Livewire 8: Asian Music in America — Lecture by P. Q. Phan
“Characters and Their Arias in The Tale of Lady Thị Kính”
Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)
The Department of Music presents Livewire 8: Asian Music in America, a festival of contemporary music that will explore the creativity of composers with cultural connections to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Complete festival details are available here.
On Friday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m., composer-in-residence P. Q. Phan will give a talk on his most recent opera: “Characters and Their Arias in The Tale of Lady Thị Kính.
P. Q. Phan, immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1982. Originally training as an architect in Vietnam, Phan trained as a composer in the United States at the University of Southern California (B. Mus.), and the University of Michigan (M.Mus. in composition and ethnomusicology; D.M.A. in composition). A recipient of the 1998 Rome Prize, he has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ohio Arts Councils, Charles Ives Center for American Music, and fellowships from the Macdowell Colony. Performances of his music have been presented by the Kronos Quartet, the BBC Scottish Radio, Radio France, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, and Hanoi Conservatory Orchestra. Phan has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, the Greater East Lansing Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Samaris Piano Trio, the New York Youth Symphony, and La Sierra University. He has been a member of the music faculty at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, and Cleveland State University, and is currently Professor of Music at Indiana University.
Admission is free.
This festival has been made possible in part by the support of Dr. Phillip Rous, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Scott Casper, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and UMBC’s Asian Studies Program.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Music Box is located.
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