The Department of Music presents Livewire 8: Asian Music in America, a festival of contemporary music that will explore the creativity of composers with cultural connections to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Complete festival details are available here.
On Friday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m., featured composer P. Q. Phan will give a talk on his most recent opera, The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh: "Characters and Their Arias in The Tale of Lady Thị Kính"
P. Q. Phan, immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1982. Originally training as an architect in Vietnam, Phan trained as a composer in the United States at the University of Southern California (B. Mus.), and the University of Michigan (M.Mus. in composition and ethnomusicology; D.M.A. in composition). A recipient of the 1998 Rome Prize, he has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ohio Arts Councils, Charles Ives Center for American Music, and fellowships from the Macdowell Colony. Performances of his music have been presented by the Kronos Quartet, the BBC Scottish Radio, Radio France, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, and Hanoi Conservatory Orchestra. Phan has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, the Greater East Lansing Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Samaris Piano Trio, the New York Youth Symphony, and La Sierra University. He has been a member of the music faculty at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, and Cleveland State University, and is currently Professor of Music at Indiana University.
Admission is free.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.