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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.
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.
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.
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.
Soo-Yeon Lyuh is a master of the haegeum, a two-stringed Korean bowed instrument. She possesses not only flawless technique and a full command of the haegeum’s traditional repertoire, but is also widely recognized for promoting the creation of new pieces for haegeum.
Asher Tobin Chodos is a composer, pianist and musicologist. He has been named a fellow of the Dave Brubeck Institute, the Asian Cultural Council (for his research into China’s jazz scene), and the Ucross Foundation. He holds a degree in Classical languages from Columbia University and is a doctoral candidate in music at the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation is a quantitative critique of automated music recommendation.