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  • ~Nois (photo by Nick Zoulek)
The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present a guest artist recital with ~Nois on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include works by A.J. McCaffrey, Viet Cuong, Emma O'Halloran, and Pauline Oliveros, plus a work by Gemma Peacocke written for ~Nois. The ensemble is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. This event is co-sponsored by the UCSB College of Creative Studies and the Department of Music.
 
  1. Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • 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, March 1, 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, March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
  • World Music Series Winter 2020
As part of the World Music Series, the UCSB Gospel Choir will perform on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions. Sponsored by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
  1. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:00pm
  • Dwight Reynolds
As part of UCSB Ethnomusicology Forum, Dwight Reynolds (Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara) will present a lecture titled "Music in the Medieval Mediterranean" on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Library Seminar Room 2406. Why were musicians and singers able to move through different regions of the medieval Mediterranean so easily? What types of cultural interactions took place before the construction of ‘national cultures’ and before Western Europe defined itself as the center of the world? Using concepts that have emerged in recent years in the field of Mediterranean Studies, these and other questions are explored by examining the spread of new musical instruments, scholarly writings on music theory, the travels of musicians and singers, and contemporary accounts of musical performance practices from the period between Late Antiquity and the European Renaissance.
 
  1. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • UCSB Wind Ensemble
Directed by Paul Bambach, the UCSB Wind Ensemble will present its Annual Winter Concert, entitled "Celebration of the Divertimento," on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The University Wind Ensemble will perform Aaron Copland's Variants Outdoor Overture, displaying his "populist" style; Jack Stamp's Divertimento in F, in five movements, each dedicated to a different composer; Vincent Persichetti's Divertimento, one of the most widely performed works in the band repertoire; and Prelude, Processional and Postlude, the newest work from the pen of Mark Camphouse. The concert will feature graduate assistant Enoch Matsumura conducting Robert Sheldon's Symphonic Celebration, a joyful showcase for the advanced ensemble, and the program will also feature Donald Hunsberger's wind ensemble arrangement of J.S. Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.
 
  1. Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Valdis Jansons (photo by Roberto Recanatesi)
Graduate vocalist Valdis Jansons (baritone) will present a doctoral recital with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (Continuing Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara) on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will include works by Richard Wagner, Modest Mussorgsky, Henri Duparc, Roger Quilter, Antonio De Curtis, Ernesto De Curtis, Salvatore Cardillo, and Enrico Cannio. Jansons is a student of Associate Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian.
 
  1. Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 4:30pm
  • UCSB Middle East Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present an evening of music and dance reflecting the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will feature extended sets of Greek music (introduced to the Ensemble by Voula Aldrich), Persian music (directed by Bahram Osqueezadeh), Tunisian music (directed by Jared Holton), and Kurdish, Turkish, and Zaza music from Turkey (introduced to the Ensemble by Nesrin Gurhan). Javid John Mosadeghi will be solo vocalist for two of these songs. The Ensemble will also present a song by the most famous Arab singer of the 20th century, Umm Kulthum (c.1900 – 1975), featuring Steven Thomson. Bahram Osqueezadeh will also present an instrumental solo on the Persian santur. Other solo vocalists include Sam Khattar and Alexander Karvelas.
 
  1. Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
  • UCSB Storke Tower
Students from UC Santa Barbara University Carillonist Wesley Arai's studio will present a recital from the carillon in UC Santa Barbara's Storke Tower on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10 am. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
 
  1. Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00am
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  • Sheet music in light
Under the direction of Maxim Kuzin, the UCSB Chamber Orchestra and UCSB choirs will present a special joint performance dedicated to the memory of UCSB Music alumna Dr. Linda Shaver-Gleason on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The concert will feature the UCSB Women's Chorus (directed by Graduate Assistant Valdis Jansons) performing works by Orlande de Lassus, William Boyce, Gioacchino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Luigi Denza, as well as the UCSB Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. The UCSB Chamber Orchestra will also be joined by the UCSB Chamber Choir for a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48.
 
  1. Monday, March 9, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • World Music Series Winter 2020
As part of the World Music Series, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12 pm in the Music Bowl. Directed by Hugo Macario, the ensemble will present music and dance from Veracruz. Sponsored by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
  1. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

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