News & Events


  • Wind Ensemble
Directed by Paul Bambach, the UCSB Wind Ensemble will present staples of the wind band repertoire alongside new and exciting works by some of today’s most well-known composers on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will feature Michael Markowski’s Tidal Forces, Wallingford Riegger’s Dance Rhythms for Band, and Percy Grainger’s tribute to his native country, Australia Colonial Song. The concert will also feature graduate assistant Enoch Matsumura conducting Alfred Reed’s El Camino Real. Rounding out the concert will be the Dante-inspired Divine Comedy by Robert W. Smith—four movements titled Inferno, Purgatorio, Ascension, and Paradiso. 
  1. Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir
The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert, “Tribute to Teachers,” at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Graduate student Tyler Reece will conduct the Women's Chorus in a program including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, G. F. Händel, Guido D’Arezzo, Gustav Holst, William Schumann, Zoltán Kodály, and Aaron Copland’s Ching-a-Ring Chaw!, arranged by Irving Fine. Daniel Newman-Lessler will conduct the Chamber Choir in a varied program of works by Hildegard von Bingen, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Nick Strimple, Paul Hindemith, Joel Thompson, Cornelius Cardew, Arnold Schoenberg, J.S. Bach, and the world premiere of Pray Not! by Daniel Newman-Lessler.
  1. Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Middle East Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will celebrate its 30th year with a presentation of music and dance reflecting the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will feature a number of special guest artists, including Reza Mahini, Hassan Harfouche, Javid-John Mosadeghi, Nazerke Doskelde, and Sarah Salem, as well as performances by the UCSB Middle East Ensemble Dance Company, with choreographies by Cris! BasimahLaurel Victoria Gray, and Hassan Harfouche.
  1. Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Storke Tower
As part of the Fiftieth Anniversary Carillon Recital Series, students from UCSB University Carillonist Wesley Arai's studio will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 10 am. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
  1. Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Villiers Quartet
As part of the Corwin Chair Series, the Villiers Quartet will present a concert of works by UCSB Professor Emeritus Peter Racine Fricker and by Thea Musgrave on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. This event is cosponsored by the Department of Music and the College of Creative Studies.
  1. Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
  • piano keyboard
Faculty members from the UCSB Department of Music will come together for an evening of solo and chamber music.
  1. Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series
Directed by Alexandro Hernández, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble will present music and dance from Veracruz, Mexico. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. Copresented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.  
  1. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
  • jazz ensemble
Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble will present standards and contemporary favorites from the jazz repertoire.
  1. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Music of India Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble will present North Indian classical music for sitar and tabla.
  1. Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Gospel Choir
Directed by Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir will present traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions.
  1. Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30pm