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  • World Music Series Fall 2017
UCSB Jazz Ensemble director Jon Nathan plays drums and leads an ensemble also anchored by UCSB Music Department alumnus Miller Wrenn, bass (recent graduate of the CalARts MFA in Composition/Performance program, currently bassist with multi woodwind master Vinny Golia and his own group, OFFCELL) and Santa Barbara saxophonist Evan LaFlamme, freelance musician in the Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Paris, France regions. Guest musicians to include members of the UCSB Jazz Ensemble program. Jon Nathan and guests will perform on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl as part of the World Music Series. Admission is free. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
  1. November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Michael Slatkin
The UCSB Horn Studio presents a Guest Artist Masterclass with Michael Slatkin of the Israel Philharmonic on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
  1. November 2, 2017 -
    10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Guy Eshed (courtesy photo)
Members of the UCSB Flute Studio will perform in a masterclass with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Flute Guy Eshed on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Congregation B'nai B'rith (1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, Santa Barbara). This event is co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and Congregation B’nai B’rith. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
  1. November 2, 2017 -
    10:30am to 12:30pm
  • World Music Series Fall 2017
Scott Marcus leads a performance by the UCSB Middle East Ensemble of music and dance from a variety of Middle Eastern cultures, performed on traditional Middle Eastern instruments. Sue Rudnicki leads the Ensemble’s percussion section. Featuring solo dances by Cris! Basima, the director of the Ensemble’s Dance Company. The UCSB Middle East Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl as part of the World Music Series. Admission is free. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
  1. November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Courtesy photo.
Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus at Wesleyan University, will present a lectured titled “The Self and the City: Writing Detroit" on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Music Room 1145. The talk is presented by both the Ethnomusicology Forum and the Music History and Theory Forum. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
  1. November 8, 2017 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • UCSB Wind Ensemble (photo by Eric Isaacs)
The UCSB Department of Music will present its fourth annual department showcase, Montage, on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara. The production will highlight classical, jazz, world, and contemporary music, and will include performances by students and faculty. Featured faculty performers include Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano), Jill Felber (flute), Gabrielle Castriotta (oboe), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), Jennifer Kloetzel (cello), Robert Koenig (piano), and Dr. Grey Brothers conducting the UCSB Chamber Choir. Admission is free!
  1. November 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series Fall 2017
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, featuring dynamic drumming, lively interlocking rhythms, and exciting mask dancing. The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl as part of the World Music Series. Admission is free. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
  1. November 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • UCSB Chamber Choir. Photo by Tony Mastres.
For their Fall 2017 Concert, the UCSB Chamber Choir, under the direction of Grey Brothers, and the UCSB Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Tyler Reece, will perform "Choral Reflections," a concert of meditative sacred music from various traditions by composers of diverse backgrounds. The Women's Chorus program will highlight Karl Jenkins' Adiemus, Ernani Aguiar's Salmo 150, Libby Larsen's While We are on Earth, and Jocelyn Hagen's Moon Goddess, and will include music by Gerald Cohen, Robert De Cormier, Joan Szymko, and John Rutter.  The Chamber Choir will perform favorites including Ola Gjeilo's Ubi caritas, Morten Lauridsen's O magnum mysterium, and Ernest Bloch's Silent Devotion and Response from Sacred Service, as well as more adventurous repertoire by Arvo Pärt and Gabriel Jackson. Knut Nystedt's Ave Maria, a virtuosic piece for solo violin and a cappella chorus, will anchor the performance. Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.).
 
  1. November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Gustavo Romero
Hailed as a "pianist of genius" by the Washington Post, Gustavo Romero (Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas) will present a program of works by Federico Mompou, Emma Lou Diemer, and Enrique Granados as part of UCSB's Spanish Piano Festival on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. The program celebrates the 150th birth date of Granados, and the 90th birthday of Emma Lou Diemer, Professor Emerita of Composition at UCSB. Mr. Romero will also present a masterclass on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. featuring performances by UCSB piano students. Admission to both events is free.
  1. November 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Gustavo Romero. Courtesy photo.
Hailed as a "pianist of genius" by the Washington Post, Gustavo Romero (Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas) will present a masterclass on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall featuring performances by UCSB piano students. Admission is free.
  1. November 28, 2017 -
    10:00am to 12:00pm

October 2017