Music 1

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Music 1 – 2018-2019

Course Supervisor: Professor Scott Marcus, Chair, Music Department
Course Lecturer: Kevin McBrien, MA/PhD Student, Music Department

Course Description

Music 1 is a one-unit course in which students attend 1 classical music concert per quarter, produced by Santa Barbara's Community Arts Music Association (CAMA). CAMA generously gives UCSB free tickets for students enrolled in Music 1. The College of Letters and Science generously charters buses for transportation to the concerts and back to campus.
 
The tickets UCSB receives from the CAMA are a donation, made possible by contributions from donors whose gifts make up for ticket revenue that CAMA would otherwise earn from the sale of tickets they give us. CAMA sponsors the program in order to make tickets available to students who sincerely want to learn about and experience classical music. Please do not enroll in Music 1 and enjoy the benefit of CAMA's generosity unless you are sincere about participating fully in the course.
 
Each concert is preceded by a 45-minute lecture on campus given by the Music Department. Concerts take place either at the Granada or Lobero Theatres in downtown Santa Barbara.
 
Students may enroll in Music 1 for one or more quarters, for a maximum of 3 quarters (3 units).

Requirements and Policies

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory at the introductory lecture and the following concert (immediately following the lecture). If on reviewing the schedule (see below) you find that you cannot attend the lecture-concert events, do not register for the course; if you have already registered, please withdraw and register for Music 1 in a future quarter when you can attend all events. Failure to attend a lecture-concert event will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.
 
You must arrive for the pre-concert lecture at the scheduled time and place. The entire lecture is 45 minutes in length. If you find that your schedule will not allow you to attend the full 45-minute lecture, please drop the course and enroll in another quarter when your schedule allows you to arrive at the pre-concert lecture on time and attend the full lecture.
 
You must attend the concert in its entirety, not just for the first work played or only up until intermission. Your ticket stub will be collected immediately following the concert—this will be your credit for attending the entire concert. If you find that you cannot remain for entire duration of the concert, please drop the course and enroll in another quarter when your schedule allows you to remain for the entire concert.
 
There are no exceptions to the attendance requirements.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation to and from the Lobero and Granada Theatres is provided free of charge. You will board buses immediately following the pre-concert lecture for the trip downtown, and immediately after the concert for the trip back to campus. You may drive on your own, but you must attend the lecture in order to receive a ticket and still turn in your ticket stub after the concert.

Tickets

Tickets are provided only for students whose names appear on the instructor's enrollment sheet for Music 1. Please do not bring friends to the lecture with the expectation of receiving an extra ticket. There are no extra tickets. Please do not ask. At the end of the pre-concert lecture, tickets will be distributed according to the enrollment sheet. After receiving a ticket, you will board the buses in front of the UCen.

Papers

After the concert, you must submit a 2–3 page paper (12 point font; double-spaced). The paper should follow up on points made in the lecture about the music, the composers, and the composers’ lives and times. Often, music is influenced by or connected with political events of the day, the music of other composers, or the work of other artists (such as painters, poets, authors). The lecture may touch on such aspects of the music. Take notes during the lecture so you can make use of this information throughout your paper.
 
You may discuss your impressions of the music, but your paper should not lapse into a running commentary on how the music made you feel as you listened.
 
Papers must be submitted electronically on GauchoSpace within one week of the concert. Failure to turn in a paper will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.
 
There are no exceptions to the paper requirement.

Grading

Music 1 is offered on a PASS/NO PASS (P/NP) basis. Failure to attend a lecture-concert event or to submit a paper for an event will result in a grade of NP (No Pass) for the course.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE
Do not attempt to paraphrase the CAMA program notes as a way of writing your paper, or use the information in the program notes as the main source for writing your paper. The result will be a grade of NP (No Pass). The paper should be written based on information and hints for listening to and understanding the music given in the pre-concert lecture, and on your listening experience in light of the lecture.

2018-2019 Schedule for Music 1

FALL QUARTER Class:  Richard Goode Piano Recital

Friday, November 9, 2018
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture, Music Building Room 1145
6:50-7:20 p.m.
Transportation from UCSB to the Lobero Theatre
Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Concert at the Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara
(33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Transportation from the Lobero Theatre to UCSB

Program

Franz Joseph Haydn: Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: March in C Major, K. 408
Mozart: Allemande in C minor, K. 399ii
Mozart: Courante in E-flat Major, K. 399iii
Mozart: Menuet in D Major, K. 355
Mozart: Gigue in G Major, K. 574
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Das Lebewohl”
Leoš Janáček: In the Mists
Frédéric Chopin: Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 51, No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka in B Major, Op. 41, No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3

Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49

 
Over the past five decades, Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness and acknowledged as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic piano music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. His Lobero recital will be his 4th CAMA appearance and will traverse more than a century of keyboard music from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin to Janáček’s ravishing early 20th Century piano cycle In the Mists.

WINTER QUARTER Class: Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 
6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Pre-Concert Lecture, University Center (main level), Flying A Studios Room
6:50-7:20 p.m. 
Transportation from UCSB to the Granada Theatre
Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Concert at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara
(1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Transportation from the Granada Theatre to UCSB

All-Rachmaninoff Program

Vocalise, Op.34, No. 14
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
George Li, piano
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
 
The Russian National Orchestra was founded by Mikhail Pletnev in 1990 as a courageous demonstration of artistic freedom during the Soviet regime and has risen to the pinnacle of the classical music world; it was selected recently as one of the world’s top orchestras by a panel of international critics. The RNO will perform a special all-Rachmaninoff program celebrating the 100th Anniversary of his arrival in America in 1918, when he took up permanent US residence for the rest of his life (and performed twice for CAMA at the Lobero in 1929 and 1941). The all-Rachmaninoff program will include his ever-popular Second Piano Concerto featuring Tchaikovsky Competition silver medalist George Li.

SPRING QUARTER Class: Thomas Søndergård conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Friday, April 5, 2019   
6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Pre-Concert Lecture, Music Building Room 1145
6:50-7:20 p.m. 
Transportation from UCSB to the Granada Theatre
Bus will be located in the parking lot next to the University Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Concert at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara
(1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Transportation from the Granada Theatre to UCSB

Program

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Olga Kern, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
 
Since its founding in 1891, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has played an integral role in the musical life of its namesake country, including performing at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004. Known originally as the Scottish Orchestra, the ensemble was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977. Today the orchestra is led by the brilliant Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård serving his first season as music director. The RSNO program will feature symphonies by Sibelius and Prokofiev and also will celebrate Rachmaninoff’s 100th Anniversary in the US with a performance of his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Russian-American piano soloist Olga Kern, the first woman to receive the Gold Medal at the prestigious Van Cliburn Piano Competition, back in 2001.
 
Program notes courtesy of CAMA