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

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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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ArtPower! Presents: Elias String Quartet
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. Writes The Scotland Herald: “The Elias String Quartet should not really be called a quartet. Although they are four string players, they don't play as four separate musicians but instead as one musical force to be reckoned with.” The Quartet was chosen to participate in BBC Radio‘s prestigious New Generation Artists’ scheme and is the recipient of a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. We know ArtPower! chamber music lovers will be swept up in the energy and dynamism of this incredible ensemble.

Sara Bitlloch, violin; Donald Grant, violin; Martin Saving, viola; Marie Bitlloch, cello.

PROGRAM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 ("Dissonance"); Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, for String Quartet; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C? minor, Op. 131


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Kyle Adam Blair, Pianist
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Kyle Adam Blair: DAVIDSBUND

In his second DMA recital, pianist Kyle Adam Blair explores the beauty of brevity, highlighting sets of “musical miniatures”. The four maverick composers whose music is presented during this concert could certainly have been frontrunners for membership alongside Florestan and Eusebius in the Davidsbund, Robert Schumann’s imaginary “League of David”, which forever battles against the (musical) Philistines.

Variationen für Klavier, Op. 27 (1936) – Anton Webern
Bagatelles (1985) – Peter Lieberson
Visions fugitives, Op. 22 (1915-1917) – Sergei Prokofiev
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (1837) – Robert Schumann


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Monday@Noon UCSD Graduate Students in Concert
Monday, April 6th, 2015
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The last Monday at noon concert is curated by Stephen Lewis, featuring works by him, Robin Hauffman, and Mark Applebaum.

Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.


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Springfest: Microventions
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center

 

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free
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ONGOING EVENT / hidden schedule

What can happen in 60 seconds? The universe expand by 2.760 miles. Data in fibreoptic cables circumnavigates the earth 7.5 times. 300 million of your cells die. A performance.
Microventions.wordpress.com


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Springfest at the Loft Part I
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
7:30 pm
The Loft @ UC San Diego

 

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free
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Tommy Babin & Kyle Motl present improvisations and new compositions for two basses. Followed by the Marks Brothers (Mark Dresser and Mark Helias: basses), and Mark Helias' Open Loose with Tom Rainey and Tony Malaby.


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Springfest: The Music of Nicholas Deyoe
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
5:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

 

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free
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Just because composer, Nicholas Deyoe isn't dead, doesn't mean we can't celebrate his life's work. Yes, Nicholas Deyoe is very much ALIVE! In light of this shocking revelation, we will take pause to reflect upon his generous and visceral oeuvre.   


PROGRAM:

Lied/Lied

Lullaby 2

3 Dickinson Songs

still getting rid of


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Springfest: Music for Mallets and Keyboards
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

 

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free
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Music by: Osvaldo Golijov, Edward Hamel, David Lang, and Steve Reich


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Springfest at the Loft Part II
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
8:30 pm
The Loft @ UC San Diego

 

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free
Image Credit: Frankie Martin


An evening of jazz and improvised music in two parts. At 8:30, Chaos Magic - Josh Charney, Andrew Munsey, and Kyle Motl, present new music for trio. At 9:30, a large ensemble improvisation featuring Josh Charney, Tommy Babin, Kyle Motl, Andrew Munsey, Nathan Hubbard, Stephanie Richards, Drew Ceccato, and Peter Kuhn.


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Springfest: Polyester
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 368

 

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free
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"Polyester" is a new installation in a series of works created by collaborators, Curt Miller and Nichole Speciale in which audio transducers are embedded in suspended, unzipped sleeping bags to create an immersive sound environment in an intimate space. This work will explore the close relationships between material and memory, questioning the manner in which sound, touch and experience transfer familiarity and trigger memory with simple, mass-produced objects.


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Springfest: Ogawa & Matsuno
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

 

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free
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A recital of works for Flute and Clarinet, with world premieres by Ori Talmon and Kevin Zhang.
 
