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May 7, 2020
“Songs that Never End,” Professor Yehuda Sharim’s intimate film about a family transitioning from Iran to life in Texas, is a finalist contender in the International Documentary Film Festival Vienna and will stream on the festival’s site for one week starting...
February 7, 2020
Antonio Sanchez broke new ground for musical storytelling with his award-winning soundtrack for “Birdman.” He’s earned multiple Grammys for his work with guitar master Pat Metheny. Now, Sanchez, one of the most acclaimed drummers and composers in jazz today, is heading to...
December 20, 2019
A collaboration among the city of Merced, community members and the University of California Merced is bringing a little night music back to the Merced Open Air Theater. Friday evening concerts will begin at the outdoor half-shell, in Applegate Park, starting in summer 2020. Seeking a way to...
October 9, 2018
Abstract New Music thought and compositional praxis has excessively focused inward as a source of inspiration. In the last ten years, multidisciplinary composition has offered one possible solution to this problem. By combining music with theatrical elements and digital media, composers have...