News & Events


  • David Fickes, violin
Violinist David Fickes will present a senior recital with pianist Asher Severini on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Music Room 1145. Works by Igor Stravinsky, Jean Sibelius, and Camille Saint-Saëns. Admission is free.
  1. May 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series flyer.
Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions. Part of the World Music Series. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.


  1. May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Professor Derek Katz. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
In honor of the Music Academy of the West’s 70th Anniversary, the UC Santa Barbara Library has digitized 400 early and fragile concert recordings from the famous conservatory, including special performances by Marilyn Horne, Jerome Lowenthal, and Lotte Lehmann. UCSB Professor of Musicology Derek Katz will speak about the partnership between the Music Academy and the UCSB Library to preserve and promote the Academy’s archive, and play selections from the digitized collection. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in Special Research Collection, Davidson Library. Admission is free. Co-sponsored by the UCSB Library, the Music Academy of the West, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.
  1. May 31, 2017 - 3:30pm
  • Ensemble for Contemporary Music
Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, the UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) will present its annual spring concert, entitled "The Concert that 'Went South,'" on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 4 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The program charts its initial course with shiny signposts of the new, followed by aborigine-inspired music from "down under," forcing things to "head south" for a strange conclusion. Featured selections include Tristan Murail's "Feuilles à travers les cloches," Donald Erb's "The Rainbow Snake," Sofia Gubaidulina's "Im Croce," and Mikolaj (son of Henryk) Gorecki's "Overture"...these plus many fun surprises, in this season finale. 


  1. May 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
  • electronic keyboard
Composition students from the Music 8/88 courses will present a recital of their works on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Music Room 1145. Admission is free.
  1. May 31, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Frank Ticheli. Photo by Charlie Grosso.
The UCSB Wind Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The spring concert will once again be an “All Ticheli” event, with a program consisting entirely of compositions by Frank Ticheli, who will serve as guest conductor. Works on the program include Angels in the Architecture featuring graduate student Molly Clementz (mezzo soprano) as the “angel”; Dancing on Water highlighting the full ensemble; Blue Shades featuring a jazzy clarinet solo; Rest as a tribute to the victims, relatives, survivors, and witnesses of the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy; Nitro conducted by graduate assistant Cynthia Vong; and “Song for Aaron” (movement 2) from the Clarinet Concerto, performed by Director Paul Bambach and conducted by the composer, Frank Ticheli. Frank Ticheli's residency with the UCSB Wind Ensemble has been made possible by generous support from the Isabel Chissar Fund, the Department of Music, and the College of Creative Studies.
  1. June 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Women's Chorus
The UCSB Chamber Choir, under the direction of Grey Brothers, and Women's Chorus, under the direction of Tyler Reece, will present their annual spring concert at Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature sacred and secular music by American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Women's Chorus will feature several works on women's themes by Joan Szymko and Gwyneth Walker. The Chamber Choir will sing choral favorites by Charles Ives, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen, Morten Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre. Spiritual arrangements by Sean Kirchner and Moses Hogan will highlight the performance.
  1. June 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • David Nakazono, trumpet
In his final solo performance at UCSB, David Nakazono (trumpet) will present his senior recital in the culmination of his degree. Featuring the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet, Grant Hungerford (Faculty Trumpet), and Natasha Kislenko (Faculty Piano), the recital will consist of works by Oskar Böhme, Victor Ewald, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Enescu. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Music Room 1145 in the UCSB Music Building. Admission is free.
  1. June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • Middle East Ensemble dancer. Photo by Tony Mastres.

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The Ensemble will present a great variety of music and dance from throughout the Middle East. UCSB Persian music lecturer, Bahram Osqueezadeh, will perform a solo on the santur (the Persian hammered dulcimer). Nick Ragheb and Nader Mansi, Cantor at Coptic churches in Simi Valley and Oxnard, will lead the Ensemble in a Coptic hymn for Palm Sunday. Sarah Salim will perform a song by the Egyptian superstar singer Umm Kulthum (d. 1975), Maz Kavandish will lead the ensemble in two Persian songs, Andrea Fishman will perform a Sephardic song from Morocco, and Sam Khattar will perform a song by the Egyptian singer/composer Sayyid Darwish (d.1923) popularized by the Syrian singer Sabah Fakhri (b.1933). As always, the Ensemble’s Dance Company will perform a wonderful variety of dances, from Egyptian, Greek, and Turkish cultures and an Arab-Latin fusion dance, with choreographies by Cris! Basimah, Jatila Van der Veen, and Alexandra King. In a special highlight, Ellen Chang, a long-time member of the Ensemble’s Dance Company, will perform an extended dance solo. Finally, the ensemble will once again present a dance by the UCSB Armenian Student Association’s Yeraz Dance Team.

  1. June 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Gamelan Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.

Under the direction of Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform with Santa Barbara-based community gamelan ensemble, Sinar Surya, on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. 

  1. June 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

May 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
05/03/2017 -
15:30 to 16:45
05/03/2017 - 19:30
05/15/2017 -
19:00 to 20:30
05/21/2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
05/24/2017 -
15:30 to 16:45