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.
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.
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.
Please see Saturday, March 13.
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.
Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and soprano Susan Narucki perform György Kurtág's masterwork of 20th Century vocal chamber music Kafka Fragments.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander Raskatov | Circle of Singing I (1984) Susan Narucki, soprano; Zhou Yi, cello; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Alexandra Beliakovich, harpsichord; Hui Wu, celesta
Maurice Ravel | Chansons madécasses (1925–26) Susan Narucki, soprano; Sooyun Kim, flute; Han Bin Yoon, cello; Boris Berman, piano
Hugo Wolf | Songs from “Italienisches Liederbuch” (1892, 1896) Susan Narucki, soprano; Julio Elizalde, piano
Arlene Sierra | Two Neruda Odes for Soprano, Cello and Piano (2004)
Susan Narucki, soprano; Kacy Clopton, cello; Michael Bukhman, piano
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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).
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
Soprano Susan Narucki joins the American Composers Orchestra and conductor George Manahan for the NY Premiere of Vivier's Lonely Child.
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.
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.
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.
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