Release: January at ArtPower


January at ArtPower
Featuring Mal’Akh Ensemble, Calder Quartet,
and Kota Yamazaki / Fluid Hug-Hug Dance Company

La Jolla, C.A.—January 2016 at ArtPower at UC San Diego kicks off with electro-acoustic project Mal’akh Ensemble on January 8 performing Animalik—a series of short animated films with live music. Founded by multi-laureate Mexican composer Felipe Perez Santiago, the ensemble creates an eclectic sound that combines elements of traditional, avant-garde, folk, contemporary, rock, free jazz, and improvisational music. Tickets: $18–28

The “outstanding” and “superb” (New York Times) Calder Quartet returns to ArtPower on January 23 with a program that includes chamber music favorites—Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127 and Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters,” along with 21st century woks by Daníel Bjarnason and Andrew Norman. Winner of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the quartet is known for the discovery, commissioning, recording, and mentoring some of today’s best emerging composers. Tickets: $36­–54

Rounding out January is a performance of OQ by Bessie Award–winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki and his Fluid / Hug-Hug Dance Company on January 29. Inspired by Japanese ritual poetry readings held at the Imperial Palace, this latest work by Yamazaki features dancers from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, including Western contemporary, butoh, hip-hop, and Jamaican dance. Tickets: $28–46

Tickets for the events can be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at

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