Upcoming ‘Live From Jacobs’ Broadcasts To Include Phan Opera

The 2014 winter/spring series features a world premiere opera, a renowned vocalist, and brand new music from two of Jacobs' flagship ensembles.

a paper design of an opera set

Photo: courtesy of Erhard Rom

‘Sneak preview’ of the set for 'The Tale of Lady Thi Kính' by Erhard Rom.

After the great success of three live broadcasts in late summer and fall 2013, the Jacobs School of Music and WFIU partner again for a series of four not-to-be-missed concerts.

Saturday, February 15 at 8pm
P.Q. Phan’s The Tale of Lady Thị Kính (world premiere production)
WFIU’s first ever live broadcast from the IU Opera Theater

From alluring Vietnam, a young girl—pursued for her beauty, despised for her goodness, forced to masquerade as a man—takes us on an incredible journey of intrigue, lust, deceit, and compassion to the ultimate destination—Nirvana—by making the ultimate sacrifice. A world premiere by Jacobs School faculty composer P. Q. Phan based on the ancient Vietnamese folk tale Our Benevolent Buddha Thị Kính.

Wednesday, February 19 at 8pm
François Le Roux, baritone, and IU Professor Jean-Louis Haguenauer, piano

A recital of French song by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, and Maurice Ravel featuring internationally-acclaimed French baritone François Le Roux.

Tuesday, March 11 at 8pm
NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Dominic DiOrio, director

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Freshly-Minted New Works for Voices
Featuring premieres of new works by faculty composer Aaron Travers, emerging composer Zachary Wadsworth, and the winner of the NOTUS Choral Composition Contest

Thursday, April 11 at 7pm
New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay, director, Kenneth Froelich, guest composer

Premiere performances of new works by:
Erik Ransom (Georgina Joshi Memorial Composition Prize commission)
Chris Renk (Dean’s Prize commission)
Kenneth Froelich (guest composer and Jacobs School alumnus)

David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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