Damon Rich, an urban designer and visual artist, and Rosten Woo, an artist, designer, and writer, are the featured speakers in the Alberini Family Speaker Series in Design at UC Davis on May 30. The pair discuss “Building Power: Designing for Democracy Involving Communities in Design.”
Presented by the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Design, this second lecture in the annual series will take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center. The free talk will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Please RSVP: @ucdavisbuildingpower.eventbrite.com
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.
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.