Arts and Music
Featured This Month
Grammy winning soprano and UC San Diego Professor of Music Susan Narucki presents how singing drives -- and is driven by -- a need to communicate and understand the human experience. She demonstrates, through singing, the possibilities of the unique fusion of word, sound and meaning that is integral to Western Art Music. Narucki's lecture is the fifth in the series, "To Be Musical," sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.
The UCSB Department of Music features short pieces performed by current and former graduate students in jazz, ethnomusicology, classical music, chamber music, early music, and large ensemble. From Rachmaninoff to Vivaldi, Afro-Brazilian ensembles, and small ensembles doing their own renditions and interpretations of old classics and fresh compositions fill this showcase of the department's depth and versatility.
Screenwriter Mardik Martin, and the producer of "Baghdad to Hollywood," Ramy Katrib explore Martin Scorsese's film "Mean Streets," one of the pivotal films of the 1970s. Mardik co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese and is in the elite group of screenwriters on WGA's list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written.