Juxtaposing Familiar and Contemporary Music

By Gerald Carpenter, Noozhawk Contributing Writer |


The next "Spotlight" concert from the UCSB Music Department will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Lotte Lehmann Hall (Music Building). Once again, Jeremy Haladyna will serve as host. The event is free for all those who can make it.

The program for this Spotlight consists of the Violin-Piano Sonata in D-Major, Opus 9, No. 3 (1743) of Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), performed by Therèse Brown on violin and Pascal Salomon on piano; Three Landscapes (2014) (premiere performance) by David Gordon, played by Jarrett Webb on horn, Carson Rick on viola, Ian Davis on cello and Rosa LaGiudice on piano; the third movement "Andantino" from the Piano Trio No. 1 (1985) by Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008), performed by Johann Velasquez on violin, Davis on cello and Haladyna on piano; and the third movement "Allegro molto" from the Concerto No. 1 in C-Major for Violin and Orchestra, Hoboken VIIb, No. 1 (1765) of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), played by Larissa Fedoryka on cello and Christine Lee on piano.


At 8 p.m. Wednesday, also in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, the UCSB Mallet Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Jon Nathan, will wrap up their quarter with a fascinating concert of old and new music written for and/or played on percussion instruments.

The featured "old" music will include Nathan's arrangements of works by Johann Sebastian BachCantata No. 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29, the Fugue in G-Minor for Organ, BWV 578, "Little," the “Prelude" from the Suite No. 1 in G-Major for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007 and the "Fugue" from the Sonata in G-Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001 — and Dmitri ShostakovichPrelude and Fugue for Piano in Db-Major, Opus 87, No. 15.


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