USC Fisher Museum of art and Visions & Voices present: Songs in the Earth and Air
Pianist Victoria Kirsch and soprano Julie Makerov celebrate the artistic vision of Victor Raphael through art songs, operatic excerpts and readings based on themes of the sun, moon, stars, plantes, earth and water. Also featured on the program will be compositions which combine acoustic and electronic sounds, as well as vocal improvisations that ewxplore the USC Fisher Museum of Art's live acoustical space.
Victor Raphael: Travels and Wanderings, 1979-2009 will feature work from the last 30 years by this Los Angeles artist. It will include paintings, Polaroids, video, and interactive technologies. Work from the ongoing Space Field serieswill be included as well as work from Japan, Paris, Turkey, Mexico and Alaska. The exhibit will also feature work from sdeveral collaborations between Rapahel and other artisits.
Victoria Kirsch is a popular teaching artist for LA Opera's Education and Community Programs Department, participating in Opera for Educators and LA Opera 90012 programs, in addition to ongoing exhibit-based musical presentations at local museums. An active recitalist, she collaborates frequently with other USC alumni. She is pianist and music director for the Los Angeles-based Operetta Foundation, which presents staged concerts of rare operetta gems, and she performs numerous chamber music series, including Sundays Live at LACMA, Grand Performances at California Plaza, Jacaranda in Santa Monica, and the Brand Library Music Series in Glendale. She served on the vocal faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara from 1987-1992, playing in the studio of renowned baritone and master teacher Martial Singer.
This program is sponsored by USC Fisher Museum of Art and Visions and Voices: the USC Arts And Humanities Initiative.