MUSIC: From Jazz to Mozart’s Requiem

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Here are selections from the Department of Music’s year-end calendar: seven concerts (two of them free, during the noon hour), May 30-June 7, including Jazz Bands, Symphony Orchestra, Empyrean Ensemble and, performing Mozart’s Requiem, the University Chorus.

●︎ Jazz Bands of UC Davis — Songs by Piazzolla, Gillespie, Count Basie, and from the American Songbook. 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Tickets.

●︎ Chamber Singers of UC Davis — 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, Recital Hall. (No intermission.) Tickets.

  • Brahms — Vier Gesänge, with harp and two horns
  • Britten — Missa brevis in D Major, with Jeffrey Jubenville, organ
  • Vincent Persichetti — Four Cummings Choruses
  • Ola Gjeilo — Seasons, with piano and flute
Christian Baldini, conducting
Christian Baldini, the Symphony Orchestra’s music director and conductor.

●︎ Symphony Orchestra: “Breathtaking Motion” — 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets.

  • Schumann — Allegro affettuoso from the Piano Concerto in A Minor, with Erica Mineo, undergraduate music student, winner of the orchestra’s Concerto Competition
  • Daniel Godsil (graduate student composer) Cathedral Grove, winner of the orchestra’s Composition Award
  • Shostakovich — Symphony No. 9

●︎ Empyrean Ensemble: Graduate Student Compositions — 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Recital Hall. Tickets.

  • Adam Strawbridge — aufheben
  • Joseph Vasinda — Everything Just Clicked into Place…
  • Josiah Catalan — Micromechanisms No. 1
  • Daniel Godsil — Cenotaph I
  • Sarah Wald — Concerto in Miniature

●︎ Concert Bands: “Contrasts”7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, Jackson Hall. Tickets.

  • Dana Suesse — Whirligig
  • Brian Balmages — Industrial Loops
  • James DeMars — The Lake that Speaks (first performance), with Deborah Pittman, Native American flute
  • Jeanine Tesori — The Girl in 14 G, with David Korn, voice
  • Pasek and Paul — Selections from Dear Evan Hansen
  • Themes from Super Mario Brothers — Arranged by Silvestri-Mortimer
  • Camphouse — Three London Miniatures

●︎ Hindustani Vocal Ensemble — 12:05 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Recital Hall. Shinkoskey Noon Concert, free.

●︎ Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Samba School and Percussion Ensemble — 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Recital Hall. Free.

University Chorus performs.
The University Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem, 7 p.m. Friday, June 7.

●︎ University Chorus with the Symphony Orchestra — Mozart’s Requiem, 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, Jackson Hall. Tickets.

  • Tabitha Burchett — soprano
  • Heidi Waterman — mezzo-soprano
  • Michael Jankosky — tenor
  • Malcolm MacKenzie (UC Davis faculty affiliate) baritone

See the complete music department calendar.

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