News & Events


  • Clarence Barlow. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
The UCSB Department of Music will present featured faculty composer Clarence Barlow in a concert of his music from 1960-68 on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include acoustic works by Barlow, including works for strings, winds, voice, piano, and a special multi-channel rendering of his "Piano Concerto #2," as recorded by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free. The Department of Music’s event serves as a continuation of a celebration of the dynamic and diverse output of Barlow’s career, which began with a three-day festival of his works in Cologne, Germany last summer. On April 8th, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) will also host a concert of Barlow’s works, this time focusing on pieces of the 21st century, including major ensemble, electronic, and intermedia works.
  1. February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble performs as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, that ranges from calm and contemplative to exuberant and energetic, featuring dynamic drumming, lively interlocking rhythms, and exciting mask dancing. The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.
  1. March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • piano keyboard

Works by UCSB student composers from the Music 8/88 courses. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.

  1. March 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Dr. Charles Strom

As part of the Corwin Series, Dr. Peter Gena and Dr. Charles Strom will present a lecture entitled, "Music from DNA," on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building). Admission is free. Dr. Peter Gena, a Professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago studied composition with Lejaren Hiller and Morton Feldman. Dr. Charles M. Strom is an expert in molecular genetics diagnostic testing and Vice President for Genetics and Genomcis at Quest Diagnostics. For 20 years now, most of Gena's computer-assisted work converts DNA sequences into sound, assisted by geneticist Charles Strom, who guided Gena towards essential physical properties of DNA and amino acids, usable together with sonic parameters in formulas for a physio-musical conversion.

  1. March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • World Music Series
The UCSB Gospel Choir performs as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions. The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB Multicultural Center.
  1. March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Nomi Dave
Nomi Dave (Music, University of Virginia) presents a talk entitled, "Sexual Violence and the Politics of Forgiveness in Guinea: Musical Interventions," on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in Music Room 1145. Admission is free. This event is co-presented by the Department of Music and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Music (CISM). 
  1. March 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, UCSB’s Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) is known for its unconventional repertoire choices and daring performances. The ensemble will present its annual winter concert, entitled "The Ubiquitous Gesture: an evening of music articulated through signes, patterns, and signals," on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 4 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The program will feature works by John CORIGLIANO (featuring concerto soloist Sara Bashore), Meyer KUPFERMAN, Marcel MIHALOVICI, Arthur HONEGGER, Mikolaj GORECKI, Ursula MAMLOK, Mauricio KAGEL, Jean-Michel DAMASE, and André JOLIVET. 


  1. March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
  • UCSB Jazz Combos. Photo by Matt Perko.

Under the direction of Jon Nathan, several of the UCSB Jazz Combos will perform on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Music Room 1145.

  1. March 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
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The UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE with Paul Bambach, Director and Cynthia Vong, Graduate Assistant, will present its Annual Winter Concert, entitled "Masterworks Arranged (Or Not)" on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in LOTTE LEHMANN CONCERT HALL. The University Wind Ensemble will perform John WilliamSummon the Heroes, composed for the Rio Olympics and arranged for band by Paul Lavender. They will also perform two selections from Gustav Holst's "The Planets": Uranus and Mars;  Reinhold GliereRussian Sailors' Dance from "The Red Poppy"Giovanni Gabrielli's Sonata Pian' e Forte; Maurice Ravel's The Enchanted Garden from "Mother Goose Suite"; and Dmitri Shostakovich's Folk Dances; all by different arrangers! Rounding out the concert will be  Igor StravinksySymphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) - NOT ARRANGED!!!  Please join us for an evening of exciting wind ensemble music.

  1. March 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir

The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus will present their annual winter concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) in downtown Santa Barbara on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The UCSB Chamber Choir, under the direction of Grey Brothers, and the UCSB Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Tyler Reece, will perform sacred and secular music by German composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Selections by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Wolf, Hindemith, and Distler will be featured.

  1. March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm

February 2017

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