PROGRAM:
 
Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (1985) - Elliott Carter
 
Untitled (2015) - Ori Talmon
 
*world premiere
 
Ko-Lho (1966) - Giacinto Scelsi
 
our energies propose we meet (2015) - Kevin Zhang
 
*world premiere
 
All that is including me (1996) - Misato Mochizuki

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Springfest: 400 Years of Text
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
8:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

 

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free
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A celebration of performance works from Shakespeare to Stein to 21st century writers, 400 Years of Sound Texts explores the music of the speaking voice and the grammar of pure sound.


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Springfest: From Fragile to Plastique: Confronting the Culture of Music and Affect
Friday, April 10th, 2015
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

 

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free
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Recent years have seen the expansion of research surrounding neuroplasticity and the ‘emotional brain.’ How is the notion of biological and psychological affect situated among modern health application and practice? What role does emotion play in music’s capacity to heal, and how does the interplay of the empirical and the existential stand to demystify the mind/body problem? This panel seeks to engage the potentialities and limitations of music in health and cognition.


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Springfest: GSA Happy Hour
Friday, April 10th, 2015
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 136

 

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free
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UC San Diego's Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosts a social for Graduate Students with free beer and snacks featuring selected performances from Springfest 2015.


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Springfest: Okaganon
Friday, April 10th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

 

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free
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A rite. As the beating heart of the Earth.

The program will include music by Giacinto Scelsi, Pascal Dusapin, György Kurtag, Karlheinz Stockhausen and will feature paintings by Peter Kline.


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Springfest: Music and Motion
Friday, April 10th, 2015
8:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

 

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free
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Music & Motion is an exploration of the experience of motion through music, and music through motion. Musicians and dancers from UCSD’s graduate programs have teamed up for an exciting evening of visual music.


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Springfest: Polyester
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 368

 

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free
Image Credit: Frankie Martin


"Polyester" is a new installation in a series of works created by collaborators, Curt Miller and Nichole Speciale in which audio transducers are embedded in suspended, unzipped sleeping bags to create an immersive sound environment in an intimate space. This work will explore the close relationships between material and memory, questioning the manner in which sound, touch and experience transfer familiarity and trigger memory with simple, mass-produced objects.


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Springfest: Synthesizer Petting Zoo
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
3:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center North Courtyard

 

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free
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Get hands on with the Audio Electronics Club’s handmade music hardware and software! Synthesizers, effects processors, control and     performance systems, and more!

    Chris Donahue

    Kevin Haywood

    Joe Mariglio

    Colin Zyskowski

    + more!


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Springfest: Wave Energy Series No. 3
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
5:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

 

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free
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Wave Energy Series No.3 is the third installment of an annual experimental music event on the UCSD campus. The event highlights often overlooked, but nonetheless important sound production practices and provides a forum for performance and discussion for artists and audiences from local and far-ung locales. This concert will include a new composition from Sam Dunscombe, as well as Joe Cantrell, who will perform Disco Vérité, a piece using three turntables and physical materials from broken sound equipment. 


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Springfest: Family Room 2
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

 

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free
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The performing ensemble Family presents Season Two, an exploration of recitations, confrontations, costumes, and rugs. This will be an evening full of virtuoso mind-reading and improvisation, presented in several acts.

http://thefamilyrooms2.blogspot.com


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Springfest: Power to the People
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
8:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 136

 

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free
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Music written for and featuring electric guitars and basses. Works by Wolff, Pierzak, Flores, and Rzewski.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 13th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

BRAHMS AND MESSIAEN

BRAHMS: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 2
MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time

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


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Nico Couck Solo Concert
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Apparatus is the system of relationships that is established between two elements: the musical instrument and its player. While each element has the capacity to capture, interpret, model, control, or secure the gestures of the other element - it is the interaction and the changing of each element's role that form the concert. It is the mechanics of the physical act of playing guitar and how the body can become the extension of the instrument, its major manipulator, or simply both. 

