Dawn Upshaw -- Masterclass and Q&A

27 October 2017 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: Ostin Ensemble Room - Room 110A, Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, California, United States
Category: Department of Music

Dawn Upshaw -- Masterclass and Q&A
Friday, October 27, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ostin Ensemble Room
This event is free and open to the UCLA community, space permitting.

“Nobody is better equipped for this music than soprano Upshaw and pianist Kalish. Upshaw‘s specifically American way of projecting the English language is all but essential, but even more gratifying was her willingness to go where the music takes her, never keeping an objective distance.“ - Philadelphia Inquirer

World-renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw presents an intimate masterclass in conjunction with her guest appearance with Sō Percussion and long-time collaborator Gilbert Kalish, at Royce Hall on Oct. 28. The five-time Grammy Award-winner is the first vocal artist to receive a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation (2007), the five year "genius" prize.  She began her career in 1984 at the Metropolitan Opera and has since made nearly 300 appearances there. She has performed on the leading opera stages world-wide, and is known for championing new works tailored specifically for her, among them The Great Gatsby by John Harbison; the Grawemeyer Award-winning opera, L’Amour de Loin and oratorio La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho; John Adams’s Nativity oratorio El Niño; and Osvaldo Golijov’s chamber opera Ainadamar and song cycle Ayre. This is a rare opportunity for Opera UCLA students to interact with an artist who is well-regarded world-wide, maintaining a career at the highest level.

Parking for Ostin Ensemble Room is in Structure 2. Find maps and parking rates, here.

This masterclass program is made possible by the Center for the Art of Performance.

Click here for more information about the Sō Percussion event on Oct. 28.