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Empyrean Ensemble:
Celebrating Ross Bauer

Mika Pelo, director

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

This concert celebrates the long career and recent retirement of music professor emeritus Ross Bauer. The Empyrean Ensemble, founded by Bauer, will perform works by Bauer, his musical friends and colleagues Arlene Zallman and Yinam Leef and his former student Will Cooper. Leef has written a new piece for the concert honoring Bauer, who began teaching at UC Davis in 1988. 

Matilda Hofman, conductor
with Nikki Einfeld, soprano

There is a pre-concert talk with the composers at 2:15 pm. The concert is followed by a reception in the lobby.

Ross Bauer: Heartstring

Ross Bauer: Ritual Fragments

Arlene Zallman: Three Songs from Quasimodo

Yinam Leef: New Work

William David Cooper: Diptych

$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

The Empyrean Ensemble presents engaging, thought-provoking, eclectic programs, enabling audiences to experience new musical sensations delivered with high artistry by its seven extraordinary core players—the finest new music performers in California. Ensemble-in-residence at UC Davis, Empyrean has premiered more than 200 works and performed throughout California, including appearances at many prominent music festivals and concert series.

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Matilda Hofman Rehearses the Empyrean Ensemble for Ross Bauer Tribute
Photo Gallery

Director Matilda Hofman is currently rehearsing members of the UC Davis Empyrean Ensemble for their upcoming concert celebrating professor emeritus Ross Bauer, who founded the ensemble. Scheduled for Nov. 4 in the Ann E. Pitzer Center, the program features compositions by Bauer as well as colleagues Arlene Zallman and Yinam Leef and his former student Will Cooper. Here are some photos from a recent rehearsal.  All photos by Justin Han, copyright UC Regents.  

 

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