Nick Mancini Quartet at Jazz at LACMA

Nick Mancini’s quartet performed at Jazz at LACMA sponsored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. Jazz at LACMA features leading Southern California artists. Celebrating over twenty years at LACMA, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable offerings. Over 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November.

(photo by Los Angeles Jazz Society)

Alan Shockley Premieres Piece for Shakuhachi and Harp

Dr. Alan Shockley was featured on the Camac Art Centre Facebook page. He just completed a month-long residency at the French Artist’s Colony where he completed a piece for shakuhachi and microtonally retuned harp with an ensemble of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, arpeggione (bowed guitar), and cello. The work is entitled “in oceangreen of shadow,” a line from the “Sirens” episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The work was premiered in May in Daniel Recital Hall.

David Garrett performs Beethoven Trio

With L. A. Philharmonic Associate Principal Clarinetist Burt Hara and pianist Junko Ueno Garrett, David Garrett performed the Beethoven Trio, Op. 11 on the Philharmonic’s chamber music series. Garrett also gave a chamber music master class for students in the Young Musicians Foundation program.

Darrin Thaves Performs with Lake Union Civic Orchestra

Alumnus and Adjunct Flute Professor Darrin Thaves will perform the Lowell Liebermann Flute Concerto with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle, WA on June 13th. He will also be the flute faculty for a sixth summer at the Midsummer Music Retreat in Walla Walla, WA. MMR is a camp for adult amateur musicians in Washington state wine country with an attendance of 250+ musicians annually.

Film Score vs. Film Music Colloquium

The musicology department will be hosting a colloquium organized by the Freie Universität in Berlin on June 5 and 6 in room C-100. The focus of the gathering is “Film Score vs. Film Music,” and Roger Hickman will read a paper entitled “Music for Mayhem, Madness, and Murder; Adaptations of Classical music in Film Noir.” As Dr. Hickman said, “Sounds like a deadly topic to me.”

Vocalogy on Tour

Vocalogy (with Christine and Gerhard Guter) will work with students and present workshops at the Mansfield University (Pennsylvania) annual vocal jazz festival on Thursday, May 1. They will also perform at the Niles North Vocal Jazz Festival in Skokie, IL, on April 26.