The USC Fisher Museum of Art will present the exhibition Drawn to Language (September 3 through December 7), featuring five contemporary artists who explore the relationship between visual art and literature. In conjunction with the exhibition, pianist Victoria Kirsch
and fellow USC Thornton School of Music alumni will perform a concert of vocal and instrumental music inspired by the artworks on display.
Victoria Kirsch curates and performs a wide range of text-based musical programsin a variety of local, regional and national venues. She serves as music director of the Los Angeles–based Operetta Foundation and OperaArts in the Coachella Valley. In 1998, Kirsch began an extensive collaboration with Julia Migenes (Carmen in the 1984 film with Plácido Domingo), playing for two of the celebrated soprano’s shows, Diva on the Verge and Franz Schubert. She has played Diva on the Verge at L’Opéra Comique in Paris, the Peacock Theatre in London, L’Opéra de Monte-Carloin Monaco and venues in Hawaii, San Francisco and the U.S. east coast, in addition to sold-out runs at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles. Recent Diva tours have included shows in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Recent tours of Franz Schuberthave included Los Angeles, Greece, Turkey and New Caledonia. Kirsch was a vocal faculty member of the USC Thornton School of Music from 2000 to 2003, and she has been a faculty member of the Malibu-based SongFest since 2007.
Admission is free. Reception to follow. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Thursday, September 12, at 9 a.m.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP,click here
General Public: To RSVP, click here.
Photo: Francisco Kochen