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UCSB Department of Music presents UCSB SPRING MUSIC SEASON 2011

when: 2011-04-05, starts at
where: UCSB

Department of Music presents UCSB SPRING MUSIC SEASON 2011

For complete details about events, please  call (805) 893-7001,
or visit:  http://www.music.ucsb.edu

MARCH-APRIL

PRIMAVERA – UCSB FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS & DIGITAL MEDIA
MON., MARCH 28 – WED., APRIL 13
This ninth annual festival of contemporary arts and digital media explodes with concerts, installations, lectures, and dance at venues including Lotte Lehmann and Karl Geiringer Halls, the Hatlen Theater, the College of Creative Studies Gallery, and Elings Hall. Co-Directors are Jeremy Haladyna and
Leslie Hogan. Full details at: http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/primavera.
Presented by the College of Creative Studies, CREATE-Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology, Department of Music , Department of Theatre and Dance
ECM-Ensemble for Contemporary Music, MAT- Media Arts and Technology Program
and Corwin Chair of Music Composition.

NATASHA KISLENKO, PIANO WITH GUEST ARTIST CHAVDAR PARASHKEVOV, VIOLIN
FRI., APRIL 1, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Society
1535 Santa Barbara Street, $15/Gen, $10/Stu/Sen
(UCSB Music Students are free). Donation and proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Warming Center homeless program.
UCSB faculty member Natasha Kislenko and Bulgarian violinist Chavdar Parashkevov perform works by Schnittke and Nikolayev from their recent
CD, Russian Sonatas, as well as an elegant work by Maurice Ravel,
and a selection of short Spanish and French pieces.

LAURENCE YOUNG, CLARINET IN A MASTER OF ARTS RECITAL
Bridget Hough, Piano
Shannon McCue, Viola
SAT., APRIL 2, 6 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall (Music 1250),
Free Admission
Program:
* W. A. Mozart
Trio in Eb for Clarinet, Piano and Viola ‘Kegelstatt’ KV 498 (1786)
* Rebecca Clarke
Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale for Bb Clarinet and Viola (1941)
* Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 120, no. 2 Eb Major (1894)

UCSB ANNUAL KARL GEIRINGER LECTURES with CAROL J. OJA, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
“The Racial Politics of Bernstein’s On the Town (1944)”
APRIL 7: Lecture 1 – “An Integrated Cast in a Segregated America”
4 p.m., UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall (Music 1250), Free Admission
APRIL 8: Lecture 2: “A Japanese-American Star on Broadway During WWII”
4 p.m., UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall (Music 1250), Free Admission

WEST COAST CONFERENCE OF MUSIC THEORY & ANALYSIS
FRI., APRIL 8, SAT., APRIL 9 & SUN., APRIL 10, UCSB Music Building,
Registration: $25/Gen, $15/Stu – Tickets at the door
The annual West Coast Conference is being held this year in the UCSB Department of Music, with Professor Pieter van den Toorn serving as Program Chair for the three days of lectures by visiting professors from around the country.

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET
Co-presented by UCSB Arts and Lectures
* MASTER CLASS with UCSB Students, WED., APRIL 20, 10 a.m.-Noon,
UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall (Rm. 1250), Free Admission
* LECTURE with Professor Derek Katz, WED., APRIL 20, 1-3 p.m.
UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall (Rm. 1250), Free Admission
* CONCERT with guest UCSB pianist Robert Koenig
THURS., APRIL 21, 8 p.m., UCSB Campbell Hall,
For ticket information, visit:
http://www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-3535.

UCSB OPERA THEATRE – AARON COPLAND’S “THE TENDER LAND”
WED., APRIL 27 & FRI., APRIL 29, 8 p.m., SUN., MAY 1, 3 p.m.,
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, $15/Gen, $7/Stu – at the door
Originally commissioned by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land (1954) tells of a farm family in the midwestern United States in the 1930s at the time of spring harvest and also of high school graduation. Benjamin Brecher, Director, Paul Sahuc, Conductor,
Mark Somerfield, Sets & Lighting, and Stacie Logue, Costumes.

UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE – “AN EVENING OF JAZZ VOCALS”
THURS., APRIL 28, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Join the UCSB Jazz Ensemble, combos, and jazz vocalists in an evening of classic vocal jazz. Highlights to include selections from the Ella Fitzgerald repertoire, arrangements by Quincy Jones and Bob Mintzer, and much much more!  Jon Nathan is Director.

MAY

UCSB CORWIN CHAIR & CREATE present CALIFORNIA ELECTRONIC MUSIC EXCHANGE CONCERT
FRI., MAY 13, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Free Admission
This is one of a series of California-wide concerts of electronic music by students of five California campuses – CalArts, Mills College, Stanford, UCSB and UCSD. Clarence Barlow is Corwin Professor of Music.

