Arts and Music
Featured This Month
Emmanuel Jal, an internationally recognized hip-hop musician, former child soldier turned activist and entrepreneur, shares his story and music. Jal was born into the life of a child solider in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. He calls upon all of us to engage with our world and become global citizens through scholarship, leadership and service. Recorded on 04/12/2018.
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus begins their 64th season with questions about lineage: Where do we come from? How does the music of our past inform our understanding of the future? "Lineage," a piece by young Canadian composer Zosha de Castri, recalls how her grandmothers tales shaped her own sense of being Canadian. Igor Stravinskys Petrushka was inspired by his memories of Russian Shrovetide fairs, in all their color and excitement. Finally, everything on the planet began with water, and in celebration, Music Director Steven Schick gives up his baton to solo in Tan Duns "Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra," with Michael Gerdes conducting. Recorded on 11/4/2018.