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. 

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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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WEDS@7 Aleck Karis, piano
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Pianist Aleck Karis begins the 2016-2017 Wednesdays@7 concert series with an evening of solo piano pieces by Claude Debussy, Victor Ibarra, Lei Liang and Harrison Birtwistle.


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The Voice Machine
Friday, October 7th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Two years of collaboration between composers and performers at UC San Diego and Stanford University have resulted in The Voice Machine, a four-part performance that seeks to address the questions of what opera is and what is required for its creation.

The Voice Machine features four new works by Constantin Basica, Alexandra Hay, Jessie Marino and Caroline Miller. Sopranos Hillary Jean Young, Ashley Cutright and Kirsten Weist, baritone Jonathan Nussman and pianist Kyle Adam Blair will perform the works as part of UC San Diego’s kallisti ensemble. Featuring lighting design by Jessica C. Flores and technical direction by Jason Ponce, the opera will premiere on Friday, October 7 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater and return on Saturday, October 8 before traveling to Stanford University for performances on October 16 and 17.

The Voice Machine features the following works:

  • Knot an Opera by Constantin Basica
  • How to Survive a 100-Hour Workweek by Caroline Miller
  • Experiments in Opera II by Jessie Marino
  • Metanoia by Alexandra Hay

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The Voice Machine
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Performance #2 of The Voice Machine

Two years of collaboration between composers and performers at UC San Diego and Stanford University have resulted in The Voice Machine, a four-part performance that seeks to address the questions of what opera is and what is required for its creation.

The Voice Machine features four new works by Constantin Basica, Alexandra Hay, Jessie Marino and Caroline Miller. Sopranos Hillary Jean Young, Ashley Cutright and Kirsten Weist, baritone Jonathan Nussman and pianist Kyle Adam Blair will perform the works as part of UC San Diego’s kallisti ensemble. Featuring lighting design by Jessica C. Flores and technical direction by Jason Ponce, the opera will premiere on Friday, October 7 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater and return on Saturday, October 8 before traveling to Stanford University for performances on October 16 and 17.

The Voice Machine features the following works:

  • Knot an Opera by Constantin Basica
  • How to Survive a 100-Hour Workweek by Caroline Miller
  • Experiments in Opera II by Jessie Marino
  • Metanoia by Alexandra Hay

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Kris Davis & Craig Taborn
Monday, October 10th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UC San Diego's Jazz Initiative presents the piano duo Kris Davis and Craig Taborn.

Kris Davis and Craig Taborn will perform together during an evening of original compositions and improvisations.

Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. Davis made her recording debut as a leader with Lifespan (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2003), followed by more for the Fresh Sound label: the quartet discs The Slightest Shift (2006) and Rye Eclipse (2008), as well as the trio set Good Citizen (2010). Her 2011 solo piano album on Clean Feed, Aeriol Piano, appeared on Best of the Year lists in The New York Times, JazzTimes and Artforum. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz piano from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in classical composition from the City College of New York. She currently teaches at the School for Improvised Music.

Craig Taborn is an American pianist, keyboardist and composer who also dabbles in organ and Moog synthesizer. Taborn began playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early age by the freedom expressed in the recordings of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor. While still in school, Taborn toured and recorded with saxophonist James Carter. He went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings while building his reputation as a solo pianist. Taborn has released five albums under his own name and appeared on more than 70 as a sideman.


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James Beauton, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Paradigms”

There have been three distinct mediums through which solo percussion music has been composed since 1955. Each of these compositional motivations has arisen as a parallel to its respective historical context that inevitably gives relevance to these works performed today. Representing each of these periods through such works as Helmut Lachenmann’s Interieur I (1966), Franco Donatoni’s Omar (1985), Philippe Manoury’s Le Livres des Claviers part IV (1986), and Iannis Xenakis’ Okho (1989) offers a time-lapsed look into the history of solo percussion music and its compositional trajectory over the past half century.


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WEDS@7 Mivos Quartet
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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

Declared “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by The Chicago Reader, the Mivos Quartet is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers to present new music to diverse audiences. Since its beginnings in 2008, the quartet has performed works by emerging and established international composers who represent varied aesthetics of contemporary composition. The Mivos Quartet is invested in commissioning and premiering new music for a string quartet, particularly in a context of close collaboration with composers over extended time periods. Recent collaborations include works with Mark Barden (Wien Modern Commission), Dan Blake (Jerome Commission), Richard Carrick (Fromm Commission), Patrick Higgins (ZS), Sam Pluta (Lucerne Festival Commission), Kate Soper, Saul Williams, Scott Wollschleger and Eric Wubbels (CMA commission).

