Sat., Oct. 1, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Graduate Student Concert The Microtonal Matrix Greg Higgs, Ralph Johnson, and Tom Djll perform title work for guitar, M-controller, and time-dependent tuning systems, and other compositions.
Mon., Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Senior Piano/Voice Recital Joyce S. Liu Piano music of Debussy and Milhaud, Mozart arias and vocal duets. Belle Bulwinkle, piano, Dana E. Smith, piano, and Berglind Matthiasson, voice.
Fri., Oct. 14, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Faculty Showcase: Chamber Music Violin Sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms and Ives David Abel, violin, Julie Steinberg, piano
Wed., Oct. 26, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Darius Milhaud Archive Concert Four Views of Milhaud Quatre visages performed by Mimi Dye, viola, and Eliane Lust, piano; Rˆves with Elizabeth Eshleman, soprano, and Belle Bulwinkle, piano; Cocktail; and a choral work featuring Pacific Mozart Ensemble. Made possible by a generous gift from Mills alumna Virginia Waring.
Fri., Oct. 28, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall/Greek Thtre, Free Graduate Thesis Concert Forever in Construction Xopher Davidson presents rare frequencies' modification, illumination, and diffusion.
Fri.,-Sat. Oct. 28-29, 8:00 p.m., Lisser Hall, Free Graduate Student Concert The Sealwoman A chamber opera in one act by Sarah Michael. A traditional tale of the selkies (the seal people) and of a man who took one for his wife. Susan Rode Morris, Andrew Morgan, John Geist.
Sat., Oct. 29, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Graduate Student Concert Microfestival of Improvised Music Joel Taylor, John Bischoff, Tildy Bayar, Tom Djll, Scot Gresham Lancaster, and other members of CCM and the Bay Area new music community.
ABOUT MILLS COLLEGE
Mills College was founded in 1852 in Benicia, California, as a Young Ladies Seminary. Cyrus and Susan Mills purchased the site of the present 127 acre campus and built Mills Hall in 1871. Mills became a chartered college for women in 1885. Currently there are 824 undergraduates (women only) and 313 graduate students. Mills offers a bachelor's degree in music with emphasis on Performance, Composition, Electronic Media, or History/Theory as well as master's degrees in Composition, Electronic Music and Recording Media, and Performance and Literature. The Music Department includes the world-renowned Center for Contemporary Music. At Mills students can study traditional and contemporary music in a creative environment that has traditionally fostered experimentalism. The Department's faculty includes composers Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, Maggi Payne, John Bischoff and visiting composers Annea Lockwood and George Lewis; scholars David Bernstein and Michelle Fillion, and performers David Abel, Julie Steinberg, William Winant, Donna Petersen, Eileen Hadidian, Belle Bulwinkle, Goodwin Sammel, and Glenn Spearman. For information on studying music at Mills, phone (510) 430-2135 (Undergraduate Admission) or (510) 430-3309 (Graduate Study), or contact the Music Dept. secretary, Vi Smith, at (510) 430-2171. The Concert Coordinator is Wendy Cilman Howe. For information about the Concert Series and other Music Department events, phone The Concert Line (510) 430-2296. The Concert Hall is decorated with murals by Berkeley artist Ray Boynton. Completed in 1928, the Music Building was designed by architect Walter H. Ratcliff.