UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 5:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

General ($10)
Non-UCSB students with ID ($5)
UCSB students with ID (FREE)*
Children under 12 (FREE)*
UCSB AS Ticket Office: 
(805) 893-2064
UCEN Room 1535 (across from Corwin Pavilion)
*Youth and UCSB student tickets may be reserved in advance by contacting the ticket office.


Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM)
Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, the UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music will present a program both heavier than, and lighter than, "The Norm" on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will include works by Charles Ives, Witold Lutos?awski, Robert Suderburg, Charles Chaynes, Darius Milhaud, Scott Perry, Claude Debussy, and John Harbison with performances by M.D. Owensby, Joshua Kauk, Jarod Fedele, Evan Losoya, Hiroko Sugawara, Zac Erstad, Paul Wu, Jeremy Haladyna, Nick Mazuk, Soha Sadeghinejad, and Marie-Agathe Charpagne.
The Piano Trio of Charles Ives will inject wild levity into the chamber setting, and excerpts from Lutos?awski's rambunctious Trio for Winds will compound the fun. For the Ives, violinist M.D. Owensby will join cellist Joshua Kauk and pianist Jarod Fedele; for Lutos?awski, the ECM winds will be the stars: Evan Losoya, oboe; Hiroko Sugawara, clarinet; and Zac Erstad, bassoon.
If strings and winds can regale, so can brass, as the audience will hear in "brother Devil," the finale from Robert Suderburg's Night Set, with trombonist Paul Wu teaming up with Jeremy Haladyna. French composer Charles Chaynes, not to be outdone, will contribute his wild Impulsions for the very same formation: trombone and piano. Here it will be Nick Mazuk on trombone joining the Director.
Darius Milhaud straddles the void between the light and the heavy: his Second Sonata for viola and piano opens with the carefree, countryfied "Champêtre"—given an appropriately gracile interpretation by violist Soha Sadeghinejad and pianist Marie-Agathe Charpagne. Then matters will get serious indeed with Scott Perry's challenging piano solos, the Preludes, Inventions, and Canons, numbers from which fall to Jeremy Haladyna, while French pianist Marie-Agathe Charpagne will offer a special and equally weighty treat: the entire first book of Debussy's late Études, still considered among his most forward-looking creations. M.D. Owensby will complete that side of the concert 'heavier than "The Norm,"' with selections from the Four Songs of Solitude of John Harbison.
As a baseline for the entire effort, "The Norm" is sure to find his views on music enlarged in both directions, as he will take in music with quite different specific gravity from what he is used to: both heavier...and lighter!
Ensemble for Contemporary Music