The quartet is committed to working with guest artists, exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics, creating original compositions and arrangements and performing improvised music. The Mivos Quartet has participated in several concert series including Wien Modern (Austria), Transart (Italy), Music at the Phillips (Washington, DC), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Festival International Chihuahua (México), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Asphalt Festival (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music (UK).

Program:

  • Felipe Lara, Corde Vocale
  • Lei Liang, Serashi Fragments
  • Natacha Diels, Nightmare
  • G. F. Haas, String Quartet No. 3

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Sean Dowgray, percussion - Graduate Recital
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Percussionist Sean Dowgray presents his first DMA recital.


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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Fall Composition Juries
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The Fall Composition Juries presents an evening of premieres by graduate composers Lydia Brindamour, Andres Gutierrez Martinez, Wen Liu and Qingqing Wang. Performed by select members of the Palimpsest Ensemble, the works will be juried by distinguished members of UC San Diego's composition faculty.


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Fall Composition Juries Discussion Session
Friday, October 28th, 2016
9:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center 231
Free

Discussion session for the Fall Composition Juries. Public welcome.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young People's Concert
Friday, October 28th, 2016
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music Steven Schick will conduct the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' annual Young People’s Concert, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Schick will lead attendees through an enlightening and entertaining performance of select excerpts of the opening concert, with commentary from the podium. Reservations are required.

Call (858) 534-4637 or register at Eventbrite.com for this event.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Aeriality by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (2010-11)
  • Le Poème de l’extase by Alexander Scriabin (1905-08)
  • Lachrimae  by Bryce Dessner (2012)
  • Symphony No. 5  by Ludwig van Beethoven (1804-08)

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 62nd season samples music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted as pivots and became jumping-off points for new arcs of musical development in the composers' later years. The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens the season with what may be the most famous music ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, premiered when its composer was 38. The classic monumentality of No. 5 contrasts sharply with the steamy sensuality of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, composed when Scriabin was 36. In more recent years, Thorvaldsdottir and Dessner similarly sketched colorful accounts of newer musical landscapes.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Aeriality by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (2010-11)
  • Le Poème de l’extase by Alexander Scriabin (1905-08)
  • Lachrimae  by Bryce Dessner (2012)
  • Symphony No. 5  by Ludwig van Beethoven (1804-08)

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 62nd season samples music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted as pivots and became jumping-off points for new arcs of musical development in the composers' later years. The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens the season with what may be the most famous music ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, premiered when its composer was 38. The classic monumentality of No. 5 contrasts sharply with the steamy sensuality of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, composed when Scriabin was 36. In more recent years, Thorvaldsdottir and Dessner similarly sketched colorful accounts of newer musical landscapes.


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WEDS@7 Pamplemousse Ensemble
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Ensemble Pamplemousse brings new flavors and objects to a new form, a new piece, a new experience. Instead of discrete pieces filling out your typical concert, the composer-performer collective has co-authored a piece of strange magic, an exquisite corpse of exquisite corpses, a work sending each members' talents and specialties skittering across its surface. This concert-length set has been developed collectively by bringing together everyone's favorite sounds and materials together into one exhilarating combination, developed by all. What a better way to reach the sublimely absurd than the classic mashup revisited by Pamplemousse?

Collaboratively composed by: Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino, Dave Broome, Bryan Jacobs, and Weston Olencki


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ArtPower presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio
Friday, November 4th, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtPower presents a performance by pianist Michael Brown, violinist Elena Urioste and cellist Nicholas Canellakis. Brown, Urioste and Canellakis have established themselves as three of the most sought-after young virtuosos on the music scene today. Individually, they have been winners of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme, Sphinx, and the Concert Artists Guild competitions. They have performed in prestigious venues across the United States and in Europe, including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and London’s Wigmore and Royal Festival Halls. Making their San Diego debut, the trio aspires to captivate its audience with superb musicianship and an overall engaging performance.

The trio's program will include:

  • Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3 by Ernest Chausson (1881)
  • Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob XV:29 by Joseph Haydn (1797)
  • Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn (1845)
  • Elegie, Op. 23 by Josef Suk (1902)

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Chamber Music Recital featuring Robert Zelickman
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 7th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $33

Faculty/Staff: $25

Students: FREE

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Now in its ninth season, Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and University of California San Diego Music. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who call San Diego home.