Nico Couck performs music by Simon Steen-Andersen and Tiziano Manca, and new works by Brigitta Muntendorf, Kai Johannes Polzhofer and Dan Tramte. Integrating guitars, choreography, J.S. Bach, electronics, and even YouTube, Apparatus is a multimedia event in which the physical and mechanical duality is the denominator.

Program

Tiziano Manca
Stur
(2010)
acoustic guitar
 
Dan Tramte
degradative interference
(2014) 
e-guitar and video
 
Kai Johannes Polzhofer
“Keiner kennt seinen eigenen Namen, keiner kennt sein wirkliches Antlitz” (Léon Bloy)
(2015) 
prepared guitar
 
Brigitta Muntendorf
Public Privacy #4: Leap in the dark
(2015) 
e-guitar and video
 
Simon Steen-Andersen
Beloved Brother
(2008)
acoustic guitar

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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Tickets may be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
Parking is free
All tickets are held at the door

This year’s concert theme is “Harlem Hellfighters: Jazz Goes to War.” The program will feature jazz music brought to Paris from the United States during World War I by the “hellfighters,” a group of African American soldiers who fought valiantly during the war—even when they did not have equal rights at home.  

All proceeds and gifts benefit the Lytle Scholarship Endowment, which provides scholarships for graduates of The Preuss School UCSD attending UC San Diego’s Thurgood Marshall College.  


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Springfest at the Birch Aquarium
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
6:00 pm
Birch Aquarium

$10 general admission/$8 Birch members & UCSD students--includes Aquarium admission. Purchase tickets in advance online

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Image Credit: Frankie Martin


Join the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography for the third annual Immersion@Birch Aquarium concert. This special evening under the sea features musical performances from UC San Diego music graduate students. On April 19 from 6-8pm, visitors can stroll through the aquarium and encounter live and recorded pieces specifically curated for this unique event. Performances include intimate chamber music in front of the two-story Kelp Forest tank, silent sea-themed film in the Galleria, live Gamelan music on the Tide-Pool Plaza, free jazz near the Elasmo Beach Sharks, and electronic music based on live video tracking of jellyfish in the Hall of Fishes.


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Pablo Gomez Cano Recital
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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ArtPower! Presents: Emerson String Quartet
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtTalks! at The Loft, 7pm 

An ArtPower! fan favorite, the Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s "Ensemble of the Year", and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time. With the arrival of cellist Paul Watkins in 2013, the Emerson Quartet has embarked on a remarkable new journey – one filled with freshness, warmth and impressive accolades. 

Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387; Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No.2 in C major, Op. 36; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

SPONSORS Joan Jordan Bernstein and Alexa Hirsch, Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner


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Kartik Seshadri in Concert
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

KARTIK SESHADRI, SITAR MASTER

Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Seshadri's CD Sublime Ragas was recently among Songlines magazine's Top 10 "Top of the World" albums. His music has been praised by The Washington Post for its "espressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy."


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Pi-hsien Chen Piano Recital
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Sponsored by the Spotlights of Taiwan Culture and Chuan-Lyu Endowment at UCSD

World-renowned pianist Pi-hsien Chen will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and new compositions written by Taiwanese composers Tzyy-Sheng Lee, Tsung-Hsien Yang, and Ying-Ting Lin.

Artist’s Biography
Pi-hsien Chen was born in Taiwan and came to Cologne when she was nine years old. One year later, she was admitted into the class of Hans-Otto Schmidt-Neuhaus. She won the first prizes at the ARD-International Piano Competition in Munich, the A. Schoenberg Competition in Rotterdam, and the J.S.Bach Competition in Washington D.C. She performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw-Orchestra, the Zurich-Tonhalle-Orchestra. Conductors with whom she has worked include Bernhard Haiting, Paul Sacher, Hans Zender, Péter Eötvös. Pi-hsien Chen took part in numerous international music festivals. Her increasing interest and engagement in contemporary music grew in cooperation with composers such as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtág and Elliott Carter. Moreover, she performed contemporary music with ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Asko Ensemble. More recently, her complete Mozart's Sonatas are released by Sunrise Records. Her recording of Scarlatti and Beethoven sonatas, along with John Cage and Stockhausen were released by HATnowART (Basel,Switzerland) to critical acclaim. Since 1983, Pi-hsien Chen was professor of piano at the University of Music in Cologne, and since 2004, at the University of Music in Freiburg.


