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UCSB WINTER MUSIC SEASON 2012

UCSB WINTER MUSIC SEASON 2012
For further information, please visit: http://www.music.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-7001 (Concert Line)

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

WELCOME RECEPTION FOR YAIR DALAL
Artist-in-Residence at UCSB during Winter 2012
WED., JAN. 18, 4 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Room 1250), Free Admission
Of Iraqi-Jewish descent, Yair Dalal is a world-famous artist with
numerous videos on youtube and 6 albums and 50 songs available
on iTunes.  Visit:  <http://www.yairdalal.com>.
During the residency, Yair Dalal will co-direct the UCSB Middle East Ensemble
and UCSB Middle East Chorus leading to a concert on Saturday,
March 10, 2012, at 8 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.
Interested community members are invited to attend both the Ensemble and Chorus Rehearsals (Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively) and the March 10 concert (tickets at the door), all in the Music Building at UCSB.
Please call (805) 893-3261 for further information.
Co-sponsored by the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; the Humanities and Fine Arts Dean’s Fund for Jewish Studies, made possible by a generous donation in memory of Martha Heyman Franck; the Center for Middle East Studies, the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies, Department of Music, UCSB Middle East Ensemble, MultiCultural Center; and the Education Abroad Program.  Major funding is coming from the New York-based Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF), as part of their Schusterman Visiting Artist Program.

MARK COVEY, BARITONE
IN A MASTER OF MUSIC RECITAL
with Yi Kai Sim, Piano
SAT., JAN. 21, 3 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall, Free Admission
Program:
* G.F. Handel – “See the raging flames arise”
From Joshua

* Hugo Wolf – Harfenspieler
Aus “Goethe Lieder”
* Maurice Ravel – Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
* Xavier Montsalvatge – Cinco conciones negras
* John Duke – Three Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

UCSB PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE – “MOODS AND GROOVES”
THURS., JAN. 26, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
The program includes music by Christopher Rouse, George Crumb,
and Erik Griswald, as well as a performance of the original choreography “Occupation” by UCSB Dance Faculty Christina McCarthy.  The Percussion Ensemble will accompany with Trio per Uno by Nobojsa Jovan Zivkovic.
Jon Nathan, director.

FEBRUARY

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
IN A WORKSHOP WITH UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE
WED., FEB. 1, 2 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Free Admission
Co-presented by UCSB Arts and Lectures (http://www.artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu)
Members of the renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band lead a workshop
with the UCSB Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jon Nathan.

AN AFTERNOON OF FRENCH OPERA AND SONG
SUN., FEB. 12, 2 p.m., Lobero Theatre, $25/General, $10/Students,
Tickets at the Lobero Box Office, (805) 963-0761
The UCSB Department of Music and Voice Area present a program of classic French Art Song, Grand Opera, and Operetta with arias, duets, and rousing ensembles performed by students ranging from undergraduates through DMA candidates.
Also featured will be appearances by prominent voice and piano faculty including Benjamin Brecher, Tenor and Chair of the Voice Area, Dr. Kathleen Roland, Soprano, Paul Sahuc, Baritone, and pianists Paul Berkowitz, Chair of the Department of Music,and Dr. John Ballerino. The Santa Barbara News Press recently commented, “an array of extraordinary talent gripped audience attention, musically and theatrically.”

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE GOLDEN WEST
FRI., FEB. 17, 7 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Free Admission
For reserved tickets, visit: www.bandofthegoldenwest.af.mil
and click the ‘Click Here to Get Tickets’ button or visit the UCSB Music Building Room 1315A, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
From Travis AFB CA, the Band of the Golden West is a select group of professional Airmen-musicians who present outstanding musical performances for official military, recruiting, and community relations events, and foster America’s rich national heritage.  Touring the western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada, the Concert Band performs a wide variety of music from standard concert band/wind ensemble literature, orchestral transcriptions and military marches to jazz and pop arrangements, Broadway standards, and of course, patriotic music complete with instrumental soloists and featured vocalists.

FRED ORMAND, BUFFET CRAMPON ARTIST
IN A SEMINAR AND CLARINET MASTERCLASS
SAT., FEB. 18, 10 a.m., Seminar; 1 p.m., Masterclass, Karl Geiringer Hall
(Music Room 1250), Free and open to the public.
Co-presented with Buffet Crampon.
Former faculty member of the University of Michigan and the Music Academy
of the West, Fred Ormand is an esteemed educator, outstanding scholar and world-renowned performer.

