UCSB Summer Music Festival: Under One Sky

Sunday, August 29 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present the sixth annual UCSB Summer Music Festival, titled "Under One Sky," on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, 2021 as a virtual event. Sponsored by the UC Santa Barbara Office of Summer Sessions, the festival will feature performances by UC Santa Barbara’s University Carillonist Wesley Arai; Daniel Ohara and Shashank Aswathanarayana; CRUSH Duo with dancer Ahna Lipchik; Duo Con Fuoco; Professor Scott Marcus and Shashank Aswathanarayana; and Gamelan Sinar Surya.

Photo: CRUSH (Katrina Agate and Chenoa Orme-Stone) by Zach Mendez

HOW TO WATCH

Watch each concert via the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/UCSantaBarbaraDepartmentofMusic). Each concert will premiere on the day/time listed on the UCSB Summer Music Festival Schedule (see below). YouTube links to each individual concert will be added to this page a few days before the UCSB Summer Music Festival. View the full schedule below and learn more about the artists at music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival.

 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 28, 2021

University Carillonist Wesley Arai

1 pm PT | UCSB Storke Tower (live stream)

The program will include arrangements of well-known classical and popular music, as well as works composed for the carillon, including pieces written specifically for UC Santa Barbara’s carillon. Listeners who would like to attend the recital in person are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital. 

 

Daniel Ohara and Shashank Aswathanarayana 

3 pm PT | Virtual Event

A performance of North Indian Classical music with Daniel Ohara on sitar and Shashank Aswathanarayana on tabla presenting Raga Malkauns. The performance will feature an alap (a solo section on the sitar without rhythmic accompaniment), followed by gat-s (small traditional compositions which serve as a foundation for ongoing improvisations) in slow and fast tempo set to a 16-beat rhythmic cycle called teental

 

CRUSH Duo (Chenoa Orme-Stone and Katrina Agate) with dancer Ahna Lipchik

5 pm | Virtual Event

The program will feature classical works for two cellos, as well as original arrangements of a wide selection of short pieces. The featured composers include Astor Piazzolla, Camille Saint-Saëns, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Béla Bartók. The program will also feature performances by dancer Ahna Lipchik, a leading dancer with State Street Ballet.

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Duo Con Fuoco: Petra Peršolja and Adam Gravelle

1 pm PT | Virtual Event

Composed of pianists Dr. Petra Peršolja (UC Santa Barbara alumna) and Adam Gravelle, Duo Con Fuoco will present an assortment of piano favorites, including George Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue and Gioachino Rossini's Barber of Seville

 

Professor Scott Marcus and Shashank Aswathanarayana 

3 pm PT | Virtual Event

A performance of North Indian Classical Music with Scott Marcus on sitar and Shashank Aswathanarayana on tabla presenting Raga Yaman. The performance will feature an alap (a solo section on the sitar without rhythmic accompaniment), followed by gat-s (small traditional compositions which serve as a foundation for ongoing improvisations) in slow, medium and fast tempo set to a 16-beat rhythmic cycle called teental

 

Gamelan Sinar Surya 

5 pm PT | Virtual Event

This dynamic group of local musicians will perform a variety of styles of traditional Indonesian Gamelan music, ranging from spiritual and lyrical to lively and dynamic. The performance will include an exciting ancient Topeng mask dance, performed by Noah Malik.