La Jolla Symphony & Chorus to perform some ‘Ancient Noises’


From Symphony Reports

In the second concert of its Stravinsky Circus season, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will celebrate, “Ancient Noises,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Mandeville Auditorium on UCSD campus.

Music Director Steven Schick and Choral Director David Chase will lead the performing artists in Igor Stavinsky’s “Les Noces,” Gyorgi Ligeti’s “Poeme Symphonique,” Bela Bartok’s “Cantata Profana,” and the local premiere of David Lang’s “Grind to a Halt.”

Joining LJS&C will be guest artists Lux Boreal dancers, red fish blue fish, Jessica Aszodi, Martha Jean Weaver, Chad Frisque and Phil Larson.

In a press release advancing the show, LYS&C writes, “We will present two brilliant folk-tales from the early 20th century — Stravinky’s portrait of a folk wedding in pagan Russia (with four pianists, chamber choirs, and Lux Boreal dancers choreographed by UCSD’s Allyson Green) and Bartok’s magical story of nine young hunters transformed into wild stags and scored for orchestra and chorus.”

Liget’s daring work features 100 metronomes, each at a different tempo, and Lang’s premiere has been described as “rambunctious.”

A pre-concert lecture will be held one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $15-$29 at (858) 534-4737 and