Arts and Music
Featured This Month
"Music of Our Time" features works by four prominent contemporary composers: "Synchronous," by Clarice Assad; "Death With Interruptions," by Derek Bermel; "Ning," by Chen Yi; and "Clarinet Quintet: Spring Ahead," by Peter Schickele.
In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2015, drummer Willie Jones III leads an ensemble of talented students in a performance of standards and new works. Recorded on 06/26/2015.
Jacqueline Rose, University of London, examines the film Niagara, its star Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, and what Rose terms the "loving cruelty of cinema in relation to women." Rose is welcomed to UCSB by Professor of Film and Media Studies Constance Penley. Niagara is a unique specimen of baroque Technicolor film noir, starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten. The film tells the story of a pair of couples at Niagara Falls -- one honeymooning, the other disintegrating -- and explores desire, insanity, and the drive toward fatal attraction. Recorded on 10/20/2015.
La Jolla Music Society s SummerFest celebrates the conclusion of its 30th season with a concert featuring some of the world s best musicians performing as the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra. Led by conductor James Conlon, the Orchestra performs Schubert s "Symphony No. 5," Prokofiev s "Violin Concerto No. 2" (featuring soloist Gil Shaham), and Mozart s "Symphony No. 34."
The UCSB Department of Music presents its third annual department showcase, Montage. The production highlights all areas of the Department of Music, with performances by students and faculty, and special appearances by Grammy Award-winning soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Santa Barbara Dance Theater s Christina Sanchez, and Jennifer Johnson, who performs as Second Oboe/English Horn with the Los Angeles Opera. Recorded on 04/24/2016.