Music of the 21st Century Chamber Concert – Gabriela Lena Frank, guest composer
Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank’s music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of Peruvian-Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, Frank ardently explores her multicultural heritage through her compositions. Inspired by extensive travel throughout South America and the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, her pieces reflect and refract her studies of Latin-American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology and native musical styles into a western classical framework uniquely her own.
Thursday’s concert is dedicated to Frank’s works for voice and small ensembles, including Adagio for Dusk, which the composer will perform with faculty pianist May Phang.
Festival Pass: $10
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.