Small Ensembles

Small Ensemble Peformances

Oct 26, Nov 9, November 27, November 29, November 30, December 4, February 1, February 16, March 5, March 12, March 15,March 26, March 29, April 4, April 5, April 6, April 9| 12-1pm

Barnett Hall| Free

About the ensembles (schedule of free performances below about section)

Jazz ensembles:

The aim of the jazz ensembles is to gain an appreciation and understanding of jazz in its many forms. The music studied and performed ranges from the early works of Duke Ellington to contemporary jazz rock fusion and even elements of free jazz. The ensembles perform up to six concerts per year and may include one or two guest artists each season. Membership is open by audition. Improvisational skills, while not required, are an asset.

African Music and Dance:

In addition to performing traditional pieces, the ensemble performs neo-traditional, contemporary African art compositions, and African popular music. African art compositions include choral works and pieces for solo voice, piano, flute, xylophone, and other African traditional and Western instruments. The ensemble performs works by African composers such as Ephraim Amu, Akin Euba, Walter Blege, George Wolasi Dor, and Divine Kwasi Gbagbo. The ensemble also features African popular musical genres including West African Highlife and Central African Suokuos.

Contemporary Players:

UBC’s Contemporary Players (CP) strive to perform some of the most exciting works of the 21st Century, including works especially written for them right now, plus classics from the late 20th Century. CP plays numerous concerts every year at UBC’s Barnett Hall and also in such other venues as the Belkin Art Gallery.

Gamelan:

Sekaha Gong Gita Asmara was formed in 1996 to explore and present Balinese arts in Vancouver, BC. The 25-member (plus dancers) orchestra has a partly rotating personnel made up of professional, amateur, and student musicians, centered around a strong core membership that has been performing in the ensemble for two or more years.

Early Music:

The UBC Early Music Ensemble is a mixed instrumental/vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. It provides students with an opportunity to approach aspects of historical repertory and performance in an intimate, practical setting.

Korean Drumming:

The P’ungmulp’ae San Param ensemble, meaning “Korean folk drumming troupe Mountain Breeze,” is open to all UBC students, regardless of degree program. It offers the opportunity to engage in a year-long practical study of the Korean tradition of folk drumming and dance known as p’ungmul. A centuries-old practice steeped in music, dance, theatre, and pageantry, p’ungmul served the overlapping functions of work, ritual, and entertainment.

Laptop orchestra:

The P’ungmulp’ae San Param ensemble, meaning “Korean folk drumming troupe Mountain Breeze,” is open to all UBC students, regardless of degree program. It offers the opportunity to engage in a year-long practical study of the Korean tradition of folk drumming and dance known as p’ungmul. A centuries-old practice steeped in music, dance, theatre, and pageantry, p’ungmul served the overlapping functions of work, ritual, and entertainment.

Percussion:

The UBC Percussion Ensemble performs music for the vast spectrum of percussion instruments, including original works from the 20th century, transcriptions of familiar classics, and traditional dance music from Africa and Latin America.

The group also encourages the creation of new repertoire for percussion ensemble by student composers. Two concerts per year are scheduled in the Roy Barnett Recital Hall, in addition to other off-campus activities.

Schedule of Performances:

Oct 26 | 12-1pm
UBC Jazz Ensemble 1

Nov 9 | 12-1pm
UBC Jazz Ensemble 2

November 27| 12-1
UBC Percussion Ensemble

November 29 | 12-1
Contemporary Players

November 30| 12-1
UBC Jazz Ensemble 1

December 4| 12-1
Early Music Ensembles

February 1| 12-1
UBC Jazz Ensemble

February 16| 12-1
UBC Contemporary Players

March 5| 12-1
UBC Early Music Ensembles

March 12| 12-1
UBC Contemporary Players

March 15| 12-1
UBC Jazz Ensemble 2

March 26| 12-1
UBC Early Music Ensembles

March 29| 12-1
UBC Jazz Ensemble 1

April 4| 12-1
UBC Korean Percussion Ensemble

April 5| 12-1
UBC African Music and Dance Ensemble

April 6| 12-1
UBC Gamelan Ensemble

April 9| 12-1
Oral composition Ensemble

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