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UCSB Opera Theatre's production of The Barber of Seville. Photo by Tony Mastres.

UCSB Opera Theatre will present excerpts from three operas selected as finalists for the National Opera Association’s Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. The event is one of the highlights of the National Opera Association’s annual convention, which will be held at the Fess Parker Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara from January 4-8, 2017. The performance will be attended by over 200 members of the National Opera Association, with an additional 100 seats available to the public.

The Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition encourages the composition and performance of short operas especially useful in opera workshops and other training venues, and runs in two-year cycles. The 2016-2018 finalists include After Life by Tom Cipullo (composer) and David Mason (librettist); Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain by Jeremy Gill (composer & librettist), based on a play by Don Nigro; and The Scarecrow by Joseph Turrin (composer) and Bernard Stambler (librettist). Following UCSB Opera Theatre’s performance of scenes from each of the three operas, a panel of internationally renowned judges will select the winner. The winning opera will then be performed in its entirety at the National Opera Association convention the following year. 

  1. January 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • piano keyboard

Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, UCSB’s Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) is known for its unconventional repertoire choices and daring performances. The ensemble will present its annual winter concert on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 4 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.

 

  1. March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
  • Bassoon

The UCSB Wind Ensemble with Paul Bambach, Director, will present its annual winter concert on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

  1. March 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir

The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus will present their annual winter concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) in downtown Santa Barbara on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

  1. March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Cris! Basimah, Director of the Ensemble's Dance Company

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present their annual winter concert on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

  1. March 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Trombone section

The University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present their annual winter concert on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The Chamber Orchestra is comprised of undergraduate and graduate music students from the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion programs. Winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players, and open the first half of the concert.

  1. March 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Soprano saxophonist

Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents its annual winter concert on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. March 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • tabla

The UCSB Music of India Ensemble, directed by Scott Marcus, will present a concert of Indian classical music on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. March 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Gospel Choir female soloist

Join the Gospel Choir for their annual winter concert on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Under the direction of Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir presents sold-out performances each quarter and is regularly featured in numerous community events and university celebrations. The Gospel Choir recently produced a CD entitled Praize Party on the Yard and has been featured on the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

 

  1. March 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • marimba

Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. May 24, 2017 - 7:30pm