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
We are hosting a fall orientation for all music majors on Monday, September 19, at 10:30 am in Room 115, Music Building.
We will review major requirements, the different tracks, auditions, lessons, instruments, lockers, practice rooms, the music library, listening lab, and tickets to concerts. Come meet your advisers, fellow students, and staff members—some important people who can help you navigate your way to a degree in music.
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.
Mozart-Busoni: Duettino Concertante
—based on the finale of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 459
Rachmaninov: Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos (“Fantaisie-tableaux”)
Piazzolla / Anderson-Roe: Primatevera Porteña, Oblivion, and Libertango
Daft Punk-Williams-Rodgers / Anderson-Roe: “Lose Yourself to Dance” from Random Access Memories (Chaconne for Two Pianos)
Ligeti / Anderson-Roe: Hungarian Rock (Chaconne)
Radiohead / Anderson-Roe: “Paranoid Android” from OK Computer
Gluck / Anderson-Roe: Ballet from Orphée et Eurydice
Lennon-McCartney / Anderson-Roe: “Let it Be” from Let it Be
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.
Please note that the September 25th screening of Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi will not be attended by composer Philip Glass as previously announced. We will still show the film, and afterwards Professor of Music and composer Pablo Ortiz will lead an open discussion with other faculty and audience members about the film and its special relationship with music. We regret any confusion caused by referencing his attendance in earlier descriptions of the event both online and in print. If you have any questions or ticketing concerns, please contact the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at (530) 754-2787.
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.
Free, however tickets are necessary. Limit four per household. Available here.