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  • Synthesizer
The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) at UCSB will present "Earl Howard: Live electronics in performance" on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7 pm in the Engineering Sciences Building, Room 2001. Earl Howard is one of the top performers of live electronic music in the world, in addition to being a world-class saxophonist. His performance at UCSB will feature a new 50-minute solo work for synthesizer. This concert is part of a west coast tour including CalArts (Los Angeles), UCSB, CNMAT (UC Berkeley), and Saint John’s Church, Berkeley. Co-presented by the Media Arts and Technology (MAT) Program and the Department of Music.
 
  1. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • UCSB Jazz Ensemble
The UCSB Jazz Ensemble will explore the music of Duke Ellington's "Far East Suite" and a sampling of Charles Mingus' output on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Mingus, a Los Angeles native (hence "near west") admired and drew inspiration from Ellington's early work, and was no doubt aware of the multi-movement suites of Ellington and artistic partner Billy Strayhorn. Mingus tunes to be performed include "Fables of Faubus," "Slop," "Nostalgia in Times Square," and the haunting "Goodbye Porkpie Hat." Jon Nathan, in his 25th year with the UCSB Jazz Ensembles, directs.
 
  1. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • UCSB Music of India Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble will present North Indian classical music for sitar and tabla on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The evening will feature the first-year group of sitar students performing rag Bhairavi and the advanced group performing rag Malkauns, with tabla accompaniment by Shashank Aswathanarayana.
 
  1. Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Trombone
Directed by Bill Booth, the UCSB Trombone Ensemble and Low Brass Studio will present a recital on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Lars-Erik Larsson, and Benedetto Marcello. 
 
  1. Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • UCSB Gospel Choir
Directed by Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir will present traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. UCSB alumna Rhiann Joshua will join the ensemble as guest vocalist.
 
  1. Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Kurt Weill Cabaret Banner
UC Santa Barbara Opera Theatre will present a Kurt Weill Cabaret on Friday, April 24 and Sunday, April 26, 2020, featuring scenes from Weill’s works for musical theater, cabaret, and operetta. Both performances will take place at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. 
 
  1. Friday, April 24, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  2. Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • marimba
Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present contemporary works and transcriptions for percussion solo and ensemble on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall.
 
  1. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Piano keyboard
Directed by Jonathan Moerschel, the UCSB Chamber Players will present an evening of chamber music favorites on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The UCSB Chamber Players consist of a variety of ensembles, from duos to quintets and occasionally larger groups, which study and perform masterpieces of the chamber music literature.
 
  1. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music
Directed by Dr. Sarah Gibson, the UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music will present favorites from the contemporary music repertoire and new works by UCSB faculty and students on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall.
 
  1. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • UCSB Wind Ensemble
Directed by Paul Bambach, the UCSB Wind Ensemble will present staples of the wind band repertoire alongside new and exciting works by some of today’s most well-known composers on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.
 
  1. Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm