Duo Noire was formed while both Christopher Mallett and Thomas Flippin were attending the Yale School of Music, as the first two African-American guitarists to be admitted to the program. Recognizing their unique place in the world of classical guitar, Duo Noire has been committed not only to innovation as performers, but to musical and cultural outreach.
For decades, the UC Santa Cruz Percussion Ensemble has been a mainstay support for contemporary music at the highest level of accomplishment, under the tremendous leadership of long-time contemporary music luminary William Winant. The concert features a tribute in memorium to Pauline Oliveros, with a performance of her 1984 work Single Stroke Roll Meditation.
Part of the UCSC Music Department's 2017 "April in Santa Cruz" festival of contemporary music.
Sponsored by Porter College (UCSC), the Arts Division, and the Music Department.
FREE and open to the public
Doors open 30 minutes before start time