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Kurt Rohde Floating Opera Featured in Architectural Publication

An excerpt called “Gaia|Gyre|Siren” from Newtown Odyssey, the site-specific opera composed by Professor Kurt Rohde, was recently performed. In conjunction with the performance, Rohde and his collaborators were interviewed for Urban Omnibus, a publication of the Architectural League of New York.

Announcement

Ryan Suleiman Joins Faculty of Berklee College of Music

Ryan Suleiman (PhD, composition, ‘20) has joined the faculty at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. As part-time assistant professor in the composition department, he will be teaching classes on harmony and counterpoint.

Announcement

Alumna Wins AMS Award

Sarah Justina Eyerly (PhD, musicology and criticism, ‘04) has received the Music in American Culture Award from the American Musicological Society for her book Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of the Moravian Missions in Early Pennsylvania (Indiana University Press, 2020).

Announcement

Faculty, Lecturers and Graduate Composer Alumni Participate in Festival of New American Music

UC Davis music faculty, lecturers, and graduate composer alumni will participate in this year’s virtual Festival of New American Music, taking place at Sacramento State University’s School of Music, Nov. 7–14.

Upcoming Events

Event

CANCELLED—Brass Quintet

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Livestream Only:
Eclipse Quartet: “Works by Graduate Students”

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violins
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola
Maggie Parkins, cello

Note: This concert will be available via livestream only and will not be available for in-person attendance.

Program

[All are world premieres by UC Davis graduate students in composition]

Emily Joy Sullivan: OK to Go​

Joseph Donald Peterson: String Quartet No. 1 (“Becoming Material”)

Jacob Lane: Gapa

Dean Kervin Boursiquot: Altered States​

Adam Strawbridge: super loops

Eclipse Quartet is dedicated to the music of twentieth-century and present-day composers, with a special appreciation of women composers. The scope of their repertoire spans works by John Cage, Morton Subotnick, and Roscoe Mitchell, to Ruth Crawford, Kajia Saariajo, and Meredith Monk. Eclipse’s residence at UC Davis may include performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, student composition readings, masterclasses, and private lessons.

Free
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Eclipse Quartet: “Quartets by Women Composers”

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violins
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola
Maggie Parkins, cello

Note: This concert will be available via livestream only and will not be available for in-person attendance.

Program

Sarah Gibson: all ashore WORLD PREMIERE

Gabriela Lena Frank: Kanto Kechua No. 2

Zenobia Powell Perry: Adagio from Three Designs for Four Instruments

Chen Yi: Burning and Global Outrage, denouncing terrorist acts on 9/11/2001 (2013)

Vivian Fung: Pizzicato from String Quartet No. 1

Jessie Montgomery: Source Code 

Alisson Kruusmaa: three miniatures WORLD PREMIERE

Julia Wolfe: Blue Dress

Eclipse Quartet is dedicated to the music of twentieth-century and present-day composers, with a special appreciation of women composers. The scope of their repertoire spans works by John Cage, Morton Subotnick, and Roscoe Mitchell, to Ruth Crawford, Kajia Saariajo, and Meredith Monk.

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

CANCELLED—UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
Event

Livestream Only: Trios by Beach and Shostakovich

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Igor Veligan, violin
Susan Lamb Cook, cello and UC Davis lecturer in music
Gayle Blankenburg, piano

Note: This concert will be available via livestream only and will not be available for in-person attendance.

Program

Amy Beach: Piano Trio in A Minor, op. 150

Dimitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor

a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

CANCELLED—”Mary Poppins”
Walt Disney Pictures

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Livestream Only: “And Yet She Persisted: Women in Classical Music”
Works for Voice and Piano

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Carrie Hennessey, soprano
Jennifer Reason, piano

Note: This concert will be available via livestream only and will not be available for in-person attendance.

Program

Pauline Viardot: Hai luli

Julia Seeholzer: Portraits of Disquiet

Amy Beach: Three Songs, op. 21

Libby Larsen: Songs from Letters. Calamity Jane to Her Daughter Janey, 1880–1902

a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

CANCELLED—Empyrean Ensemble
Sam Nichols, director

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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