Department of Music Concert Calendar

Most Department of Music concerts are general admission, FREE and open to the public.  Ticketed performances are listed below and available for sale online or via the Music Box Office: (858) 534-3448.  Purchase Tickets online for Department of Music Events

Seating Charts:  Mandeville Auditorium / CPMC Concert Hall / CPMC Experimental Theater / CPMC Recital Hall

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PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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Grad Welcome Concert
Monday, September 29th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

WEDS@7 Midori and Ozgur Aydin
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Camera Lucida
Monday, October 6th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 6:30pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

SCHUBERT AND BEETHOVEN
Monday, October 6, 7:30pm

SCHUBERT: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
BEETHOVEN: String Trio in D Major, Op. 9 No. 2
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


Grad Forum
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater


Ryan Nestor DMA Recital
Friday, October 10th, 2014
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Mark Dresser and Joey Baron
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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ARCHITEUTHS WALKS ON LAND: THE SURVEYORS
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free. General Admission.

ABOUT ARCHITEUTHIS
Sawing, sputtering, gurgling and wailing, Architeuthis Walks on Land is every bit the displaced and terrifying cephalopod that the name suggests. The viola and bassoon are two instruments rarely associated with free improvisation and noise; yet Amy Cimini and Katherine Young rip it up with
particular aplomb, constructing chaotic sound masses, raise towering monoliths, and spinning out spacious gestures. Crafting their improvised materials into sophisticated structures, they capture the compositional, timbral and expressive breadth of this uncommon coupling: from divergently soloistic to profoundly intertwined playing, from a slowly unfolding intimacy to raw friction. Cimini and Young lunge and flutter through their materials with the intuition and energy of constant discovery. Violist Amy Cimini and bassoonist Katherine Young have been performing together as Architeuthis Walks on Land since 2003. The duo developed its approach to improvisation in Chicago and New York City's rich experimental music communities, and have collaborated with artists like Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Orchestra, Peter Evans, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jessica Pavone, and Hans
Joachim Irmler from Faust.


WEDS@7 Talea Ensemble
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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ArtPower! Presents: Minguet Quartet
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

One of Europe’s most sought-after quartets, the Minguet Quartet takes its name from Pablo Minguet, an eighteenth-century Spanish philosopher who tried in his writings to make the fine arts accessible to the masses. The Quartet aspires to do the same through chamber music. Performing in the most prestigious concert halls and music festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival and the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, the Quartet has impressed audiences with their precision. “They possess a refinement and polish that commands attention and effortlessly pleases” (Calgary Herald). In 2010, the ensemble received one of the most prestigious prizes in Germany, the "Echo Klassik."

Ulrich Isfort, violin; Annette Reisinger, violin; Aroa Sorin, viola; Matthias Diener, cello.

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421 (K. 417b); Glenn Gould: String Quartet, Op. 1; Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

SPONSORS Patricia and Christopher Weil


Fall Composition Jury Concert featuring the Talea Ensemble
Friday, October 24th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Fall Juries, Discussion Session
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
10:00 am
CPMC 231
Free

red fish blue fish
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Chamber Music Concert
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Monday@Noon UCSD Graduate Students in Concert
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Grad Forum
Friday, November 7th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

ArtPower! Presents: St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, November 7th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

The Saint Lawrence String Quartet continues to build its reputation for imaginative and spontaneous music making - through an energetic commitment to the great, established quartet literature, as well as the championing of new works. “Here is an ensemble that projects an irresistible exuberance in performances,” writes the Boston Globe, “and links that sense of joy with artistry of subtlety and finesse.” Among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation, the Saint Lawrence String Quartet returns to ArtPower! to convey every piece of music to the audience in vivid color!

Geoff Nuttall, violin; Mark Fewer, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello

PROGRAM

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”); Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet; Antonín DvoÅ™ák: String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61, B. 121

SPONSOR  Sam Ersan


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of sensation and thought
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Nathan Davis     a Sound, uttered WORLD PREMIERE
Gustav Mahler   Symphony No. 5

Guest Artists: red fish blue fish

Two works of sharp contrast open our 60th anniversary season. The world premiere of Nathan Davis’ a Sound, uttered, scored for chorus and 4 percussionists, draws text from a unique collaboration between composer and the chorus that depicts the origin and meaning of language. We conclude with one of the mightiest of all symphonies. Mahler’s Fifth opens with a grief-stricken funeral march, lifts out of that darkness to dance with cosmic energy, and concludes in a blaze of triumph.


