Intersections: an Evening of Chamber Music and Dance

Posted on Feb 21 by SEASONS Magazine

Intersections, photo by Matt Perko.

Intersections, photo by Matt Perko.

Collaborative concert to explore intersections of chamber music and dance with original choreography set to contemporary music by David Lang, Andy Akiho, William Bret Dietz, and more

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music and Department of Theater and Dance presents a unique collaborative concert featuring chamber music and dance on Saturday, February 23,  at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program features original choreography by UCSB Department of Theater and Dance faculty and students set to music by contemporary luminaries such as David Lang and Andy Akiho, with performances by UCSB Department of Music faculty and students. The program is being sponsored by the Music and Theatre and Dance departments, with matching funding from the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

“This concert stems from a two-decade-long collaboration between myself and Director of Dance Christina McCarthy, that includes us as performers, choreographer, and music director, and faculty coaches for student performance,” says UCSB Music faculty member and concert director Jon Nathan. “The choice of music reflects using existing Music Department students, alumni and faculty performing contemporary repertoire reflecting current trends in dance performance, including such instruments as electric violin, solo snare drum, percussion ensemble, and traditional chamber music configurations.”

PROGRAM

David Lang: “Learn to Fly” from Take These Broken Wings (2008)
Andy Akiho: Stop Speaking (2011)
Alysia Michelle James: Love Petrushka (2015)
William Bret Dietz: Sharpened Stick (2000)
George Hamilton Green: Ragtime Medley
Gaspar Cassadó: Suite for Solo Cello, Mvt 3, Intermezzo e danza finale (1926)
Andy Akiho: to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem (2008|arr. 2016)
David Lang: “Killer” from Re-III (2009)

Tickets are available at music.ucsb.edu/news/purchase-tickets or by calling 805/893-2064. For more information, visit music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1682.

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