Wind Ensemble - Anna’s Gift: the Way of Passion

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall, Music Center

This fifty-five minute story about a musician named Anna was written for solo bass, concert band, and narrator, and includes background visuals. The story takes place ten years after Anna was inspired to become an artist from her studies with retired Tai Chi Master Chen.

Anna’s Gift, the Way of Passion is an emotional journey of a gifted concert bassist who is longing for love and fire in her music and her life.

Story by Alan Scofield
Concept and video by Barry Green
Music by Andres Martin
Barry Green (solo double bassist)
Mary Tarbel-Green (narrator)
UCSC Wind Ensemble
Nathaniel Berman (conductor)

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Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years, and more recently Principal Bassist of the California Symphony and the Summer Symphony of Sun Valley, Idaho. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently living in San Diego while teaching at UC Santa Cruz and is active as a bass soloist, clinician, and motivational speaker.

$10 General 
$8 Seniors (62+)
$6 Youth & Students w/ ID
(UCSC Discount: 2 tickets for $6 each for staff/faculty/Alumni. Assoc. w/ ID)

Tickets on sale at, the UCSC Ticket Office, 
and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office.
UCSC Ticket Office: 831-459-2159
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office: 831-420-5260

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Ticket window opens *1 hour* before curtain.
Parking: $4

Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to allow time to park (and to take a shuttle, if necessary), pick up tickets at will-call, and be in your seat before curtain.
Late seating will be at the discretion of the management.