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  • Gamelan Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
This special Spring Quarter Gamelan concert will feature three traditional Indonesian musical ensembles. Directed by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will present a variety of traditional pieces in both Indonesian and Malaysian styles, including two exciting mask dances. Also directed by Richard North, the Santa Barbara community group Gamelan Sinar Surya will present contrasting royal court pieces and ancient village music from West Java. A third ensemble, developed in the 1940s and known as Tarling, reinterprets traditional Gamelan pieces for guitars and bamboo flute.


  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:30pm
  • UCSB Chamber Orchestra
The University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present their annual spring concert on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Directed by Robert Koenig, winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players and open the first half of the program. Vlad Vizireanu and the UCSB Chamber Orchestra will open the second half with Gioachino Rossini’s overture to Il Signor Bruschino, followed by Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93.
  1. Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Jazz Ensemble. Photo by Matt Perko.
Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The Spring Concert will feature departing students and special guest Jeff Babko, piano and keyboards. Music by Jeff Babko, Thad Jones, Maria Schneider, Bob Washut, Rob McConnell and Chris Potter.


  1. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Music of India Ensemble. Photo by Jasmine Leong.
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble will present a concert of North Indian classical music on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. The concert will feature performances on sitars and tabla: first a performance of rag Durga by the first-year students and then rag Jaunpuri by the advanced students. Neel Agrawal will provide tabla accompaniment. 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. Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Gospel Choir. Photo by Matt Perko.
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 8, 2018 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. Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:30pm