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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio
Monday, April 27th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

THE MYRIAD TRIO II
A Camera Lucida Special Presentation

Che-Yen Chen, viola
Demarre McGill, flute
Julie Smith Phillips, harp

Program TBA

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


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the Space between us all
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Chris Rountree conducts

Leonard Bernstein    Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”
Yeung-ping Chen    The Moon in La Jolla Nee Commission
Charles Ives        Symphony No. 2

Guest artist: Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Special guest conductor Christopher Rountree, artistic director and conductor of wild Up, an adventurous chamber group that blends new music, classical repertoire, performance art and pop, leads a unique American program. Bernstein’s dramatic First Symphony was written while he was still in his twenties, and voted outstanding new classical work its debut year by the New York Music Critics Circle. Yeung-ping Chen will compose what is truly a twenty-first century work, a “tele-concerto” in which the orchestra will be in Mandeville and the soloists will “appear” with the orchestra via the internet. Ives’ popular Second Symphony fuses the great European symphony with popular American tunes.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the Space between us all
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Chris Rountree conducts

Leonard Bernstein    Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”
Yeung-ping Chen    The Moon in La Jolla Nee Commission
Charles Ives        Symphony No. 2

Guest artist: Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Special guest conductor Christopher Rountree, artistic director and conductor of wild Up, an adventurous chamber group that blends new music, classical repertoire, performance art and pop, leads a unique American program. Bernstein’s dramatic First Symphony was written while he was still in his twenties, and voted outstanding new classical work its debut year by the New York Music Critics Circle. Yeung-ping Chen will compose what is truly a twenty-first century work, a “tele-concerto” in which the orchestra will be in Mandeville and the soloists will “appear” with the orchestra via the internet. Ives’ popular Second Symphony fuses the great European symphony with popular American tunes.


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Alice Teyssier DMA Recital
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 The Threepenny Opera
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com


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Scott Worthington DMA Recital
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Space Administration

Space Administration sets a visual presentation of Ken Hunt’s poem "Apollo Spacecraft"  inside music for bass and electronics by Scott Worthington. The poem uses NASA’s voice transcript of the Apollo 11 mission by erasing most of the words and leaving the time stamps. Through the erasure, Hunt creates an ode to the god Apollo and a rumination on space travel. Worthington’s music lets the bass float weightlessly above a galactic electronic background, created mostly with a Moog synthesizer (a company which became popular just a few years before the Apollo 11 mission).

poetrywillbemadebyall.ch/book/space-administration/ (free pdf download of Hunt’s poem)

scottworthington.com

spacecraftpress.wordpress.com (Ken Hunt’s press)


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The Threepenny Opera
Friday, May 8th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com


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The Threepenny Opera
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com


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The Threepenny Opera
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 11th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

GERNSHEIM AND BRAHMS
A Camera Lucida Concert

BRAHMS: Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2 for Violin and Piano
GERNSHEIM: Quintet No. 2 for Piano and Strings in B minor, Op. 63
BRAHMS: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34

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


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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi and Che-Yen Chen
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

Acclaimed harpsichordist and UCSD lecturer Takae Ohnishi has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. The Gramophone magazine praises her recording of the Goldberg Variations that “Ohnishi’s brilliant artistry immerses the listener in the creative and emotional narratives Bach unfolds with incomparable mastery.”
Currently teaching at USC Thornton School of Music, violist Brian Che-Yen Chen is a founding member of the Formosa String Quartet and Camera Lucida. The Strad magazine describes him as a musician whose “tonal distinction and essential musicality produced an auspicious impression.”
The concert is in UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, featuring its beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.

