The Taproot New Music
Festival is now accepting applications for participating
composers. The festival will take place on the campus of the
University of California, Davis, during the last week of January,
2020, and will culminate in weekend performances (January
28–February 2, 2020).
When doctoral music composition students at UC Davis hear their
music played for the first time, they hear it played by
professionals who are champions of new music with years of
“There’s no shortage of performance opportunities, especially
for a research program, and that’s something that’s attractive
to students.” —Professor Kurt Rohde
One of UC Davis’s highest priorities is the safety of its
students and all members of its community. UC Davis
prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence,
including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and
stalking. Such conduct violates University policy and may
violate California law.
UC Davis Professor of Music Henry Spiller has been
selected as a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced
Study (Amsterdam) for 2019–20, where he will be in residence
during the fall quarter of 2019.
San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows
Ashley Dixon, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Colmenero, tenor
Christopher Oglesby, tenor
Mark Morash, piano
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
Mark Morash, guest conductor
Selections from Bizet’s Carmen, as well as
selections by Puccini and Verdi.
Since its inception in 2010, the Barbara K. Jackson Rising
Stars of Opera concert has featured vocal artistry,
stirring arias and a glimpse at the opera stars of tomorrow;
and every ticket has been free to the public thanks to
Barbara K. Jackson. Several singers from the acclaimed San
Francisco Opera Adler Fellow program will perform a wide
range of great arias in recital and with full orchestral
accompaniment from our own UC Davis Symphony Orchestra under the
baton of Mark Morash.