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Friday May 18th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Rm 131, Free


A concert of bass ensemble music in the spirit of Rock, Heavy Metal, Inspiration, Jazz and Blues!


Featuring duos with Barry Green and Stan Poplin by Osborne and Anderson and more. 
Ensemble works by Torchinsky, Lars-Erik Larson, and Poplin.
Special guest, UCSC distinguished graduate Dan Robbins and friends

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Directed by Mesut Özgen
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Admission: $23 general, $20 seniors, $16 students
$6 for Music Students and Faculty (on list at Ticket Office)

(please purchase your $6 discount tickets in advance -- in person or by phone)

Tickets are available at UCSC Ticket Office: 831-459-2159 /
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office: 831-420-5260 / 
online at www.santacruztickets.com / and at the door
The Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra presents “Scenes from Guitar Island,” the final concert of the 2011-12 season, with an exciting program of music from Baroque and traditional South American to ragtime and swing jazz styles played by a symphony of guitars! Directed by guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen, the SCGO is comprised of not only UCSC music students, but also professional players, teachers, and students from the local community. This year, the SCGO was invited to the Davis Art Center and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival and performed concerts for the enthusiastic audiences. The concert program includes a wide range of works. Among the highlights are Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s beautiful Aria from the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Mark Houghton’s “Twangology” inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt, Benjamin Verdery's "Scenes from Ellis Island" featuring surprise guest musicians in the exciting finale with a special rhythmic pattern from traditional East Indian music, and the swing jazz master Dorado Schmitt’s “Tchavolo Swing” from the famous movie about Gypsy musicians: “Latcho Drom”. Among the guest musicians are wonderful sopranos and UCSC alumnae Sheila Willey Hannon and Doanna Weissberger, internationally renown luthier and guitarist Kenny Hill, violinist Aimee Hamel, quena player Alice Gallup, and the master guitarist Paul Mehling, the lead guitarist and founder of the legendary swing jazz band “Hot Club of San Francisco”. 


 

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Ensemble Parallele Artistic Director Nicole Paiement made her Dallas Opera debut last month, serving as conductor for their production of Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse. Three performances were held March 16th through the 18th at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater in downtown Dallas.
 
The Lighthouse  is based on the mysterious disappearance of a trio of lighthouse keepers off the Scottish coast. Dallas Opera's production starred Andrew Bidlack, Robert Orth, and Daniel Sumegi; and was directed by Kevin Moriarty.
 
Both the production and Nicole's conducting received high praise from critics. Here's what the reviewers had to say about Nicole's work:
 
Operagasm wrote, "...enough cannot be said for Nicole Paiement's Dallas Opera debut. Paiement conducted this difficult piece with incredible ease and precision."
 
Theater Jones raved, "..the real star of the production is conductor Nicole Paiement. She conducted the complex score with such feeling and understanding that every one of the myriad of time-signature changes vanished into a free-flowing score."
 
Congratulations Nicole!
 

 

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Monday, May 14, 2012 - 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 

 Music Department

 

featuring:

 

Rebecca Wishnia, Sophia Kreide, and Zachary Ragent - Violins
Erik Petersen - Viola
Esther Cynn - Cello

The Resident String Quartet performs works by Haydn and Brahms.

 

Free and open to the public.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.

 

 

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 

 Music Department

 

A concert of English partsongs, a capella music of Elgar, Fizi, Vaughan Williams, and others.

Directed by Nat Berman.

 

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM. 

 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth & students w/ ID

Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees. 

 

Tickets on sale ONLINE [click here] at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and Santa Cruz Civic (832-420-5260) 

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
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 Music Department

 

 

Traditional & New Music From Sunda & Cirebon

UCSC West Javanese Gamelans

Directed by Master Drummer Undang Sumarna


Traditional & New Music From South Bali

UCSC Balinese Gamelans

Directed by Linda Burman-HallI

Gede Oka Artha Negara, Master Drummer

 

General seating.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM. 

