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Opera Works: Journey in Creation
May 29, 2018 | Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Workshop rehearsals with Opera Parallele for a new opera based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe.
“Opera Works: Journey in Creation”
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
2 pm – 5 pm Opera Workshop
The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies, and the Humanities Institute, invite students, faculty, staff and community to witness the creation of an opera based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe, called “Today it Rains”. Opera Parallele, a San Francisco based company under the direction of Maestra Nicole Paiement (Emerita, UCSC Music Department), commissioned this opera by award-winning composer Laura Kaminsky. Performers, the librettists, the composer, and the director will be in residence and will workshop and rehearse this opera in the making. Workshop is free and open to everyone.
Tuesday, May 29th
Panel “Always Moving Up Hill: Women in the Arts” – Registration Required
Robin Coste Lewis, Poet, National Book Award Winner for Voyage of the Sable Venus
Nicole Paiement, Conductor, Musical Director, Opera Parallele
Laura Kaminsky, Opera Composer
Jennifer Gonzalez, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC
Bettina Aptheker, Professor of Feminist Studies, UCSC (moderator)
Doors open at 6:30pm – Light refreshments will be available for purchase at the Kuumbwa kitchen
Event starts at 7:00pm
Thurs, May 31st
Living Writers with Robin Coste Lewis – Humanities Lecture Hall @ 5:20pm
These events are co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute, The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies, Arts Division, Porter College, Living Writers & Cultural Studies.