UCSB CORWIN CHAIR & THEORY AREA present JOHN COOPER, COMPOSER
WED., MAY 18, 3:30 p.m., Music Room 1145, Free Admission
Guest artist John Cooper, whose works have been performed extensively in Asia, Europe, and the United States, will be featured in a lecture on Paramita and the TaKaDiMi Rhythm Program. Clarence Barlow is Corwin Professor of Music.

UCSB CREATE/MAT presents “SURVIVAL MUSIC”
THURS., MAY 19, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
UCSB CREATE/MAT presents new electronic works by Mills College composer Maggi Payne, Curtis Roads, and student composers.

UCSB PERCUSSION AND MALLET ENSEMBLES
SAT., MAY 21, 4 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Room 1250), $15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
This exciting program features works by Corwin Composition Chair Emeritus William Kraft, including his Suite for Percussion and Quartet for Percussion, as well as a work by Steve Reich, Mallet Quartet (2009) and Lukas Ligetti’s quartet for marimbists on two instruments, Patten Transformation. A movement from Trio Per Uno completes the program.
Jon Nathan is Director.

UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE – “AN EVENING OF MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC & DANCE”
SAT., MAY 21, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Scott Marcus directs an “An Evening of Middle Eastern Music & Dance” with Special Guest, Souren Baronian, New York-based Armenian clarinetist and duduk player, in a joyous celebration of his 80th birthday.  Also featured is the Ensemble’s Dance Troupe, directed by Cris! Basimah.
Visit: http://www.music.ucsb.edu/mee

UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE & JAZZ COMBOS – “AN EVENING OF JAZZ/ROCK AND FUNK”
SUN., MAY 22, 7 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Jon Nathan directs “An Evening of Jazz/Rock and Funk.”

UCSB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE
WED., MAY 25, 8 p.m., location tba
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Donn Howell directs “An Evening of Gamelan Music”
with works from Java, Bali, and Malaysia.

UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE
THURS., MAY 26, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Paul Bambach conducts the UCSB Wind Ensemble in a program of
“crisp, exciting performances.” (Independent)

UCSB CHAMBER CHOIR – “REINCARNATION”
FRI., MAY 27, 8 p.m.,  St. Anthony’s Seminary Chapel,
2300 Garden Street, $15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
In preparation of its upcoming concert tour to France and a major collaboration at Notre-Dame Cathedral, the UCSB Chamber Choir continues its exploration of 20th century American choral music, including Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei (a transcription of his famous Adagio for Strings) and his cycle Reincarnations, as well as Ross Lee Finney’s rarely performed set, Spherical Madrigals, a 20th century reinterpretation of 17th century texts relating to orbs, circles, balls and globes.
Michel Marc Gervais is Conductor.

UCSB ECM – ENSEMBLE FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC – “PARK THE WABAC MACHINE!”
TUES., MAY 31, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Mr. Peabody, Sherman, and the WABAC machine are stymied by music anything but “wayback:”  Miklós Maros’ “Undulations” for sax and piano, Thea Musgrave’s Piccolo Play, music by guest composer Marc Satterwhite,
and more.  Jeremy Haladyna directs.

JUNE

UCSB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – “NEW AND NEWER”
WED., JUNE 1, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Led by Richard Rintoul, the Symphony Orchestra presents “New and
Newer,” featuring exciting new works by student composers Emily Gargus, Kiyomitsu Odai, Brian O’Donnell and Ian Wallace, along with the world premiere of UCSB Corwin Chair Clarence Barlow’s Serenade for Wind Quartet and Strings (1967). Shostakovich’s mighty Fifth Symphony
will conclude the evening.

UCSB MUSIC OF INDIA (SITAR) ENSEMBLE
THURS., JUNE 2, 7 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Scott Marcus directs “An Evening of North Indian Classical
Music” by the Music of India (Sitar) Ensemble.

UCSB WOMEN’S CHORUS & SOLOISTS OF THE VOCAL AREA -”VOICES OF OUR AGE”
THURS., JUNE 2, 8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Explore the beautiful sonorities of the 20th century with a choral and solo vocal program dedicated to works by modern composers.  Eric Whitacre’s touching 5 Hebrew Love Songs will be featured, along with music by Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen and Robert Kidd’s The Wind Song, among others.  Vocal soloists from the UCSB Voice Department and the UCSB Women’s Chorus, conducted by Helena von Rueden, perform this lovely and exciting music.

UCSB GOSPEL CHOIR
FRI., JUNE 3, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Victor Bell directs the highly popular group which has been
featured in concerts, public events and university celebrations.

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