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American Bach Choir
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Vocal works without accompaniment, including works by Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, 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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Michael Seth Orland and Jacqueline Chew, piano
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen (1943)

The highly distinct piano parts of the Visions likely represent two personifications of Messiaen. After a warning, in the score, that the piece “was conceived and written for two pianos, demanding from these instruments their maximum force and diverse sonorities,” he distinguishes the first piano part as that containing “the rhythmic difficulties, the bunches of chords, everything concerned with velocity, charm, and quality of sound” and the second piano (composed with himself in mind) as entrusted with “the principal melody, the thematic elements, everything demanding emotion and power.” Their strongly characterized roles signify the reconciliation of the modernist intellectual—Yvonne Loriod [for whom the first piano part was written] was essentially the same age as Messiaen’s anti-Romantic students, and played brilliantly, but perhaps less fancifully than he—and the starry-eyed believer. Their layering at times suggests people from two different worlds who cooperate toward a shared aim. 

—Michael Seth Orland

Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Mozart’s Gran Partita
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Free, No Tickets Necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Empyrean Ensemble: “Music of Pablo Ortiz”
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Garden Songs for Soprano and String Trio
   Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Garden Songs was premiered at the Longy School of Music at Bard College as a Terezín Music Foundation Commission written for Dawn Upshaw; the text is by Louise Glück.

Milonguitas for Bass Clarinet

New Work for Fortepiano
   Eric Zivian, fortepiano

$10 Students and Children, $20 Adults (Open Seating)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Terceto Kali (Flamenco Guitar Trio)
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Free, No Tickets Necessary (A Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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