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Angela Young Smucker

Angela Young Smucker

UCSD Dance Building
“The Art of Fugue” Fugues and Cantatas of JS Bach.

So you can see that this is not my usual new music venture, but, hey, I like Bach, who doesn’t? Since they didn’t follow the program notes, I have no idea what was what, but the ensemble consisted of 2 violins (sometimes 3), viola, cello, bass, oboe, harpsichord and an ancient stringed instrument, maybe a baroque lute. The program was lacking in information here too. The music was lovely and I was especially impressed with the singer, Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano. She currently lives in Chicago where she teaches at Valparaiso University. I will try to hear her again. There were four female dancers who performed including Yolande Snaith. I guess I am spoiled. One of the last concerts I saw in NY was Merce Cunningham’s “Biped.” A very high benchmark. My fellow attendees liked the dancers more than I did. I didn’t see much variety in their movements or choreography. Oh well. Nice to go to something outside my usual realm.