Camera Lucida is directed by UC San Diego Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests. The ensemble has established a tradition of musically ambitious programs that maintain the flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world, in large part due to the assurance of its established ensemble.


Subscription and single tickets available at the 

UC San Diego Box Office beginning September 13

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Judith Hamann, cello - Graduate Recital
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Rachel Beetz, flute - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 Anthony Burr
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UC San Diego Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Music Anthony Burr and guest composer Thomas Meadowcroft present an evening of musical collaborations as part of UC San Diego Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series.


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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Michael Matsuno, flute - Graduate Recital
Friday, November 18th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Directed by Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel Choir combines hundreds of voices to fill Mandeville Auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs and gospel.


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, November 28th, 2016
12:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Monday Night Jazz

The MUS 95JC course concert will feature a small ensemble performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by students. The instrumentation will include vocals, violin, saxophones, a rhythm section and Afro-Latin percussion.


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Karis Piano Studio Students
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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MUS 33A Final Recording
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 136
Free

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MUS 103A Final Recording
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Christopher Clarino, percussion - Graduate Recital
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 264
Free

Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 136
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky (1930)
  • new true mirrors, furrowed, flooded, extended quite far by Kevin Zhang (2016)
  • In the Midst of Flux by Gity Razaz (2013)
  • Symphony No. 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1808)

This performance will feature classical and neo-classical compositions that demonstrate two radically different approaches to the symphony: Beethoven’s loving evocation of the Austrian countryside follows the stark beauty of Stravinsky’s devout statement of faith. These iconic works share the stage with two emerging composers. Kevin Zhang, this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient, will compose a concerto for two violins, performed by co-concertmasters David Buckley and Peter Clarke. Young Iranian-American composer Gity Razaz balances influences from two musical worlds with enormous sophistication in her 2013 composition.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky (1930)
  • new true mirrors, furrowed, flooded, extended quite far by Kevin Zhang (2016)
  • In the Midst of Flux by Gity Razaz (2013)
  • Symphony No. 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1808)

This performance will feature classical and neo-classical compositions that demonstrate two radically different approaches to the symphony: Beethoven’s loving evocation of the Austrian countryside follows the stark beauty of Stravinsky’s devout statement of faith. These iconic works share the stage with two emerging composers. Kevin Zhang, this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient, will compose a concerto for two violins, performed by co-concertmasters David Buckley and Peter Clarke. Young Iranian-American composer Gity Razaz balances influences from two musical worlds with enormous sophistication in her 2013 composition.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 5th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $33

Faculty/Staff: $25

Students: FREE

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Now in its ninth season, Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and University of California San Diego Music. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who call San Diego home.

Camera Lucida is directed by UC San Diego Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests. The ensemble has established a tradition of musically ambitious programs that maintain the flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world, in large part due to the assurance of its established ensemble.


Subscription and single tickets available at the 

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


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Rachel Allen, trumpet - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Tommy Babin, bass - Graduate Recital
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Neue Vocalsolisten
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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Aleck Karis, Erik Carlson and Michael Nicolas
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, January 9th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $33

Faculty/Staff: $25

Students: FREE

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Now in its ninth season, Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and University of California San Diego Music. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who call San Diego home.

Camera Lucida is directed by UC San Diego Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests. The ensemble has established a tradition of musically ambitious programs that maintain the flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world, in large part due to the assurance of its established ensemble.


Subscription and single tickets available at the 

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


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Ryan Nestor, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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ArtPower presents Lea DeLaria
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents: 

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her SAG Award–winning stand-out role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. However, her multifaceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has in fact spanned decades. She was the featured vocalist at the 50th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. For her ArtPower debut, DeLaria will treat the audience to her beautiful vocal jazz styling and witty commentary. Expect vocal and comedic fireworks.

“ . . . a must . . . for fans of evocative composition, emotional storytelling, and music in general.”—Broadwayworld.com


Geoffrey Gartner, cello
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Self supported event

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ArtPower presents L-E-V Dance Company
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents:

Founded by choreographer Park Soon-Ho, Bereishit is a Seoul-based dance company that approaches the Korean traditional culture from a contemporary perspective. The company explores the issues of identity and transformation with a dance style that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dance with sleek artistry and urban cool.

With an all-male cast, Bereishit’s West Coast debut includes two works—Bow, an athletic duet inspired by the tradition of archery, explores the boundaries of sports and dance; and the intensely physical Balance and Imbalance, which features brilliant and fun interplay among five dancers, a pair of Korean traditional drummers, and one traditional pansori singer.

