UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professor of Cello Jennifer Kloetzel was recently featured as a guest lecturer with the Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara. Kloetzel recorded a 41-minute lecture on the repertoire that was to have been played by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for the final concert in CAMA’s 2019-2020 International Series, originally scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Granada Theatre. The concert was to have been led by conductor Jaime Martín, featuring solo cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Kloetzel, Head of Strings at the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music, was asked to speak about music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Derrick Spiva, Jr. for the video, which was shared via email with CAMA’s patrons.
“I had been scheduled to give the pre-concert talk before the May 18 LACO concert,” said Kloetzel. “When the remainder of their season was cancelled in March, they reached out to see if I would be willing to record something to send out to their subscribers, related to that May 18 program. I had about 5 days to dive into the music and with nothing more than my iPhone, my computer (cued up to 10 musical examples, praying that no YouTube ads would play instead of the musical examples!) a tripod and some serious enthusiasm for the repertoire, I recorded the talk in one single take! I am missing performing so much right now, but this filled that gap for a few days.”
Watch the CAMA lecture below:
WELCOME and PART 1: Derrick Spiva, Jr.: Prisms, Cycles, Leaps: Part III, “To be a horizon”
PART 2: Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Read more about Kloetzel here.
May 26, 2020 - 10:33am