2010



January 5, 2010
Fresh Sound Series, San Diego, California

Susan Narucki presents a set at Bonnie Wright's innovative Fresh Sound series. Bending the Voice juxtaposes acapella works by John Cage with a new work for voice and electronic and an experimental piece that Narucki has developed, which plays the edge between speaking and singing, and bending narratives.


January 12, 2010
Art of Elan - San Diego Museum of Art

Soprano Susan Narucki is a guest on San Diego's acclaimed Art of Elan series, at the Hibben Gallery, San Diego Museum of Art, performing Thomas Adès’ Life Story with bass clarinetists Anthony Burr and Curt Miller and bassist Jeremy Kurtz.


March 13, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Yellow Barn Music Festival, in partnership with New England Conservatory of Music, will host a workshop focusing on Kafka Fragments, Kurtág's monumental seventy-minute song cycle for soprano and violin, based on texts of Franz Kafka. The workshop will be led by soprano Susan Narucki and violinist Violaine Melancon, both faculty at Yellow Barn; four NEC student violinists and four student sopranos will be invited to participate. Eminent Kafka scholar, Stanley Corngold of Princeton University, will join the musicians during the workshop, helping to illuminate the interpretive process with discussions on Kafka and his writings. The week of coaching, workshops, public master classes and discussions will culminate in public performances in Brattleboro, Vermont on Saturday, March 13 and at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music on Sunday, March 14.

March 14, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments Workshop, Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

Please see Saturday, March 13.


March 27, 2010
Works by Kurtág and Baca Lobera, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, MEXICO

Soprano Susan Narucki and guitarist Pablo Gómez Cano present works of Schubert, Britten, Kurtág and the world premiere of a commissioned work by Igancio Baca Lobera, La logica de los Suenos, for voice, guitar and electronics. 


April 17, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and soprano Susan Narucki perform György Kurtág's masterwork of 20th Century vocal chamber music Kafka Fragments.

April 18, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

April 20, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, Muziekcentrum, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

April 22, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

April 23, 2010
Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, Enschede, NETHERLANDS


May 26, 2010
Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

Soprano Susan Narucki will direct the west coast premiere of Pascal Dusapin's haunting chamber opera To Be Sung. Cast members include members of kallisti: Stefanie Aston, Tiffany du Moucelle, Leslie Leytham and Meghann Welsh, and guest artist Philip Larson; Jullian Pellicano conducts Palimpsest, UCSD's new music ensemble.  

May 27, 2010
Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

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Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego


May 30, 2010
Chance Encounter - MAXXI Grand Opening - MAXXI Museum, Rome, ITALY      

Soprano Susan Narucki performs Rome Prize Winning composer Lisa Bielawa's Chance Encounter for soprano and 12 instruments at the Grand Opening of the MAXXI Museum /Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. Performances at 3:30 p.m. within the museum gallery and at 5:30 p.m. in the museum piazza. With the Brooklyn Rider string quartet and others.

May 31, 2010
Chance Encounter on the Ponte Sisto, Rome, ITALY       

Soprano Susan Narucki joins members of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet and others, for two performances of Lisa Bielawa's Chance Encounter for voice and 12 instruments.  Designed to be heard outside of traditional concert venues, these two performances of Chance Encounter will take place on the Ponte Sisto at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Produced by Lisa Bielawa and Robert Hammond, in collaboration with with the Tevereterno organization.


July 9, 2010
Raskatov's Circle of Singing, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont

Alexander Raskatov | Circle of Singing I (1984) Susan Narucki, soprano; Zhou Yi, cello; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Alexandra Beliakovich, harpsichord; Hui Wu, celesta

July 15, 2010
Ravel's Chansons madécasses, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont

Maurice Ravel | Chansons madécasses (1925–26) Susan Narucki, soprano; Sooyun Kim, flute; Han Bin Yoon, cello; Boris Berman, piano

July 16, 2010
Songs of Hugo Wolf, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont

Hugo Wolf | Songs from “Italienisches Liederbuch” (1892, 1896) Susan Narucki, soprano; Julio Elizalde, piano

July 17, 2010
 Arlene Sierra's Two Neruda Odes - U.S. Premiere - Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont

Arlene Sierra | Two Neruda Odes for Soprano, Cello and Piano (2004)
Susan Narucki, soprano; Kacy Clopton, cello; Michael Bukhman, piano


July 25, 2010
In residence at Orlando Festival, Kerkrade, NETHERLANDS

In residence at Holland's Orlando Festival during the week of July 25-31, 2010; lieder by Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Anton Webern and chamber works by Gyorgy Kurtag.


