When doctoral music composition students at UC Davis hear their music played for the first time, they hear it played by professionals who are champions of new music with years of performance experience.
“There’s no shortage of performance opportunities, especially for a research program, and that’s something that’s attractive to students.” —Professor Kurt Rohde
One of UC Davis’s highest priorities is the safety of its students and all members of its community. UC Davis prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Such conduct violates University policy and may violate California law.
UC Davis Professor of Music Henry Spiller and graduate student Gillian Irwin spoke with interviewers from the Voice of America, Indonesia, about student life for Indonesian students studying at UC Davis, and about the music department’s Sundanese Gamelan Ensemble.
Sinfonia spirituosa is a chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting bold, historically informed performances on period instruments. Through a vibrant and collegial exchange the group aspires to faithfully bring to life the broad spectrum of color, affect, and rhetoric in the music of the Baroque era, and to share their passion for performing this period’s extraordinary variety of repertoire with the diverse audiences of today.
The members of Sinfonia spirituosa lead multi-faceted careers as university professors, recording artists, soloists, chamber musicians, and members of symphony orchestras. They are active as teachers and performers on both period and modern instruments, and many are directors of their own ensembles specializing in early music, Romantic music, new music, jazz, and gypsy swing.
Laura Reynolds, oboe | Patricia Shands, clarinet
UC Davis Faculty Affiliate David Granger, bassoon
Trois Bois explores Latin America. Works by Astor Piazzolla, Paquito D’Rivera, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and others.
Trois Bois has been concertizing since 2009 and champions a wide range of repertoire from the eighteenth century to the present day. The trio particularly enjoys providing verbal commentary and context for their repertoire and inviting listeners into the conversation.