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Events
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 7 – 9pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Daedalus String Quartet

Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Laurie San Martin: Six Cuts
Beethoven: String Quartet in E Minor, op. 59, No. 2
Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins
Jessica Thompson, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello
$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Rhonda Rider, solo cello (Noon Concert)

Works by graduate student composers of UC Davis, including Addie Camsuzou, Sam Clark-McHale, Aida Shirazi, Ryan Suleiman, and Sarah Wald. A founding member of the Naumburg Award winning Lydian Quartet, with whom she played for over 20 years, Rhonda Rider is now a member of the celebrated piano trio Triple Helix. Ms. Rider’s chamber music and solo recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards and cited as Critic’s Choice in both the New York Times and Boston Globe.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
EARplay: Music of Anton Arensky

Ellen Ruth Rose, viola | Rhonda Rider, solo cello
Founded in 1985 by a consortium of composers and musicians, EARplay is dedicated to the performance of new chamber music. EARplay offers audiences a unique opportunity to hear eloquent, vivid performances of some of today’s finest chamber music. EARplay has performed over 550 works by more than 300 composers in its 33-year history, including 140 world premieres and 80 new works commissioned by the ensemble. Visit the EARplay archives to learn more about EArplay’s rich history.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 3 – 5pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Empyrean Ensemble: "Celebrating Ross Bauer"

[Pre-concert talk with the composers at 2:15 pm.]
Derek Keller: California Tableaux
Sacramento-based composer Derek Keller calls his multi-media California Tableaux opera “a kaleidoscopic look at California’s cultural mixtures from the era of Sir Francis Drake and his alleged landing on the Marin County coast in the late 1570s, to our most contemporary era.”
$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Ehnahre

Ryan McGuire, bass and voice | Richard Chowenhill, guitars
Jared Redmond, piano | Joshua Carro, percussion
Works by student composers of UC Davis: Josiah Catalan, Sam Clark-McHale, Grant Cottier, Jonathan Favero, Adam Strawbridge, and Joseph Vasinda.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
"Choice or Chance?"

Robin Fisher and Jenny Matteucci, soprano
Burr Phillips, baritone
with Daniel Lockert, piano
Music of Bernstein, Sondheim, Blitzstein and more!
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 7 – 8:30pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 5 – 6pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Afro-Cuban, Samba, and Percussion Ensembles of UC Davis
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7 – 8:30pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble

Michael Sand and Phebe Craig, directors
$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Kurt Rohde's Farewell Tour Part 2

Elainie Lillios: Fluid | Crystal | Vapor
for Viola and Live, Interactive Electroacoustics
Peter Van Zandt Lane: Décalcomanie No. 2
for Viola and Live Electronics
Sam Nichols: Imaginary Units
for Viola and Electronics
Tina Tallon: excision no. 2they didn’t know we were seeds
for Viola and Live Electronics
Richard Chowenhill: crush for Amplified Viola
A multiyear commissioning project that is modeled after Cher’s decades-long farewell tours, Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6—commissions new works by the most gifted composers who, Rohde feels, are underrepresented and deserve a wider audience, while also broadening the repertoire for viola. His project’s anticipated year of completion is 2028, at which time he will retire from playing in performance and donate his instrument to some talented whippersnapper who wants to play viola.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Monday, March 11, 2019 | 6 – 7pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble

Rita Sahai, director
Free

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble

Music students of Professor Kurt Rohde’s Music 122 “Improv” features works of improvisation by composers such as Cage, Oliveros, and Lewis, in addition to new work by students and Kurt Rohde.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Sinfonia Spirituosa

Lorna Peters, director
Sinfonia spirituosa is a chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting bold, historically-informed performances on period instruments. Through a vibrant and collegial exchange the group aspires to faithfully bring to life the broad spectrum of color, affect, and rhetoric in the music of the Baroque era, and to share their passion for performing this period’s extraordinary variety of repertoire with the diverse audiences of today. The members of Sinfonia spirituosa lead multi-faceted careers as university professors, recording artists, soloists, chamber musicians, and members of symphony orchestras. They are active as teachers and performers on both period and modern instruments, and many are directors of their own ensembles specializing in early music, Romantic music, new music, jazz, and gypsy swing.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Trois Bois

Laura Reynolds, oboe
Patricia Sands, clarinet
David Granger, bassoon
Trois Bois has been concertizing since 2009 and champions a wide range of repertoire from the 18th century to the present day. The trio particularly enjoys providing verbal commentary and context for their repertoire and inviting listeners into the conversation.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Michael Sand, Baroque violin
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Introduction to Capoeira Music with Mestre Cobra Mansa

Mestre Cobra Mansa is a recognized Capoeira Angola master based in Bahia (Brazil) who has extensive experience teaching and performing capoeira around the world. He participated in the revival of Capoeira Angola during the 1980s–90s in Bahia and now leads the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, one of the most influential capoeira groups in the world. Recently, he participated in the project Angolan Roots of Capoeira led by historian Matthias Rohrig Assuncao (University of Essex), which took them to Angola four times.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 7 – 9pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Mestre Cobra Mansa and Friends: Capoeira Music of Brazil

Mestre Cobra Mansa is a recognized Capoeira Angola master based in Bahia (Brazil) who has extensive experience teaching and performing capoeira around the world. He participated in the revival of Capoeira Angola during the 1980s–90s in Bahia and now leads the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, one of the most influential capoeira groups in the world. Recently, he participated in the project Angolan Roots of Capoeira led by historian Matthias Rohrig Assuncao (University of Essex), which took them to Angola four times.
$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 3 – 5pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
UC Davis Baroque Ensemble and the Davis High School Baroque Orchestra

Michael Sand, Angelo Moreno, and Phebe Craig, directors
$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 12:05 – 1pmAnn E. Pitzer Center
New Music for Voice

Anne Moss, soprano | Jacob Thompson, tenor
Karen Rosenak, piano
Works for voice, with music composed by UC Davis graduate students in music, to texts written by graduate students of UC Davis in Creative Writing.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)

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