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April in Santa Cruz Festival

New Music by UCSC Composers
April in Santa Cruz, New Music at University of California Santa Cruz
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00am to Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Music Department

A series of seven concerts featuring new music by UCSC faculty composers and graduate students. See details below.

Friday, 4/6, 7:30 PM
Giacomo Fiore, electric guitar / Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and electronics
Music by Bruckmann, Hovda, Bolaños, and others

Saturday, 4/7, 7:30 PM
James Moore/Andie Springer duo, guitar and violin
Music by UCSC graduate students and faculty

Friday 4/13, 7:30 PM
Rory Cowal, piano, and Margaret Lancaster, flute
Music by UCSC graduate students and faculty, including Paul Nauert and Chris Pratorius

Friday, 4/20, 7:30 PM
HIP-HOP HESTERIA: Hesterian Musicism
Work of Karlton Hester
with guest performers: Bill Johnson, Mandjou Kone, Yunxiang Gao, Soo-Yeon Lyuh, Motoko Honda, and David Smith, and the winners of the 2018 Hip-Hop Hesteria contest

Sunday, 4/22, 11:00 AM to 5 PM (or longer!)
EARTH DAY/DURATIONAL Marathon Concert (Music Building, Rm. 131)
Music composed and performed by UCSC graduate students: Assaf Shatil, Marguerite Brown, Zachary Hejny, Ike Minton, Jon Myers, Melodie Michel, David Kant, Madison Heying

Friday, 4/27, 7:30 PM
William Winant Percussion Ensemble and the UCSC Graduate Student Performance Ensemble
Music by UCSC graduate students Ed Garcia, Marguerite Brown, Zachary Hejny, Melodie Michel, Ike Minton, Mustapha Walker, Assaf Shatil, and Jon Myers, plus a new work by Professor David Evan Jones

Saturday, 4/28, 7:30 PM
Del Sol String Quartet
Music by Frederic Rzewski, Bernadette Speach, Michal Rataj, and UCSC music professor Ben Carson

Sunday, 4/29, 4:00 PM (Music Building, Rm. 131)
CEMEC: California Electronic Music Exchange Concert (and installations)
Electronic music by graduate students from Stanford, Mills College, CalArts, UC Santa Barbara, and UC San Diego

Friday, 5/11 4:00 PM (Music Building, Rm. 131)
Clarinet and Cello Duo Concert — John Sackett, clarinet; Yeesun Kim, cello (of the Borromeo String Quartet)
Music by Andrew Imbrie and premieres by “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Professor Hi Kyung Kim

April in Santa Cruz is a presentation of the UCSC Music Department, with thanks to Porter College (UCSC); UCSC Arts Division (Dean Susan Solt); Rahman Jamaal Mc, Executive Director at HIP HOP CONGRESS; Debra Watkins, President, California Alliance of African-American Educators Interdisciplinary Artists Aggregation, Inc.; Arts Research Initiative; and April in Santa Cruz.

All concerts in the UCSC Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.
Free and open to the public.
Admission is first-come, first-served.
UCSC parking by permit only. (Available from attendants or vending machine in lot.)