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  • UCSB Summer Music Festival 2020
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    UCSB Summer Music Festival 2020 (VIRTUAL EVENT)

    The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present the fifth annual UCSB Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2020 as a virtual event.

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    (CANCELED) UCSB Trombone Ensemble and Low Brass Studio Concert

    In an effort to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the community, this event has been canceled. Read more about UC Santa Barbara's response to COVID-19 at ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information.

    Directed by Bill Booth, the UCSB Trombone Ensemble and Low Brass Studio will present a recital on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Lars-Erik Larsson, and Benedetto Marcello.

  • Valdis Jansons
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    Graduate Student Recital: Valdis Jansons, Baritone

    Graduate vocalist Valdis Jansons (baritone) will present a doctoral recital with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (Continuing Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will include works by Richard Wagner, Modest Mussorgsky, Henri Duparc, Roger Quilter, Antonio De Curtis, Ernesto De Curtis, Salvatore Cardillo, and Enrico Cannio. Jansons is a student of Associate Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian.
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  • Music in the Medieval Mediterranean (Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara)
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    Music in the Medieval Mediterranean (Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara)

    As part of UCSB Ethnomusicology Forum, Dwight Reynolds (Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara) will present a lecture titled "Music in the Medieval Mediterranean" on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Library Seminar Room 2406. Why were musicians and singers able to move through different regions of the medieval Mediterranean so easily? What types of cultural interactions took place before the construction of ‘national cultures’ and before Western Europe defined itself as the center of the world?

  • Guest Artist Recital: ~Nois Saxophone Quartet
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    Guest Artist Recital: ~Nois Saxophone Quartet

    The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present a guest artist recital with ~Nois on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include works by A.J. McCaffrey, Emma O'Halloran, and Pauline Oliveros, plus works by Tonia Ko and Gemma Peacocke written for ~Nois. The ensemble is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation.

  • Guest Artist Recital: ~Nois Saxophone Quartet
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    Guest Artist Recital: ~Nois Saxophone Quartet

    The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present a guest artist recital with ~Nois on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include works by A.J. McCaffrey, Emma O'Halloran, and Pauline Oliveros, plus works by Tonia Ko and Gemma Peacocke written for ~Nois. The ensemble is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation.

  • Models of Composition in the 21st Century with João Pedro Oliveira (UC Santa Barbara)
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    Models of Composition in the 21st Century with João Pedro Oliveira (UC Santa Barbara)

    As part of the Corwin Chair Series, João Pedro Oliveira (Corwin Chair of Composition, UC Santa Barbara) will present a lecture titled "Models of Composition in the 21st Century" on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3 pm in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building). Oliveira will talk about his music and how he uses models derived from the historical past and other arts.

  • Symposium on Music, Sound, and Indigeneity
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    Symposium on Music, Sound, and Indigeneity

    The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) presents the Symposium for Music, Sound, and Indigeneity on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 1:30-3:30 pm in the UCSB Multicultural Center Theater. The symposium will engage with popular musics and archival collections from indigenous perspectives. The first component of the symposium will be a roundtable discussion of graduate students and early career scholars from across the country. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

  • Undergraduate Student Recital: Alexandra Lopez, Soprano
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    Undergraduate Student Recital: Alexandra Lopez, Soprano

    Undergraduate vocalist Alexandra Lopez (soprano) will present a senior Bachelor of Music recital with pianist Erik Lawrence on Saturday, 2/22 at 7:30pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include works by Samuel Barber, Gabriel Fauré, Mozart, and more! Alexandra Lopez is a soprano in the studio of Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian. She has performed as part of the chorus in the Opera Santa Barbara's productions of Carmen by Bizet and Manon by Massenet, as well UCSB productions. She recently performed as Mamá in Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena by Evan Mack.

  • Undergraduate Student Recital: Sarah Evenson, Clarinet
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    Undergraduate Student Recital: Sarah Evenson, Clarinet

    Undergraduate clarinetist Sarah Evenson will present a Bachelor of Arts recital with pianist Buyun Li and the Nuñes Scholarship Woodwind Quintet on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The evening will include performances of works by Claude Debussy, Robert Muczynski, Johannes Brahms, and more! Sarah is a clarinetist currently studying alongside Professor Paul Bambach. She is involved with multiple UCSB ensembles and is also pursuing a Physics degree!