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of sensation and thought
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Nathan Davis     a Sound, uttered WORLD PREMIERE
Gustav Mahler   Symphony No. 5

Guest Artists: red fish blue fish

Two works of sharp contrast open our 60th anniversary season. The world premiere of Nathan Davis’ a Sound, uttered, scored for chorus and 4 percussionists, draws text from a unique collaboration between composer and the chorus that depicts the origin and meaning of language. We conclude with one of the mightiest of all symphonies. Mahler’s Fifth opens with a grief-stricken funeral march, lifts out of that darkness to dance with cosmic energy, and concludes in a blaze of triumph.


ArtPower! Presents: Arabesque Dance, Vietnam
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Realism merges with symbolic movement when seven dancers conjure agrarian cycles and rural rituals in The Mist. Consisting of seven scenes, this visually arresting piece depicts an emotional story about the simple life of rice farmers. A rustic spectacle of bamboo bridges, spiral incense, and conical hats, will fill the stage and embody all the charms and colors of southern Vietnam. “Masterpieces are rarely simply explicable… instead, they’re the product of rich imagination, and The Mist is in every way undeniably that” (The Saigon Times). In their San Diego debut, Arabesque will awaken all of the senses of ArtPower! dance lovers, drawing them closer to the traditional cultural beauty in rural areas in Vietnam through their exquisite movement. 

K-12 STUDENT MATINEE & MASTER CLASS SPONSORS Jon and Bobbie Gilbert


Camera Lucida
Monday, November 17th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 6:30pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

MARTINÅ® AND BRAHMS
Monday, November 17, 7:30pm

MARTINÅ®: Serenade No. 2 for Two Violins and Viola, H. 216
BRAHMS: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
MARTINÅ®: Quintet No. 2 for Piano and Strings, H. 298

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


WEDS@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Grad Forum
Friday, November 21st, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Matthew Kline Graduate Recital
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Monday Night Jazz: 201B Improv Ensemble
Monday, December 1st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Bonnie Lander DMA Recital
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Jazz: Adv Improvisation Techniques, MUS 131
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Michael Mizrahi, piano
Friday, December 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Computer Music Concert
Friday, December 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, December 8th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

MUS206 Telematics
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
8:00 pm
Warren Studio B
Free

WEDS@7 International Contemporary Ensemble
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Karis Studio Piano Students
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Chamber Ensembles
Friday, December 12th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

William Grant Still   Afro-American Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No. 9

Guest artist: Natalie Mann soprano; Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano; Enrique Toral, tenor; Ron Banks, bass

In December 1989 Leonard Bernstein led an international orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the ruins of the Berlin Wall, which had just been demolished. We mark the 25th anniversary of that historic concert with a performance of the same music. The concert opens with a different declaration of freedom: William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony of 1930 was the first significant symphony by an African-American composer. Nearly a century later, it remains a compelling piece of music. Added performance: Friday at 7:30 pm


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

William Grant Still   Afro-American Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No. 9

Guest artist: Natalie Mann soprano; Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano; Enrique Toral, tenor; Ron Banks, bass

In December 1989 Leonard Bernstein led an international orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the ruins of the Berlin Wall, which had just been demolished. We mark the 25th anniversary of that historic concert with a performance of the same music. The concert opens with a different declaration of freedom: William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony of 1930 was the first significant symphony by an African-American composer. Nearly a century later, it remains a compelling piece of music. Added performance: Friday at 7:30 pm


Gratowski-Brown-Winant Trio
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Camera Lucida
Monday, December 15th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 6:30pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

SCHUBERT, MOZART AND TCHAIKOVSKY
Monday, December 15, 7:30pm

SCHUBERT: String Trio Fragment in B-flat Major
MOZART: Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


MUS103A Seminar in Composition Final
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

MUS33A Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free




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