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  • World Music Series Fall banner
The Santa Barbara Ewe Drum and Dance Group will perform music and dance from Togo, Ghana, and Benin in West Africa as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. Copresented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center. 
 
  1. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • World Music Series Fall banner
Students from Santa Barbara High School's Music Theatre program will present excerpts from the musical In the Heights as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton), the musical is set in the Latino dominated neighborhood of Washington Heights, NYC. Directed by UCSB alumnus Otto Layman, Santa Barbara High School's production runs November 2-11 and features Music Direction by UCSB Music Department faculty Jon Nathan and Vocal Direction by UCSB alumnus Sio Tepper. Copresented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center. 
 
  1. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Chiao-Ling Sun
UCSB alumna violinist Chiao-Ling Sun (DMA 2001) will present a recital with UCSB faculty member and pianist Charles Asche on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Drs. Sun and Asche will perform works by W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Chen Gang and He Zhan-Hao, Tyzen Hsiao, Johannes Brahms, and Sze Kuo-Cheng.
 
  1. Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • UCSB Storke Tower
UCSB University Carillonist Wesley Arai will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2-3 pm. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
 
  1. Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • World Music Series Fall banner
Scott Marcus will lead the UCSB Middle East Ensemble in a performance of music and dance from a variety of Middle Eastern cultures, performed on traditional Middle Eastern instruments, as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. Copresented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center. 
 
  1. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • World Music Series Fall banner
The Santa Barbara-based Salt Martians (Ken Gaston on guitar and lead vocals; Doug Toews on mandolin, lead and harmony vocals; Tim Mullins on banjo, dobro and harmony vocals; and Aaron Douglas on string bass and harmony vocals) are an all-acoustic bluegrass band, performing tunes from Bill Monroe to the Byrds. The group will perform as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. Copresented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center. 
 
  1. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Alex E. Chávez
Dr. Alex E. Chávez (Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) will present a talk titled "Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing" on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Room 1145. Dr. Chávez will cover his new ethnography of Huapango music and US-Mexico border migration, Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño (Duke 2017). Co-sponsored by the Department of Music's Ethnomusicology and Musicology/Theory forums, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), and the Department of Anthropology.
 
  1. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Richard Goode (photo by Steve Riskind)
Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) and the UCSB Department of Music will copresent a masterclass with pianist Richard Goode on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6-8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Students from Professor Paul Berkowitz's studio will perform: Ching Yun Chen will present Mozart's Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 570; Pinshu Yu will perform Nos. 1 and 2 of Schubert's Four Impromptus, D935 (Op. 142); and Petra Peršolja will play Beethoven's  Sonata in E Major, Op 109, mvts 1 & 2.
 
  1. Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • UCSB Storke Tower
UCSB University Carillonist Wesley Arai will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 11 am-12 pm. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital. This special event will commemorate Veteran's Day and Armistice Day, and will be part of a worldwide celebration where bells will be rung to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Mr. Arai will perform a piece by Geert D'hollander written specifically for the occasion, which carillonneurs around the world will be playing for the first time on the same day. The recital will also include patriotic music and songs promoting peace.
 
  1. Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Gospel Choir female soloist
The UCSB Department of Music will present its fifth annual department showcase, “Montage”. Curated by Artistic Director and UCSB Professor Jill Felber, the unique production will highlight classical, jazz, world, and contemporary music, with performances showcasing both students and faculty.
 
  1. Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:00pm