News & Events


  • Besnik Yzeiri
Graduate violist Besnik Yzeiri will present a recital on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. The program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Rebecca Clarke, and Mr. Yzeiri will be joined by pianist Ching-Yun Chen and the UCSB Young Artists String Quartet (violinists Sara Bashore and Kristina Tsanova and cellist Chenoa Orme-Stone). Mr. Yzeiri is a student of UCSB faculty member Jonathan Moerschel. 
  1. Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
  • Gamelan Ensemble
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will present a concert featuring two traditional Indonesian musical ensembles on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Directed by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform a variety of traditional pieces from Cirebon, Indonesia including three exciting mask dances. Also directed by Richard North, the Santa Barbara community group Gamelan Sinar Surya will present contrasting royal court pieces and ancient village music from West Java. 
  1. Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 5:30pm
  • Chamber Orchestra
The UCSB Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present an evening of chamber music and orchestral masterpieces on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will include the overture to W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (The Magic Flute); the overture to Robert Schumann's Braut von Messina, Op.100 (The Bride of Messina); and "Danse slave" and "Fête polonaise" from Emmanuel Chabrier's Le roi malgré lui (The King in Spite of Himself; The Reluctant King). Winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players.
  1. Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series
As part of the World Music Series, Alexandro D. Hernández will direct the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble in a presentation of string music and dance from Veracruz, Mexico on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Sound installation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alexandra Lippman (UCLA) will present a talk titled "Sonic Governance: Criminalization and Culturalization of Funk Carioca in Rio de Janeiro," on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 3:30-5 pm in Music Room 1145. The talk will be followed by an end-of-year party and live DJ set by Dr. Lippman (aka Xandão) in the Music Bowl. Cosponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), Ethnomusicology Forum, and Music History and Theory Forum.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Brandon J. Rolle
Graduate student Brandon J. Rolle will present a PhD Music Composition Lecture Recital on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. This Lecture Recital will be a presentation of Rolle's research, approach, and techniques of composition, demonstrated by a number of live performances, including works for string quartet (Kristina Tsanova, Catherine Patton, Jordan Warmath, Thomas Lin), piano and electronics (Marc Evans), and viola and live electronics (Jordan Warmath, Brandon Rolle). Examples from Rolle's fixed-media and multimedia works will be shown, as well, including excerpts from his audio-video collaboration with Christopher Richmond, Hyperway. The event will last one hour.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
  • jazz ensemble
The UCSB Jazz Ensemble, in its 24th year under the direction of Jon Nathan, wraps up the year with a concert, "Hello and Goodbye," celebrating both graduating students and those just arrived on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Starting both halves of the concert are works by jazz giant Bob Brookmeyer, the first with Hello and Goodbye, featuring baritone saxophonist Tanner Cassidy (a PhD student in Music Theory) and standout tenor saxophonist Max Roberts, both in their first year at UCSB, and the second with The Fan Club, a blues featuring second year trumpeter Angel Hernandez and first year trombonist Sriram Ramamurthy. Other featured graduating students are undergraduate guitarists Soham Mistry and Danny Toomey, tenor saxophonist Josh Sheltzer, a new PhD in clinical psychology, vocalist Kennedy Didier, and saxophonist Milo Bechtloff who, in addition to graduating in three years from UCSB with a degree in Mathematics from the College of Creative Studies, is recognized as this year's Outstanding Jazz Artist.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Music of India Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble will present a concert of North Indian Classical music featuring the beginning group of sitar students performing Rag Yaman and the advanced group performing Rag Todi, with tabla accompaniment by Shashank Aswathanarayana, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall.
  1. Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Gospel Choir
Directed by Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir will present traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions. The choir will be joined by special guests Kevin Henry and Daniel Ozan, both alumni of the UCSB Gospel Choir.
  1. Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Christy Lee Peterson
Graduate vocalist Christy Lee Peterson (soprano) will present a master's recital with pianist Jared Eben on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall in the Music Building. The program will include works by Lori Laitman, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, Reynaldo Hahn, Gabriel Fauré, Gioachino Rossini, Antonín Dvořák, and Gerónimo Giménez. Ms. Peterson is a student of UCSB faculty member Dr. Linda Di Fiore.
  1. Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

May 2019

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05/22/2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
05/22/2019 - 15:30 to 16:45
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