UCSB CORWIN CHAIR SERIES
PRESENTS GUEST ARTIST LESLIE ROSS, BASSOON
THURS., FEB. 23, 7 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Free Admission
Leslie Ross, performer, sound-installation artist, bassoonist and instrument-maker, will present an evening of solo works created for a micro-microphoned bassoon. In both gallery and street performance settings as well as in collaboration with choreographers, Ross has created works for numerous constructed instruments and installations.

SOPHIA VAILLANT, PIANIST
IN A GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
SAT., FEB. 25, 8 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Sophia Vaillant, French pianist, has performed throughout Europe as well as in the USA and Venezuela. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Lyon, Guildhall School and SUNY Stony Brook, she is known not only for her solo and chamber music playing, but also for the Tango, playing with the orchestra La Tipica de Juan Cedron and founder of the group “TamborTango” whose repertoire is divided between traditional works and those of Astor Piazzolla. She will be performing works by Messiaen, Franck, Ravel, Liszt and her own transcriptions of tangos by Piazzolla, Di Sarli and Villoldo.

MARCH

UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE
THURS., MARCH 8, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Paul Bambach conducts the Wind Ensemble in its annual winter concert.

UCSB CHAMBER CHOIR – “TRANSCRIPTIONS”
UCSB WOMEN’S CHORUS  – “MUSICA SACRA”
FRI., MARCH 9, 8 p.m.,  St. Anthony’s Seminary Chapel,
2300 Garden Street, SB, $15/Gen, $7/Stu – Donation at the door
The UCSB Chamber Choir and Michel Marc Gervais perform a virtuosic program of transcriptions for 8 – 16 voices, including movements from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Bach’s French Suite Nr. 1, Schubert’s Winterreise, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Rückert Lieder, and Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye. The UCSB Women’s Chorus, led by Helena von Rueden and Michael Vitalino, present a cappella sacred music of the 20th century, including music by Duruflé, Caplet, Keating and Miklós Kocsár.

UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE
with YAIR DALAL, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
SAT., MARCH 10, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Scott Marcus directs “An Evening of Middle Eastern Music and Dance” with internationally renowned artist Yair Dalal. Composer, violinist, `ud player and singer, Dalal is a prolific musician who plays an important role in shaping the global world music scene.  He will be a Schusterman Visiting Artist at UCSB throughout Winter Quarter, co-directing the UCSB Middle East Ensemble and also the UCSB Middle East Chorus.  Interested individuals are encouraged to join the Ensemble and the Chorus for Winter Quarter. Classes start on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.  For further information, please visit: http://www.yairdalal.com/

UCSB MUSIC AFFILIATES present “A SPRING SERENADE”
SUN., MARCH 11, 3 p.m., Lehmann Hall, Music Academy of the West,
$25/General, $10/Students, $50/Patron,
$90/Patron Couple (includes preferred seating and reception).
For further details, please call (805) 893-7001 or (805) 966-9084.
This concert features outstanding UCSB faculty in a program of
chamber music celebrating spring.

UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE
SUN., MARCH 11, 4 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Join the UCSB Jazz Ensemble as it performs a program of traditional and contemporary works. Jon Nathan is Director.

UCSB ECM – ENSEMBLE FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
with GUEST ARTIST ROBERT DICK, FLUTE
TUES., MARCH 13, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
PALMARÈS: UCSB composers and performers will earn their place on this ECM program through competition: whether in ECM’s annual call for new scores, or a grueling test to find a very fit flutist.  The Survivor plays music of modern flute guru Robert Dick in his presence.  Also, ensemble music by Sebastian Currier and Vagn Holmboe, plus Dominick Argento’s all-Wordsworth cycle,
To be sung upon the water, with vocalist Annie Thompson.
Jeremy Haladyna directs.

UCSB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
WED., MARCH 14, 8 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall,
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Christopher Rountree, new conductor of the UCSB Symphony, leads his own arrangement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Louis Andriessen’s seminal 20th century masterpiece — Workers Union and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony.

UCSB MUSIC OF INDIA ENSEMBLE -
“AN EVENING OF NORTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC”
THURS., MARCH  15, 7 p.m., Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Room 1250),
$15/Gen, $7/Stu – Tickets at the door
Scott Marcus directs the sitar classes and Hom Nath Upadhyaya
directs the tabla classes in “An Evening of North Indian
Classical Music.”  Special Guests will perform in the second half
of the concert.

UCSB GOSPEL CHOIR
FRI., MARCH 16, 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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