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  • Jonathan Moerschel
Directed by Jonathan Moerschel, the UC Santa Barbara Chamber Players will present a virtual concert on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include works by Claude Debussy, Elena Ruehr, Johann Joseph Fux, Scott Joplin, Jennifer Higdon, Roger Chapman, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Paul Hindemith, and Jessie Montgomery. The event will feature performances by students from the UC Santa Barbara Chamber Music Program.
 
  1. Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • Francis Dhomont
The Department of Music will present a Corwin Series Lecture featuring composer Francis Dhomont on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11 am PST via Zoom. Dhomont will speak on his music and influences in a lecture titled “Abstraction and Figuration in My Music.”
 
  1. Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Digital artwork from the piece "Birdie" by Alejandro Casales
The Department of Music will present a virtual Corwin Series Concert, "Synchresis - the Alchemy of Visual Music," on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. This winter’s Corwin Series program will investigate the various potential fusions between sound and the moving image in “Synchresis”. Listeners will be guided through the merger of diverse visual and musical universes and engage their imaginations through the works of Elsa Justel, Chikashi Miyama, Francis Dhomont, Jorge Sad Levi, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, Dennis H. Miller, and Alejandro Casales.
 
  1. Friday, March 12, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • David Lozano Torres, UCSB Lumina Director
Directed by Graduate Teaching Assistant David Lozano Torres and accompanied by graduate pianist Pinshu Yu, UCSB Lumina (formerly the UCSB Women’s Chorus) will present a virtual mini-concert, “A Life of Peace,” on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 6-6:15 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. “Nothing can bring peace to the heart, mind, and soul like music can,” noted Torres of the program. “This new year has brought about many trials and opposition in all aspects of life. Finding a moment of stillness in a world that is constantly moving, busy, and noisy, can be crucial. Experience the ability to find peace and purpose through harsh winter climate and troubles in the world in Winters Cold by Michael John Trotta. Afterwards, escape into the soothing, ponderous tune painted by the peaceful sonorities of Dan Forrest's Shalom. Accompanying the music is an array of stunning video and artwork that will take you on a journey of awe-inspiring moments in nature.”
 
 
  1. Monday, March 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:15pm
  • Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler
Directed by Professor Jennifer Kloetzel, members of the UCSB Cello Squad will present a "Beethoven CellObration!" on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. This special event will celebrate Beethoven's 250th Birthday and showcase movements from his piano and cello works, performed by members of Professor Jennifer Kloetzel's cello class. For this virtual performance, the UCSB Cello Squad commissioned artist Tyler Scrivner as their background designer.
 
  1. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • Victor Bell
Directed by Pastor Victor Bell, the UC Santa Barbara Gospel Choir will present a virtual event titled, "The Virtual Gospel. An infusion of gospel music, gospel music history, and gospel testimonies," on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The production will feature special guests Daniel Ozan and Rhiann Joshua.
 
  1. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • Artwork for Georges Méliès' "Le Voyage à travers l'impossible"
Directed by Dr. Sarah Gibson, the UC Santa Barbara Ensemble for Contemporary Music presents "A Journey Through the Impossible" on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. Opening with works by Julius Eastman, Dai Fujikura, and John Cage, the stellar performers will explore a variety of ways to make music through distance and precision. The centerpiece of the program will be the premiere of six new student works written to accompany Georges Méliès' seminal silent film, "Le Voyage à travers l'impossible." In every piece, there lies a journey, whether it is from the earth to the sun, or simply an act of self-discovery.
 
  1. Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 6:00pm