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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

Program selections will include Astor Piazzolla’s Primavera Porteño and Libertango, as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Mambo from West Side Story.

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.

$10 Students and Children, $20 Adults | Open Seating
—Tickets will go on sale August 15th. A list of ticket policies is available.

All tickets may be acquired through the Mondavi Center Ticket Office in one of two ways: [1] via www.mondaviarts.org, [2] via (530) 754-2787or at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office in person, Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 6 pm. Discounts are available for faculty, staff, and active service members in the armed forces.

Anderson and Roe are recognized Steinway Artists.

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

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 | Open Seating
—Tickets will go on sale August 15th. A list of ticket policies is available.

All tickets may be acquired through the Mondavi Center Ticket Office in one of two ways: [1] via www.mondaviarts.org, [2] via (530) 754-2787 or at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office in person, Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 6 pm. Discounts are available for faculty, staff, and active service members in the armed forces.

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

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.

Philip Glass’s presence is made possible by the Mondavi Center. The Music Department and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts have sustained a complementary relationship, even prior to the construction of the Mondavi Center. Students and faculty have benefited from many opportunities, including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s residency, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble.

Free, however tickets are necessary. Limit four per household. 
—Tickets will go on sale August 15th.

All tickets may be acquired through the Mondavi Center ticket office in one of two ways: [1] via www.mondaviarts.org, [2] via (530) 754-2787 or at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office in person, Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 6 pm. Discounts are available for faculty, staff, and active service members in the armed forces.

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.

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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