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  • Middle East Ensemble dancer. Photo by Tony Mastres.

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

  1. June 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Gamelan Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.

Under the direction of Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform with Santa Barbara-based community gamelan ensemble, Sinar Surya, on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. 

  1. June 4, 2017 - 5:30pm
  • Trombone section.

The University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present their annual spring concert on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The Chamber Orchestra is comprised of undergraduate and graduate music students from the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion programs. Winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players, and open the first half of the concert.

  1. June 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Molly Clementz, mezzo-soprano. Photo by Ben Nissen.
Mezzo-soprano Molly Clementz will present a doctoral recital with pianist John Scoville on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include Ned Rorem's Four Poems of Tennyson, Ernest Chausson's Sept Mélodies, Op 2., Gioachino Rossini's La regata veneziana, and various arias by W.A. Mozart, Charles Gounod, Richard Strauss, and Jules Massenet. Admission is free.
  1. June 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • jazz ensemble trombonist
The UCSB Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jon Nathan, presents a final large ensemble concert for the 2016-2017 academic year featuring graduating students. Drummer Shane Sato, recipient of the UCSB Jazz Artist of the Year Award, given annually to a deserving UCSB Jazz Ensemble student for his or her contribution to Jazz @ UCSB, will be featured on Pat Metheny’s “The First Circle” and Don Elli’s quirky “Pussywiggle Stomp”. Also featured on the latter will be saxophonists Nick Brown and James Garcia, both performing jazz at UCSB for the very last time on this concert. James Garcia will also be featured on Keith Foley’s 70’s funk inspired “Uncle Heavy’s Pork Chop Revue”, and  Nick Brown will be featured soloist on the aforementioned “The First Circle”. Bassist Jacob Acosta and  David Guevel will be soloists on Thad Jone’s classic composition/arrangement “Three and One”, which also includes one of the most famous saxophone solis of the entire jazz repertoire. Finally, UCSB Music Department brass students David Nakazono and Aaron Yang (trumpets), and Dylan Aguilera (trombone) will also be heavily featured as ensemble players and soloists. Dylan is the Music Department’s Outstanding Undergraduate student for 2017, as well as having been honored last year with the Loren Toder Memorial Scholarship. The concerts first half will feature a jazz combo consisting of graduating students Nick Ray (piano), Jacob Acosta (bass), and Shane Sato (drums) as rhythm section, all three having entered UCSB together and played together in groups for the last 4 years. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Directed by Jon Nathan.


  1. June 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Jazz pianist. Photo by Matt Perko.

Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Combos will present their year-end concert on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.

  1. June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
  • Female sitar player.

The UCSB Music of India Ensemble, directed by Scott Marcus, will present a concert of Indian classical music on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Founded in 1989 by ethnomusicology professor and chair of the Department of Music, Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble is an official ethnomusicology performance ensemble in the UCSB Department of Music.


  1. June 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Gospel Choir female singer

Under the direction of Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir will present their annual spring concert, featuring traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions, on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Founded over 25 years ago, the choir is regularly featured in numerous community events and university celebrations, and has been featured on the WB sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show,” “American Housewives,” and Cedric the Entertainer’s “The Soul Man.”


  1. June 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • violas

Information coming soon!

  1. August 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017

May 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
05/03/2017 -
15:30 to 16:45
05/03/2017 - 19:30
05/15/2017 -
19:00 to 20:30
05/21/2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
05/24/2017 -
15:30 to 16:45