ArtPower’s 15th Season at UCSD Examines African-American Themes

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Dahlak Brathwaite. Courtesy of the artist

ArtPower announced it’s 15th season at UC San Diego on Wednesday, unveiling a program of jazz, world music, dance, chamber music and special events.

The season opens Oct. 5 with the chamber music of Paris-based Quatuor Van Kuijk and ends May 9 with the hip-hop drama of Dahlak Brathwaite‘s “Spiritrials.”

Other highlights of the new season include the return of the Ariel Quartet, which will perform Beethoven in honor of the composer’s 250th birthday; the world premiere of “Inheritance, “a multimedia chamber opera with music by Lei Liang and featuring Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki; Manual Cinema’s performance of “No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks,” exploring Brook’s remarkable…

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