Images+Info

Caption:
Body:

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

 

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

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

Artist Name:
Usage: This Event
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

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.

Artist Name:
Usage: This Event
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

Greg * Elizabeth Joy - Anderson & Roe duo-pianists teaching

an Ensemble Masterclass, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.

UCSC Music Recital Hall, Santa Cruz, CA

$10 suggested donation

Come hear them teach how to make beautiful music together!

THE ANDERSON & ROE MISSION:

  • To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society.
  • To connect with others; To engage, provoke, illuminate; To serve as a conduit for the composer’s voice; To express our inner lives; To share the joy and fulfillment that only music can elicit.
  • To free the world from the constraints of sleep-inducing concerts.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

David Kaun MTAC – Santa Cruz Branch

Music Department University of California, Santa Cruz

For more information, write to kidderpiano@hotmail.com

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

Friday, Jan 13 at 7:30 pm

Music Center Recital Hall

Faculty pianist Mary Jane Cope is joined by cellist Kristin Harris Garbeff and professor Amy Beal, piano, performing a program of 20th-century music by Cage, Barber, Dello Joio, Copland, Cowell, and McPhee.

 

$12 general

$10 seniors (62+)

$8 youth & students w/ ID

 

Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees.

 

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

 

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

Amy C. Beal's second book, published in the University of Illinois Press's American Composers series in 2011, is a life-and-works study about the composer Carla Bley.

http://news.ucsc.edu/2011/12/beal-jazz.html

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

Friday, Dec 2 at 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall 

 

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

 

Sunday, Dec 4 at 3:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall

 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 youth & students w/ ID

Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees.

 

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

 

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:

Friday, Nov 18 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, Nov 20 at 7:30 pm

Music Center Recital Hall

The UCSC Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Orchestra perform:
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Beethoven: Mass in C Major
 
Ticket prices TBA
$ 14 general
$ 12 seniors (62+)
$ 8 youth & students w/ ID
Prices *include* applicable ticketing service fees.
 
Tickets available in advance at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159), the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260) and at santacruztickets.com
[Tickets available in October.]
 
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Reserved seating.
Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the performance.

 

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes
Caption:
Body:
Monday, Nov 21 at 7:00
Music Center Recital Hall

Traditional Music of Indonesia
Open Rehearsal Performance

West Javanese Gamelan Ensembles
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Student performances under the direction fo Undang Sumarna, Director.
Admission: Free

 

Artist Name:
Usage:
Photographer:
Published: Yes