Susan Narucki to Perform ‘Kafka Fragments’ in NY

By David Salazar

Soprano Susan Narucki will present two recitals in New York this March.

The soprano will present “Kafka Fragments” by György Kurtág alongside violinist Curtis Macomber. The work “uses fragments of texts from the diaries of Franz Kafka to create a kaleidoscopic world of sound, sense and expression. Each fragment – some lasting less than a minute –is singular and potent; each movement offers a glimpse of a distinct viewpoint, and each gains in meaning through juxtapositions throughout the work as a whole.”

The March 27 performance will take place at the Lippes Concert Hall at the University of Buffalo. Then comes a March 30 showcase at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City.

Narucki is also set to perform in “Changing Light” on International Women’s Day. The program features works by such composers as  Sofia Gubaidulina, Ursula Mamlok, Alba Potes, and Kaija Saariaho.