2009


January 20, 2009
Green Umbrella Series, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Susan joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group for a performance of  Louis Andriessen's De Stilj, with members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director. Works by Mackey and Tuur complete the program. Lionel Bringuier, conductor.


January 26, 2009
Collage New Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Collage New Music presents Susan Narucki along side pianist Christopher Oldfather for a performance of  Andrew Imbrie's Roethke Songs, and James Yannatos' Haiku Settings; with David Hoose, conductor. 


February 7, 2009
Carter and Messaien at 100 San Francisco State University, California

International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University.
As part of  First Annual Symposium on Music in the 21st Century, concert of works by Carter and Messaien, including selections from Messaien's Poemes Pour Mi, Carter's Three Poems of Robert Frost and Tempo e Tempi; Harvey Sollberger, conductor.


February 13, 2009
Chance Encounter at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York

Susan joins The Knights for two performances of Lisa Bielawa's Chance Encounter.


March 13, 2009
Composers Portrait Series, Miller Theater - ICE, New York, New York

Susan joins members of The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and conductor Jayce Ogren for Arlene Sierra's Neruda Songs for soprano and ensemble. Sierra's Colmena (2008) (world premiere, Miller Theatre commission), Cicada Shell (2006), Ballistae (2000), and Surrounded Ground (2008) complete the program.


March 24, 2009
Hommage to Ligeti, Asko/Schoenberg Ensembles, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Grosse Zaal
Susan joins Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor, and ASKO/Schoenberg for a performance of Vivier's Trois Airs pour un opera imaginaire. Program includes works by Ligeti's Violin Concerto with Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin.


March 25, 2009
Hommage to Ligeti, Asko/Schoenberg Ensembles at De Singel, Antwerp, BELGIUM

De Singel, Antwerp
Repeat of March 24, 2009 Concert


May 7, 2009
Conrad Prebys Music Center -  Gala Opening  - UC San Diego

Celebrating the opening of the Conrad Prebys Music Center, the new state of the art facility and new home of  Music Department of the University of California, San Diego.
Susan presents songs by Charles Ives with pianist Aleck Karis, and also sings in world premiere of A Good Diffused by Rand Steiger for soprano and ensemble.

May 8, 2009
Conrad Prebys Music Center -  Gala Opening  - UC San Diego

Repeat of May 7 Concert

May 9, 2009
Conrad Prebys Music Center -  Gala Opening  - UC San Diego

Repeat of May 7 Concert


June 1, 2009
Camera Lucida, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

Soprano Susan Narucki joins members of Camera Lucida in Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Conrad Prebys Music Center at UC San Diego. Works of Franz Schubert complete the program.


June 27, 2009
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk, Connecticut

With pianist J.J. Penna, an evening of American Song, centered around the works of Virgil Thomson, including the cycles Mostly About Love, Two Songs of Marianne Moore, and the rarely performed Five Phrases from the Song of Solomon for voice and percussion. Songs of Martin Bresnick, Charles Ives, Julianna Hall, Charles Naginski, and Marc Blitzstein complete the program.


July 18, 2009
Yellow Barn Music Festival and School - 40th Anniversary Gala - Putney, Vermont

One generation after Mahler's Fourth Symphony was written, Edwin Stein, a student of Arnold Schoenberg, paid homage to this masterpiece by recasting it for large chamber ensemble.  MAHLER Symphony No. 4 in G major (arr. Stein)  I join Sooyun Kim, flute; Mark Hill, oboe; Alicia Lee, clarinet; Violaine Melançon, Andrea Segar, violins; Itamar Ringel, viola; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello; Aleksey Klushnik, double bass; Julio Elizalde, piano; Seth Knopp, harmonium; Ian Antonio, percussion.

July 23, 2009
Yellow Barn Music Festival and School, Putney, Vermont

Soprano Susan Narucki joins violinists Jennifer Curtis, Marie-Eve Poupart, violist Itamar Ringel and cellist Michael Kannen in Ginastera String Quartet No. 3. 

July 24, 2009
Yellow Barn Music Festival and School, Putney, Vermont

Golijov's Luce for soprano and two pianos, performed by soprano Susan Narucki, and pianists Vivian Hornik Weilstein and Michael Bukhman. This work, written in 2002, has text by Federico Fellini: his answer to the question: "What is light, to you?"

 

September 23, 2009
The Blue Rider In Performance, Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York City, New York

Co-produced with Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Mary Sharp Cronson, Producer, in conjunction with the KANDINSKY retrospective at The Guggenheim Museum starting September 18th The Blue Rider In Performance explores the dynamic interaction of music, light, and visual imagery using materials from Vasily Kandinsky's seminal Blue Rider Almanac of 1912. Rooted in Kandinsky's connections to artists in both Russia and Germany, the Blue Rider Almanac brought together art, music, and writing from avant-garde movements across Europe, capturing a short-lived moment of international experimentalism that was abruptly halted by the outbreak of World War I. Pianist Sarah Rothenberg and soprano Susan Narucki perform music from the era by such composers as Scriabin, Webern, and Berg under a rich blanket of light and projection; world premiere choreography by Karole Armitage further illuminates a movement from Arnold Schoenberg’s ground-breaking Second String Quartet. Also featuring The Brentano String Quartet.
 

September 25, 2009
The Blue Rider In Performance, Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York City, New York

A repeat of the performance of September 23, 2009.


October 7, 2009
Weds@7 UCSD Concert Series - Inaugural Concert - at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

UCSD's renowned percussion ensemble, redfishbluefish, led by Steven Schick, presents the inaugural concert of  UCSD's new concert series, Weds@7, in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.  Soprano Susan Narucki is a guest of the ensemble in a performance of Barraque's masterwork Chant apres Chant, for soprano, piano and percussion ensemble.


October 31, 2009
Golijov's Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, San Diego

Soprano Susan Narucki joins the La Jolla Symphony in Golijov's beautiful Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra. Music Director Steven Schick conducts the program, which includes works by Bartok and Beethoven.

November 1, 2009
Golijov's Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, San Diego, CA

Repeat of October 31, 2009 performance.


November 4, 2009
Weds@7 UCSD Concert Series, Charles Ives and His World at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman present an evening of music of Charles Ives, as part of UCSD's Weds@7 concert series.


November 20, 2009
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Soprano Susan Narucki joins Jason Vieaux, guitar, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra Hirono Oka, Rachel Ku and Yumi Kendall, in the world premiere of Jan Kryzwicki's In Evening's Shadow. 


November 24, 2009
8th Annual Classical Recording Foundation Awards at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City

Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman will selections from their recent recording The Light that is Felt: Songs by Charles Ives at the 8th Annual Classical Recording Foundation's Awards Ceremony.


December 2, 2009
Anthony Davis' Lilith - World Premiere - Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

At UC San Diego's concert series Weds@7, the world premiere of Lilith, by Anthony Davis, with libretto by Allan Havis.

December 4, 2009
Anthony Davis' Lilith - World Premiere - Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

Repeat of December 2, 2009 performance.


December 7, 2009
Camera Lucida, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

Soprano Susan Narucki is featured as guest artist on the distinguished chamber music series, which features cellist Charles Curtis and principals of the San Diego Symphony, in Ravel's Chansons madécasses and works of J.S. Bach.