BAROQUE AND GAYAGEUM CONCERTS: The Department of Music announced a trio of concerts, one by the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble and the others featuring the music of the Korean gayageum.
A news release describes the gayageum (Korean zither) as perhaps the best-known and most-favored traditional Korean melody instrument. The gayageum concerts are scheduled for April 27 as follows:
- Noon Concert -- Traditional Korean music. Free. 115 Music Building.
- Music for Korean Gayageum and Western Instruments -- Ticketed event. 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
The baroque ensemble concert is titled "Gods, Myths and Monsters," and the program lists dramatic scenes from the operas Roland by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel, as well as music by Purcell and Bach. The program lists these featured vocalists: Richard Mix, bass; Sarah Eyerly, soprano; and Daniel Phillips, tenor.
The baroque concert is set for 8 p.m. April 29 in the Studio Theatre of the Mondavi Center.
ALSO AT THE MONDAVI:
Deborah Voigt -- Dramatic soprano, singing works by Mozart, Verdi, Bernstein and more, in a wide-ranging program of arias, lieder and Broadway tunes. 8 p.m. May 5, Jackson Hall.
Carmen -- Joint production of the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, with the University Chorus and the Pacific Boychoir. The Georges Bizet opera centers on a gypsy woman and her doomed relationship with a soldier. 8 p.m. May 6, Jackson Hall.