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  • World Music Series Fall banner
Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamlean from Cirebon, West Java, featuring dynamic drumming, delicate melodies and lively interlocking rhythms. The group will perform as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, November 14, 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 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Lisa Cooper Vest
Dr. Lisa Cooper Vest (Musicology, University of Southern California) will present a talk titled "The Devil Made Her Do It: Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun (1968-9) and the Crisis of the Subject" on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Room 1145 on the UCSB campus. 
  1. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Natasha Kislenko
The UCSB Department of Music will present a recital featuring faculty member and pianist Natasha Kislenko on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. In the first of a series of three recitals commemorating a centennial of Rachmaninoff’s immigration to the United States (November 1918), Dr. Kislenko will present Rachmaninoff’s piano compositions written/revised exclusively in his years away from Russia. The opening concert will feature Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 (1931 version) and several piano transcriptions. Dr. Kislenko will be joined by her violin partner Chavdar Parashkevov in works by Leonid Nikolayev, Gustav Mahler, and George Gershwin.
  1. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Stockhausen Kontakte LP
UCSB's Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)  will present "Song of the Youths and Elders" on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The program will feature works by faculty, staff, and students and a historical work, Song of the Youths (1956), by the celebrated German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-1979). Featured faculty include Clarence Barlow, Jeremy Haladyna, and Curtis Roads. Featured students include Yissin Chandran, Lena Mathew, Stewart Engart, and alumnus Anthony Paul Garcia. 
  1. Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
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The UCSB Department of Music will present the Fall Voice Program Convocation on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 2-4 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Graduate and undergraduate students from the studios of professors Isabel Bayrakdarian, Linda DiFiore, and Benjamin Brecher will perform works with students from the UCSB Collaborative and Solo Piano programs. Program to be announced. 
  1. Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • French horn
Directed by Robert Koenig, the UCSB Chamber Players will present an evening of chamber music favorites on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will feature an eclectic mix of standards from the chamber music repertoire by Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as more unique works by David Popper, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and John Adams' Hallelujah Junction for two pianos. The UCSB Chamber Players consist of a variety of ensembles, from duos to quintets and occasionally larger groups, which study and perform masterpieces of the chamber music literature. 
  1. Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Scott Perry
UCSB graduate Composition student Scott Perry will present a PhD composition recital, “Works for Stereo Playback”, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. The program will feature original works by Mr. Perry, including The Four Immeasurables, Raising Windhorse, Continuum Musics 1-3 and 6, and medicine-love-unnameable-beyond.
  1. Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Jill Felber
The UCSB Department of Music will present a recital featuring UCSB Professor Jill Felber (flute) and the Nexus String Quartet. Violinists Hal Grossman and Fritz Gearhart, violist Mary Harris, and cellist Andrew Smith (UCSB alumnus) will join Ms. Felber for Amy Beach's Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 80 and Joan Tower's Rising (for flute and string quartet), and will round out the program with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance Quartet."
  1. Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • Chenoa Orme-Stone (photo by Zach Mendez)
Graduate cellist Chenoa Orme-Stone will present a doctoral recital with UCSB faculty members Jennifer Kloetzel (cello) and Dr. Natasha Kislenko (piano/harpsichord) on Sunday, November 18th at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will feature movements from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, and movements from Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. 
  1. Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus
The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert featuring choral masterpieces and contemporary favorites at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Tyler Reece will conduct the Women's Chorus in a diverse program of winter music from around the globe, featuring works by Harold Darke, Frode Fjellheim and Christophe Beck, Robert Sieving, Dan Forrest, Norman Luboff, Michelle Willis, Shawn Kirchner, and Elizabeth Alexander. Daniel Newman-Lessler will conduct the Chamber Choir's program, "'Tis Nature's Voice", a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the environmentalism movement born out of Santa Barbara in 1969, featuring works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Lili Boulanger, Francis Poulenc, Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, Adriano Banchieri, Antonín Dvořák, Frank Ticheli, Randall Thompson, and Alisa Bair. 
  1. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:30pm