Tchaikovsky and Dvorak ...
The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, led by Pavel Kogan, plans to perform Tchaikovsky's Marche Slav and Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, op. 33, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World), op. 95, during a concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in Jackson Hall at Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. A preperformance lecture by music professor and UC Davis Symphony Orchestra leader D. Kern Holoman is set for 7 p.m. at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.
... and Bang On a Can All-Stars
Part classical ensemble, part rock band, part jazz combo is how Mondavi Center describes the Bang On a Can All-Stars, set to play in Mondavi's Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Due to join the all-stars is clarinetist-composer Don Byron with his six-suite Eugene, essentially a soundtrack to a legendary silent episode of the Ernie Kovacs Show, a television comedy program in the 1950s. A post-performance question-and-answer session is planned with the performers.
Empyrean to play Fault Lines
The Empyrean Ensemble is set to present its annual Fault Lines program in two November concerts, one at California State University, Sacramento, and the other in the Studio Theatre at Mondavi Center. The contemporary music ensemble in residence at UC Davis presents Fault Lines annually to showcase the music of composers living in California. This year's program includes two works by UC Davis composers: Sam Nichols' Crank for solo piano and Laurie San Martin's Concerto for Four. The Sacramento State concert is set for 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in Capistrano Hall, with free admission. The Mondavi Center concert is set for 8 p.m. Nov. 19; tickets can be purchased at the Mondavi box office; by telephone, (530) 754-2787 or (866) 754-2787; and online, www.mondaviarts.org. A Demystifying the Music program is scheduled at 7 p.m. in advance of the Mondavi concert, with all ticket-holders invited.
Noon Concert schedule changes
The Department of Music announced a change of location and a cancellation in the free Noon Concert Series. The new location for the Oct. 26 concert by Michael Orland on piano is Room 115 of the Music Building. His program lists works by Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky and Mauricio Kagel. The department canceled its Nov. 2 noon event, which was to be a trumpet studio recital.