Carlota Bermejo Recital
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
6:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Thomas Babin Recital
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Bassist Tommy Babin presents his MA recital.


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Lai-Tat Linda Szeto Clarinet Recital
Friday, May 15th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Robert Zelickman

Lai-Tat Linda Szeto, a student of Robert Zelickman, performs her undergraduate senior recital.


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Michael Matsuno Recital
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Flutist Michael Matsuno presents his MA recital.


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Paul Hembree Dissertation Concert
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Composer Paul Hembree presents his PhD dissertation recital.


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Monday Night Jazz: 201B Improv Ensemble
Monday, May 18th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The 95JC concert, under the direction of KAMAU KENYATTA, will feature a small ensemble performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by student musicians. Our instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.


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Jury Concert: Integrative Studies
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 David Borgo: Acoustic & Electronic
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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


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Leah Bowden DMA Recital
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Peter Ko Undergraduate Honors Recital
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Ojai Festival Preview with Steven Schick
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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


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Karis Studio Piano Students
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Graduate piano performance students of Aleck Karis present an informal concert.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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

Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.


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Piano Students
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Undergraduate Juries
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Cole Pendergrass Undergraduate Honors Recital
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

MUS 32VM Voice Students
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 1st, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the students of 95JC present jazz in concert.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Jonathan Hepfer, the UCSD Chamber Orchestra performs.


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95W Indian Music Students
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kartik Seshadri, the students of 95W, World Music perform in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.


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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

SINGERS and CHOIRS

Under the direction of Phil Larson, Singers and Choirs of from UCSD's 95D and 95K ensembles perform.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 5th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Computer Music Concert
Friday, June 5th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of utterance
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

David Chase conducts

Peter Tchaikovsky        Violin Concerto
Jonathan Dove            There Was a Child

Guest artist: Priti Gandhi, soprano; Annelle Gregory, violin; Edward Mout, tenor; North Coast Singers youth choir

Choral Director David Chase leads our season-ending concerts. Annelle Gregory, winner of the 2012 Young Artists Competition, plays Tchaikovsky’s great concerto, one of the most difficult ever written for the violin. There Was a Child, composed by Jonathan Dove in 2009, is a grand cantata in the spirit of Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composed as a tribute to a young man who had died tragically, rather than dwelling in darkness, Dove’s oratorio inspires and uplifts. Setting texts by English and American poets, it is scored for soprano and tenor soloists, children’s choir, chorus, and orchestra.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of utterance
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

David Chase conducts

Peter Tchaikovsky        Violin Concerto
Jonathan Dove            There Was a Child

Guest artist: Priti Gandhi, soprano; Annelle Gregory, violin; Edward Mout, tenor; North Coast Singers youth choir

Choral Director David Chase leads our season-ending concerts. Annelle Gregory, winner of the 2012 Young Artists Competition, plays Tchaikovsky’s great concerto, one of the most difficult ever written for the violin. There Was a Child, composed by Jonathan Dove in 2009, is a grand cantata in the spirit of Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composed as a tribute to a young man who had died tragically, rather than dwelling in darkness, Dove’s oratorio inspires and uplifts. Setting texts by English and American poets, it is scored for soprano and tenor soloists, children’s choir, chorus, and orchestra.


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ICAM Timecode
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
6:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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MUS33C Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Best of ICAM
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free



In an effort to conserve resources and reduce paper waste, we post our concert programs as electronic documents on this page (see listings, below). If you are not at a computer, you can easily access this page by scanning the QR code at right (for iPhones we recommend the Bakodo barcode scanning app). Programs for past concerts dating back to October 2008 are available in our concerts archive. Click here to connect with the archive.

PLEASE NOTE: As an experimental and new music department, much of our music is very intimate and quiet, for this reason, we request that students preparing concert reports refrain from writing or rustling papers during concerts.  We also respect the artistry of our musicians and adhere to a strict policy of NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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