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
The program began with San Martin’s we turn in the night in a circle of fire. It is a four-movement double concerto for chamber ensemble and two exceptional violinists: Gabriela Diaz and Hrabba Atladottir.
This year’s Annual Meeting of the Society for American Music will take place in Sacramento. Many UC Davis faculty and students are active in SAM and cordially invite you to enjoy four days’ worth of American music, presentations, concerts, and lectures.
This opera course will focus on a number of canonic operas: Andrea Chénier, The Magic Flute, Les Troyens, Elektra, Die Walküre, Rigoletto and Peter Grimes. We will examine the connections (sometimes obvious, sometimes not) between these works and classical tragedies, the idea of catharsis, and how some themes and topics recur in different guises throughout the centuries. We will also talk about performance style and practice. The operas will be viewed on Wednesday nights, and conversations with experts on Thursdays.