August 4, 2010
Eric Ewazen's SeaSkye Songs - World Premiere - Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton, New York

World premiere of Eric Ewazen's SeaSkye Songs in new version for soprano, flute and chamber ensemble, with soprano Susan Narucki and flutist Marya Martin.

Click here for more information about Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

September 14 and 15,  2010
Series at the Pulitzer with The Saint Louis Symphony, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

Soprano Susan Narucki and St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen perform Gyorgy Kurtág's Kafka Fragments, a seventy minute song cycle for voice and violin. The concert is part of a series presented by the Saint Louis Symphony and curated by its music director, David Robertson, presented at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.


October 1, 2010
Music on Main - Modulus Series, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Lisa Bielawa, composer and Philip Glass Ensemble vocalist
Susan Narucki, Grammy-award winning soprano
DB Boyko & Christine Duncan, leading vocal improvisors
Tanya Tagaq, legendary Inuit throat singer

Vocalist Lisa Bielawa performs her own work A Collective Cleansing for solo voice and digital audio; soprano Susan Narucki performs Gyorgy Kurtág’s Attila József Fragments for solo voice; vocalists DB Boyko & Christine Duncan perform Christopher Butterfield’s Stall for two voices and tape.

October 2, 2010
Music on Main - Modulus Series, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Lisa Bielawa’s Hurry with Susan Narucki (soprano), Lorna McGhee (flute), François Houle (clarinet), Dale Balrtrop (violin), Ariel Barnes (cello)  Maurice Ravel’s Chansons madécasses with Susan Narucki (soprano), Lorna McGhee (flute), Dale Balrtrop (violin), Ariel Barnes (cello).

October 3, 2010
Music on Main - Modulus Series, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Canadian premiere of Chance Encounter - with Music on Main All Star Band.

Lisa Bielawa's Chance Encounter has captivated audiences in Manhattan parks, at New York's Whitney Museum, outside the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXII museum, on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome and in Venice. Hear the Canadian debut, outdoors at the Roundhouse.

"Chance Encounter is designed so that it is not prescribed where and how the audience should or might sit to enjoy the music. The musicians are in two separate locations, approximately half a city block away from each other. (...) They arrive one or two at a time, over the course of seven minutes, so that it is not clear exactly when the performance has officially begun. Similarly, at the end of the 35-minute piece, performers leave one or several at a time, so that when the piece is over, there are no musicians present. (...) The soprano’s sung ‘libretto’ is comprised entirely of utterances that Susan and I overheard over the course of a full year of travel, in transient public spaces around the world – Rome, Taipei, Anchorage, Salzburg, Dallas and beyond."

  - Lisa Bielawa


October 15, 2010
Vivier's Lonely Child - NY Premiere - American Composers Orchestra, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall NYC

Soprano Susan Narucki joins the American Composers Orchestra and conductor George Manahan for the NY Premiere of Vivier's Lonely Child


October 19, 2010
Art of Elan - San Diego Museum of Art

Susan Narucki and guitarist Colin McAllister perform Rodrigo's Tres Canciones as part of the Art of Elan's "One Voice" Series at the San Diego Museum of Art.


November 18, 2010
George Crumb's Winds of Destiny at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Aleck Karis join UC San Diego's redfishbluefish percussion ensemble, led by Steven Schick, in a performance of George Crumb's Winds of Destiny.


November 19, 2010
kallisti performs "instant operas" at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

The world premiere of six operas, all with duration of 15 minutes of less, written for and performed by members of the "instant operas" project, including the singers of kallisti.  
Works by Drew Allen and Megann Welsh, Paul Feyertag and Bob Pierzak, Carolyn Chen, Jeffrey Trevino, Ryan Welsh, Kyle Rowan and will be presented in the Black Box Theater at the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UC San Diego Campus. This project is part of the UCIRA conference.


December 19, 2010
Chance Encounter CD Release Party, Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York

Album Release Concert & Screening of Chance Encounter (Orange Mountain Music) Galapagos Art Space.

Performances by Susan Narucki, Carla Kihlstedt, Colin Jacobsen, Eric Jacobsen, members of The Knights, & Boston Modern Orchestra Project members Sarah Bob, Robert Schulz & Ina Zdorovetchi