Today the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2011 ‘genius’ grants and we were pleased to see two names familiar to UCSD-TV – cellist Alisa Weilerstein and percussionist Dafnis Prieto. Both artists will receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.
Alisa Weilerstein will make her UCSD-TV debut in La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2011 performance of “Mozart, The Sublime Spirit,” premiering October 7 at 8pm. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to see a “genius” in action! We’ll be premiering two more SummerFest programs in October, including Commissions and Premieres (October 14) and the season’s 2011 finale (October 21). Visit our SummerFest series page for additional broadcast dates and more video from past SummerFest seasons.
Another recipient, percussionist Dafnis Prieto, is interviewed in the UCSD-TV documentary about the making of ”Lilith: The Opera,” which premiered in San Diego in 2010. Check out the video on our website.