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Distinguished Visiting Composers - In Lecture/Discussions on their Music

Lei Liang - 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 6

Chinary Ung - 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 13

Larry Polansky - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21

Rodrigo Sigal - 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 27

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Lei Liang

2:00 p.m. Monday, February 6

 

Chinary Ung

2:00 p.m. Monday, February 13

 

Larry Polansky

2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21

 

Rodrigo Sigal

2:00 p.m. Monday, February 27

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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 
Students from the UCSC Opera Theater present two free matinee performances of the children's opera "The Araboolies of Liberty Street" based on the popular book by Sam Swope.
 
Music by Ronald Perera
Libretto by Constance Congdon
 
11:00 AM and
1:00 PM
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain
 
FREE admission. First-come first-served.
Parking $3 per vehicle.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 7:30pm - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Yair Samet returns to conduct the Orchestra in a program featuring the winners of last year's student Concerto Competition as well as a recent graduate in conducting.

 

PROGRAM

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43 -- conducted by William Long
Villa Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra -- with Giacomo Fiore, guitar*
Saint-Saëns: Cello concerto No. 1 in A minor. Op. 33 -- with Esther Cynn, cello*
Schumann: Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52


*Winner of the 2011 Concerto Competition

 

Concerts start at 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7:00 pm

 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth & students w/ ID

 

 Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees. 

Tickets go on sale in December at santacruztickets.com

 

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 *** New Student Scholarship Opportunities Deadline - recordings must be postmarked by January 31, 2012 ***

Scholarship Opportunities for Entering Undergraduates

The Music Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz is offering a variety of scholarships, ranging from $1000-$5000, for incoming undergraduate musicians in the 2012-2013 academic year. Strong performers are encouraged to apply. Awards are available in categories as follows:

Voice

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of vocal ensembles.

Woodwinds

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Brass

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Strings

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Piano, Guitar, Percussion

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.
 
 How to apply:

*** The Deadline for Postmark of Recording: January 31, 2012 ***

Fall quarter applicants who wish to be considered for a music scholarship must submit an audition rccording to the Music Department no later than January 31, 2012:

Music Department Scholarships

244 Music Center

1156 High Street

University of California

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

 

Admission to the program is contingent upon your official acceptance to UC Santa Cruz (information is available at - https://admissions.sa.ucsc.edu/ ).

Guidelines: 

The recording should contain at least two solo pieces in contrasting styles, preferably from different historical periods. Label the recording clearly with your name, address, e-mail, phone number, instrument, and the composers and titles of the works included. For more information, please contact the Music Department at (831) 459-2292 or music@ucsc.edu.

Recordings must be postmarked by JANUARY 31, 2012.

 

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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Six UCSC faculty musicians come together for an evening of music by Iannis Xenakis, Richard Festinger, Derek Bermel, Astor Piazzolla and Carl Reinecke.

 

Vanessa Ruotolo (cello)

Bill Kalinkos (clarinet)

Maria Ezerova (piano)

Anatole Leikin (piano)

Patricia Emerson Mitchell (oboe)

Susan Vollmer (horn)

 

 

Hall opens at 7:00 pm

Concert starts at 7:30pm

 

$12 general

$10 seniors 62+

$8 youth and students w/ ID

 

Tickets:

santacruztickets.com and the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)

 

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Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.

Music Center Recital Hall

Please join us for an afternoon of toe-tapping, soul-singing feats of Pianistic Virtuosity, by renowned local pianists:

  • Josephine Alvarado
  • Amy Beal
  • Diana Chau
  • Camille Chitwood
  • Mary Jane Cope
  • Lucia Del Guerzo
  • Nicki Kerns
  • Ellen Khayat
  • Lynn Kidder
  • Lavinia Livingston
  • Ivan Rosenblum
  • Vlada Volkova-Moran

Hear works by: Arensky, Barber, Brahms, Grainger, McPhee, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Schubert

$10 Donation benefits the MTAC Talent Bank Scholarship Program

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Friday, Feb 3 at 7:30 pm

Music Center Recital Hall        

 

"Bridge to Babylon" with visiting artists Yair Dalal (oud and violin) and Dror Sinai (percussion) 

 

Composer, violinist, oud player and singer Yair Dalal was born in 1955. His family came to Israel from Baghdad, and his Iraqi roots are embedded in his musical work. Whether working on his own, or with his Alol ensemble, Dalal creates new Middle Eastern music by interweaving the traditions of Iraqi and Jewish Arabic music with a range of influences originating from such diverse cultural milieus as the Balkans to India. 

