Sonic Blossom Performances

Sonic Blossom, de Young, 2024. Costume designed in collaboration with Kelima K. Photograph by Randy Dodson

In Sonic Blossom, a singer approaches visitors to offer the gift of a song selected from the Schubert lieder (songs written for one voice). Lee Mingwei listened to this music with his mother while caring for her after heart surgery in 2012. If a visitor accepts this offer of beauty and solace, the singer then serenades them.

This ongoing participatory performance is part of the exhibition Lee Mingwei: Rituals of Care.

Schedule

Select weekdays 1–4 pm and weekends 11 am–5 pm

  • Fri, February 16, 1–4 pm
  • Sat, February 17, 11 am–5 pm
  • Thurs–Fri, February 22–23
  • Sat–Sun, February 24–25  
  • Thurs–Fri, March 14–15
  • Sat–Sun, March 16–17
  • Thurs–Fri, April 25–26
  • Sat–Sun, April 27–28  
  • Thurs–Fri, May 16–17
  • Sat–Sun, May 18–19 (Note: on May 19, performances will take place 11 am–1 pm and 2–5 pm)
  • Thurs–Fri, June 27–28
  • Sat–Sun, June 29–30

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Singer performing Sonic Blossom in Lee Mingwei exhibition

Experience Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom

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About the singers

Antonia Cáceres, a Chilean soprano, cultivated her musical skills at the University of Chile’s Conservatory and the Pontificia Universidad Católica, earning scholarships and acclaim from prestigious institutions. Currently refining her talent at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Antonia’s passion for opera is complemented by her love for nature, history, baking seasonal pastries, and crafting ceramic pottery.

Jayne Diliberto, soprano, hails from Chicago and received her education from San Francisco and Oberlin Conservatories. This season, Jayne was a Manetti Shrem Fellow at Festival Napa Valley, as well as a soprano soloist with the Mill Valley Philharmonic and the Cantori di Carmel. Outside of performing, Jayne enjoys working as a scheduler for the San Francisco Opera and sharing her passion for music with her private students.

Adellyn Mae Geenen is a Bay Area native pursuing her master’s in vocal performance at San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). In February, Adellyn performed as Sibella in SFCM’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and plans to perform classical and contemporary repertoire locally and beyond.

Becky Lau, soprano, has sung with many ensembles in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Convivium, 21V, and Volti. Becky also sings at Christ Church Los Altos as their soprano section leader and guest soloist. Outside of music, Becky is a published author in psychology research journals and works as a user experience researcher. Follow her on YouTube: @beckylau_sings

Chea Kang, a Korean soprano, is earning her artist diploma at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she performed various leading roles in operas by Mozart, Händel, and Puccini. Chea made her San Francisco Opera debut last fall as Sister Catherine in Dialogues of the Carmelites. She was one of the young artists for the Georg Solti Accademia Bel Canto Course in the summer of 2023. She will be joining the Gerdine Young Artist program at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis this upcoming summer of 2024.

Kyla Knox, a San Francisco native, received her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California Santa Cruz and her master’s degree in opera performance from Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. When she’s not performing around the Bay Area, she works as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit.

Piano accompaniments recorded by Kyle Naig at Different Fur Studios. 

Contact info

publicprograms@famsf.org

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