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George Lowden Guitars is pleased to announce that Janet Noguera is the the 2014 Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year! Congratulations to Janet and our runners up Tony McHugh, Rhythm Shaw, Tom Winter, Eddie Van Der Meer, and Jacky Bastek!   A panel of industry judges including George Lowden, Thomas Leeb, and Jon Gomm had their work cut out for them as fantastic entry videos came in from all over the world.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Master dutarist and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Malika Ziyaeva, has travelled from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to join master frame drummer and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Abbos Kosimov, and the 12 members of UCSC's Eurasian Ensemble for an afternoon of Central Asian traditional music and dance.

Students will perform Uzbek folk songs and dances, as well as classical maqom on dutar (two-stringed lute), doyra (frame drum), and voice.

Malika Ziyaeva, dutar (two-stringed pear-shaped lute)

Abbos Kosimov, doyra (frame drum)
Robyn Friend, dance

Tanya Merchant, director

Admission is free.
Doors open at 2:30pm.

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Applications are currently being accepted.

Dates for the 2014 WACM workshop are June 23 thru July 6.


Students will learn the Lisp computer programming language and create their own composition and analysis software. The instruction team will be led by professor emeritus David Cope, noted composer, author, and programmer.

The workshop is held in the Electronic Music Studios within the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC). 

The workshop is offered by the UCSC Arts Division and is limited to 15 students in order to maintain a very high student-to-teacher ratio. Instructors will be on hand at all times, including lab hours.

Please complete and submit an application via email. Prospective students must have an ability to read music and understand basic music theory as well as have at least a basic facility with computers (text editing, etc.). Students need not be active musicians nor programmers.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall

"Swing Into Spring" with UCSC's small and large jazz ensembles, including the UCSC Big Band. Directors Stan Poplin and Rob Klevan.


$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 students w/ ID

Seating is not reserved.

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

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

Parking $4

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

The UCSC Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Robert Klevan, performs a program called "America the Beautiful" featuring the music of American composers. With special guest soloist Mr. Paul Contos on tenor saxophone. Also featuring the UCSC Trombone Choir directed by Mr. Ben Negley.


$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 students w/ ID

Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159), and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260). Parking $4

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 

A concert of traditional and new Indonesian music and dance featuring the UCSC West Javanese Gamelan with music and masked danced from Cirebon, West Java, directed by Undang Sumarna, drummer. With guest dancers Suzanne Suwanda and alumnus Brandon Yu.

And the UCSC Balinese Gamelan 'Swarasanti' performs kecak, music, and dance from Bali under the direction of Linda Burman-Hall.

The West Javanese program premieres Gamelan Clarity on an exquisite gamelan from the old north coast city of Cirebon, recently donated to UCSC by alumna Faridah Reese.

The Balinese program brings an energetic new mini-Kecak vocal percussion performance to the stage directed by I Gedé Oka Artha Negara, and ritual and new music on the Semar Pegulingan, "gamelan of the Love-God."

Recent honors graduate Sean Hayward brings a mixed CalArts ensemble to premiere his gamelan-influenced composition for quena flute with paired sarons, paired prepared guitars and double bass, entitled 'From A Distance.'


$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 students w/ ID

Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159), and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260). Parking $4

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Thursday, May 29, 2014   - Sunday, June 1, 2014  
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

The UCSC Opera Theatre presents a fully staged production of Kirke Mecham's English-language opera based on the comedy by Molière in which a con man poses as a religious guru in order to dupe a rich Parisian. (Performed in English with supertitles.)

Featuring the UCSC Orchestra, conducted by professor Nicole Paiement.
Stage director Brian Staufenbiel.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

$25 general
$21 seniors (62+)
$11 youth and students with valid ID

Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159), and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260). Parking $4

Reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

A DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) recital featuring "Continuum Hypothesis," a new electro-acoustic composition for electric guitar, electronics, and computer by graduate composer David Roberto Hernandez.

Featured performers are Jay Arms (electric guitar) and Ed Goldfarb (Haken Continuum Fingerboard).

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

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