UC Davis alumnus Kimberlee Uwate is the violist of the Delgani String Quartet and has performed with quartets in Lincoln Center, with orchestras in Carnegie Hall, with contemporary ensembles in the Chicago Cultural Center, and as a soloist at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Illinois. Currently based in Oregon, Kimberlee plays an integral part in shaping the artistic and educational visions of the Delgani Quartet (a nonprofit organization) as both a core musician and a board member. She is also a member of the Eugene Symphony and on the string faculty at Willamette University. Following her studies at UC Davis, Uwate continued her training at Manhattan School of Music and the University of Illinois.
Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)
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.