Music 1

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Music 1 – 2017-2018

Course Supervisor: Professor Scott Marcus, Chair, Music Department

Course Lecturer: Jared Holton, 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.
 
Students may enroll in Music 1 for one or more quarters.
 
Each concert is preceded by a 45-minute lecture given by the Music Department. Lectures are held in Room 1145 of the Music Building. Concerts take place either at the Granada or Lobero Theatres in downtown Santa Barbara. 

Requirements and Policies:

Attendance

Each quarter, attendance is required for 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. 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 each pre-concert lecture on time and attend the full lecture.
 
You must remain at the concert for its entirety, not just for the first work played or only up until intermission. 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.

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 board the buses in front of the UCen.

Papers

For each concert, you must submit a 2–3 page paper (12 point font; double-spaced). Turn your paper in to the receptionist at the front desk in the Music Office (Music Building, building 531, next to the UCen). The paper is due within one week after the concert. See below for information on the paper. 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. 

Papers

Students must submit a 2-3 page paper (double-spaced) within one week after the concert. Please staple your concert ticket to the paper. Address papers to Prof. Scott Marcus, and turn them in to the receptionist at the front desk in the Music Office (Music Building, building 531, next to the UCen). Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you cannot drop off your paper during those hours, please put it into an envelope addressed to Prof. Scott Marcus, and drop it through the mail slot in the Music Office door. Please do not send me your paper as an email attachment. Papers sent as email attachments will not fulfill the paper requirement.
 
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, by music of other composers, or other artists (painters, poets, authors). The lecture may touch on such aspects of the music. Papers may discuss your impressions of the music as you listened, but should not lapse into a running commentary on how the music made you feel as you listened.
 
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." 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.

Concerts and Pre-Concert Lectures

Attendance is mandatory at pre-concert lectures and concerts. Be on time. Tickets will be distributed at the end of the lecture only to those enrolled in Music 1.

2017-2018 Schedule for Music 1

The FALL QUARTER Class: Juilliard String Quartet

Saturday, November 11, 2017  
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. 
Juilliard String Quartet 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
 
Performing
Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op.76, No.5
Béla Bartók: Quartet No.5, Sz.102
Antonín Dvořák: Quartet No.11 in C Major, Op.61
 
Known through its performances and recordings as the quintessential American string quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet returns to the Lobero Theatre with new cellist Astrid Schween. In 2011, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The WINTER QUARTER Class: Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Saturday, January 27, 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 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
 
Performing
Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op.4 (1908)
Joseph Pereira: Concerto for timpani and two percussion (world premiere weekend, LA Phil commission)
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68
 
At the height of their powers, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic return to Santa Barbara with a powerful and unique program featuring LA Phil Principal Timpanist Joseph Pereira’s new Concerto for timpani and two percussion. Featured in the concerto are Pereira and Maraca2 (percussionists Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable), a young percussion duo who are making waves in today’s music scene.

The SPRING QUARTER Class: Isabel Bayrakdarian with St. Lawrence String Quartet

Saturday, May 12, 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
 
Performing
Songs by Leonard Bernstein (arranged by Serouj Kradjian), Ottorino Respighi’s Il Tramonto, plus Troubadour Songs and Tangos.
 
Canadian-Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is widely celebrated for her strikingly multihued voice and immense interpretive talent. She is an eagerly anticipated vocalist at major opera houses and concert halls the world over including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, London, Paris, Vienna, Florence and Salzburg. A distinguished fellow of the Music Academy of the West in 1998, she was a winner in the 1997 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the first winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition in 1998, took the First Prize in the 2000 Placido Domingo Operalia vocal competition, and received both Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee awards. Her Nonesuch CD of the songs of the Armenian composer Gomidas was nominated for a Grammy in 2009, and in 2002 she was the featured vocalist on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Two Towers from The Lord of The Rings trilogy.
 
Established in Toronto in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. They have served as ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University since 1998.