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Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, September 18, 2015

It's summer break at UC Santa Cruz. Please check back in early September when we will be posting the many upcoming exhibitions, performances, and presentations of our faculty and students.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

The Choir performs music by American composer Morten Lauridsen: Sa nuit d’été(2005) on texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, Lux Aeterna (1997), and Sure on This Shining Night on texts by James Agee. Directed by Nathaniel Berman. Colin Hannon, piano.

$10 general admission
$8 seniors 62+
$6 youth and students w/ ID

Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-549-2159), the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260), and at the door.

Parking $4
Doors open 30 minutes before concert.
Ticket window opens 1 hr before concert.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Music Center, UCSC

A one-day conference organized by music graduate students that aims to create an unprecedented environment to showcase the diverse work created in California's graduate music institutions, and to forge lasting connections between graduate scholars around the state.
Eureka! will feature simultaneous presentation of papers, lecture-recitals, and performances of scores and will conclude with a keynote address and discussion by California composer Sean Friar (b. 1985).

Conference open to any enrolled California music graduate student. Registration required.
Register here by April 30.

Parking $3

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

This year's concert will highlight new music presented by UCSC's two gamelan directors, Undang Sumarna, who specializes in Sundanese and West Javanese gamelan music, and Brian Baumbusch, who specializes in Balinese and American Gamelan. The program consists of a variety of traditional and new works featuring  guest artists Margot Lederer (dancer), Wayne Vitale (guest musical artist), Noni Gunarsa (dancer), I Gede Oka (dancer) and student members of the gamelan ensembles.

$10 general admission
$8 seniors 62+
$6 youth and students w/ ID
Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-549-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260), and at the door.

Doors open 30 minutes before concert.
Parking $4

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

The Wind Ensemble performs evocative suites by Claude Debussy and Darius Milhaud. Nathaniel Berman directs.

$10 general admission
$8 seniors 62+
$6 youth and students w/ ID

Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-549-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260), and at the door.

Parking $4
Doors open 30 minutes before concert.
Ticket window opens 1 hr before concert.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Appropriate for audiences of all ages, this opera version of The Little Prince brings to life all the joy and wonder of the beloved story. With sets, costumes, and live orchestra.

Nicole Paiement conducts the UCSC Orchestra in this opera in two acts by Rachel Portman based on the 1943 book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Set to an English libretto by Nicholas Wright. Student singers are directed by Brian Staufenbiel.

Thu-Fri-Sat: 7:30pm
Sunday matinee: 3:00pm

We very strongly recommend you arrive 30 minutes before curtain to secure parking in the adjacent lot or in the remote parking garage (Core West) and to get to your seat before the lights go down. Patrons arriving after the performance starts will be seated at an appropriate point determined by the artistic and house management.

Seating is reserved.
Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260), and at the door.

$25 general admission
$21 seniors 62+
$11 students
$5 kids 12 and under for all performances

TICKET SPECIAL!
> OPENING NIGHT special for STUDENTS:
Tickets $5 for ALL students w/ valid student ID

(Must show ID at the door when entering)

Parking $4
Doors open 30 minutes before concert.
Ticket window opens 1 hr before concert.

(The Little Prince illustration by Matt Kish)

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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Drawing on an extraordinary roster of Bay Area musicians, sfSound—joined by UCSC students and faculty—perform graduate student works and the complete guitar music of James Tenney, curated by Giacomo Fiore.

Part of the Music Department's 2015 "April in Santa Cruz" festival of contemporary music.

Free and open to the public
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain
Parking $4

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Acclaimed sitar artist Nishat Khan returns to UCSC for a program of classical Indian music for sitar. Accompanied by Arup Chattopadhyay, tabla.

Doors open at 7:00PM

$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 youth and students w/ ID
Purchase tickets here.

parking $4

Undeniably one of the foremost virtuosos of the sitar, Nishat Khan transcends all musical barriers with his provocative emotional expression and supreme technical mastery. Heir to one of India’s most renowned musical families (he studied with his father Imrat Khan), Nishat Khan integrates the discipline and technique of his ancestors with his own distinctive musical approach. Having performed since the tender age of seven, his extraordinary command of the instrument is awe inspiring. In Western contexts 
Nishat Khan’s virtuosity has been compared to that of Jimi Hendrix (Chicago Sun-Times) and J. S. Bach (Washington Times) because of the ingenious, very personal interpretation of his musical heritage.

The potential of Khan’s artistic vision is limitless; his extraordinary creativity refuses to be circumscribed by conservative orthodoxy. He has conquered not only the North Indian classical idiom but also realms as diverse as Gregorian chant, Western classical music, abstract jazz, and Flamenco. His sensitive phrasing and remarkable intuition of various musical cultures provide him with a great sense of freedom and flexibility. This unique insight has led to collaborations with leading performers and composers such as John McLaughlin, Philip Glass, Paco Pena, Evelyn Glennie, and Django Bates.

In 2002, Nishat received an award for his inspiration and dedication to humanity from a foundation linked to the United Nations (past recipients include Sting and Nelson Mandela) and was invited to perform at the Japanese Parliament diet in Tokyo where his concert marked the 50th Anniversary of Indo-Japanese diplomatic relations. In 2004, the President of Croatia received Nishat in Zagreb, where he performed Meeting of Angels with Gregorian chants. Later that year, Khan was invited to perform alongside Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin, and others at the Crossroads Festival in Dallas. He received an award for his dedication and musical excellence from the Pacific Asia Museum in Los Angeles in 2004. Khan was honored with a Congressional Award for Contribution to Culture and Community in 2005. He has served as visiting professor at UCLA and has held many successful master classes internationally.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Program features world premieres by Hi Kyung Kim, David Evan Jones, and Brian Baumbusch, plus minimalist classics by Terry Riley and Steve Reich.

Hi Kyung Kim's Untamed Brush (2015) for solo viola performed by guest artist Ellen Ruth Rose (World Premiere)

David Evan Jones' Gezi Park (2015) for violin, cello, and computer performed by guest artists Jean-Michel Fonteneau and Axel Strauss (World Premiere)

Brian Baumbusch's Ellipses (2015) for Semar Pegulingan performed by members of the UCSC Balinese gamelan and friends (World Premiere)

Terry Riley's In C (1964) and Steve Reich's Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ (1973) performed by the UCSC Percussion Ensemble

Part of the Music Department's 2015 "April in Santa Cruz" festival of contemporary music.

Free and open to the public
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain
Parking $4

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