Baroque, Citizen X, chorus, jazz, orchestra and more
Between now and the end of the quarter, the Department of Music presents its own ensembles and bands, and hosts a performance of Citizen X, a unique fusion of poetry, electronic music and jazz.
Wednesday, March 6
Thursday, March 7
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour, Part 2 — The UC Davis music professor’s multiyear Farewell Tour — Parts 1 through 6, modeled after Cher’s many farewell tours — 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. Shinkoskey Noon Concert, 12:05 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Free.
Friday, March 8
Citizen X — An avant-garde collaboration of poet, vocalist and electronics performer Sadiq Bey, and guitarist/composer Jean-Paul Bourelly, a UC Davis music lecturer, with guests David Boyce and Kevin Carnes. 7 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Tickets.
Saturday, March 9
Monday, March 11
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble — 6 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Free.
Tuesday, March 12
Jazz Combos — Works by Snarky Puppy, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and Jacám Manricks (UC Davis lecturer and director of the Jazz Combos and Bands), and from the Great American Songbook. Noon, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Free.
Wednesday, March 13
Concert and Campus bands — A program focused on pieces for concert band by female composers — Julie Giroux, Chen Yi, Judith Lang Zaimont and Erin Paton Pierce — as well as the blockbuster work Pictures at an Exhibition by Modesto Mussorgsky. 7 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets.
Thursday, March 14
- Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble — Music 122 students (Kurt Rohde’s “Improv” class) present works of improvisation by composers such as Cage, Oliveros and Lewis, in addition to new work by students and Rohde. Shinkoskey Noon Concert, 12:05 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Free.
- Jazz Bands — Works by Thad Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, Tower of Power, Jeff Lorber and the Jazz Bands’ director, Jacám Manricks. 7 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Tickets.
Friday, March 15
- “Conduction” Jazz Combos — Improvisation whereby the conductor gives visual cues to the musicians who perform in a sort of controlled freedom of rhythm, melody and harmony. Director: Jean-Paul Bourelly, lecturer in music. 2 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Free.
- Symphony Orchestra — “Folk and Buddhism,” featuring Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Andante for Strings; Peter Lieberson’s The Six Realms (Cello Concerto), with Anssi Karttunen; and Bela Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. 7 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets.