News & Events


  • Wind Ensemble
Directed by Paul Bambach, the UCSB Wind Ensemble will present its annual Spring Concert, titled "'Classics' (or soon to be)," on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The ensemble will perform Norman Dello Joio’s Scenes from the Louvre, inspired by the museum's structure and development; Jack Stamp’s intense and powerful Gavorkna Overture; Paul Hindemith's March from Symphonic Metamorphosis, transcribed for concert band by Keith Wilson at the composer's request; and P.D.Q. Bach’s Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion, tastefully adapted to the modern Concert Band by Professor Peter Schickele. The concert will also feature graduate assistant Enoch Matsumura conducting Vincent Persichetti's Bagatelles for Band. Rounding out the concert will be David Maslanka's Mother Earth, Frank Ticheli's Rest, and Carmen Dragon's arrangement of Samuel A. Ward's America, the Beautiful, as a tribute to Memorial Day.


  1. Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus
The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a collaborative concert with the UCSB Percussion Ensemble, UCSB Young Artists String Quartet, and the San Marcos High School Madrigal Singers on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara. The program, titled “BANG, SCRAPE, and SHOUT!” will feature contemporary and traditional pieces for strings, percussion, and choir. Tyler Reece will conduct the UCSB Women’s Chorus in a program of works by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Ola Gjeilo, Edward Elgar, Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Thomas Morley, Thomas Weelkes, and Henry Cowell. Daniel Newman-Lessler will conduct the UCSB Chamber Choir in works by Caroline Shaw, Ignacio Jerusalem, W.A. Mozart, and Leonard Bernstein. The UCSB Percussion Ensemble (directed by UCSB faculty member Jon Nathan) will perform Bob Becker’s Mudra and the San Marcos High School Madrigal Singers (directed by Eleni Pantages) will join the UCSB Chamber Choir for a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
  1. Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Alexandria Jackson
Undergraduate vocalist Alexandria Jackson (mezzo-soprano) will present a senior recital with pianist Jared Eben on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall in the Music Building. The program will include works by Bellini, Fauré, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and Montsalvatge. Ms. Jackson is a student of UCSB faculty member Dr. Linda Di Fiore.
  1. Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:30pm
  • Middle East Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present an evening of music and dance reflecting the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The Ensemble's Spring concert will feature two extended sets of regional Persian folk songs presented by Bahram Osqueezadeh (UCSB Persian music lecturer) and Special Guests Mitra Khorsandi (vocalist), Siamak Bozorgi (tar, shurangiz, and vocal), and Nadia Sabet (tombak and daf).
  1. Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Gamelan Ensemble
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will present a concert featuring two traditional Indonesian musical ensembles on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Directed by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform a variety of traditional pieces from Cirebon, Indonesia including three 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. 
  1. Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 5:30pm
  • Chamber Orchestra
The UCSB Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present an evening of chamber music and orchestral masterpieces on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will include the overture to W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (The Magic Flute); the overture to Robert Schumann's Braut von Messina, Op.100 (The Bride of Messina); and "Danse slave" and "Fête polonaise" from Emmanuel Chabrier's Le roi malgré lui (The King in Spite of Himself; The Reluctant King). Winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players.
  1. Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series
As part of the World Music Series, Alexandro D. Hernández will direct the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble in a presentation of string music and dance from Veracruz, Mexico on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Sound installation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alexandra Lippman (UCLA) will present a talk titled "Sonic Governance: Criminalization and Culturalization of Funk Carioca in Rio de Janeiro," on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 3:30-5 pm in Music Room 1145. The talk will be followed by an end-of-year party and live DJ set by Dr. Lippman (aka Xandão) in the Music Bowl. Cosponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), Ethnomusicology Forum, and Music History and Theory Forum.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • jazz ensemble
Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble will present standards and contemporary favorites from the jazz repertoire.
  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • Music of India Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble will present a concert of North Indian Classical music featuring the beginning group of sitar students performing Rag Yaman and the advanced group performing Rag Todi, with tabla accompaniment by Shashank Aswathanarayana, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall.
  1. Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:30pm