“The street style in dress and movement disguises finely honed skill in balancing bodies at extraordinary angles and in extraordinary configurations.”—Critical Dance


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1st Year Grad Winter Composition Jury Concert
Friday, January 20th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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1st Year Grad Winter Juries, Discussion Session
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center 231
Free

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John Fonville Portrait Concert and Celebration
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Michiko Ogawa, clarinets - Graduate Recital
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 John Fonville Portrait Concert
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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ArtPower presents Enso String Quartet
Friday, January 27th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents:

Named “one of the eminent string quartets of our era” by Classical Voice, the Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet has risen to the front rank of chamber music performers. Founded at Yale University in 1999, the quartet has been described by Strad magazine as “thrilling,” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities.” The quartet quickly went on to win numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artist Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet competition. Derived from the Japanese zen painting of the circle, enso represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life, and the fullness of the spirit.

Program
Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 2; Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi; Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major; Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade


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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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

Proceeds from ticket sales and 100% of donations benefit the Lytle Scholarship Endowment, providing scholarship support for graduates of The Preuss School UC San Diego attending Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego.

For more information about the concert and scholarships, please visit: rels.ucsd.edu


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WEDS@7 Reed Family Concert - Boulez: Répons
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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MUS206 Sound Installation Seminar Presentation
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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SlowSD - Festival of Slow Music
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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SlowSD - Festival of Slow Music
Friday, February 10th, 2017
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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SlowSD - Festival of Slow Music
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

  • Barber of Seville overture Gioachino Rossini
  • Violin Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sinfonia Luciano Berio

Guest Artist: David Bowlin, violin; kallisti, vocal octet

Another re-imagining of what the symphony might be. In 1969 the 44-year-old Luciano Berio confronted the imposing heritage of Beethoven and Mahler and composed his Sinfonia, for orchestra and vocal octet, performed here by Kallisti under the artistic direction of Susan Narucki. Also on the program are Beethoven’s majestic Violin Concerto, with soloist David Bowlin, and Rossini’s much-loved overture.


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SlowSD - Festival of Slow Music
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

  • Barber of Seville overture Gioachino Rossini
  • Violin Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sinfonia Luciano Berio

Guest Artist: David Bowlin, violin; kallisti, vocal octet

Another re-imagining of what the symphony might be. In 1969 the 44-year-old Luciano Berio confronted the imposing heritage of Beethoven and Mahler and composed his Sinfonia, for orchestra and vocal octet, performed here by Kallisti under the artistic direction of Susan Narucki. Also on the program are Beethoven’s majestic Violin Concerto, with soloist David Bowlin, and Rossini’s much-loved overture.


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Jennifer Bewerse, cello - Graduate Recital
Friday, February 17th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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ArtPower presents Dover Quartet and Avi Avital
Friday, February 17th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents:

The New Yorker recently dubbed the Dover Quartet as “the young American string quartet of the moment.” The group catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. They return to the ArtPower stage with Avi Avital, one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. Acknowledged by the New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” Avital is the first-ever mandolin player to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Instrumental Soloist category.

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne in D Minor, for solo mandolin; David Bruce: Cymbeline for string quartet and mandolin; Bedřich Smetana: Quartet No. 1, “From My Life”; Sulkhan Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures for string quartet and mandolin


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Camera Lucida
Monday, February 20th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $33

Faculty/Staff: $25

Students: FREE

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Now in its ninth season, Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and University of California San Diego Music. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who call San Diego home.

Camera Lucida is directed by UC San Diego Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests. The ensemble has established a tradition of musically ambitious programs that maintain the flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world, in large part due to the assurance of its established ensemble.


Subscription and single tickets available at the 

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Kyle Motl, bass - Graduate Recital
Friday, February 24th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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ArtPower Dublin Guitar Quartet
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents:

They might play traditional Spanish-style classical guitars, but they’re not your standard guitar ensemble. Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since their formation, the quartet has worked to expand the genre’s limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces. With the help of 8- and 11-string guitars, the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, and György Ligeti. Expect a dynamic, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience at their San Diego debut with ArtPower.

