Jennifer Koh and Jean-Baptiste Barrière
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
A multimedia theatrical collaboration between celebrated violinist Jennifer Koh and composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière, The 38th Parallel is named after the line of latitude separating North and South Korea, an arbitrary divide of invisible borders that has transformed the lives of generations. The work incorporates the concept of pansori – a Korean genre of musical storytelling that combines music, visual art and movement – to recount a very personal story of the impact of immigration on three generations and two families. Conceptualized by the highly collaborative Koh, this work draws upon a cast of notable talents to create a revealing and deeply intimate portrait of identity and displacement.
“Jennifer Koh is one of our most important violinists not just because she’s a very fine soloist, but because she is a prolific commissioner of contemporary music.” The New York Times
$20 – $40 : General Public
$10 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)