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Announcement

Professor Spiller to be a NIAS Fellow
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

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 fall quarter 2019. Spiller, who has spent a number of years research music of West Java, Indonesia—and who recently published a book titled Javaphilia: American Love Affairs with Javanese Music and Dance (University of Hawai’i Press, 2015)—will take the opportunity to write about the interrelationships of cultural, natural, and human resources, in the bamboo instruments made in Bandung, Indonesia. Spiller’s project is titled “Bamboo Murmurs: Music, History, and Place in Bandung, Indonesia.” He joins a carefully selected community of sixty scholars, artists, and writers at the Institute.

Announcement

Grad Student Serena Yang Awarded Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship
American Musicological Society

The Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship for minority graduate study in musicology for 2019 was awarded to UC Davis music graduate student Serena Yang. She is the first UC Davis student to earn the Brown fellowship from the American Musicological Society.

Announcement

Alumna Jessica Bejarano is first Woman to Conduct the American Youth Symphony

UC Davis music graduate student alumna Jessica Bejarano (‘08) recently became the first woman to conduct the American Youth Symphony, which is based in Los Angeles.

Announcement

Aida Shirazi to Participate in ManiFeste 2019
Work to be performed by the Orchestre Phiharmonique de Radio France

UC Davis Graduate Student Composer Aida Shirazi will participate in IRCAM’s ManiFeste 2019 to have her new composition, Ardea Alba I, performed by the Orchestre Phiharmonique de Radio France in Paris. During the festival Shirazi will with work with internationally-renowned composer Kaija Saariaho and UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Music Carmine Emanuele Cella.

Upcoming Events

Event

Brian Rice and Friends
Brazilian Choro Music

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Lecturer in Music Brian Rice is a highly acclaimed performer, educator, and recording artist and one of the most versatile percussionists in the Bay Area. Though best known as a specialist in Brazilian and Cuban music, Brian can be heard playing a multitude of styles and his percussion playing graces over 60 recordings.

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Valente Lecture: Svanibor Pettan, ethnomusicologist
UC Berkeley

Room 230, Music Building

Svanibor Pettan is a visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley in the Spring semester 2019 and teaches the course Music and Minorities in Europe. Otherwise, he is professor and chair in ethnomusicology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His academic degrees are from the universities in Croatia, Slovenia, and the United States, while his fieldwork sites include former Yugoslav lands, Australia, Egypt, Norway, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the USA.

Everson Hall, Davis, CA
Event

Bailey Cooke, baritone
Senior Recital

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Bach: Cantata No. 82 “Ich habe genug”
plus, songs by Schubert, Schumann, Quilter and Ravel

Free (a Student Recital)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Jazz Combos of UC Davis

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Jacám Manricks, director
UC Davis Lecturer in Music

Chris Castro, director
UC Davis Faculty Affiliate in Music

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Jazz Bands of UC Davis

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Jacám Manricks, director
UC Davis Lecturer in Music

Songs by Piazzolla, Gillespie, Count Basie, and from the American Songbook.

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

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Music 103 Compositions
by Undergraduate Student Composers

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Kurt Rohde, instructor
UC Davis Professor of Music

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Chamber Singers
of UC Davis

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Caleb Lewis, director
UC Davis Lecturer in Music

* presented without intermission *

Brahms: Vier Gesänge with harp and two horns

Britten: Missa brevis in D Major
with Jeffrey Jubenville, organ

Vincent Persichetti: Four Cummings Choruses

Ola Gjeilo: Seasons with piano and flute

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

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

UC Davis
Symphony Orchestra

"Breathtaking Motion"

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Christian Baldini, music director and conductor
UC Davis Professor of Music

Schumann: Allegro affettuoso from the Piano Concerto in A Minor
with Erica Mineo
Winner of the Concerto Competition
and undergraduate music student

Daniel Godsil: Cathedral Grove
Winner of the Composition Award
and UC Davis graduate student composer

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

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

Read more about our graduate composition program.

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA

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