Lucy joins Talea Ensemble for a concert featuring a world premiere by David Adamcyk, and Kate Soper's Voices from the Killing Jar.
"In Voices from the Killing Jar, which was written between 2010 and 2012 for the Wet Ink Ensemble ... women in fraught circumstances take the focus in an eight-movement work that is dark, wild, and captivating.
In her 98-page dissertation on the work, Soper explains 'a killing jar is a tool used by entomologists to kill butterflies and other insects without damaging their bodies.' Through Soper's acrobatic soprano solo, accompanied by athletic instrumental parts and plenty of electronics, the piece lets us in on seven women – each in their own killing jars of various types ('hopeless situations, impossible fantasies...') – as well as the keepers of those jars. We see a Murakami character, Lady Macduff and Daisy Buchannan, to name just a few embattled heroines. 'We don't know how all their stories end,' says the composer, but 'four will eventually die violently.' " Read more here
Lucy sings two world premieres by composers Will Kim and Joseph Lee, winners of the Andrew Parker Foundation Composition Prize. With Yezu Woo (violin), Michael Nicholas (cello), Stuart Breczinski (oboe), Yoonah Kim (clarinet), Beomjae Kim (flute), Mélanie Genin (harp), and Tomoki Park (piano).
Lucy receives one of three Emerging Artist awards from University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The 2018 SMTD Alumni Society Awards recipients are as follows:
Hall of Fame Awards
Jessye Norman (MM ‘68 voice; Sc.D.Hon ’87)
Frank Ticheli (MM '83, trumpet and composition; DMA '87, music composition)
Emerging Artist Awards
Lucy Dhegrae (BM ’08, voice)
Stephen Siercks (BFA ’07, design and production)
Dee Tomasetta (BFA ’14, dance)
Paul Boylan Award
Janai Brugger (MM ’09, voice)
Christopher Kendall Award
Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago
SMTD Alumni Society Awards Ceremony and Reception
Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The following distinguished alumni will be honored as 2018 award recipients: Jessye Norman (MM '68 voice; Sc.D.Hon '87), Frank Ticheli (MM '83, trumpet and composition; DMA '87, music composition), Lucy Head Dhegrae (BM '08, voice), Stephen Siercks (BFA '07, design and production), Dee Tomasetta (BFA '14, dance), Janai Brugger (MM '09, voice), and the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. A reception immediately follows the awards ceremony in the Soderquist Atrium to celebrate the award recipients and the milestone reunion classes. This event is free; online registration required below.
$10 suggested donation
Un lieu verdoyant: hommage à Gérard Grisey (1999) by Philippe Leroux (b. 1959)
with Casey Grev (soprano saxophone)
Excerpt from Le lay de bonne espérance, No. 13 by Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)
Since 1500 (2011) by Matthew Schickele (b. 1969)
Letter Piece 1: Arsenal, Bahrain, Chihuahua, Darjeeling and Eisenhower (2008) by Matthew Shlomowitz (b. 1975)
with Ariadne Greif (Dhegrae & Digressions)
Check out these fab performers on night 2, Sept 26: Tanner Porter and Annika Socolofsky, Ashley Fure, and So Percussion.
Sō Percussion will perform works by Angelica Negron, Eric Bradley Cha-Beach, and more!
Ashley Fure will jam on some sub-audible subwoofers with some friends.
Tanner Porter and Annika Socolofsky, composer-performers each with a particular fondness for text, ballad tradition, and the power of song, present a set with the talents of Sonya Belaya and Nicole Patrick.
Lucy joins International Contemporary Ensemble in six performances of Ashley Fure's opera The Force of Things presented at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.
August 6, 7, 8 at 6:30 and 8:30pm
Lucy joins esteemed faculty to perform and work with participants at the first Resonant Bodies event at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.
Lucy joins the faculty at SoundSCAPE Festival in Cesena, Italy, working with festival participants and performing with the students and faculty in Salvatore Sciarrino's masterwork Vanitas as well as Lukas Foss's classic Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.
Simulacrum is an opera based on the libretto Loved for parts by playwright Marianna Staroseklsky, to be premiered in the Spring of 2018. This project features the music of six different composers as well as choreographers and visual artists, a collaborative effort that will run together to create a single narrative about a woman who is struggling with the loss of her leg and the acceptance of a new prosthesis. The opera focuses on the interaction between the human and machine, with new media such as wearable technology that manipulates and controls projected images interacting with the performers.
Path New Music Theater is a collective of composers, musicians, choreographers, and visual artists who curate and produce contemporary new media theater.
Featuring Lucy Dhegrae, Nathaniel Sullivan, and Nina Dante
Jeffrey Brooks' Passion with Contemporaneous at 5:30pm; marathon begins at 10:00am. Free!
MUSIC BY Jeffrey Brooks, Tom Chiu, Fjola Evans, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Nicole Lizee, Dylan Mattingly, Jessie Montgomery, Brendon Randall-Myers, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriella Smith, Galina Ustvolskaya, Alex Weiser, Julia Wolfe, Aleksandra Vrebalov and MORE!
PERFORMANCES BY Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley, Contemporaneous, Eliza Bagg, David Friend, ETHEL, Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol, Flux Quartet, Maya Beiser and Kate Valk, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas, Robert Osborne, Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin, Vicky Chow, Xenia Rubinos, So Percussion and MORE!