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Carrie Hennessey, soprano, with John Cozza, piano
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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“Introduction to Living Composition: A New Approach to Asian Music, Culture and Spirituality” with Koji Nakano
Room 266, Everson Hall

Over the last several years I have composed cross-cultural works for Western and traditional Asian instruments, collaborating with various musicians, dancers and filmmakers in Asia, USA and Europe. The idea of ‘living composition’ is to explore solutions to problems of cross-cultural esthetics and musical elements, as well as to redefine the role of the modern composer in the multicultural society of the twenty-first century.

Everson Hall, Davis, CA
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Mobius Guitar Trio
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Described by Sergio Assad as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today,” Mobius Trio has made it its mission to fully integrate the classical guitar into the 21st-century’s nascent musical lexicon. The trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned; they seek to expand the guitar ensemble’s repertoire to encompass all of the myriad currents passing through contemporary art music. Mobius Trio has commissioned over three dozen composers in their first few years of existence, and that pace isn’t slowing. Recent commissions include works by Sergio Assad, Luciano Chessa, and Ryan Brown.

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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Decision Day UC Davis (Music Performance)
Room 115, Music Building

Ernö Dohnányi: Adagio, quasi andante, and Allegro
from Piano Quintet in C minor, op. 1

Kristen Lee and Regina Marino, violin
Joyce Wong, viola
Zachary Lauchli, cello
Kiana Okhovat, piano

Free, non-ticketed

Music Bldg., Davis, CA
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Decision Day UC Davis (Jazz Music Performance)
Room 115, Music Building

UC Davis Jazz Combo

Free, non-ticketed

Music Bldg., Davis, CA
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“Diva Misora Hibari as Spectacle of Postwar Japan’s Modernity”
(Christine Yano)

Room 266, Everson Hall

In this presentation, I discuss postwar Japanese diva Misora Hibari (1937–89) and her voice and image as public positioning, addressing issues of modernity framed within that mediated space. I ask, what did this version of modernity sound like? What did it represent? How did Hibari help define the era for which she was mourned? How did the very transgressiveness of the era— embodied and sounded through Hibari—characterize the modernity of which it was a part?  Indeed, Hibari was not only the Queen of Enka, but also, I argue, the Queen of Tears, setting her divahood in motion directly through the range of emotions spectacularized on stage.

Everson Hall, Davis, CA
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Undergraduate Composers: Works for Chamber Orchestra
Room 115, Music Building

Undergraduate Composers: Works for Chamber Orchestra

Free, non-ticketed

Music Bldg., Davis, CA
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UC Davis Symphony Orchestra:
Picnic Day

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
   with Nathan Cheung, piano

Free

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