New Music Festival at UCSB Features Concerts, Lectures

A New Music Festival at UC Santa Barbara, scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, will offer three evening concerts, four free lectures, a composers panel and a tour of the UCSB Center for Computer Music Composition.

Composers Robert Morris, William Kraft and Milton Babbitt and pianist Robert Taub are the lecturers, beginning Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Taub speaking on "The Piano as an Idiom."

The Tuesday night concert will present music by Babbitt, Steven Stucky and Ciro Scotto. The Wednesday concert, titled "Archetypes," will feature works by Babbitt, Henry Brant, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin and Bartok.

Dan Welcher's "White Mares of the Moon," Morris' "Wang River Cycle," Babbitt's Two Sonnets and Kraft's "Pierrot Settings" will conclude the concerts, on Thursday.

Among the performers participating in the festival will be pianists Taub, Jeremy Haladyna and William Koseluk; violinists Miran Kojian and Emma Rujbinstein, the XTET Quartet and singers Christine Schadeberg, Michael Ingham and Carol Sams.

All concerts will be given in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

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