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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.

Announcement

Mika Pelo’s “Broken” Premiered by Rolf Hind
Kings Place, London

“Broken,” a composition by Mika Pelo, associate professor of music, was given its premiere performance by celebrated pianist-composer Rolf Hind on October 7 at King’s Place in London. The concert, “Is it too soon to talk about all this?,” featured a series of short works. 

Announcement

Composer Aida Shirazi on Music, Success, and Her Iranian Upbringing
Capital Public Radio

Aida Shirazi (PhD student in composition at UC Davis) spoke to NPR Capital Public Radio’s Jennifer Reason in a September 1, 2020 interview. Aida began by relating her grandfather’s musical interest and influence and her initial music study in Iran, which included several female students in a bachelor’s program despite Iran’s  government restrictions on women.

Upcoming Events

Event

Goldberg Variations

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Marilyn Swan, piano and UC Davis lecturer in music

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Complete)

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Event

Latin Jazz

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Brian Rice, congas and UC Davis lecturer in music
Saul Sierra, bass
Marco Diaz, piano
Dave Flores, drums

From folklórico to modern jazz this new quartet of accomplished musicians collaborates to bring listeners a kaleidoscope of music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and many other Latin traditions.

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Solo Viola

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Ellen Ruth Rose, solo viola and UC Davis lecturer in music

J. S. Bach: Suite in D Minor, BWV 1008

Shulamit Ran: Perfect Storm (2011)

Kurt Rohde (UC Davis Professor of Music in composition): Oracle Reach (2018) 

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Music for Violin and Piano

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Dagenais Smiley, violin and UC Davis lecturer in music
John Cozza, piano

Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 (“Ballade”)

Bartók: Contrasts

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Flute and Violin Duets

Photo by Vivian Sachs.
 
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Stacey Pelinka, flute and UC Davis lecturer in music
Joe Edelberg, violin

Piazzolla: to-be-announced

Carlos Simon: New Work, written for Stacey through composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID initiative, which aims to give opportunities to performers in the period of COVID through Frank’s Creative Academy of Music.

“We want to do our part. To that end, GLFCAM has contributed a starting pledge of $15,000 to a GoFundMe campaign, and 65 GLFCAM  composers are donating their time to create solo works of 1–3 minutes each.  These new pieces of music will be given to performers who have lost employment because of COVID-19 and are in financial straits. Each performer will be invited to meet with their paired composer through Skype to collaborate remotely in developing the new work for its eventual premiere online for a physically-distanced audience.”

… plus French baroque, Irish tunes, duets by Telemann, and opera duets.

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Event

Violin and Piano

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Jolán Friedhoff, violin and UC Davis lecturer in music
To-be-Announced, piano

Program to be announced.

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

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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