USS Michael Murphy joins Carl Vinson strike group for Western Pacific deployment Share this article View post tag: Carl Vinson Strike Group Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Michael Murphy joins Carl Vinson strike group for Western Pacific deployment US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) left its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 15, to join the Carl Vinson carrier strike group on a Western Pacific deployment.Michael Murphy deployed with a crew of approximately 320 sailors and a detachment of MH-60R helicopters from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, the “Easyriders,” based out of Kaneohe Bay. The ship joined the strike group as it transited toward the Western Pacific.“The crew of USS Michael Murphy has trained extensively for this deployment and is ready to execute all missions as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group and US 3rd Fleet,” said Cmdr. Kevin Louis, the ship’s commanding officer.The deployment marks the second time the Carl Vinson strike group will operate throughout the Indo-Pacific region under US 3rd Fleet’s command and control. The strike group became the first in recent history to demonstrate a command and control construct called Third Fleet Forward when units completed a six-month deployment last year.Michael Murphy operates under Destroyer Squadron 1. The squadron is deployed with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 105). Authorities View post tag: USS Michael Murphy January 17, 2018 View post tag: US Navy
Read Full Story The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), writes The New York Times, is “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music.” On Friday April 17 and Saturday April 18 at 8 p.m. in Paine Hall, ICE will present “Voces de America Latina,” conducted by Steven Schick and presented by the Fromm Players at Harvard.“Voces de America Latina” is a window on today’s vibrant new-music scene throughout the Americas. The composers represented here hail from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Spain. Some made their careers in the United States or Europe. Others had significant artistic experiences abroad, then returned home. Together they form a multigenerational, multinational Latina/o network that extends beyond stylistic boundaries.Friday and Saturday’s programs include four works never heard before in Boston, and one US Premiere.Cuban composer Leo Brouwer wrote the film score for “Like Water for Chocolate”; his “Parabola,” inspired by the artist Paul Klee, is programmed for Saturday’s concert. Fellow Cuban composer, Grammy-nominated Tania León, famously collaborates with artists outside her genre (writers Margaret Atwood and Derek Wolcott, theater director Julie Taymor). León has pieces on both Friday’s and Saturday’s program, and she co-curated “Voces” with Music Department Chair Carol J. Oja. On Thu., April 16 at 4 p.m. in Farkas Hall Studio (10-12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge), the OFA hosts a public interview of León by Alejandro Madrid. Pulitzer prize-winning Mario Davidovsky’s “Divertimento for 8 — Ambiguous Symmetries” will have its Boston premiere.