From words to music/ Armenian genocide

From words to music   Award-winning composer and performer Chris Brubeck is in Stockton today for his latest world premiere. The Stockton Symphony composer-in-residence turned the poetry and prose of local youth into a musical masterpiece. Today on Insight, hear what Brubeck thinks about the project, as well as his experience living in the area. You'll also meet some of the high school students whose writings inspired Brubeck.

Chris Brubeck performs with the Stockton Symphony and various choral groups at 8 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14th at the Warren Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Information: (209) 951-0196.

Armenian genocide scholars  Prominent Turkish-American scholar Fatma Muge Gocek is in the Bay Area this week for a meeting and symposium on academic repression and human rights. Besides her efforts to prevent violence against journalists and scholars in Turkey, she's been a leader in challenging the Turkish government's denial of the Armenian Genocide. You'll meet her and a UC Davis professor who has also studied the Armenian genocide.

Professor Fatma Muge Gocek presents "The Turkish State and the Armenian Ethnic Cleansing of 1915" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Wyatt Theater, Old Davis Road, University of California, Davis. Information: (530) 752-2295.

The Scholars at Risk biennial meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m Friday, April 13th and the symposium on "Human Rights and Academic Repression" takes place from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m Saturday, April 14th at Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco. Information: 212-998-2179.

Thursday, April 12, 2007