April in Santa Cruz New Music Festival 2021

The UCSC Music Department presents the April in Santa Cruz Music Festival, a month-long series of free concerts featuring works by UC Santa Cruz faculty and graduate students. Concerts feature numerous styles and performers.

FREE and open to the public
April 2—May 1, 2021
All concerts stream at 7:30 p.m. on the April in Santa Cruz Facebook Page

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April 2—Solo Inspiration
Faculty artists perform works by Dohyun Jeon, Karlton Hester, Michael McGushin, Grijda Spiri, Melodie Michel,
Featuring Sheila Willey (vocalist), Chris Mallett (guitar), Roy Malan (violin), Thomas Flippin (guitar)

April 3—cancelled

April 9—Line Upon Line
Percussion ensemble Line Upon Line performs works by Jonathan Myers, Dohyun Jeon, Zach Hejny, Ryan Harvey, Heeyoung Choi, Seth Glickman

April 16—UCSC Percussion Ensemble
The UCSC Percussion Ensemble performs works by John Cage, Jonathan Myers, Assaf Shatil, Zach Hejny, Ed Garcia

April 17—Quinteto Latino
Woodwind quintet Quinteto Latino performs works by Assaf Shatil, Melodie Michel, Heeyoung Choi, Sanguk Kim, Alex Wand, Bryndan Moondy

April 23—Hip-Hop Hesteria Contest Finalists
Featuring a Hip-Hop composition by Vivianna Guzman on the theme "Duo Pandemic (COVID-19 & Racism)"
Sponsored by Porter College

April 30—FESTIVAL FINALE: Divine Quantum Elders’ Consciousness Vaccine
Karlton Hester, composer; Rebecca Nie, videographer
Hip-Hop/Experimental Jazz Contest Winners perform new compositions, dance, and video
Featuring Hesterian Musicism with two Hip Hop Congress and Undergraduate Winners
Sponsored by Porter College

Friday, April 30, 2021

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