January 9 — January 27, 2019
What is this festival about?
The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. We live in an age of dizzying possibility, of constant transformation and reinvention. The old rules don't seem to apply anymore, but is anyone sure what the new rules are?
Musicians, and other artists, can have an uncanny ability to sense what's just around the corner, or to make sense of a transformation that's underway in our world. Hearing the Future, curated by composer-conductor (and 2018 MacArthur Fellow and Genius Award recipient) Matthew Aucoin, explores and celebrates the power of music and art to give voice to the evolution and revolutions in the world at large.
The festival will shine a spotlight on the music being made today - from composers and performers who are still in high school, to a 90-year-old jazz master. The festival will also explore the way music from the past, from Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz to the creators of African-American spirituals, engaged with the most urgent issues of their time. We also feature events presented by our partners at San Diego museums, theaters and dance companies.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has just run a major preview story about our "Hearing the Future" Festival!
Series Calendar | Jan
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- San Diego Guild of Puppetry
- Vanguard Culture
- San Diego Symphony
- Radio Tautitotito
- Malashock Dance
- Art of Élan
- Fresh Sound
- Playwrights Project
- University of California, San Diego
- Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
- San Diego Dance Theater
- James Beauton & Justin Morrison
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White Box Live Arts in Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Rd #205, San Diego, CA 92106
JAN 25, 7:30PM STEPHANIE RICHARDS' TAKE THE NEON LIGHTS
After her "spellbinding" (NPR) debut record, new music trumpeter Stephanie Richards follows up with a premiere of works from her latest project. Using New York City as a backdrop, Richards selected poems from icons, including Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Allen Ginsberg to name a few, and has crafted music for quartet that explores a spontaneous prose of grit and brilliance; the ugly beauty of the city. Tickets at the door.
The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) has a distinguished 16-year history in NYC and is collaborating with UC San Diego Extension to present the first-ever West Coast edition of the festival, FONT West, from Jan 20-27. Two FONT West events, Stephanie Richards’ "Take The Neon Lights" (Fresh Sound, Jan 25) and "Generation Next" (San Diego Symphony Jazz @ The Jacobs, Jan 26) are also part of the "Hearing The Future" festival. For information on these and other FONT West events, please Click Here.