Student Recitals

Spring 2017 Student Recitals

Tyler Reece (baritone)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Tyler Reece, baritone, presents his fourth DMA recital at the University of California, Santa Barbara with pianist Mandee Madrid-Sikich. Together, they will perform Franz Schubert's masterful song cycle, Winterriese (Winter Journey). Written in 1828, the last year of Schubert's life, Winterreise is composed of 24 individual songs that tell the story of a man driven into the wilderness after heartbreak. With each step of the journey, he is forced to reconcile a wave of emotions paralleled in the surrounding terrain. 
 
Julie Davies (soprano)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall | Admission is free
Soprano Julie Davies will present a DMA recital with pianist Dr. John Ballerino (UCSB faculty member). The program will feature works by Vincenzo Bellini, Franz Liszt, and Richard Strauss.
 
Dylan Aguilera (trombone)
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 3 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Trombonist Dylan Aguilera will present a senior recital featuring works by Gordon Jacob, Stjepan Sulek, Georg Philipp Telemann, Manning Sherwin, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Guest performers will include pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UCSB faculty member), the UCSB Trombone Quartet, and members of the Santa Barbara Trombone Society. 
 
Ori Barel (composition)
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall | Admission is free
Ph.D. composition student Ori Barel will present a recital featuring two electro-acoustic works: a song-cycle for solo voice and player piano, and a chamber piece for vibraphone, flute, cello, tenor saxophone, player piano, and fixed media. There will also be works for solo piano, live electronics, player piano, and fixed media. Performers include Kyra Folk-Farber, Kacey Link, Cynthia Vong, Aaron Demby Jones, and Kathryn Carlson. 
 
Gabrielle Valladares (clarinet)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 3 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Clarinetist Gabrielle Valladares will present a senior recital featuring works by George Gershwin, Luciano Berio, Eugène Bozza, Robert Muczynski, and Luigi Bassi. Ms. Valladares will be joined by pianist Asher Severini and clarinetist Melissa Demarjian.
 
Martin Hsu (clarinet)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 6 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Clarinetist Martin Hsu will present a junior recital featuring works by Benjamin, Danzi, and Copland. Mr. Hsu will be joined by pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UCSB faculty member) and flutist Lillian Wang.
 
Rachel Ricard (flute)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 3 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Flutist Rachel Ricard will present a senior recital featuring works by Ian Clarke, Sergei Prokofiev, Pierre Sancan, and Franz Schubert, with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UCSB faculty member). 
 
Melissa Demarjian (clarinet)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 6 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
Clarinetist Melissa Demarjian will present a senior recital featuring works by Martinu, Saint-Saëns, Ponchielli, and Nielsen. Ms. Demarjian will be joined by John Scoville on piano, Gabrielle Valladares on clarinet, and Brian Morones on snare drum.
 
Asher Severini (piano)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 3 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
Pianist Asher Severini will present a doctoral recital featuring works by W.A. Mozart, Manuel De Falla, Gaetano Donizetti, Charles Gounod, E.W. Korngold, Jules Massenet, George Gershwin, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Mr. Severini will be joined by violinist Youjin Jung, baritones Tyler Reece and Byron Mayes, and cellist Larissa Fedoryka.
 
Senior Honors Project: "The Journey Bach" with Joanna Hui
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall | Admission is free
Directed by senior undergraduate Joanna Hui, "The Journey Bach" presents cellists from the UCSB Department of Music and dance majors from the UCSB Dance Department. The program will feature the preludes from the Bach Suites for Solo Cello in conjunction with choreography. 
 
Jordan Warmath (viola)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 2 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Violist Jordan Warmath will present a doctoral lecture recital entitled "Only play contemporary music on the days that you eat," which will focus on teaching contemporary music early in the viola pedagogy. 
 
Federico Llach (composition)
Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall | Admission is free
Composer Federico Llach will present a doctoral lecture recital featuring string quartets, drum beats, remixes, lectures, classic and cutting-edge poetry, imaginary live beings, choreographed music videos, and more. Old and new friends are part of the all-star band: Jonathan Morgan, Jennifer Bewerse, Andrew Tholl, Emily Call, Marc Evans, Adriane Hill, and Christopher Guerriero.
 
Senior Honors Project: "Elements: A Presentation through Wood and Metal" with Sara Bashore and David Nakazono
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
Violinist Sara Bashore and trumpeter David Nakazono have teamed up to put together a joint presentation of their Senior Honors Projects, entitled "Elements: A Presentation through Wood and Metal." Sara will perform the Hindemith Viola Sonata, Op. 25, No. 1 and Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane. David will be performing Oskar Böhme’s Trumpet Concerto in F minor accompanied by faculty pianist Natasha Kislenko and also, Böhme’s Trompetensextett with Aaron Yang, Joey Sakoi, Dylan Aguilera, Paul Wu, and Nick Mazuk. 
 
Tianna Harjo (viola)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 12 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
Violist Tianna Harjo will present a doctoral recital featuring solo viola works by J.S. Bach, Mark O'Connor, Paul Hindemith, and Michael Kimber.
 
Cynthia Vong (flute)
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 12 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Graduate flutist Cynthia Vong will present a masters recital with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UCSB faculty member) and the UCSB Flute Choir, featuring works by Carl Reinecke, Derek Charke, Michael Colgrass, and more.
 
David Fickes (violin)
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
Violinist David Fickes will present a senior recital with pianist Asher Severini, featuring works by Igor Stravinsky, Jean Sibelius, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
 
Music 8/88 Composition Classes
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
Composition students from the Music 8/88 courses will present a recital of their works.
 
David Nakazono (trumpet)
Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Music Room 1145 | Admission is free
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. 
 
Molly Clementz (mezzo-soprano)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Karl Geiringer Hall | Admission is free
Mezzo-soprano Molly Clementz will present a doctoral recital with pianist John Scoville, featuring Ned Rorem's Four Poems of Tennyson, Ernest Chausson's Sept Mélodies, Op 2., Gioachino Rossini's La regata veneziana, and various arias by W.A. Mozart, Charles Gounod, Richard Strauss, and Jules Massenet.