews with maestro St.Clair, guest artists and Symphony musicians.

Program Listing

August 2, 2015

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Deborah Voigt, soprano
Benjamin Smolen, flute
Amy Gerstler, poet
Tempe Hale, visual artist
Gregory MacGillivray, videographer

A multi-faceted, multimedia exploration of the elements. The world premiere of Siren Songs by Laura Karpman, accompanied by video and animation by Tempe Hale, who has used footage from Gregory MacGillivray, Academy-Award nominated cinematographer of films such as “The Living Sea” and “Dolphins.” Karpman’s piece explores women and the ocean and is based on a set of poems by internationally renowned poet, Amy Gerstler, who is also a professor at UC Irvine. Then, behold the power Brünnhilde’s immolation scene through the music of Richard Wagner.

Vivaldi: La Tempesta di Mare

Laura Karpman: Siren Songs

I. Come Kiss Me
II. An Astonishing Fleet
III. Ours is the Blue Planet

Wagner: Selections from Gotterdammerung

Watch the video that accompanied this performance of Laura Karpman's "Siren Songs."

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