Concert Bands of UC Davis: “Pacific Rim Voices”
Spring Quarter

A trombonist with black hair stands playing his trombone towards the ceiling in the Mondavi Center.
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

This concert features music inspired by voices around the Pacific Rim, from California to Australia, Singapore to Russia, Mexico to Canada (to name a few). Included is “Eagle Song” by Bob Baker, a Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) composer in present-day Vancouver, and a Māori lullaby, “Hine e Hine” originally by Fanny Howie. California composers are represented in two selections: “Mondavi Fanfare” by Roger Nixon — commissioned for the opening of the Mondavi center in 2003 — and “Go California,” a march written by Jonathan B. Elkus, who directed the UC Davis bands from 1992 to 2003.


Campus Band • Garrett Rigsby and Natalie Laurie, directors

Jack Loh: Canton Folk Song Suite

Bob Baker (Squamish Nation): Eagle Song

Jodie Blackshaw: Vulnerable Joy

Roque Cordero: Spirit of Panama March

   — Intermission —

UC Davis Concert Band • Pete Nowlen, director

Roger Nixon: Mondavi Fanfare

Jinjun Lee: Sing

Worachat Kitrenu: Reun-Pae

Fanny Rose Howie: Hine e Hine

Antonio Gervasoni: Peruvian Fanfare No. 1

Joe Hisaishi: Studio Ghibli Anime March

Nubia Jaime-Donjuan: “Sajuaro” from the Little Mexican Suite

Sergei Prokofiev: March, op. 99

Jonathan B. Elkus: Go California

In 1978 the Tellefsen Hall Directors at UC Berkeley commissioned Jonathan Elkus (Director of the UC Davis bands from 1993 to 2003) to compose UC Berkeley’s “Cal Band March” in memory of Chris Tellefsen, an employee of the Associated Students of the University of California who worked closely with the Cal Band from the 1920s through the 1960s. Originally known as “Go California,” it was arranged by Elkus and Larry Austin, who had also served as UC Davis’s Concert Band Director from 1958 to 1972. This is a new concert edition, retitled “Go California” with contributions from Kai Boennighausen, who received his bachelor’s degree in music from UC Berkeley in 2023.

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

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA

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