    For more info visit https://www.music.ucsb.edu/news/event/2008

  • Guest Artist Masterclass: Sammy Miller and The Congregation
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    Guest Artist Masterclass: Sammy Miller and The Congregation

    In association with UCSB Arts & Lectures, the UCSB Department of Music will present a Guest Artist Masterclass with Sammy Miller and The Congregation on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 10:45 am-12 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. Students from the UCSB Jazz Ensembles will perform.
    Admission is free and open to the public!

  • Overlooked Horn Music from the Czech Republic, Finland, and Lithuania (Jonathan Snyder, UCSB Alumnus)
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    Overlooked Horn Music from the Czech Republic, Finland, and Lithuania (Jonathan Snyder, UCSB Alumnus)

    Dr. Jonathan Snyder will present a talk, titled "Overlooked Horn Music from the Czech Republic, Finland, and Lithuania," on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6-8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The talk will focus on the "Concerto for Horn and Orchestra" by Balys Dvarionas. Snyder received a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from UC Santa Barbara, where he studied with Dr. Steven Gross.
    Admission for this event is free and open to the public!

  • Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko (Deborah Wong, UC Riverside)
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    Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko (Deborah Wong, UC Riverside)

    As part of UCSB Ethnomusicology Forum, Deborah Wong (Professor of Ethnomusicology, UC Riverside) will present a lecture titled "Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko," on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm in Seminar Room 2406 in the Music Library. Recently published, Louder and Faster is a study of taiko in California, focused on the play of sound, performance, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, and politics.
    Admission for this event is free and open to the public!

  • Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko (Deborah Wong, UC Riverside)
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    Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko (Deborah Wong, UC Riverside)

    As part of UCSB Ethnomusicology Forum, Deborah Wong (Professor of Ethnomusicology, UC Riverside) will present a lecture titled "Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko," on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm in Seminar Room 2406 in the Music Library. Recently published, Louder and Faster is a study of taiko in California, focused on the play of sound, performance, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, and politics.
    Admission for this event is free and open to the public!

  • Suoni-silenzi: A Recital of Modern Italian Vocal Music
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    Suoni-silenzi: A Recital of Modern Italian Vocal Music

    The Department of Music will present a guest artist recital with soprano Stacey Mastrian on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm. The event, titled "Suoni-silenzi: A Recital of Modern Italian Vocal Music," will include works for voice, piano, and electronics by Berio, Casella, Dallapiccola, DiScipio, Maderna, Nono, and Scelsi.

  • Interfaces and the Creation of New Musical Instruments (Rodrigo Cadiz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
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    Interfaces and the Creation of New Musical Instruments (Rodrigo Cadiz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

    As part of the Corwin Chair Series, Rodrigo Cadiz, Professor at the Center for Research in Audio Technologies Music Institute at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, will present a talk about interfaces and the creation of new musical instruments on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 3 pm in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building) on the UC Santa Barbara campus.
    This event is FREE and open to the public!

  • Guest Artist Masterclass: Ida Kavafian, Violin (Curtis Institute of Music)
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    Guest Artist Masterclass: Ida Kavafian, Violin (Curtis Institute of Music)

    The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present a guest artist masterclass with violinist Ida Kavafian (Curtis Institute of Music) on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 10 am-12 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. Kavafian will work with students from the UC Santa Barbara Strings Program on pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Henryk Wieniawski, and Johannes Brahms.
    This event is FREE and open to the public!

  • (CANCELED) World Music Series: UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble
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    (CANCELED) World Music Series: UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble

    In an effort to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the community, this event has been canceled. Read more about UC Santa Barbara's response to COVID-19 at ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information.

    As part of the World Music Series, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, March 11th at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Directed by Hugo Macario, the ensemble will present music and dance from Veracruz.

    Admission is FREE and open to the public!

  • World Music Series: UCSB Gospel Choir
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    World Music Series: UCSB Gospel Choir

    As part of the World Music Series, the UCSB Gospel Choir will perform on Wednesday, March 4th at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions.

    Admission is FREE and open to the public!

  • World Music Series: UCSB Gamelan Ensemble
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    World Music Series: UCSB Gamelan Ensemble

    As part of the World Music Series, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Directed by Richard North, the ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, featuring dynamic drumming, delicate melodies, and lively interlocking rhythms.

    Admission is FREE and open to the public!

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