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Thursday, November 9, 2023
7:30 p.m.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA

San Diego New Music joins the statewide celebration of new music in California -- the California Festival -- with a concert celebrating the tremendous stylistic diversity and inventiveness of California composers. All the composers featured on the program are living and creating new music in California today. San Diego New Music has co-commissioned a new work from Texu Kim, who recently relocated to San Diego and was also featured on the 2023 edition of the soundON Festival. Other works include inventive ensemble pieces by Berkeley-based composer Ken Ueno and Los Angeles-based composer Nicholas Deyoe. Our own Christopher Adler presents a new cross-cultural composition for Thai mouth organ and Korean zither, premiered earlier in 2023. And solo works by Vera Ivanova (Orange County) and Francisco Eme (San Diego) round out this program.

This concert is generously underwritten by Julia S. Falk, Ph.D.

Ken Ueno, Visible Reminder of Invisible Light
Christopher Adler, The Memories that Drift from Mountain Peaks
Vera Ivanova, Aura
Nicholas Deyoe, Ashley, Christopher, Andy
Texu Kim, newly commissioned work
Francisco Eme, Goutha

The works will be performed by:

Christopher Adler, khaen and piano
Francisco Eme, electronics
Sasha Ishov, flute
Peter Ko, cello
Junghwa Lee, gayageum
Anishka Lee-Skorepa, voice
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Ryan Nestor, percussion
Ariana Warren, clarinet
Matt Kline, conductor

$30 General Admission / $25 Athnaeum Members / $12 Students
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