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In Memoriam: Robert S. Bloch
Professor Emeritus of Music

Robert S. Bloch, UC Davis professor emeritus of music, died on November 4 at age 89. He was a member of the faculty from 1974 to 2000, primarily teaching violin and music theory in addition to giving concerts. The UC Davis Music Department remains grateful for the musicianship Bloch shared on stage and in the classroom. Theodore Karp, a prior faculty member (1963–73) who went on to teach at Northwestern University, previously described Bloch as “A quiet man with a ready, genial wit.” He was also self-admittedly restless, which showed in the breadth of his endeavors.

Announcement

Alum Miguel Petris Receives Silkroad Internship

Miguel Petris (B.A. music, ’21) was recently selected for a prestigious internship with Silkroad—the arts, education, and social-impact nonprofit organization founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998.

Announcement

Carol Hess Honored by American Musicological Society

Professor Carol A. Hess was named an honorary member by the American Musicological Society on Sept. 15. The society recognizes recipients for their extraordinary contributions to the study and teaching of music.

Announcement

Talamantes and the Chavez Advanced Mariachi Band
Fox 40 News Feature

Tito Talamantes, who directs the UC Davis Mariachi Ensemble, was featured by Fox 40 News. Talamantes now directs the Advanced Mariachi Ensemble at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton, where he began as a student.

Upcoming Events

Event

Percussion Ensemble UC Davis
Winter Quarter

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Chris Froh, director and UC Davis lecturer in music

Program

Josh Gottry: Ting and Shake

Traditional: Chilean Folk Song

Frank Zappa: The Black Page #1

Anders Koppel: Toccata

Ivan Trevino: Shared Space

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Jazz Big Bands of UC Davis
Winter Quarter

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Otto Lee, director and UC Davis lecturer in music

Program

The Big Bands will be playing the music of Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billy Strayhorn, Pat Metheny, Horace Silver, and Steely Dan.

$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Concert Bands of UC Davis
Winter Quarter

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Program

Campus Band • Garrett Rigsby and Natalie Laurie, directors

Omar Thomas: A Mother of a Revolution!

Darryl Johnson II: X

Chen Yi: Spring Festival

Ron Nelson: Courtly Airs and Dances

UC Davis Concert Band • Pete Nowlen, director

Alan Hovhaness: Andante Espressivo from Symphony No. 20 (“Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain”)

Kathryn Salfelder: Cathedrals

Dwayne S. Milburn: American Hymnsong Suite

Carlos Simon: Amen

$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA
Event

Musics of the World
Winter Quarter

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Program

Gamelan • Heni Savitri, director (lobby)

Afro-Cuban • Brian Rice, director

Hindustani • Rita Sahai, director

— PAUSE —

Bluegrass and Old Time String Band • Scott Linford, director

Mariachi • Tito Talamantes, director

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra:
“New Frontiers”

Christian Baldini, director and conductor

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

A thunderclap which begins a piano concerto. A symphony anxiously written over 21 years. A first performance of a new work commissioned by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra (“in the valley of the shadow”) by an “interdisciplinary artist … not constrained to logic and reason.” These are the ‘new frontiers’ the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will explore in this program.

Program

Maya Miro Johnson: in the valley of the shadow (World Premiere)

On a commission from the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Miro Johnson is writing a new work to be premiered on this concert. She approaches music composition from an interdisciplinary space, and in her words, “without restraint, and often concerning unanswerable questions about the human condition and its biological systems.”

Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
with Roger Xia

Ravel used virtuosity as the main ingredient in his G-Major Piano Concerto, with—at times—flavors of jazz, and elements of Stravinsky and Saint-Saëns. 

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

It took Johannes Brahms, living in the shadow of Beethoven, more than two decades to write his First Symphony. The result was a new symphonic form that arced towards the final movement rather than entirely rising from the first movement.

$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Reserved Seating)

Mondavi Center, Davis, CA
Event

Student Chamber Ensembles
Winter Quarter

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Pete Nowlen, coordinator

Program

Works to be announced.

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Student Recital: Josie Schneider, flute
Senior Recital

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

with Karen Rosenak, piano

Program

Works to be announced.

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Carrie Hennessey, soprano
Jennifer Reason, piano

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Carrie Hennessey, soprano,
and Jennifer Reason, piano

Program

To be announced.

Free, a Shinkoskey Noon Concert​

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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