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UCSC's festival of contemporary music, April in Santa Cruz, continues with quadraphonic computer-generated music by Emily Howell, music for disklavier by Nicholas Vasallo, a new work by Paul Nauert featuring clarinetist John Sackett, music by Evan Merz and Alexis Olsen, and a new work by Ben Leeds Carson and John Montgomery Carson.
 
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Including works by: Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, Pietro Locatelli, Astor Piazzolla, Gabriel Pierne, Camille Sanit-Saens, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Featuring:  Jay Arms, Alley Faulk, William Long, Nina Smidth-Brewer, and Vincent Zayek

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Works by:  Vaughan Williams, Shubert, Poulenc and Copland

With: Inara Morgenstein

 

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Professor David Cope conducts the UCSC Orchestra this spring in a program which includes music by Charles Ives (The Unanswered Question), Arthur Honegger (Pastorale d'Eté), Samuel Barber (Adagio for Strings), and the world premiere of Emily Howell's Silver Blood.
 
$10 general, $8 seniors 62+ and $6 youth and students w/ ID
Tickets on sale in late March.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
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Graduate student Andre Marquetti presents a recital.


The compositions ShadowsSinfonia, Transfigurations and Acquarella are a cross-synthesis of my diverse musical “aesthetic” approaches over the years, from Cage’s, specially, Morton Feldman’s indeterminacy, Stockhausen’s “moment” form, world music and improvisation, sound art, and my most recent interest in the electronic “granular” synthesis. The main focus in these compositions has been to develop novel ways to set musical material in temporal time, in modular forms, drones, rhythm pulses, polyphony and the performers collaboration. Shadows, for flute and violin, is a tune based on “just intonation” A major scale.  In Sinfonia, for instrumental ensemble, the classic definition applies, a prelude, an intermezzo or postlude, provide contrast with adjacent otherwise different sections. Acquarella, for mixed ensemble, consists of fragments from the famous Brazilian song Aquarela do Brasil by Ary Barroso.
 
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Doors open 30 minutes before concert.

 

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
The Music Center Recital Hall
Admission: Free
The performance will feature some original works performed by the Percussion Ensemble. In addition, Amir's jazz quartet will feature vocalists Kendra McKinley and Lindsay Olsen performing works by Robert Glasper and others. Lastly, Amir's new group JOOMANJI will feature a very special guest Mickey Taelor and others performing - all original compositions. The end of the recital will pay tribute to the artist J Dilla who passed away.
Parking: $3.00
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Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

UCSC's April in Santa Cruz festival of contemporary music kicks off with a free concert by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, performing music by John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Mark Appelbaum, Jeffrey Homes, Andre Marquetti, and Eric Guinivan.

Embarking on their third concert season, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet has fast become one of the premier percussion chamber ensembles on the West Coast.  
 
In presenting their unique repertoire of mostly commissioned music, the LAPQ blends the best of both the visceral and sensual elements of percussion, such that a performance could place the audience in the center of a primal drumming ceremony, or immerse them in a static field of microtonal metal ambience.  
 
With a goal to champion the music of regional composers, the LAPQ repertoire features works by Shaun Naidoo, Steve Forman, David Johnson, and Mark Applebaum.  Several LAPQ commissions from composers Sean Heim, Eric Guinivan, Jeff Holmes, Ben Phelps, and Alex Miller have quickly garnered critical recognition and awards, most notably by the Theodore Presser Foundation, Fromm Foundation, and BMI.  
 
Recent performances include Monday Evening Concerts, Music & Conversations, Chapman Percussion Symposium, the Pasadena Art Center of Design, and as ensemble-in-residence at the 2nd Los Angeles Composer’s Project, the University of Southern California, Chapman University, and the California Institute of the Arts.  
 
2011 will see the group’s release of numerous audio recordings (featuring the music of Eric Guinivan, Steve Forman, and David Johnson), world premieres of three LAPQ commissions, and a tour of Northern California.  
 
For more information, visit www.lapercussionquartet.com

 

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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 
UCSC's April in Santa Cruz festival of contemporary music welcomes the acclaimedBorromeo String Quartet performing works by Andrew Imbrie (String Quartet No. 5), Gunther Schuller (String Quartet No. 4, 2002), and UCSC professors Hi Kyung Kim (new work) and David Evan Jones' (Departures for flute, clarinet, and strings, 2010). With guest artists flutist Cathie Apple and clarinetist John Sackett. 
 
$12 general
$10 seniors 62+
$8 students/youth
 
As Quartet-in-Residence at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for seventeen years, the Borromeo have made opening the doors of perception to chamber music their principle mission. 
 
The four members of the Borromeo Quartet are among the most accomplished musicians of their generation. A recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Medallion for Artistry, and the Presidential Scholar in the Arts award, first violinist Nicholas Kitchen been performing professionally since the age of 12. He created seven seasons of innovative programming as Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and performs as a member of the Music From the Copland House ensemble.
 
Praised for his depth of insight and creative flair second violinist Kristopher Tongbegan his career as concertmaster of the Utah Youth Symphony at age 14. He has served on the faculty at the Yellow Barn Festival’s Young Artists Program, and as principal second violin with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, touring with them throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Mr. Tong has also performed with Mizayaki festival Orchestra in Japan, the New York String Orchestra, and was a member of the original cast of Classical Savion, a collaborative project with tap dancer Savion Glover.
 
Born in Tokyo, Japan, violist Mai Motobuchi started playing violin at age five and gained recognition in Asia as first prize winner in the 1989 All Japan MBS Youth Music Competition, and in the All Japan Ensemble Competitions in 1990 and 1991. She has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Seiji Ozawa, and is in demand as a teacher on two continents, serving on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Tenrikyo Institute of Music in Tenri, Japan.
 
Hailed by the New York Times for her “focused intensity,” cellist Yeesun Kim made her orchestral debut at age 13 with the Korean Broadcasting Service Symphony, and has since performed in over 20 countries. She has collaborated with Rudolph Serkin, Joshua Bell, Christophe Eschenbach, and Leon Fleisher, among others. The Borromeo Quartet takes its name from the area in Northern Italy, by Lago Maggiore, where it played its first concerts together.
 
Additional information at www.borromeoquartet.org.
 
Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Tickets will go on sale in February at santacruztickets.com
 
 

 

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Performing works by Mozart, Brahms, DeFalla, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and more...

 

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