Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dorothea and Artemisia

Christopher Stark From the Field  WORLD PREMIERE

Laura Schwendinger Artemisia WORLD PREMIERE

We focus on the art and milieu of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi and Depression Era photographer Dorothea Lange, in two chamber operas with projected images that come to life. Laura Schwendinger’s new opera tackles Gentileschi’s struggles and triumphs as she battles inequality and reveals hidden stories. Christopher Stark’s micro opera explores the lives of migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl.

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Feb
16
4:30 PM16:30

Olly Wilson Memorial Symposium

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OLLY WILSON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM

Performing Arts - Music | February 16 | 12:30 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

12:30-1 Gather and Greet ; 1:00-1:15 Call to Order and Welcome with Professors Cindy Cox and Edmund Campion Department of Music, UC Berkeley;1:15 Candace Johnson — Department of Music, UC Berkeley
There is a Need; 1:30 Robert Greenberg — Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author; 1:45 Anthony Kelly — Composer, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, Duke University; 2:00 Trevor Weston — Composer, Professor of Music, Drew University; 2:15 Laurie San Martin — Composer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Music, UC Davis; 2:30 Tom Swafford — Violinist, Composer and Arranger

3:00 Professor Ben Brinner and Emeritus Professor Bonnie Wade, Department of Music, UC Berkeley; 3:15 Anthony Brown — Composer, Percussionist, Educator, and Ethnomusicologist; 3:30 Steve Pond — Professor of Ethnomusicology, Cornell University 3:45 Vijay Iyer — Franklin D. And Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, Harvard University; 4:00 Olly Wilson Video; 4:15 Shannon Dudley — Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Washington

4:30 Performance of Olly Wilson’s Trio for violin, cello & piano, 1976 
Anna Presler – Violin
Leighton Fong – Cello
Allegra Chapman – Piano

4:45-6 reception / Co-sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities

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Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Volti + Left Coast Premieres: The Tower and the Garden

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Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and Volti join forces for three premieres, including Gregory Spears’ The Tower and the Garden, with texts by Thomas Merton and others. World premieres Witches from Laurie San Martin and Murmurations from Addie Camsuzou feature the notable oboists Andrea Plesnarski and Tom Nugent. Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet Op. 2 rounds out the program.

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Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

AUDITION PREPARATION WORKSHOP

College Auditions • CODA and Youth Symphony Auditions • Competitions (Solos and Ensembles) • Orchestra Seating Auditions….. Is audition preparation stressing you out?

Help is on the way… Join us at the School of Music at Sacramento State for an audition prep workshop! Whether your audition is right around the corner, or you’ve just started planning for it, this workshop will help you take the next step toward a successful performance. REGISTER HERE

To help students learn how to get ready for this unique type of performance, my colleagues and I are offering a workshop on audition preparation. Participants are coached by School of Music faculty in small masterclasses and attend an Insider's Guide to Auditions session and reception. Students may also choose to play a mock audition at the end of the day, a brief excerpt of audition material in front of a small jury.

If you are a student string player, please join us and take the next step toward a successful audition. We hope you can join us at the workshop. Because this event is underwritten by the Sacramento State School of Music, it is available free of cost to participants.  

 

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Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Singing the Gamut

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Left Coast Chamber Ensemble performs Singing the Gamut: From Jon Deak's tongue-in-cheek Big Bad Wolf to arias from Bellini, Bachelet, and others, this program explores music that amplifies human emotions. Other works include Mario Davidovsky’s Festino, capturing the fun of the party, and Sheila Silver’s tender song cycle, On Loving.

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Singing the Gamut

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble performs Singing the Gamut: From Jon Deak's tongue-in-cheek Big Bad Wolf to arias from Bellini, Bachelet, and others, this program explores music that amplifies human emotions. Other works include Mario Davidovsky’s Festino, capturing the fun of the party, and Sheila Silver’s tender song cycle, On Loving.

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Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

Sonnets to Orpheus - SF

Why do we love the Orpheus myth? It has intrigued composers from every century because music is the story’s true hero, defeating death and despair. Left Coast presents works about Orpheus by Eric Moe, Claudio Monteverdi, and others. 

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Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

L'Histoire du Soldat

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Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat

CSUS Faculty Anna Presler, Dan Kennedy, Sandra McPherson, David Wells, Steve Roach and Phil Tulga, along with guest Chris Castro, perform Stravinsky's septet Soldier's Tale, a multi-movement story-telling work from 1918, in which a young soldier who plays the fiddle almost beats the devil at his own game.

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