UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 29, 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
UCSB’s intrepid ECM ends its current season with a concert titled "Of Mountains, Dunes, Pastoral Tunes...and Dulcet Moons!" on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. A venture “out-of-doors” to music born of landscape and sky, the mostly American program is sprinkled with new selections by French, British, and German authors for seasoning.
Pillars of the program include Elliott Carter’s Pastoral, with violist Matt Owensby joining Director Jeremy Haladyna; Leo Kraft’s Green Mountain Notes, for winds, violin solo, and piano; and John McCabe’s Desert Music III, inspired by the Australian desert. McCabe’s expansive trio features Matt Owensby (violin), Joshua Kauk (cello), and Marie-Agathe Charpagne (piano).
There’s a première, to boot, by Jeremy Haladyna, who will retire from UCSB teaching following this effort. UCSB faculty oboist Gabrielle Castriotta joins Haladyna in a new work written especially for her, this time on twin Mayan moon goddesses: one older, one younger. The old goddess speaks as English horn, and the younger as oboe, in She the Rainbow Mother, Her the Wanton Moon.
Other music includes selections from Charles Koechlin’s Fourteen Pieces for oboe and english horn, with double-reed executants Evan Losoya and Lexie-Callaway Cole; Jenni Brandon’s On Holt Avenue with Evan Losoya and Jarod Fedele accompanying; Leslie Bassett’s Suite for trombone alone with Paul Wu, as well as choice morsels from the quizzical Epigramme for trombone by Frank Michael, offered by UCSB’s Nick Mazuk.
Piano sensation Marie-Agathe Charpagne offers a special Franco-American treat: two takes on ornaments…Ornaments from John Corigliano and Debussy’s etude, “For Ornaments.”
Ensemble for Contemporary Music