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  • Elena Ruehr
UCSB Music faculty members will present works by composer Elena Ruehr, including two world premieres, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Featured artists include violinist Ertan Torgul, violist Jonathan Moerschel, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel, and pianists Paul Berkowitz, Natasha Kislenko, and Robert Koenig. The program will include Lift (solo cello), Errinerung (solo piano/world premiere), and Red (solo violin), as well as Ruehr's Viola Sonata and Piano Quartet (world premiere). 
 
  1. Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30pm
  • Byron Mayes (photo by Zach Mendez)
Graduate vocalist Byron Mayes (baritone) will present a doctoral recital with pianist Erik Lawrence on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include works by Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, Fernando Obradors, Jacinto Guerrero, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. 
 
  1. Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
  • Wesley Arai
UC Santa Barbara University Carillonist Wesley Arai will present a recital from the carillon in UC Santa Barbara's Storke Tower on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2 pm. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
 
  1. Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
  • World Music Series Winter 2020
As part of the World Music Series, Ngoki will perform an extended drum solo on the djembe on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Santa Barbara-based Ngoki has developed his own style and vocabulary of drumming that he calls Primal Funk or Roots Funk, with influences from hip hop, rhythm and blues, soul, and beyond. Sponsored by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
 
  1. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00pm
  • Pictured (clockwise from top left): Katrina Agate (cello), Nastasja Vojinović (violin), Sara Bashore (violin/viola), and Andrija Jovović (piano)
In celebration of the collaboration between the Santa Barbara-Kotor, Montenegro Sister City program and the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music, alumni Katrina Agate (cello) and Sara Bashore (violin/viola) will perform with Nastasja Vojinović (violin) and Andrija Jovović (piano) on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will include works by Antonín Dvořák, Dmitri Shostakovich, Gabriel Fauré, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Admission is free.
 
  1. Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:30pm
  • Kelly Guerra (photo by Zach Mendez)
Graduate vocalist Kelly Guerra (mezzo-soprano) will present a doctoral recital with pianist Erik Lawrence on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will include works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Annea Lockwood, Chabuca Granda, Alma Mahler, and Lili Boulanger. Guerra is a student of Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian.
 
  1. Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series Winter 2020
As part of the World Music Series, the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet and the Suzanne Faulkner Horn Ensemble will present repertoire from the Renaissance to modern jazz on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Directed by Steve Gross, the groups perform on horn, trumpet, and trombone. 
 
  1. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 12:00pm
  • Marimba
Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present contemporary works and transcriptions for percussion solo and ensemble on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall.
 
  1. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Jill Felber
UC Santa Barbara Professor of Flute Jill Felber will present a chamber music concert, titled “Fantasy," with oboist Thomas Gallant and pianist Dianne Frazer on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The trio will perform works by Madeleine Dring, Benjamin Britten, Gaetano Donizetti, Jacques Ibert, and more.
 
  1. Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
  • World Music Series Winter 2020
As part of the World Music Series, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa will collaborate with UCSB students to perform The Dawn of the Rooster, an opera that she composed to tell the story of her family during Zimbabwe's liberation struggle, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Building, UC Santa Barbara). Tanyaradzwa is a PhD student at the University of Kentucky and an award-winning performer on the African mbira, piano, and cello. She sings in African, African American, and Western classical traditions including opera. Sponsored by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:00pm