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Courtyard Jazz Session
Courtyard, Ann E. Pitzer Center

UC Davis jazz combos will explore the music of standards by Dizzy Gillespie as well as new jazz compositions. UC Davis jazz bands are directed by Sam Griffith, and jazz composition is taught by Jacám Manricks.

Free, no tickets necessary. Just show up!

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Anderson-Roe Piano Duo
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Mozart-Busoni: Duettino Concertante
—based on the finale of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 459

Rachmaninov: Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos (“Fantaisie-tableaux”)

Piazzolla / Anderson-Roe: Primatevera Porteña, Oblivion, and Libertango

Daft Punk-Williams-Rodgers / Anderson-Roe: “Lose Yourself to Dance” from Random Access Memories (Chaconne for Two Pianos)

Ligeti / Anderson-Roe: Hungarian Rock (Chaconne)

Radiohead / Anderson-Roe: “Paranoid Android” from OK Computer

Gluck / Anderson-Roe: Ballet from Orphée et Eurydice

Lennon-McCartney / Anderson-Roe: “Let it Be” from Let it Be

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, pianists and graduates of the Juilliard School of Music, have sought to redefine piano four-hand music with their stylish arrangements of popular music and classical repertoire. Their accomplishments are recognized in their EMMY-nominated music video shorts and popular albums. They believe strongly in the communicative potential of music, and their performances, compositions, websites, videos, recordings, and writings serve this mission, bringing joy to people around the world. The Northwest Reverb described this duo as having “swept the audience into a cheering mass of humanity, making a strong case that playing piano is the most fun thing that two people could ever do together.”

The music department will continue to present artists-in-residence in their own concerts during short residencies in which the artists work with student composers and performers.

Anderson and Roe are recognized Steinway Artists

$10 Students and Children | $20 Adults


Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Faculty and Students of UC Davis
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Puccini: Crisantemi with members of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra 
   Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

Schubert: Selections from Piano Quintet in A Major (“Trout”)
   Jolán Friedhoff, violin
   Susan Lamb Cook, cello | Thomas Derthick, bass | Lois Brandwynne, piano

Vivaldi: “Quel passagier son io” from Qual per ignoto calle
   Zoila Muñoz, mezzo-soprano
   Susan Lamb Cook, cello | Phebe Craig, organ

Dutilleux: Sonatine for Flute and Piano
   Stacey Pelinka, flute | Michael Seth Orland, piano

Hindustani Vocal Music with Rita Sahai

Indonesian Gamelan Degung with Henry Spiller and Pusaka Sunda, featuring Burhan Sukarma

The department will present a faculty recital each quarter of the season, and students will rehearse every week and perform in it often.

$10 Students and Children | $20 Adults

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Film Screening: “Koyaanisqatsi” with soundtrack by Philip Glass
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Please note that the September 25th screening of Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi will not be attended by composer Philip Glass as previously announced. We will still show the film, and afterwards Professor of Music and composer Pablo Ortiz will lead an open discussion with other faculty and audience members about the film and its special relationship with music. We regret any confusion caused by referencing his attendance in earlier descriptions of the event both online and in print. If you have any questions or ticketing concerns, please contact the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at (530) 754-2787.

Koyaanisqatsi (in 1982) was the first of a trilogy of films directed by Godrey Reggio that would visually and sonically explore the relationship of life “out of balance,” “transformation,” and “war.” Philip Glass has written music for experimental theatre and for Academy Award-winning motion pictures such as The Hours and Martin Scorsese’s Kundun. Following the film, Glass will give a talkback, hosted by faculty composer Pablo Ortiz, professor of composition at UC Davis. Professor Ortiz also teaches the course “Buenos Aires: Music, Film, and Culture in the Global City” in the Summer Abroad program.

Free, however tickets are necessary. Limit four per household. Available here. 

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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American Bach Choir
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Vocal works without accompaniment, including works by Bach, Byrd, Harris, Sandström, and others, conducted by Jeffrey Thomas.

Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Rising Stars of Opera
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows
Mark Morash, director and pianist

Tickets are free, but limited to 4 per household.
Exact seat locations can be requested, but cannot be promised.

Please call the Mondavi Center ticket office at (530) 754-2787 to request tickets.

Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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Readings from Clara and Robert Schumann’s Diary
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Donna Apidone (classical host at Capital Public Radio) will read from the diaries exchanged between Robert and Clara Schumann.

Free, no tickets necessary

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Music of Clara and Robert Schumann
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 47
   Sarah Plum, violin
   Lynne Richburg, viola
   Susan Lamb Cook, cello
   Gayle Blankenburg, piano

Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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