Program

Bryce Dessner: Aheym; Philip Glass: Saxophone Quartet; Rachel Grimes: Book of Leaves; William Kanengiser: Gongan; Nikita Koshkin: Changing the Guard; György Ligeti: Inaktelki Nóták and Mátraszentimrei Dalok; Marc Mellits: Quartet; Urmas Sisask: Songs in Honour of the Virgin Mary;

 


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Felipe Rossi, composition - Graduate Recital
Monday, March 6th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Karis Piano Studio Students
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Bass Ensembles
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

ArtPower presents Bereishit Dance Company
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


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Jonathan Nussman, baritone - Graduate Recital
Friday, March 10th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Kiyoe Wellington, bass - Graduate Recital
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, March 13th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ: 

The 95JC concert 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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MUS 33B Final Recording
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 136
Free

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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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MUS 133 Projects in New Music Performance
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 136
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 17th, 2017
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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UC San Diego Bach Ensemble
Friday, March 17th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Friday, March 17th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

REQUIEM - Giuseppe Verdi

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; Victoria Vargas, mezzo-soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; Colin Ramsey, bass-baritone; San Diego Master Chorale; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Verdi composed his magnificent Requiem in 1874, when he was in his sixties and thought that he had retired.  His Requiem happened almost by accident: Verdi proposed that a setting of that great text should be made by a group of composers, but when the others dropped out, he wrote the whole thing himself. Millions of music-lovers have been grateful ever since for Verdi’s un-retirement. The symphony and chorus will be joined in this production by guest choruses and operatic soloists for the concert event of the season.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

REQUIEM - Giuseppe Verdi

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; Victoria Vargas, mezzo-soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; Colin Ramsey, bass-baritone; San Diego Master Chorale; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Verdi composed his magnificent Requiem in 1874, when he was in his sixties and thought that he had retired.  His Requiem happened almost by accident: Verdi proposed that a setting of that great text should be made by a group of composers, but when the others dropped out, he wrote the whole thing himself. Millions of music-lovers have been grateful ever since for Verdi’s un-retirement. The symphony and chorus will be joined in this production by guest choruses and operatic soloists for the concert event of the season.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

REQUIEM - Giuseppe Verdi

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; Victoria Vargas, mezzo-soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; Colin Ramsey, bass-baritone; San Diego Master Chorale; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Verdi composed his magnificent Requiem in 1874, when he was in his sixties and thought that he had retired.  His Requiem happened almost by accident: Verdi proposed that a setting of that great text should be made by a group of composers, but when the others dropped out, he wrote the whole thing himself. Millions of music-lovers have been grateful ever since for Verdi’s un-retirement. The symphony and chorus will be joined in this production by guest choruses and operatic soloists for the concert event of the season.


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Bonnie Lander Graduate Recital
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Drew Ceccato Graduate Recital
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Keir GoGwilt, violin - Graduate Recital
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Madison Greenstone, clarinets - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Formosa Quartet
Friday, April 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano - Graduate Recital
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 17th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $33

Faculty/Staff: $25

Students: FREE

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Now in its ninth season, Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and University of California San Diego Music. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who call San Diego home.

Camera Lucida is directed by UC San Diego Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests. The ensemble has established a tradition of musically ambitious programs that maintain the flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world, in large part due to the assurance of its established ensemble.


Subscription and single tickets available at the 

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


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WEDS@7 On Structure: Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

ON STRUCTURE : JESSIE MARINO + NATACHA DIELS

On Structure is a sound-centric performance duo. The 
New York based ensemble uses improvised and composed
Sounds {and the fluctuation of these sounds} to brew 
Transferable art pieces which may 
Ravage the realms of the performer, audience or space itself. 
Uncovering the hidden motions of sound, freeing 
Compositions from the fluorescence of the concert expectation. 
Topsy-turvy. 
Use of lasers, wigs, electronics, cellosandflutes; 
Repurposing life experiences for music glitches and muscle twitches. 
Eclipse boundaries of the stage.


Link to Jim Chute's April 2015 article about On Structure


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ArtPower Ariel Quartet
Friday, April 21st, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents: 

Characterized by their youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel 16 years ago, when the members were young students, the quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. They currently serve as the faculty quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts—a remarkable achievement for an ensemble so young. This award-winning quartet has performed widely in North America, Europe, and Israel, and will be making their San Diego debut at ArtPower.

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5; Mahammed Fairouz: New Commission; Robert Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3


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Kartik Seshadri, sitar
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas, accompanied by Pandit Arup Chattopadhyay. Seshadri's CD Sublime Ragas was recently amongSonglines 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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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, harpsichord
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Acclaimed harpsichordist and UC San Diego 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.”

