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September 13, 2014
Vocalist Timur Bekbosunov will perform a capella songs and arias by Purcell, Britten, Donizetti, Ligeti, Rosenboom, Kozin and Prokofiev in English, Italian, Russian and Kazakh at the neglected roundhouse structure at the southern-most tip of the Bowtie Project. We will meet on the Bowtie Project at the foot of The Unfinished at 5:30pm, where we will then walk together with CA State Parks Interpretive Specialist Luis Rincon through a short nature walk along the river to the graffiti scrawled walls and stellar acoustics of the roundhouse. Performance to begin apprx. 6:15pm.
Timur Bekbosunov , “charismatic tenor” with a “stratospheric voice” (Los Angeles Times), is a noted interpreter of contemporary and cross-cultural music. He has made solo appearances with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Long Beach Opera, Israeli Opera/JMCLA, Santa Cecilia Academy, LOOS Ensemble, Opera Boston, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, National Folk Orchestra of Kazakhstan, Rossini in Wildbad Festival, Victoria Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Opera Kansas, band DeVotchKa, Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, among many others; at the Hollywood Bowl, Redcat Theater, Berlin Konzerthaus, American Repertory Theater, Zellerbach Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “sybaritic delight”, Timur has worked and collaborated with many celebrated contemporary composers, including Thomas Adès (Powder Her Face), Evan Ziporyn (A House in Bali, Oedipus), Anne LeBaron (Crescent City), Silvano Bussotti (Silvano Sylvano), Anthony Davis (Revolution of Forms), the late Gian-Carlo Menotti (Orpheus), Meyer Kupferman (In a Garden), Veronika Krausas (Lady M), Peter Eötvös (Snatches of Conversations), Tobias Picker (An American Tragedy), Scott Benzel (After Funhouse); and film composers Charles Bernstein, Joel Goldsmith, Nick Urata and Kavin Hoo.
The Frogtown Artwalk is a yearly free tour of the studios of the artists and artisans of Elysian Valley (Frogtown). For more information including a transit map for non-elysian valley residents click here.