Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Public: $10, Aquarium members and UCSD students: $8
RSVP: 858-534-5771 or online
Join Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for a special evening under the sea featuring musical performances from UCSD music graduate students. On April 14 from 6-7:30 p.m., visitors can stroll through the aquarium and encounter groups of live musicians performing pieces written specifically for this unique event. This is the first time in a decade that Springfest, an annual showcase by UCSD music students at locations around campus, has been held at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
"Our hope is that combining the ocean world with music will provide guests a beautiful and unusual experience," said Caroline Miller, UCSD music graduate student and Springfest program curator. "It's not often that we have the opportunity to interact with biology and art simultaneously."
The musical event will feature different genres of music performed throughout the aquarium. Guests can enjoy electroacoustic performances within the Hall of Fishes, contemporary classical melodies in front of the centerpiece two-story kelp forest tank, improvisational music in the Smargon Courtyard, and American folk performances on the Tide-Pool Plaza.
"As a part of UC San Diego, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is thrilled to be collaborating with another campus department on such a unique event," said Nigella Hillgarth, Birch Aquarium at Scripps executive director.
The event is $10 for the public and $8 for aquarium members and UCSD students (with ID). Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 858-534-5771.
UCSD student musicians include:
· Leah Asher
· Tommy Babin
· Joshua Charney
· Elisabet Curbelo
· Diagenesis Duo
· Kevin Flowers
· Jon Forshee
· G Burns Jug Band
· Yvette Jackson
· Richard Johnson
· David Medine
· Caroline Miller
· Sara Perez
· Adam Tinkle
· Jeffrey Trevino
· Kevin Zhang
> More information about additional Springfest events on the UC San Diego campus.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 436,000, including 40,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.
About UC San Diego
The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide and born of a culture of collaboration, UC San Diego sparks discoveries that advance society, drive economic growth and positively impact the world. Our students, who learn from Nobel laureates, MacArthur Fellows and National Academy members, are committed to public service. For the sixth consecutive year, UC San Diego has been ranked first in the nation based on research, civic engagement and social mobility. We are one campus with multiple pillars of excellence, a top ten public university that is transforming lives, shaping new disciplines and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more at www.ucsd.edu.