Weekender: Bodies, Souls and Mozart

Mozart’s Requiem Performed by UC Davis University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra Friday

The UC Davis Department of Music closes its 2018-19 season on Saturday, June 7, with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem performed by the University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra.

Conducted by Caleb Lewis, lecturer in music and director of choirs, the concert features guest soloists Tabitha Burchett, soprano, Heidi Waterman, mezzo-soprano, Michael Jankosky, tenor, and faculty affiliate Malcolm MacKenzie, baritone. The program also includes Mozart’s short work, “Ave verum corpus.”

Lewis has degrees in choral music from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and Emory University in Atlanta. Prior to joining UC Davis in 2018, he received his Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

MacKenzie has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Paris Opera (Bastille), Finland’s Savonlinna Festival, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera. He has sung pivotal roles in “Don Giovanni,” “Tosca,” “La Traviata,” “Madama Butterfly” and “Otello.” 

Burchett has sung Pamina in “Die Zauberflöte,” Josephine in “HMS Pinafore,” Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel” and Mabel in “The Pirates of Penzance.” Her oratorio work includes performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Handel's Messiah, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Mahler's Symphony No. 2. 

​Jankosky has performed with many San Francisco Bay Area companies. He made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony in Mendelssohn’s Symphony 2 “Lobgesang” and performed as tenor soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus’ performance of Bach’s St. John Passion.

Waterman has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir and American Bach Soloists. Career highlights include Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden and Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the role of a Muse in Rameau’s opera “Le Temple de la Gloire.”

The Requiem in D minor, K. 626 was unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death in 1791. In 1792 Franz Xaver Süssmayr completed the score which had been commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg for a requiem service to commemorate the anniversary of his wife's death.

The concert takes place at Jackson Hall in the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for students and youth and are available at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office in person or by calling 530-754-2787 during 12-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are also available here.

For more information about the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Music and future performances, visit here.

More year-end music at UC Davis

  • Concert Bands: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5.
  • Noon Concert: Hindustani Vocal Ensemble: 12:05 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Free.
  • Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Samba School and Percussion Ensemble: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Free.

Minds, Bodies and Souls to exhibit at TANA, opening Friday

Minds, Bodies, and Souls” is an end-of-the-year exhibition showcasing TANA intern posters with students from the silkscreen printing program in the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis.  Their exciting work represents various styles, techniques, and innovative approaches explored through the silkscreen process.

The Particulars at TANA

Friday, June 7   5-7 p.m.


On view through Sept. 13, 2019

Event Details:

  • Live DJ
  • Taco Truck Y Elotera
  • Refreshments
  • Artists

TANA workshop participants will additionally have posters on display and for sale. The Open House will offer a unique opportunity to connect with the artists and gain an understanding of their process, artistic point of view, and why the poster serves as a vehicle for change and continues to make a difference. See more on the TANA blog here.

Artists are Jose Quintero, Marina Contreras, Wendy Hernandez, Gabriel Mata,  and Sheila Moreno, all continuing or graduating UC Davis students. TANA, or Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, is at 1224 Lemen Ave. Woodland. 

Artist Sarah Cain to speak

Visiting art lecturer Sarah Cain will speak Thursday, June 6 on the notion of painting within the frame.

Leading a way into new territories of abstraction, Cain moves fluidly between works on site and her object-based studio practice. Cain was born in Albany, New York, in 1979. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

She is speaking as part of the Art Studio Visitng Artist Lecture Series from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Community Education Room.

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