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  • Martin Beaver
Violinist Martin Beaver will present a masterclass with students from the UCSB Violin Studio on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2:30-4 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. 
  1. Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, that ranges from calm and contemplative to exuberant and energetic, featuring dynamic drumming, lively interlocking rhythms, and exciting mask dancing on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl as part of the World Music Series. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Jeff Todd Titon, Emeritus Professor of Ethnomusicology at Brown University, will present a lecture titled "Ecomusicology and Phenomenology" on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Room 1145 as part of Music History and Theory Forum and Ethnomusicology Forum. In the ecological, post-human 21st century as we increasingly realize how everything and everyone is connected, questions arise about the relations/connections between humans making music and nonhuman animals making sounds. Behavioral ecologists study animal sound communication chiefly in terms of the sound signals, stimuli and response, and the functions of those different sounds. However, the animals are treated as objects of their study and not as subjects with consciousness, intentionality, reflective processes, and so forth. In this talk, Dr. Titon will ask what if anything a phenomenological approach to animals (or plants, for that matter) making sounds might yield? 
  1. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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Directed by Robert Koenig, the UCSB Chamber Players will present a recital on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Works by Antonín Dvořák, Maurice Ravel, Dmitri Shostakovich, and more. 
  1. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Cultural Sustainabilities is driven by the proposition that environmental and human sustainability are inextricably linked. Leading social scientists, humanists, and activists will convene to address the premise that reversing or ameliorating the negative impacts of human behavior on the globe’s environments is at its core a human cultural question. Topics considered include media, language, singing, fandom, indigeneity, trauma, and trash. The conference honors the work of the keynote speaker, Jeff Todd Titon. May 24, 2018 at 7 pm to May 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB). Keynote Address by Jeff Todd Titon (Ethnomusicology, emeritus, Brown University), “Toward a Sound Ecology,” on Friday, May 25, 3:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
  1. Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 1:30pm
  • Wind Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
The UCSB Wind Ensemble with Paul Bambach, Director, will present its Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. This concert will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the University Wind Ensemble and will also serve as an Alumni Reunion event. The first half of the concert will feature John Frantzen's symphony for band, Catalyst, with the composer in attendance. In the second half, the University Wind Ensemble and alumni will perform patriotic works celebrating the Memorial Day holiday such as Morton Gould's American Salute, Charles Ives' Variations on America, Carmen Dragon's arrangement of Samuel Ward's America the Beautiful, and John Phillip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. In addition, the concert will also feature graduate assistant Cynthia Vong conducting Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque as a tribute to victims and survivors of the 2014 Isla Vista event. 
 
  1. Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • Nick Mazuk
Undergraduate student trombonist Nick Mazuk will present a junior recital with pianists Dr. John Ballerino (UCSB faculty member) and Jarod Fedele on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11 am in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will feature Henri Dutilleux's Choral, cadence et fugato for trombone and piano; Alexey Lebedev's Concert Allegro; Jules Massenet's "Meditation" from Thaïs (arranged by Mr. Mazuk); and Eric Ewazen's Sonata for trombone and piano.
  1. Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:00am
  • Brian O'Donnell
Brian O'Donnell,  2nd LT, United States Air Force Academy Band Flight Commander and Associate Conductor, will present a masterclass and clinic on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 12-1:20 pm in Music Room 1145. Mr. O'Donnell received a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Composition from UC Santa Barbara in 2014, where he studied horn with Dr. Steven Gross, and music composition with Dr. Leslie Hogan and Dr. Jeremy Haladyna. 
  1. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl as part of the World Music Series. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • David Kasunic
Dr. David Kasunic, Associate Professor of Music History at Occidental College, will present a lecture titled "Chopin Hero" on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Room 1145 as part of the Music History and Theory Forum. In his 1905 monograph Frédéric Chopin, Hugo Leichtentritt reproduced, in its entirety, Robert Schumann’s review of Chopin’s Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 35, in order to endorse Schumann’s general assessment of Chopin—that he could not handle large forms, that Chopin was and would remain a miniaturist. But in his 1921-22 Analyse des Chopin’schen Klavierwerke, Leichtentritt revised his opinion of Chopin’s Op. 35 to such an extent that he contributed to a larger reassessment of Chopin’s sonatas and handling of large forms. What accounts for Leichtentritt’s dramatic change of opinion? Dr. Kasunic's paper answers this question by examining the role that the writings of Heinrich Schenker played in the larger music-cultural reevaluation of Chopin’s art in the early decades of the twentieth century.
 
  1. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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