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Telegraph Quartet
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Selections from Dvorak’s String Quartet in A-Flat Major, op. 105, and from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, op. 59, no. 2. Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violin, Pei-Ling Lin, viola, and Jeremiah Shaw, cello.

Free, non-ticketed

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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Emperor Maximilian I: Music for Politics—Music for Pleasure
Room 266, Everson Hall

Maximilian is firmly rooted in the medieval idea of the Holy German Empire on the one hand, on the other hand he cleverly pursued aims to pave the way for the Habsburg dynasty to rule as a modern world power. He has been called “the last knight” on the one hand, on the other hand he is known for his smart utilization of modern cultural technologies such as printing media. With regard to music, Maximilian equally used to act in a two-fold manner. He heavily drew on the power of music as a means for representation. His efforts to enlarge the chapel, to engage capable musicians and to enhance the splendor of his official court music particularly in liturgical contexts have been well studied. However, beyond that music played an important role for him individually, which has been neglected so far. Like his revered first father-in-law, Charles the Bold, and like his second father-in-law, Galeazzo Maria Sforza, and a few other modern rulers, he turned to music privately as a means to meet his deeper aesthetic desires. In the time around 1500 this convergence of military heroism and artistic sensibility was a new profile for a ruler, which was not universally accepted and still had to be legitimized by citing Aristoteles.

Nicole Schwindt (b. 1957) is Professor of Musicology (Early Music) at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at Stanford University in winter of 2015. She studied musicology and German language and literature at the Universities of Saarbrücken and Tübingen, where she took her M.A. (1982, Georg von Dadelsen). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg (1986, Ludwig Finscher). From 1985 to 1989 she worked for the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich on the music manuscript cataloging project. In 1990, she taught at the Institute of Musicology at Saarbrücken University before coming to Trossingen in 1993. She has been invited to teach at Bern Universität in Switzerland as a guest from 2006 to 2008.

Everson Hall, Davis, CA
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Susan Lamb Cook, cello, and Gayle Blankenburg, piano
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven: Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

Beethoven: Bagatelle in E Flat Major for Solo Piano

Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, op. 69

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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Tala Workshop with Sikkil Gurucharan
Room 115, Music Building

Sikkil Gurucharan is visiting UC Davis on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching special classes in the departments of Religious Studies and Music. Gurucharan is a carnatic vocalist who has become one of the most respected and well-known artists of this tradition since his first performance in 1994. Furthermore, he is known for fusing this with other styles and non-traditional instruments. For example, Gurucharan collaborates often with pianist Anil Srinivasan. The two have presented many concerts together, centered around the free-flowing classical South Indian voice, and recorded an album in 2007 titled Maayaa—The Colour of Rain.

Music Bldg., Davis, CA 95616
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Jesse Barrett, oboe
Meredith Clark, harp

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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Music and Middle East Pain: “The Death of Klinghoffer”
Tamar Muskal, composer

Room 115, Music Building

Composed in 1991 by John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer is an American opera to a libretto by Alice Goodman, premiered in Brussels, and seldom produced in the United States without contest.

Music Bldg., Davis, CA
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So Ra Kim, with Seung-hun Hyun
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

South Korean musician So Ra Kim first started playing the changgo (hourglass drum) when she was 10 years old. She has since dedicated her life to music, and she has become a specialist in the percussion-based genres of p’ungmul and samulnori. Kim received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional Korean music from Chung-Ang University.

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA 95616
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Jugalbandi—
Sikkil Gurucharan and Rita Sahai

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Sikkil Gurucharan is visiting UC Davis on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching special classes in the departments of Religious Studies and Music. Gurucharan is a carnatic vocalist who has become one of the most respected and well-known artists of this tradition since his first performance in 1994. Furthermore, he is known for fusing this with other styles and non-traditional instruments. For example, Gurucharan collaborates often with pianist Anil Srinivasan. The two have presented many concerts together, centered around the free-flowing classical South Indian voice, and recorded an album in 2007 titled Maayaa—The Colour of Rain.

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA 95616

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