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Wind Ensemble – featuring “Anna’s Gift: The Way of Passion”

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall, Music Center
Presented by: 
Music Department

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Nathaniel Berman, performs Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich, A Solemn Music by Virgil Thomson, and Anna’s Gift: The Way of Passion by Andrés Martín, featuring Barry Green (solo double bassist) and Mary Tarbel-Green (narrator).

Anna's Gift is a fifty-five minute story about a musician named Anna was written for solo bass, concert band, and narrator, and includes background visuals. The story takes place ten years after Anna was inspired to become an artist from her studies with retired Tai Chi Master Chen. The piece recounts the  emotional journey of a gifted concert bassist who is longing for love and fire in her music and her life. Story by Alan Scofield. Concept and video by Barry Green

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Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years, and more recently Principal Bassist of the California Symphony and the Summer Symphony of Sun Valley, Idaho. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently living in San Diego while teaching at UC Santa Cruz and is active as a bass soloist, clinician, and motivational speaker.

$10 General 
$8 Seniors (62+)
$6 Youth & Students w/ ID
(UCSC Discount: 2 tickets for $6 each for staff/faculty/Alumni. Assoc. w/ ID)

Tickets on sale at, the UCSC Ticket Office, 
and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office.
UCSC Ticket Office: 831-459-2159
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office: 831-420-5260

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Ticket window opens *1 hour* before curtain.
Parking: $4

Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to allow time to park (and to take a shuttle, if necessary), pick up tickets at will-call, and be in your seat before curtain.
Late seating will be at the discretion of the management.