 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth & students w/ ID 


Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees.  

Tickets on sale ONLINE [click here] at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and Santa Cruz Civic (832-420-5260) 

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Friday May 18th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Rm 131, Free

A concert of bass ensemble music in the spirit of Rock, Heavy Metal, Inspiration, Jazz and Blues!


Featuring duos with Barry Green and Stan Poplin by Osborne and Anderson and more. 
Ensemble works by Torchinsky, Lars-Erik Larson, and Poplin.
Special guest, UCSC distinguished graduate Dan Robbins and friends

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
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Music Department

 

Featuring a performance of the ensemble's favorite works written for winds and percussion including Trittico by Vaclav Nehlybel, Galactic Empires by David Gillingham, Eric Whitacre's Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, Apollo by John Pennington (guest conducted by Joseph Davancens), and Robert Jager's Esprit de Corps.


Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM. 

 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth & students w/ ID

Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees. 

 

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Monday, May 14, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 

Music Department

 

featuring:

 

Rebecca Wishnia, Sophia Kreide, and Zachary Ragent - Violins
Erik Petersen - Viola
Esther Cynn - Cello

The Resident String Quartet performs works by Haydn and Brahms.

 

Free and open to the public.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)


Shujaat Husain Khan is perhaps the greatest North Indian classical musician of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana (tradition) of the sitar (lute) and is the seventh in the unbroken line from his family that has produced many musical masters. His style known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice. 

Shujaat Husain Khan is the son and disciple of master sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan. His musical pedigree continues back through his grandfather, Ustad Inayat Khan; his great-grandfather, Ustad Imdad Khan; and his great-great-grandfather, Ustad Sahebdad Khan—all leading artists of their generations. 

 

Samir Chatterjee is a very well-known Indian musician, specializing in tabla. He performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2007. His compositions and writings are widely acclaimed. He can be heard on numerous recordings as a soloist, as well as accompanying many of India’s greatest musicians, and in collaboration with western musicians of outstanding caliber. 


He has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music, performing with Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Steve Gorn, Glen Velez, Boby Sanabria, Ben Verdery, Dance Theater of Harlem, Boston Philharmonic, Ethos Percussion group, Da Capo Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and other jazz, classical and avant guard musicians and ensembles.  He is the founder-director of New York-based Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He teaches at Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and University of Bridgeport (Connecticut).  He has authored two significant books on Indian music, A Study of Tabla and Music of India. He lives in the New York-New Jersey area.

 

Samir Chatterjee is a very well-known Indian musician, specializing in tabla. He performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2007. His compositions and writings are widely acclaimed. He can be heard on numerous recordings as a soloist, as well as accompanying many of India’s greatest musicians, and in collaboration with western musicians of outstanding caliber. He has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music, performing with Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Steve Gorn, Glen Velez, Boby Sanabria, Ben Verdery, Dance Theater of Harlem, Boston Philharmonic, Ethos Percussion group, Da Capo Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and other jazz, classical and avant guard musicians and ensembles.  

 

He is the founder-director of New York-based Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He teaches at Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and University of Bridgeport (Connecticut).  He has authored two significant books on Indian music, A Study of Tabla and Music of India. He lives in the New York-New Jersey area.

 

 

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This concert is presented by the UCSC Music Department and is funded by the Ali Akbar Khan Endowment for Classical Indian Music and by the Kamil and Talat Hasan Endowed Chair for Classical Indian Music (UCSC). 

 

Tickets on sale at santacruztickets.com at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and Santa Cruz Civic (832-420-5260) 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 students w/ ID and youth

Half-price for UCSC students: $3 (UCSC students w/ valid ID purchase may purchase a student ticket in advance at the UCSC Ticket Office or before 7:00PM at the door) 

 

Doors open at 7:00PM. Concerts starts at 7:30PM

Parking $3

 

 

 

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