Music 1

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Music 1 – 2019-2020

Course Supervisor: Professor Robert Koenig, Chair, Music Department
Course Lecturer: Lauren Vanderlinden, MA/PhD Student, Music Department

Course Description

Music 1 is a one-unit course in which students attend 1 classical music concert per quarter, produced by Santa Barbara's Community Arts Music Association (CAMA). CAMA generously gives UCSB free tickets for students enrolled in Music 1. The College of Letters and Science generously charters buses for transportation to the concerts and back to campus.
 
The tickets UCSB receives from the CAMA are a donation, made possible by contributions from donors whose gifts make up for ticket revenue that CAMA would otherwise earn from the sale of tickets they give us. CAMA sponsors the program in order to make tickets available to students who sincerely want to learn about and experience classical music. Please do not enroll in Music 1 and enjoy the benefit of CAMA's generosity unless you are sincere about participating fully in the course.
 
Each concert is preceded by a 45-minute lecture on campus given by the Music Department. Concerts take place either at the Granada or Lobero Theatres in downtown Santa Barbara.
 
Students may enroll in Music 1 for one or more quarters, for a maximum of 3 quarters (3 units).

Requirements and Policies

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory at the introductory lecture and the following concert (immediately following the lecture). If on reviewing the schedule (see below) you find that you cannot attend the lecture-concert events, do not register for the course; if you have already registered, please withdraw and register for Music 1 in a future quarter when you can attend all events. Failure to attend a lecture-concert event will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.
 
You must arrive for the pre-concert lecture at the scheduled time and place. The entire lecture is 45 minutes in length. If you find that your schedule will not allow you to attend the full 45-minute lecture, please drop the course and enroll in another quarter when your schedule allows you to arrive at the pre-concert lecture on time and attend the full lecture.
 
You must attend the concert in its entirety, not just for the first work played or only up until intermission. Your ticket stub will be collected immediately following the concert—this will be your credit for attending the entire concert. If you find that you cannot remain for the entire duration of the concert, please drop the course and enroll in another quarter when your schedule allows you to remain for the entire concert.
 
There are no exceptions to the attendance requirements.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation to and from the Lobero and Granada Theatres is provided free of charge. You will board buses immediately following the pre-concert lecture for the trip downtown, and immediately after the concert for the trip back to campus. You may drive on your own, but you must attend the lecture in order to receive a ticket and still turn in your ticket stub after the concert.

Tickets

Tickets are provided only for students whose names appear on the instructor's enrollment sheet for Music 1. Please do not bring friends to the lecture with the expectation of receiving an extra ticket. There are no extra tickets. Please do not ask. At the end of the pre-concert lecture, tickets will be distributed according to the enrollment sheet. After receiving a ticket, you will board the buses in front of the UCen.

Papers

After the concert, you must submit a 2–3 page paper (12 point font; double-spaced). The paper should follow up on points made in the lecture about the music, the composers, and the composers’ lives and times. Often, music is influenced by or connected with political events of the day, the music of other composers, or the work of other artists (such as painters, poets, authors). The lecture may touch on such aspects of the music. Take notes during the lecture so you can make use of this information throughout your paper.
 
You may discuss your impressions of the music, but your paper should not lapse into a running commentary on how the music made you feel as you listened.
 
Papers must be submitted electronically on GauchoSpace within one week of the concert. Failure to turn in a paper will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.
 
There are no exceptions to the paper requirement.

Grading

Music 1 is offered on a PASS/NO PASS (P/NP) basis. Failure to attend a lecture-concert event or to submit a paper for an event will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Do not attempt to paraphrase the CAMA program notes as a way of writing your paper, or use the information in the program notes as the main source for writing your paper. The result will be a grade of NP (No Pass). The paper should be written based on information and hints for listening to and understanding the music given in the pre-concert lecture, and on your listening experience in light of the lecture.

2019-2020 Schedule for Music 1

FALL QUARTER Class: Stephen Hough Piano Recital

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture, Flying A Studios Room (UCen)
6:50-7:20 p.m.
Transportation from UCSB to the Lobero Theatre
Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Concert at the Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara
(33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Transportation from the Lobero Theatre to UCSB
 
Program
J.S. Bach (arr. Busoni): Chaconne for Violin Solo, from Partita II for Violin, BWV 1004 (BV B 24)
Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (BV 252a)
Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Hough: Sonata No. 4 (Vida Breve)
Liszt: Funérailles, from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (Poetic and Religious Harmonies), S.173
Liszt: Bagatelle sans tonalité, S.216a (Mephisto Waltz No. 4)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S.514
 
CAMA’s 101st Concert Season opens appropriately with the return of the highly regarded British pianist Stephen Hough. Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths (“a person of great and varied learning”), he is a true renaissance man—a leading concert pianist, writer, composer, teacher and painter who has won global acclaim for his outstanding interpretations of the piano repertoire and has continued to amass awards, accomplishments, and accolades, gracing many of the most important concert stages in the world in recital and appearing as soloist with the most renowned international orchestras. He was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur (Genius) Fellowship. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth appointed him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music.

WINTER QUARTER Class: Sérgio & Odair Assad Guitar Recital

Friday, February 14, 2020
6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Pre-Concert Lecture, Room 1145 in the Music Building
6:50-7:20 p.m. 
Transportation from UCSB to the Lobero Theatre
Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Concert at the Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara
(33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Transportation from the Lobero Theatre to UCSB
 
Program TBA
Sérgio & Odair Assad, the guitar-playing brothers from São Paulo, began playing Brazilian folk melodies, and transitioned to classical guitar in their teens, training under the most prominent instructors in Brazil. The Washington Post has referred to the brothers as “the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history,” while the Boston Globe has stated they perform with “telepathic unity.”

SPRING QUARTER Class: Kevin John Edusei conducts the Chineke! Orchestra

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 
6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Pre-Concert Lecture, Flying A Studios Room (UCen)
6:50-7:20 p.m. 
Transportation from UCSB to the Granada Theatre
Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Concert at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara
(1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Transportation from the Granada Theatre to UCSB
 
Program
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade for Orchestra in A minor, Op. 33
Stewart Goodyear: Callaloo, Caribbean Suite for piano and orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
 
The Chineke! Orchestra, one of Britain’s most exciting new orchestras, was formed in London in 2015 to champion at the highest level career opportunities for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in Europe. The name Chineke!—coined by founder/double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku—is of Nigerian Igbo origin and roughly translates as “the spirit of creation”. In the words of Sir Simon Rattle, “Chineke! represents the kind of idea which could deepen and enrich classical in the UK for generations. What a thrilling prospect!” Led by Kevin John Edusei, a German conductor of Ghanaian ancestry, and featuring Canadian pianist/composer Stewart Goodyear, this concert will mark the West Coast debut of this intriguing and ambitious young orchestra.
 
Program notes courtesy of CAMA