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February 24, 2012
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  PIANIST, COMPOSER AND UCSD MUSIC ALUMNUS DANA REASON performs a premiere of her piece Currents for Symphony Winds, on Feb. 27 at 7:30 pm at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Reason earned her PhD in 2002. She has toured Canada, the U.S., and Europe, and released a dozen CDs. She is the director of Popular Music Studies at Oregon State University and founder and director of Between the Cracks Forum: Music, Sound & Interactivity.

DIRECTED BY UCSD'S STEVEN SCHICK, the San Francisco Contemporary Players continue their 2011-2012 season this Sunday Feb. 26 at the ODC Dance Commons in San Francisco; and Monday Feb. 27 at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. The programs include works by Luigi Dallapiccola, Michelle Lou, Salvatore Sciarrino, Pascal Dusapin, and Iannis Xenakis. Schick discusses the music before each concert.

UCSD SITAR MASTER KARTIK SESHADRI'S RECENT PERFORMANCE at Symphony Space in New York City received another great review. Seshadri appeared with Arup Chattopadhyay on tabla. This insightful article captures the concentration required for a superb performance.

PIANIST AND UCSD MUSIC ALUMNUS DANNY GREEN has several performances this month: Feb. 26 at the Encinitas Library's Brazil Jazz Festa (1:30-4:30 pm); and on February 27 at noon at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. Green also appears with the Jonathan Karrant Quartet on Feb. 25 at 7 PM at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla; and on Mar. 5 at noon at the Athenaeum Mini˜oncerts Series in the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego.


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