The Jazz Combos of UC Davis return to the Shinkoskey Noon Concert series for a swinging afternoon of great music–but at a special time 2 p.m.
Featuring music from the jazz cannon, the concert includes performances of “Kit and Caboodle Blues” and “It All Begins with You” by Martine Tabilio, “Grown Folks” by Snarky Puppy, “New Afro Cuban” and “Shufflin” by Jacam Manricks and “Blindman” by Herbie Hancock. The performance also features ”Georgia” by Ray Charles, “This Here” by Bobby Timmons and “Recordema” by Joe Henderson–all arranged by Manricks.
The Jazz Bands of UC Davis take the stage at the Pitzer Center stage for vibrant spring concert. The UC Davis Green Big Band performs “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise” by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II, arranged by Jacam Manricks, “Jazz Police” by Gordon Goodwin and “Groove Merchant” by Jerome Richardson, arranged by Thad Jones. The UC Davis Blue Big Band’s program includes “This Here” by Bobby Timmons, arranged by Manricks, “Fun-Key Blues” by Manricks, “Wave” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by John LaBarbera and “Maiden Voyage” by Herbie Hancock.
Gershwin:Rhapsody in Blue
with Richard Glazier, piano
Ira Gershwin invited Richard Glazier at age 12 to meet him in Beverly Hills. During their visit, Ira asked Glazier to play a Gershwin tune on the piano that once belonged to his brother, legendary composer George Gershwin. Fueled by Ira’s encouragement and interest, Glazier dedicated himself to the Gershwin repertoire and the American Popular Songbook, eventually becoming one of the genre’s leading authorities. Over the years he has also developed a keen interest in contemporary music standards from the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen.
Vaughan Williams:Toward the Unknown Region
with the Camerata California Chamber Choir
Leo Eylar:Orpheus and the Maenads: The Last Dance
World Premiere for Concert Band
Early Music and Baroque Ensembles of UC Davis with guests—
Glenda Bates and Lot Demeyer, oboe Thomas Hill, bassoon | Farley Pearce, violone
Although originally performed in a church setting during Easter celebrations, Bach’s Passions are almost operatic in nature. The Easter story is dramatically presented using the Gospel of St. John (rather than, say, Matthew), by featuring a chorus (which play the role of the crowd, soldiers, or disciples), as well as singers that play the roles of Evangelist (narrator), Jesus, Peter, a maid and servant.
It is the Passions of J. S. Bach—not the Toccata in D Minor or Brandenburg Concertos—that were vital to bringing Bach to modern audiences. Had Mendelssohn not performed in the St. Matthew Passion in 1829, it is possible Bach would not be a household name as it is today. Both the St. John and St. Matthew Passions are exemplary of Bach’s best work, from stunning chorales to virtuosic instrumental work.
Whitbourn’s Luminosity is a multi-media work, commissioned by the conductor James Jordan of Westminster Choir College for the Westminster Williamson Voices, the women of the Westminster Schola Cantorum, the Blair Academy Singers (conducted by William Hammer) and the black-light dance company Archedream, for performance in Philadelphia Cathedral, April, 2008. The text, compiled and edited by the composer, centers on the transcendent beauty of creation expressed by luminaries down the ages. Texts are taken from the writings of St. John, St. Teresa of Avila, Ryonen, St. Augustine, Julian of Norwich, and St. Isaac of Nineveh.
Joy S. Shinkoskey was the mother of Deborah Pinkerton and mother-in-law to Bret Hewitt. They established an endowment to support noon concerts and musical performances in the UC Davis Department of Music.
Joy S. Shinkoskey (Pinkerton)
Mother of four children, including Deborah Pinkerton, Joy Shinkoskey was in her younger years a model and played the piano which is where she developed her love of music, playing Beethoven piano works in the Spokane Music Festival, 1940, and throughout her life.