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
J.S. Bach: “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele,” BWV 654
Juan Bautista Cabanilles: Xácara
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
Robert Frederick Jones: Tango en rondeau pour la fête de la Madeleine
Ryan Enright, organ, is widely recognized for his talent at improvisation and as an accompanist and has performed recitals throughout Canada and the United States. Enright enjoys performing important works of the organ’s literature, from 1540 to the present day, attempting to approach each period of music in an informed and expressive manner.
Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)
Ryan Raul Bañagale is an assistant professor of music at Colorado College, where he offers classes on a range of American music topics, including musical theater, jazz, popular music, folk music, and media studies. He received his PhD from Harvard University with support from the American Musicological Society’s AMS-50 and Howard Mayer Brown Fellowships. His first book, Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon (Oxford University Press, 2014), focuses on the ongoing—and surprising—life of Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue over the course of the ninety years since its inception. He currently sits on the editorial board of the George Gershwin Critical Edition and will be editing at least three separate arrangements of Rhapsody in Blue. His research also appears in journals such as Jazz Perspectives and the Journal of the Society for American Music.