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UCR is Composing

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  8–9 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
  Parking Information

Category: Concert



UCR is Composing: New music by UCR composition students 

A showcase of new, live, and original music by Christine Lee, Patrick Gibson and Christiaan Clark. With Stacey Fraser, Gary Barnett, Gracie Sprout, Christian Dubeau and others.
Leonora Saavedra, faculty coordinator

Composer Patrick Gibson premieres his latest work, Metropolis, based on the 1927 Fritz Lang film, for piano and digital orchestra. The piece is a new original score for the laboratory experiment scene in the film and has been orchestrated as a miniature piano concerto. UCR’s own Dr. Gary Barnett performs live on the piano in sync with the digital orchestra soundtrack. Starring Rudolph Klein-Rogge (Rotwang) and Brigitte Helm (Maria; Man-Machine), this classic film never loses its ability to mesmerize, and is once again brought to life with this new score.

Also being premiered is a new pair of solo preludes for harp, Gibson’s Museum Preludes, which are musical representations of two of our great regional cultural institutions: the Getty Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Harpist, Gracie Sprout performs. Lastly, the composer conducts his own Mars Chamber Symphony in its second performance. This piece was composed for a modified Pierrot Ensemble and premiered in Pasadena last year at the Sound and Fury Concert Series. It will be performed by the Martians, a new music chamber group featuring Spencer Klass, oboe; Reyneelynn Cameros, Bb clarinet, UCR alumnus Dr. Christian Dubeau, piano; Gracie Sprout, harp; April Kim, violin; and Jimmy Beall, double bass. This work was inspired by a 1950s animated film about Mars and features all of the color and adventure of a musical trip to the Red Planet.

Free and open to the public.
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245