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Announcement

Caleb Lewis to direct Choruses
UC Davis (July 6, 2018)

The Department of Music, UC Davis, announces lecturer Caleb Lewis to direct both the University Chorus and the Chamber Singers beginning fall quarter, 2018. Originally from Rome, Georgia, Lewis moved to Berkeley in 2017, where he worked as a church musician, music teacher, and performer. While in Berkeley, he also worked as assistant conductor of the San Francisco Bach Choir and sang as a regular baritone soloist and chorister with San Francisco Choral Artists.

Announcement

“Grace Noda, an Advocate of Peace and Music”
UC Davis (May 11, 2018)

Grace Noda
January 14, 1920 – March 14, 2018

Local philanthropist and lover of music Grace Noda (née Imamoto) died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, surrounded by family and music. She was 98 years old. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness to others.

Upcoming Events

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Late Debussy Duets
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Hrabba Atladottir, violin | Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano | Michael Seth Orland, piano

6 épigraphes antiques (1914)

Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1916–17)

Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

The Barbara K. Jackson “Rising Stars of Opera” Concert
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows
Mark Morash, piano

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

Since its inception in 2010, Rising Stars of Opera has featured vocal artistry, stirring arias and a glimpse at the opera stars of tomorrow; and every ticket has been free to the public thanks to Barbara K. Jackson. This year we celebrate her 100th birthday with an evening sure to contain a few surprises. What we can promise: a talented collection of young singers from the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows program performing in recital and with full orchestral accompaniment from our own UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.

Free, but tickets required. Limit 4 per household. 
(Assigned Seating)


Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
Event

Dohnányí & Brahms
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Ian Jessee, violin | István Polónyí, viola
Susan Lamb Cook, cello | Gayle Blankenburg, piano

Dohnányí: String Serenade

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, op. 25

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

ZOFO Piano Duo: “ZOFOMOMA”
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

ZOFO Piano Duo
Eva-Maria Zimmermann | Keisuke Nakagoshi

Selections from the ZOFOMOMA Live Concert Experience, which unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned duet compositions are revealed throughout continuous performance. And in a nod to Mussorgsky, this 21st-century Pictures at an Exhibition leads viewers from one gallery to the next accompanied by a new “Promenade” theme arranged by ZOFO’s Keisuke Nakagoshi, with music written by living composers, including UC Davis’s own Pablo Ortiz.

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
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Faculty Recital:
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

with Chris Froh, percussion

Liza Lim: Ming Qi

Lou Harrison: Song for Remy

Du Yun: Oboe and Tam

Elliott Carter: A Six Letter Letter for solo English horn

…plus works by Kyle Bruckmann for oboe and electronics

$12 Students and Children | $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Tobin Chodos, composer
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Tobin Chodos is a composer and jazz pianist. His trio album, Salmon Up, was released in 2012.

Made possible by support from the
William E. Valente Endowment in Music.

Music Building, Davis, CA
Event

Ensemble Dal Niente
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Works by graduate student composers of UC Davis—

Addie Camsuzou
Josiah Catalan
Daniel Godsil
Aida Shirazi
Ryan Suleiman

Free, a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Ensemble Dal Niente
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Alican Camci: Perde (2016) for bass flute and harp

Giacinto Scelsi​: Okanagon (1968) for double bass, percussion, and harp

Franco Donatoni: Ala (1983) for cello and double bass

Enno Poppe: Holz (2004) for solo clarinet

Lu Wang: New Work (2018) for solo harp

Marcos Balter​: Memoria (2007) for solo cello

Erin Gee: New Work (2018) for two sopranos, two percussion, flute, clarinet, cello, and double bass

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

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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