The concert is in UC San Diego's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, featuring its beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Fiona Digney, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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ArtPower St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, May 5th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents:

Back by popular demand, the “witty, buoyant, and widely attentive” (The Gazette, Montreal) St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world-class chamber ensemble. Serving as ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University since 1998, the quartet continues to build their reputation for imaginative and spontaneous music making through an energetic commitment to the established quartet literature, as well as the championing of new works by such composers as John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Ezequiel Viñao, and Jonathan Berger.

Program

John Adams: Second Quartet; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135; Camille Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 112


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Michael Gerdes conducts

  • Concerto for Flute - Carl Nielsen
  • Biennale Snapshots - Vivian Fung U.S. PREMIERE
  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky

Guest artist: Carlos Aguilar, flute (2015 Young Artists Winner)

Guest conductor Michael Gerdes leads a perennial favorite, Pictures at an Exhibition, composed when Mussorgsky was 35. That should have been the midpoint of a great career, but–tragically–he was dead only seven years later. LJS&C Young Artists first-place winner Carlos Aguilar plays Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, a very playful (and a very funny) piece of music. Vivian Fung offers her own set of “pictures” in a colorful musical response to works of public art from the 2014-16 Vancouver Art Biennale.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, May 7th, 2017
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Michael Gerdes conducts

  • Concerto for Flute - Carl Nielsen
  • Biennale Snapshots - Vivian Fung U.S. PREMIERE
  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky

Guest artist: Carlos Aguilar, flute (2015 Young Artists Winner)

Guest conductor Michael Gerdes leads a perennial favorite, Pictures at an Exhibition, composed when Mussorgsky was 35. That should have been the midpoint of a great career, but–tragically–he was dead only seven years later. LJS&C Young Artists first-place winner Carlos Aguilar plays Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, a very playful (and a very funny) piece of music. Vivian Fung offers her own set of “pictures” in a colorful musical response to works of public art from the 2014-16 Vancouver Art Biennale.


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WEDS@7 kallisti Presents Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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kallisti Presents Chamber Opera
Friday, May 12th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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kallisti Presents Chamber Opera
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 15th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $33

Faculty/Staff: $25

Students: FREE

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Now in its ninth season, Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and University of California San Diego Music. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who call San Diego home.

Camera Lucida is directed by UC San Diego Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests. The ensemble has established a tradition of musically ambitious programs that maintain the flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world, in large part due to the assurance of its established ensemble.


Subscription and single tickets available at the 

UCSD Box Office beginning Sept. 13th

Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Tobin Chodos - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Yvette Jackson Graduate Recital
Friday, May 19th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Stephen Lewis, piano - Graduate Recital
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Carlson and Karis
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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ArtPower presents Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents: 

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, who passed away in 1988. During this time, the two dancers redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form, and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent, and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns to UC San Diego with Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Dance, which includes two works—D-Man in the Waters and Story/. Both are accompanied by live music.


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Marcelo Flores Lazcano, composer - Dissertation Recital
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Jury Concert: Integrative Studies
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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.


Leah Bowden, percussion - Graduate Recital
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

MUS 103C Undergraduate Juries
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Piano Students
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ: 

The 95JC concert 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.


MUS 33C Final Recording
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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95W Indian Music Students
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 9th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

David Chase conducts

  • Beatrice and Benedict - Hector Berlioz
  • Verklärte Nacht - Arnold Schoenberg
  • The Lovers - Samuel Barber

Love gone awry, love gone bad, love gone very well indeed. David Chase concludes his 43-year tenure as Choral Director with a program inspired by love in its many faces. Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has delighted audiences everywhere, Schoenberg’s macabre love-story haunted Viennese audiences, and Barber’s explicit settings shocked Philadelphians at their premiere.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

David Chase conducts

  • Beatrice and Benedict - Hector Berlioz
  • Verklärte Nacht - Arnold Schoenberg
  • The Lovers - Samuel Barber

Love gone awry, love gone bad, love gone very well indeed. David Chase concludes his 43-year tenure as Choral Director with a program inspired by love in its many faces. Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has delighted audiences everywhere, Schoenberg’s macabre love-story haunted Viennese audiences, and Barber’s explicit settings shocked Philadelphians at their premiere.


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32VM Vocal Master Class
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Best of ICAM
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater




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.

Please Note: The Department of Music does not take responsibility for the content of external websites, Facebook pages, and other outside UCSD.

 

Copies of concerts performed by the faculty and students of UCSD Music Department are available for educational use only by the performers, composers and faculty involved in the event pursuit to all applicable copyright laws. View our Dubbing Policy for more information.

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