BeyondStudio: Music by UCR Gluck Ensembles

May 3 from 7–9 p.m. at UCR Culver Center of the Arts

Collegium Musicum performing

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts presents an evening of musical performance by three Gluck ensembles. Performances will be during First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Riverside on May 3 at the Culver Center of the Arts, and will begin at 7 p.m.

Every year, the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts selects talented UCR undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from the Departments of Art, Creative Writing, Dance, History of Art, Music, and Theatre to be Gluck Fellows. These fellows travel to K-12 schools, community centers, nursing care facilities, and public libraries in the Riverside area and give hundreds of free performances and workshops.  The goal of the Gluck fellows program is to integrate the arts within the daily life of Riverside residents at targeted community sites to maximize the exposure and immersion of the participants.

BeyondStudio is a special, free performance of three Gluck music ensembles open to the general public that will occur during downtown Riverside’s Art Walk, an evening where all of the museums and galleries in Downtown Riverside stay open until 9 p.m. and have free admission. The performances will give the audience a sample of the diversity and talent of UCR’s Gluck fellows. So come downtown to the Culver Center, enjoy some great music, and experience an evening of free art and culture.

About the Ensembles

Collegium Musicum led by Faculty Fellow Janet Beazley

From Court to Countryside: German Music of the Renaissance and Baroque

Collegium Musicum

Janet Beazley, Ashley Muhne, Julian Lozos, Alexander Lee, Juan Flores

The UCR Collegium Musicum is dedicated to reawakening the beauty and energy of great music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Eras of Western Europe.  Special attention is paid to meeting the challenges of playing modern historical instruments, including recorders, crumhorns, rauschpfeifs, sackbutts, viols, lute, guitars, harpsichord (on electric synthesizer) and percussion.  Listening to composers from the Middle Ages and Renaissance of Western Europe, circa 1200-1550 allows people of all ages to experience and discover a relatively obscure, yet rich and rewarding repertoire from European ‘classical’ music heritage.

Chamber Music led by Faculty Fellow Frances Moore

The Spirit of Collaboration: The Dynamics of Chamber Music

The Spirit of Collaboration Ensemble

Frances Moore, Emily Hsu, Wayne Lin, Pricila Chaves

The Spirit of Collaboration introduces students to chamber music performance.  The instruments of the ensemble are presented and demonstrated individually in addition to playing as part of the ensemble.  The various aspects of group dynamics are shown by performing contrasting movements of chamber music works in different styles.

Mariachi Troupe

The Highlander Mariachi Troupe

Highlander Mariachi Troupe

Johanna Prado-Lazareno, Luciana Cortes-Lara, Kevin Haylock, Jesse Marquez, Victor Diaz, Oscar Figueroa

This six-member ensemble will bring the sounds of Mariachi with music ranging from various regions of Mexico.

In addition to the musical performances, Gluck Art Fellows Matt Shain and Nick Lowe will conduct a Collage workshop.

Comic Book Remix

Comic Book Remix

Bash! Boom! Pow!  Do you want to create your own comic books? With this dynamic workshop you can!  Using collage techniques developed by artists as diverse as Max Ernst, William S. Burroughs, Dieter Roth, and Oyvind Fahlstrom, participants will cut, paste, scramble, jumble, and reconfigure the text and images of comic books to create their own stories, visual sequences.  Participants will leave with their very own comic book that they can show off to their friends or give as a gift.

Organized by UCR ARTSblock and produced by the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside and Sweeney Art Gallery associate curator Jennifer Frias.

Media Contact


Tel: (951) 827-7847
E-mail: bettye.miller@ucr.edu
Twitter: bettyemiller

Additional Contacts

Christine Leapman
Tel: (951) 827-5739
E-mail: christine.leapman@ucr.edu

Jennifer Frias
Tel: (951) 827-1465
E-mail: jennifer.frias@ucr.edu

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