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  • Liviu Marinescu
Composer Liviu Marinescu, Coordinator of Music Composition and Theory at California State University Northridge, will present a lecture entitled “Shadows for Piano and Electronics. An Exploration of Texture, Harmony and Timbre” as a visiting artist of the 2020 Corwin Chair Series. The presentation will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 4 pm PST via Zoom.
  1. Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Terra Giddens
Undergraduate vocalist Terra Giddens (mezzo-soprano) will present a virtual recital with pianist Erik Lawrence on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 4 pm as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Georges BizetManuel de Falla, Kurt Weill, Hector Berlioz, Stefano Donaudy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Richard Strauss. Giddens is a student of UC Santa Barbara Associate Professor Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian.
  1. Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Dr. Nicole Lamartine
The UCSB Choirs will present a virtual offering, titled '"Home": A Postcard from UCSB Choirs,' with the UCSB Chamber Choir and Lumina (formerly the UCSB Women's Chorus) on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6 pm as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Dr. Nicole Lamartine, the UC Santa Barbara Sorensen Director of Choral Music, will create a program of singing, poetry, and visuals representing the idea of what "home" means to us in this tumultuous time. By including music from a wide array of cultures around the world, the UCSB Choirs strive to offer a sense of belonging to all through their culture of singing. The UCSB Chamber Choir will be led by Dr. Nicole Lamartine and Lumina will be conducted by David Torres, a Doctor of Musical Arts student in Choral Conducting. This event has been made possible in part by a Collaborative Instruction in the Virtual Classroom grant from the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.
  1. Monday, December 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Dr. Sarah Gibson
Directed by Dr. Sarah Gibson, the UC Santa Barbara Ensemble for Contemporary Music will present "Finding Your Place" on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6 pm as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Including thirteen world premieres of compositions written specifically for ECM's fabulous performers by UCSB's student composers, each composer and performer responds musically to the theme of "Place" in their collaborative solo work. 
  1. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Directed by Jonathan Moerschel, the UCSB Chamber Players will present a virtual concert on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6 pm PST as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include chamber works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Igor Stravinsky, Katherine Hoover, Johannes Brahms, Nadia Boulanger, and more. 
  1. Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm