Music and Words

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
NELSON GALLERY, DANCE STUDIO, AND COURTYARD
7:00 PM
Construction
David Coll’s collaborative work with the artist collective Obstacle in Obstacle,
Construction, is a new two part project that combines music and installation art. Through fusion, gyration,
alternation, dissolution, Construction is a two-hour event that will open the Music and Words festival.
FREE, NON-TICKETED
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
12:05 PM
VANDERHOEF STUDIO THEATRE, MONDAVI CENTER
Music and Words
Noon Concert performances by S Percussion and others.
FREE, NON-TICKETED
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
7:00 PM
VANDERHOEF STUDIO THEATRE, MONDAVI CENTER
Empyrean Ensemble
with Christine Brandes, soprano, and Melinda Wagner, composer-in-residence
UC Davis’s own new music ensemble will present three new works composed by Music and Words Composer
Fellows Dan Van Hassel, Chrissy Seunghee Lee, and Tomás Gueglio, as well as works by composer-inresidence Melinda Wagner, including her Four Settings for Soprano and Ensemble, based on texts by Emily
Dickinson, Denise Levertov, and Robert Desnos.
$8 STUDENTS AND CHILDREN, $20 ADULTS | CLASSICAL CABARET SEATING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
JACKSON HALL, MONDAVI CENTER
3:00–5:00 PM
Music and Words Colloquium with presentations by Jon Rossini (Department of Theatre and
Dance), Jessie Ann Owens and Henry Spiller (Department of Music), Danielle Heard (Department of English),
moderated by Christopher Reynolds (Department of Music).
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
VANDERHOEF STUDIO THEATRE, MONDAVI CENTER
S Percussion For more than a decade, S
This program features Steven Mackey’s It Is Time.
7:00 PM
Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble.
$18.50 UC DAVIS STUDENTS, $37 ADULTS | CLASSICAL CABARET SEATING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
VANDERHOEF STUDIO THEATRE, MONDAVI CENTER
10:00 PM
Sooner or Later
A work by Bob Ostertag based on the sampled audio of a boy from El Salvador in
the process of burying his father. High Performance Magazine wrote that “Ostertag’s music slices the boy’s
speech as thin as garlic cut with a razor blade, then blows each instant up into a requiem.”
FREE, TICKETED; LIMIT 4 PER HOUSEHOLD | CLASSICAL CABARET SEATING
When does sound become meaningful? A tone become music?
An utterance become a word? The Music and Words Festival will
explore this symbiotic relationship.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
JACKSON HALL, MONDAVI CENTER
7:00 PM
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra | Christian Baldini, music director and conductor
With more than 20 musical quotations from well-known classical music works—from Debussy’s La mer to
Stravinky’s Rite of Spring—Berio’s Sinfonia is a magnificent work for eight amplified vocal soloists and
orchestra, featuring guests from the Volti Ensemble. Also on the program is Deception by Ben Goldberg, a
Music and Words Composer Fellow, as well as Melinda Wagner’s Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion,
with Tod Brody, flute. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:00 pm by Carol Hess in Jackson Hall.
$8 STUDENTS & CHILDREN, $12/15/17 ADULTS | STANDARD SEATING
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
VANDERHOEF STUDIO THEATRE, MONDAVI CENTER
10:00 PM
S Percussion A unique late-night concert, featuring Steve Reich’s entire work Drumming,
with UC Davis percussion students.
$18.50 UC DAVIS STUDENTS, $37 ADULTS | CLASSICAL CABARET SEATING
ALL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MONDAVI CENTER’S TICKET OFFICE, WWW.MONDAVIARTS.ORG OR VIA (530) 754-2787.