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.