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Events

  • Formalist Quartet
The Los Angeles-based Formalist Quartet will present world premieres of works by UCSB graduate composers Brandon Rolle, Marc Evans, Mason Hock, Rodney DuPlessis, Heena Yoon, and Nick Norton on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall.
  1. Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
As a part of the UCSB World Music Series, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. The ensemble will present a performance of standard and freshly developed music for small jazz ensemble. Joining drummer and ensemble coach Matt Perko are saxophonists Collin McCrary and Milo Weising, trumpeter Kinamee Rhodes, guitarist Lucas Brooker, pianist Reno Behnken, bassist Mitchell Solkov, and vocalist Ciara Giordani. This group represents the UCSB Jazz Ensembles, as directed by Jon Nathan since 1995. 
  1. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Jennifer Snodgrass
Jennifer Snodgrass (Appalachian State University) will present "Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Music Room 1145. 
  1. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Score
The Carsey-Wolf Center and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) will present a screening of the 2016 film, Score, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 7-9:30 p.m. in UCSB's Pollock Theater. Score: A Film Music Documentary follows the creative struggles of designing a modern film soundtrack from scratch. Featuring some of Hollywood's premier composers, the film explores the power and influence of film scores in the modern world and gives viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges of the process of composing a score. Producer Robert Kraft will join moderator David Novak (Music, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion. 
 
  1. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
    7:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Timothy Rommen
Timothy Rommen (University of Pennsylvania) will present "Tools for Un-islanding? The Creole Geographies of Dominica’s Popular Music" on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 p.m in Music Room 1145. This event is open to the public.
 
  1. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Barber of Seville (photo by Tony Mastres)
UCSB’s award-winning Opera Theatre program will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera buffa, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Opera Santa Barbara’s General and Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, will conduct the production, with Isabel Bayrakdarian (UCSB Assistant Professor of Voice) serving as Stage Director and Benjamin Brecher (UCSB Professor of Voice) serving as Music Director and Producer. The opera will feature many of the program’s top graduate students, including Tyler Reece (Count Almaviva), Julie Davies (Countess Almaviva), Naomi Merer (Susanna), Byron Mayes (Figaro), Kelly Newberry (Cherubino), Molly Clementz (Marcellina), Zach Mendez (Don Curzio/Basilio), Carol Tsai (Barbarina), and Cloe Gentile (chorus member), as well as many talented undergraduates such as Byron Wu (Antonio), Scott Levin (Bartolo), and Alexa Lopez, Alexandria Jackson, and Terra Giddens (chorus members).
  1. Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Barber of Seville (photo by Tony Mastres)
UCSB’s award-winning Opera Theatre program will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera buffa, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Opera Santa Barbara’s General and Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, will conduct the production, with Isabel Bayrakdarian (UCSB Assistant Professor of Voice) serving as Stage Director and Benjamin Brecher (UCSB Professor of Voice) serving as Music Director and Producer. The opera will feature many of the program’s top graduate students, including Tyler Reece (Count Almaviva), Julie Davies (Countess Almaviva), Naomi Merer (Susanna), Byron Mayes (Figaro), Kelly Newberry (Cherubino), Molly Clementz (Marcellina), Zach Mendez (Don Curzio/Basilio), Carol Tsai (Barbarina), and Cloe Gentile (chorus member), as well as many talented undergraduates such as Byron Wu (Antonio), Scott Levin (Bartolo), and Alexa Lopez, Alexandria Jackson, and Terra Giddens (chorus members).
  1. Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Severine Neff
Severine Neff (Professor Emeritus of Music Theory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) will present “Schoenberg and Fugue: Contrapuntal Combinations and Polymorphous Canon" on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Music Room 1145. 

 

  1. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Marimba
Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present its annual Winter concert on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall.
  1. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Aaron Fox
Aaron A. Fox (Columbia University) will present "Decolonizing the Ethnomusicological Archive" on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the Special Research Collections (UCSB Library). This event is the third in the CISM in the Archive series. CISM in the Archive is an event series presented by the UCSB Library and the UCSB Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Music (CISM). Each year, a music scholar is invited into UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections to explore historic sound collections and offer a public talk incorporating research and recordings.
  1. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm

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01/30/2018 -
19:00 to 21:30