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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:30pm
Music Center Studio 114 (UCSC)

One of New York’s most exciting experimental ensembles chops, dissects, reorders, and smashes together eight new commissions to form a concert-length piece.

Concert take place in the basement of the Recital Hall building.

Please enter lobby and use elevator or stairs near restrooms.

 

free admission

Doors open at 7:00 pm

parking $4

 

About the project

Composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musical fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member's unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.

 

Ensemble Pamplemousse formed in 2002, and has since commissioned over 70 compositions. Uncompromising in its artistic values, the ensemble works to expand the realm of historically relevant music by sharing the music of compelling American and international composers with NYC and other culturally vibrant or thirsty cities.

 

Uniquely, each commissioned composer receives multiple performances of his/her work. Approximately one-third of the composers are female.

Pamplemousse presents on average 3 concerts within NYC every concert season; 6-10 concerts on tour; and 6-10 world premieres. Many tours include recording or teaching residencies for the ensemble. These can include lectures at community colleges; workshops for children in composition and music electronics; and readings of composition students’ work at universities.

 

The group has held performance/teaching residencies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY), Rensing Arts Center (Pickens SC), Southern Wesleyan University (Central SC), Diapason Gallery (NY), and Northwest Vista College (San Antonio TX). Pamplemousse‘s first CD was released in 2011 by Carrier Records, with the assistance of the American Music Center.

 

The 2012-13 season includes a total of 10 concerts; 16 world premieres; 2 US premieres; and 2 existing works; presented in NYC and 7 cities.

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Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013

Two matinees: 11:00am & 1:00 pm

Music Center Recital Hall

FREE admission


A short opera written for children, Chip and his Dog illustrates the healing power of friendship. Young Chip is a poor instrument maker who has been down on his luck. Nearly starving, he is overjoyed when the Royal Messenger shows up at his shop, but is torn when he is ordered to sell his beloved, brilliant dog to the selfish Princess. Convinced that their only chance for survival is to send his dog to the palace, Chip tearfully concedes. He immediately realizes that he cannot live without his best friend, and runs off to the palace to rescue him, and in turn, the entire kingdom. 

 

 

Director: Brian Staufenbiel

Conductor: William Long

Stage Manager: Saskia Lee

Costume Designer: Brooke Jennings 

Featuring students from the UCSC Orchestra and Opera Department. 

 

No tickets required. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 

Directed by Nathaniel Berman.

 

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Concert at 7:30 pm  

 

General seating. 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth and students w/ ID

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

 

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 

A dual concert by UCSC's dynamic Wind Ensemble and the UCSC Big Band. Directed by Dr. Robert Kleven.

 

The Wind Ensemble will perform:
Alexander Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto (arr. by Guy Duker for Wind Band)

Featuring a special guest performance by UCSC Trumpet Instructor Richard Roper

Based on Armenian motifs and folk tunes, the Trumpet Concerto was written in 1950 and is the most widely performed of Arutiunian's works


West Point Symphony by Morton Gould

An original work for wind band composed in 1952 and premiered by the United States Military Band that same year.

 

Symphonic Songs for Band by Robert Russell Bennett

written in 1957 was the second major work written specifically for wind band.

 

The UCSC Big Band will perform:
"Kansas City Suite"

the historical ten-movement work composed and arranged for the Count Basie Orchestra by the legendary Benny Carter

 

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Doors open at 7:00 pm
Concert starts at 7:30 pm
 
General seating.
$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 youth and students w/ ID

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

 

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:00pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 

Student jazz combos perform under the direction of Stan Poplin.

 

General seating. 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth and students w/ ID

 

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

 

 

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Friday, March 15 @ 4:00 p.m.

Music Center 131

Featuring:  Andre Marquetti, Joe Davancens, Tobin Chodos

Admission: Free

 

 

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:30pm - Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)


Mozart
 – Overture to the opera Così fan Tutte

Dvořák – Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53 featuring Rebecca Wishnia, violin

Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

 

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Concert starts at 7:30 pm
 
General seating.
$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 youth and students w/ ID

 

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

Parking $4.

 

 

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 3:00pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

A program of original compositions for string quartet, tenor and marimba, timpani and voice, chamber ensemble, and piano duo.

Free and open to the public.

 

Doors open at 2:30 pm.

Parking $4

 

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Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 

The concert program will feature excerpted arias from favorite operas, performed by esteemed alumni Laura Anderson (soprano), Matthew Lovell (baritone) and Sheila Willey Hannon (soprano), as well as current students. Included in the program will also be a sneak-preview of this Spring's opera, Cosi fan tutte. There will be a silent auction and reception following the concert. 

 

Tickets to this event will be $60 per person, all proceeds to benefit UCSC's 2013 season, including our family opera, Menotti's Chip and his Dog, and our Spring production, Mozart's classic comedy, Cosi fan tutte. We rely on your generosity as UCSC Opera Program receives no funding from the university. Thank you for supporting our opera program- your ticket purchase helps keep our opera program alive and thriving in the community!

 

Mark your calendars for our 2013 productions, March 2 (Menotti's Chip and his Dog) and May 30-June 2 (Mozart's Cosi fan tutte). 

 

 

Thank you for your generosity!

 

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More about our program:

The UCSC Opera Theatre presents a full production with orchestra, costumes, sets, and lighting in Spring Quarter of each year. The opera program has gained recognition on the West Coast as a strong department in both opera and voice instruction, including an award from the National Opera Association for its presentation of Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream in 2006, which achieved the highest ranking in the college opera category for staging, concept, costuming, singers, and orchestra, and other aspects of the production. UCSC's production of Mark Adamo's Little Women, was also awarded second prize in the National Opera Association's 2012 production competition. The majority of roles in UCSC opera productions are sung by undergraduates, providing talented young singers with a well-rounded educational experience and valuable experience on the stage. 


 

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Concert at 7:30 pm.
General seating.
All seats $60.

 

Tickets on sale now at santacruztickets.com and in person or by phone at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260).

 

Parking $4
 

 

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