The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959, and has since established itself as a major campus and community arts offering. The UC Davis Symphony has toured California, Canada, and Australia and French Polynesia.In June 2003 the orchestra traveled to France to participate in the Berlioz bicentenary over the course of a series of five concerts.It regularly serves as the pit orchestra for UCD Mainstage productions and appears at major campus events and ceremonies, including Fall Convocation and Commencements.The UC Davis Symphony is a principal resident ensemble at the
The Lake Tahoe Sonification Project is a sound installation that represents multiple aspects of Lake Tahoe’s aural environment, both above and within the lake. Sonification is a fresh method of artistic representation, a way to hear the motion of the lake. Sound and science are fused to show a side of Lake Tahoe never before explored: sound waves as the embodiment of the waves of the lake, creating an absorbing experience for all who wish to listen.
Luigi Nono (1924–90) was an Italian composer, whose contemporaries included Boulez and Stockhausen. His political motivations and writing of works with serialism earned him wide-spread recognition in the 21st century. For voice, his “Canto sospeso” for soprano, alto, tenor, mixed chorus and orchestra, is one of his best-known works for voice.