The latest local music provider to swell the ranks of those putting their performances online, the UCSB Department of Music, will present its Fifth Annual Summer Music Festival as a virtual event, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23.
UC Santa Barbara Office of Summer Sessions again sponsors the festival, which includes performances by the Los Angeles-based new music piano duo HOCKET; multi-percussionist and vocalist Miguelito León; the UC Santa Barbara Composition alumnus and pianist Marc Evanstein; the Nesta Steel Drum Band; University Carillonist Wesley Arai; and the Gamelan Sinar Surya, under the direction of UCSB faculty member Richard North.
There will also be a children’s concert led by Miguelito León, and a demonstration of Medieval and Renaissance instruments by UC Santa Barbara Composition graduate student, Matthew Owensby.
The entire festival is presented free of charge, hosted by, and offered via the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/channel/UC81mtdcwD9GkXUzEUfX6rxA.
For a complete rundown on the festival, visit www.music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival.