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Aida Shirazi Work to Premiere at Local Streaming Concert
Camellia Symphony Orchestra

A new work by Aida Shirazi, doctoral student in music composition, will be premiered by the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor Christian Baldini on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. (PST).

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David Verbuč

Alumnus to Have First Book Published

David Verbuč (PhD ethnomusicology, 2014) will have his first book, “Living Publicly”: DIY House Shows, Venues, and Music Communities in the US, published by Routledge as part of their SOAS Studies in Music Series. Verbuč teaches at Charles University in Prague—one of the oldest universities in the world. 

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Susanna Peeples
Alumna

Susanna Peeples

Alumna Named a Teacher of the Year

Susanna Peeples, who earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis Music Department in 2009 and went on to earn her master of music degree (in music education) from the University of the Pacific, has been teaching choirs, piano, and guitar at Grantie Bay High School for more than four years. Peeples was named that school’s Teacher of the Year by her peers for 2020.

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“YouTube Interview Series Explores Music and Climate Change”
College of Letters & Science (Jeffrey Day)

Ryan Suleiman, a doctoral student in music composition at UC Davis, has long been concerned with the environment, nature and climate change. Over the past few years, Suleiman has written works titled Drought, Skies of Smoke and BurningIn the spring he reached out to other musicians to see what they had to say about music that explores the natural environment, with an emphasis on climate change, for a series of YouTube interviews.

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NO NOON CONCERT THIS WEEK

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Valente Lecture: “’It’s in the Contract’: Mary Lou Williams and the Business of Jazz in Early 1950s New York” with Gayle Murchison
William & Mary

Online Only

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Gayle Murchison is Associate Professor of Musicology at William and Mary.

Free, online only via advanced registration on Zoom
Made possible by the William E. Valente Endowment

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NO NOON CONCERT THIS WEEK

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Empyrean Ensemble: “New Music from Davis”
Sam Nichols, director

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Trios by UC Davis graduate student composers in music—

Orkun Akyol
Addie Camsuzou
Josiah Catalan
Daniel Godsil
Trey Makler
Aida Shirazi
Adam Strawbridge
Sarah Wald

Musicians—

Matilda Hofman, conductor and UC Davis lecturer in music
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and UC Davis lecturer in music
Peter Josheff, clarinet
Jennifer Ellis, harp
Chris Froh, percussion and UC Davis lecturer in music
Michael Seth Orland, piano and UC Davis lecturer in music
Ellen Ruth Rose, viola and UC Davis lecturer in music

Online only via YouTube livestream

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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