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Sarah Wald Percussion Trio Performed by NIU Percussion Ensemble
Northern Illinois University

Graduate student composer Sarah Wald will have her 2017 Percussion Trio performed at 5:00 pm Pacific on April 12 via YouTube. The trio will be performed by Northern Illinois University’s Percussion Ensemble, which is directed by Greg Beyer. Greg is also the leader of Arcomusical and gave several first performances of UC Davis graduate student works earlier this year with Arcomusical.

Announcement

Ortiz’s “le vrai tango argentin” performed by Earplay
Earplay

Ortiz’s “le vrai tango argentin” performed by Earplay

Professor Pablo Ortiz’s le vrai tango argentin for solo viola, performed by Ellen Ruth Rose, viola and UC Davis lecturer in music, has been released as part of Earplay’s First Monday Pandemic Series. The performance can be viewed on Earplay’s YouTube channel, as well as a discussion of the piece by both Ortiz and Ruth Rose.

Announcement

Josiah Catalan Receives Premiere as SFCMP 2021 Awardee for “SF Search for Scores”
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

UC Davis graduate student Josiah Tayaq Catalan will have his new composition, unravel, composed for solo piano, premiered on the SFCMP program available April 10 through May 10, 2021. The concert is part of the Contemporary Music Players CROSSROADS series and is accessed via an on-demand webcast for $8–12 beginning April 10 at 8 pm Pacific time.

Announcement

Tiara Abraham Wins Top Prizes
Enkor and Great Composers Competitions

Undergraduate music major Tiara Abraham performed “Quia Respexit” from J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, and earned the Grand Prize from the Enkor International Music Competition. She received a score of 96.25 percent, which is the highest received by a contestant during its six years and won the Grand Prize among ages 10–25 in the vocal category. Enkor is a unique music competition with a jury board consisting of more than 500 members throughout the world.

Upcoming Events

Event

Tabitha Lewis, soprano, and
Caleb Lewis, baritone

Tabitha Lewis, soprano
Caleb Lewis, baritone and UC Davis lecturer in music
I-Hui Chen, piano and UC Davis lecturer in music

J.S. Bach: “Mein Freund ist mein!” from Wachet auf, BWV 140

Clara Schumann: Er ist gekommen, Sie liebten sich beide, and Die Loreley

Pauline Viardot​: Three Songs

Gerald Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

“120,000 Stories: Nobuko Miyamoto and Her Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution”
a conversation with ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong

Online Only

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The Department of Music’s Valente Lecture series presents a conversation between Nobuko Miyamoto, a legendary figure and activist in Asian American arts and culture, and ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong, professor of music UC Riverside. Wong is the editor of Miyamoto’s forthcoming memoir Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution.  

The event’s format will feature Miyamoto and Wong talking and sharing some of Miyamoto’s songs, music videos, and community experiments. Wong will ask Miyamoto questions and will offer prompts into Miyamoto’s key ideas, including social justice lessons from Asian America, intercultural coalition-building, allyship between women from different communities, and environmentalism as a WOC issue. More broadly, the conversation will address violence against Asian American women. Hearing directly from women of color is essential to understanding the history of women in the US, and WOC artists consistently offer inspiring and practical strategies for social justice work. Miyamoto focuses on Asian American self-determination through music and dance, and she will offer an informal, stirring, moving, and deeply personal account of how music offers strategies for allyship and coalition-building, often as a kind of radical – or even revolutionary – dreaming.

Event

Telegraph Quartet

Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins
Pei-Ling Lin, Viola | Jeremiah Shaw, Cello

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, op. 51

Eleanor Alberga: String Quartet No. 2 (1994)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Stephanie Lamprea, solo soprano
Works by Graduate Students

Pre-recorded, available online only.

Stephanie Lamprea, solo soprano (artist-in-residence)

Program—

Emily Joy Sullivan: Stream of Unconsciousness​

Orkun Akyol: can you hear me?

Joseph Vasinda: Hope Left…

Addie Camsuzou: Love’s Witness

Josiah Tayag Catalan: Sages’ Gardens

Event

Valente Lecture: Felipe Lara
Composer

Online Only

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Felipe Lara, a Brazilian-American composer praised by the New York Times and other critics for his brilliant modern music, rates collaboration with other musicians the most important aspect of his work.

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 Akyoluneasy in my easy chair
Addie CamsuzouEtiquette of Raindrops
Josiah CatalanSafe Space
Daniel GodsilI See You Never
Trey Maklerstorybook II​
Aida Shirazi: Sanguine
Adam Strawbridgeunrelenting_affirmation_of_tonic.exe​
Sarah WaldStage Whisper

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
Mckenzie Langefeld, 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 a YouTube premiere

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Bach Cello Suites

Susan Lamb Cook, cello and UC Davis lecturer in music

Johann Sebastian Bach—

Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Igor Veligan, violin,
and Natsuki Fukasawa, piano

Igor Veligan, violin
Natsuki Fukasawa, piano

Music by Arvo Pärt, Rebecca Clarke, Franz Schubert, and others.

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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