Conservatory faculty engage in California Festival concert featuring Raven Chacon's premiere
University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music faculty are active performers involved in renowned music organizations, programs and events. On November 11, 2023, Eric Dudley, Kyle Bruckmann and Jonathan Latta will participate in San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ season opening concert at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
The program entitled “RE:voicing” is presented in association with the statewide California Festival and has been constructed around the Bay Area premiere of Raven Chacon’s “Voiceless Mass.” Chacon is a winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in music and the first Native American (Diné) to receive this prestigious award. He was also chosen as a recipient of a 2023 Macarthur Fellowship.
- Olivier Messiaen – Apparition de l’Église éternelle (1932)
- Chinary Ung – Luminous Spirals (1997)
- Raven Chacon – Voiceless Mass (2021) (Bay Area premiere)
- George Crumb – Ancient Voices of Children (1970)
The conservatory faculty will be joined by Pacific’s music performance major Katie Pelletier ’26, who will sing the "treble voice" part in Crumb’s piece.