Saturday, February 1, 2020

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093 map

Pamela Z will give a performance of her work for chamber orchestra, voice, and electronics in collaboration with Steven Schick and the SFSU Chember Orchestra as part of Beethoven Interpolations at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall in La Jolla, CA USA Beethoven turns 250 this year. Building on the classical notion of interpolation to shed light on Beethoven’s impact on 20th and 21st music, we will nest among the movements of Beethoven’s mercurial First Symphony (1800) newer work that contains 20th and 21st century echoes of Beethoven’s mind. Webern’s Symphony, Dallapiccola’s Una Piccola Musica Notturna, and new music by PamelaZ and Anna Thorvaldsdottir help reveal the often unseen Beethoven: his formalism, his penchant for lyricism, and his wicked sense of humor. We hope to afford insight into parallel moments of cultural and political peril. From the turn of the 19th century in post-revolutionary Europe to the volatile time between world wars in the 20th century to our early 21st century michigas, these works, taken together, demonstrate the necessity for an artist to react to her or his time. PROGRAM: Pamela Z – Heiligenstadt Lament Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony #1, First Movement Anton Webern – Symphony Beethoven – Symphony #1, Second Movement Luigi Dallapiccola – Una Piccola Musica Notturna Beethoven – Symphony #1, Third Movement Beethoven – Symphony #1, Fourth Movement Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aequilibria The concert will be preceded by a conversation with Steven Schick and a distinguished panel including: Pamela Z, Lilian Faderman, and Henry Torres Blanco, entitled: “How do we as artists working in different genres use (or abuse) classic works?”