The Chamber Music series is a beloved event at the UMFA, and has a dedicated following. It seems there is something transformative about listening to live music while looking at art, and everyone who comes usually leaves looking forward to the next chance to do it again.
Well, we’ve got good news: there are two this month!
Our first is entitled Three Premieres, and features student compositions, performed by student musicians, and punctuated by student poets, all from the University of Utah. This event is TODAY (Wednesday, April 9th), and will take place upstairs in our permanent collection.
[UPDATE: The following event has been postponed. Please keep checking back for more information!]
A mere two weeks after tonight’s fantastic event, there’s a chance for another: soprano Olivia Custodia will perform a short, 45 minute opera entitled La voix humaine (music by Francis Poulenc and lyrics by Jean Cocteau). She will be accompanied by Jed Moss on piano, and Lucas Goodrich, whom some will remember from a February Chamber Music event, will direct.
This event will be held in the Great Hall of the UMFA, but there is another exciting element: work is being specially brought up from the basement to be on view only for this event. So, not only is this your chance to see a wonderful opera, but it may be your last chance, at least for awhile, to see some work from the UMFA’s collection that hasn’t been on view in years.
We hope to see you there!