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Announcement

“Soft-Spoken” Features UC Davis Faculty Compositions, Performers
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble begins its all-online concert season with a program titled Soft Spoken. It features flutist and UC Davis lecturer in music Stacey Pelinka in Soft-Spoken, a world premiere from the multi-talented artist David Dominique, Zeppelin, a flute and cello duo by UC Davis professor of music Laurie San Martin, and Kurt Rohde’s (also a UC Davis professor of music) remixes of songs by Hildegard (Ave Maria) and Joni Mitchell (Blue), as well as trios by Beethoven and Albert Roussel.

The event is available online only, beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7:30 pm.

Announcement

“Composer Aida Shirazi on Music, Success And Her Iranian Upbringing”
Capital Public Radio

Aida Shirazi (PhD student in composition at UC Davis) spoke to NPR Capital Public Radio’s Jennifer Reason in a September 1, 2020 interview. Aida began by relating her grandfather’s musical interest and influence and her initial music study in Iran, which included several female students in a bachelor’s program despite Iran’s  government restrictions on women.

Announcement

Student Helps to Preserve Early Music Instrument Collection
UC Davis Music

Recently William Storz (B.A. Music, ’20) received the 2020 David S. Saxon Award for Excellence in the Performance of Early Music bestowed by UC Davis Music Department. Storz also received the honor in 2019.

Announcement

Music faculty celebrate four new graduates
UC Davis Music

Recent undergraduate music majors will be continuing their music studies at the graduate level.

Upcoming Events

Event

Keyed Kontraptions

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Kristopher King, bassoon
Michael Hernandez, saxophone
Jonathan Szin, clarinet

Beethoven: Trio in C Major, op. 87 

Marc Mellits: Tapas

Gordon Jacob: Trio

Free, online only via YouTube
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Haiku for the Harp
Kerstin Allvin

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Kerstin Allvin, solo harp and UC Davis lecturer in music

Music inspired by Japanese Haiku poetry written specifically for harp—

Susann McDonald and Linda Wood: Haiku for the Harp (1986)

Amit Gilutz: Storms Morrow (2012) 

James Hartway: Basho (1990)

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Beethoven’s Chamber Music
for Strings

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Dagenais Smiley, violin and UC Davis lecturer in music
Chase Spruill, violin
Cassandra Lynne Richburg, viola
Susan Lamb Cook, cello and UC Davis lecturer in music 

An all-Beethoven program—

Duo in E-Flat Major for Viola and Cello (“with two Obligato Eyeglasses”),
WoO 32

Trio in C Minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello, op. 9, no. 3

String Quartet in C Major, op. 59, no. 3

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Goldberg Variations

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Marilyn Swan, piano and UC Davis lecturer in music

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Complete)

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Event

Latin Jazz

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Brian Rice, congas and UC Davis lecturer in music
Saul Sierra, bass
Marco Diaz, piano
Dave Flores, drums

From folklorico to modern jazz this new quartet of accomplished musicians collaborates to bring listeners a kaleidoscope of music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and many other Latin traditions.

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Solo Viola

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Ellen Ruth Rose, solo viola and UC Davis lecturer in music

J.S. Bach: Suite in D Minor, BWV 1008

Shulamit Ran: Perfect Storm (2011)

Hi-Kyung Kim: Untamed Brush I (2016, rev. 2019)

Kurt Rohde (a UC Davis Professor of Music in composition): Oracle Reach (2018) 

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Music for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Ann Lavin, clarinet and UC Davis lecturer in music
Dagenais Smiley, violin and UC Davis lecturer in music
John Cozza, piano

Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Berg: Four Pieces

Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera

Bartók: Contrasts

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Flute and Violin Duets

Photo by Vivian Sachs.
 
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Stacey Pelinka, flute and UC Davis lecturer in music
Joe Edelberg, violin

Piazzolla: to-be-announced

Carlos Simon: New Work, written for Stacey through composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID initiative, which aims to give opportunities to performers in the period of COVID through Frank’s Creative Academy of Music.

“We want to do our part. To that end, GLFCAM has contributed a starting pledge of $15,000 to a GoFundMe campaign, and 65 GLFCAM  composers are donating their time to create solo works of 1–3 minutes each.  These new pieces of music will be given to performers who have lost employment because of COVID-19 and are in financial straits. Each performer will be invited to meet with their paired composer through Skype to collaborate remotely in developing the new work for its eventual premiere online for a physically-distanced audience.”

… plus French baroque, Irish tunes, duets by Telemann, and opera duets.

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

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