The Red Fish Blue Fish percussion ensemble presents Gérard Grisey's Le Noir de l'Etoile for six percussionists at UC San Diego on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Directed by Steven Schick, UC San Diego's crack percussion ensemble gives a rare performance of Gerard Grisey's cosmic Le Noir de L'Etoile (The Night of the Star), with six performers amid the audience.
Inspired by the discovery in 1967 of pulsars—pulsing radio waves from massive stars that disintegrated eons ago—Grisey composed the piece in 1989-1990 for his son Raphael.
Red Fish Blue Fish has played the Bang on a Can Festival in New York City, the Agora Festival in Paris, the Centro des Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and has often been featured in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series.
- Date: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.
- Location: Mandeville Auditorium on UCSD's campus
- Cost: General: $15.50; UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM; Alumni: $10.50; Students Free
- Tickets: 858-534-3448 or Purchase Online
—UC San Diego