 

Over the last decade he has recorded 11 albums covering wide and varied cultural territory and authentically representing Israel’s cultures and fusing them through music as whole. Much of Dalal’s work reflects his extensive musical skills in both classical and Arabic music and also reflects a strong affinity he has for the desert and its habitants.

 

He has played in concerts worldwide, collaborated with top musicians from all over the world, from different disciplines, including: celebrated western classical conductor and Maestro Zubin Mehta, Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, L. Shankar, Hamza El Din, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Michel Bismuth, Ken Zuckerman, Alam Khan, Jim Santi, Armand Aamar, Shlomo Mintz, Maurice El Medioni, Mustafa Raza, Cihat Askin, Nagati Chelik, Ensemble Kaboul, Adel Salameh, Morwan Abado, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kamerata Jerusalem Orchestra, Melmo symphonic orchestra, and many more.


Dror Sinai is an international performer, educator, and guest artist, as well as the Founder of Rhythm Fusion, Inc. in Santa Cruz. Dror has performed as a solo artist and has appeared in ensembles of many different musical styles, with other talented artists, including Yair Dalal, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yuval Ron, Alessandra Belloni. Dror has presented lectures, clinics, and workshops to diverse audiences, including Universities, schools, community gatherings, children, and adults, and has taught both professionals and amateurs. He has been a featured instructor for SPECTRA, a program of the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, and has given clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). In 2002 he received the Gail Rich Award in Santa Cruz County, and he is a founding member of the World Music Committee for the Percussive Arts Society.

Video of Yair Dalal

Sponsored by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz.

 

Hall opens at 7:00 pm

 

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
 
A collaborative concert of new compositions, improvisation, choreography, and video art featuring India Cooke (violin), Jin Hi Kim (komungo and electric komungo), David Smith (bass), Drew Detweiler (videographer), Benjawan Hester (with her dancers), and professor of music Karlton Hester (flutes, saxophones, WX-7 wind synthesizer).
 
Free and open to the public.
 
photo by Drew Detweiler

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 
Shweta Jhaveri is one of the prominent voices of her generation. She is rated as one of the most innovative Indian vocalists of the younger generation by critics of Indian as well as globally. She performs the Indian vocal form Khayal and also Tappa, Thumri and Bhajan styles. Musically, what sets Jhaveri apart, is her unique mesmerizing voice, soulful vocal expression and remarkable innovative spontaneity. She has classical and semi-classical compositions as well as contemporary music scores to her credit.
Shweta began performing at the age of nine and grew up listening to the music of East and West as a child, encouraged by her parents. She began studying music at the age of six under the guidance of late Pandit Vilas Khandekar in Ahmedabad-India, and had her ‘Masters in Indian Music’ under his guidance. She holds a B.A. in English Literature. From 1984–1994 her music was further nurtured under the guidance of the world renowned maestro Pandit Jasrajji.
Jhaveri continues to perform, compose and occasionally teaches vocal workshops in different parts of the world. Jhaveri is the first female vocalist from the state of Gujarat, India, to perform nationally and internationally. She is the first Indian classical vocalist to have performed and recorded her compositions with Western musicians. She composes music under her banner ‘Cosmic Khayals’ founded in 1998. Shweta has sung for the award winning film Dance of the Wind and also for television.She has performed widely in concert venues in India, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Bangladesh, and the Netherlands. In 2001, she was the first Indian classical vocalist to perform in Argentina.

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