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One of the most important priorities of the music department
today is establishing a fund to cover the otherwise out-of-pocket
expenses for individual music lesson instruction for UC Davis
students. These students gain necessary one-on-one instruction
from a career professional in their field and use those skills in
individual and group performances—including the UC Davis Symphony
Orchestra, Choruses, Percussion Ensemble, Baroque, Early Music,
and more. We seek everyone’s support in this endeavor.
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Professor Christian Baldini, music director and conductor of the
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, conducts the Camellia Symphony
Orchestra on Sept. 25. The program is titled “Endless Melodies”
and features Se fue Mendoza, a new work by Juan
Diego Díaz, assistant professor of music.
The editors of Solar Journal recently interviewed
Professor Kurt Rohde who discussed his collaborative project with
artist Marie Lorenz and writer Dana Spiotta. Their new
piece, Newtown Odyssey, a floating opera on the
Newtown Creek, addresses environmental catastrophe and justice.
“Songs of Dionysus, for Two Horns and Electronics,” a world
premiere by graduate student in composition Aida Shirazi, will be performed by
InterMusic SF grant recipient, Medius Terra Horn Duo on
Sept. 19 at Central Stage in Richmond. The performance
begins at 4 p.m.
Commissioned works for string quartets by Professor Kurt
Rohde and lecturer and alum Christopher Castro (PhD, composition,
‘18) have been awarded grants by the Chamber
Music America (CMA) Classical
Commissioning program. The grants
support professional U.S.-based ensembles and presenters for
the creation and performance of classical contemporary chamber
works by American composers.
Aleck Karis has performed recitals, chamber
music, and concertos across the Americas, Europe, Japan, and
China. As the pianist of the new music ensemble Speculum Musicae,
he has participated in over a hundred premieres and performed at
major American and European festivals. His appearances with
orchestra have ranged from concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, and
Chopin, to those of Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Carter. His seven
solo recordings on Bridge Records are Chopin/Carter/Schumann,
Poulenc, and most recently,
Debussy. His two recordings on Roméo Records are
of Philip Glass and
Late Chopin. A Distinguished Professor of Music at UC San
Diego, he has studied at the Manhattan School and Juilliard, and
his teachers include William Daghlian, Artur Balsam, and