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Music Student Wins Earplay Award

Music composition doctoral candidate Daniel Godsil has been awarded the 2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition. His Aeropittura for flute, viola, cello, and piano, will be performed by the Earplay chamber ensemble in March in San Francisco.

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Ann E. Pitzer Center Honored as a Best Real Estate Project of 2017
Sacramento Business Journal

We are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Business Journal named the Ann E. Pitzer Center a Best Real Estate Project of 2017. We are grateful and proud of the work LPAS Architecture + Design and Kitchell have done to bring this building to life. The students and community of UC Davis love using this great space.

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Anssi Karttunen, solo cello
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Anssi Karttunen, solo cello

Giovanni Battista Vitali: Partite sopra diverse Sonate (c. 1670)

Ernst Bloch: Suite No. 2 (1956)

Betsy Jolas: Épisode cinquième (1983)

Philippe Schoeller: Omaggio Henri Dutilleux (2016)

Luigi Dallapiccola: Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio (1945)

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Faculty Recital:
”Naari Swaram”
featuring Rita Sahai

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

A soulful, inspirational concert using ragas by female composers, female rasas [emotions], the power of female voices, and the feminine aspect of humankind.

Rita Sahai
Vasundhara Choir
UC Davis Hindustani Vocal Ensemble
Sonali Srivastava, tabla
Swasti Pandey, harmonium
Rachel Unterseher, viola

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

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Mayumi Hama, marimba
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Mayumi Hama, marimba:
Keiko Abe’s Music

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

with Christopher Froh, marimba, 
student percussionists, and Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan

The year 2017 marks the eightieth birthday of marimba virtuoso, pioneer, and pedagogue Keiko Abe. As the most influential Japanese performer and most prolific composer and commissioner of works for solo marimba in history, Professor Abe’s work over the past sixty years has been largely responsible for the recognition of marimba as a concert instrument.

In celebration Professor Abe’s chief proponent in Japan, Mayumi Hama will present a program of the most significant works of the Japanese marimba repertoire. From bedrock compositions commissioned by Professor Abe like Akira Miyoshi’s Torse III to Abe’s own critically renowned works Dream of the Cherry Blossoms and The Wave, Hama will introduce audiences to the sound of the marimba played at the highest possible level.

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

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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UC Davis
Symphony Orchestra: “Humanity and Nature”

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Elgar: Sospiri

The gently sorrowful melodies of Sospiri wield the subtle and soul-crushing power of a sigh. 

Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Debussy’s symphonic poem is orchestrated as verdantly as a lush forest. “The afternoon of a faun” portrays a mythical journey filled with beauty, but not without hints of peril peeking through the pines. 

Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi 
with Ellen Ruth Rose, viola, and the University Chorus 

Harnessing the combined power of orchestra and wordless choir, Flos Campi summons the sublime and terrifying power of love in this six-movement suite.

Mahler: Blumine

A gorgeous idyll with a somewhat contentious musical history. It was removed from his Symphony No. 1, but has earned a place of its own in its repertoire.

Respighi: Pini di Roma

A thrilling and complex verdant journey through four movements. Respighi’s extravagant instrumentation lives up to his grand ambitions. 

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

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
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History of Jazz
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Jacám Manricks, saxophone | Joe Gilman, piano
George Ban-Weiss, electric and acoustic bass | Tim Metz, drums 

Early Jazz : ‘Maple Leaf Rag’ by Scott Joplin – as performed by Sidney Bechet & his New Orleans Feet Warmers

Swing Era: ‘Moonglow’ by Irving Mills & Eddie DeLange – as performed by Benny Goodman

Count Basie: ‘Taxi War Dance’ by Count Basie Orchestra featuring Lester Young

Duke Ellington: ‘Star Crossed Lovers’ by Duke Ellington featuring Johnny Hodges

Cool Jazz: ‘Blue Rondo Al a Turk’ by Dave Brubeck

Hard Bop: ‘This Here’ By Bobby Timmons As Played By Cannonball Adderley

Free Jazz: ‘Lonely Women’ by Ornette Coleman, ‘Afro Blue’ by John Coltrane

Jazz-Rock Fusion: ‘Chameleon’ by Herbie Hancock 

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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“Death with Interruptions”
a one-act opera

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Based on José Saramago’s Novel Death with Interruptions,
translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Bill Doggett
Room 115, Music Building

Bill Doggett is an independent scholar, a historian, archivist and lecturer who specializes in African American performing arts history. His study of the significance of the San Francisco Bay Area to the development of the careers of African American concert and opera singers, 1925–2005, was published in the journal of The San Francisco History Museum, The Argonaut (2015).

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