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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TJ Borden, Paul Hembree and James Bean
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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WEDS@7 Eric Huebner performs Roger Reynolds' Piano Etudes
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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

This recital by guest pianist Eric Huebner will feature the entire collection of piano Etudes by György Ligeti, as well as Book I of Roger Reynolds' Piano Etudes.


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It's About Time! Percussion Festival
Thursday, January 11th, 2018
12:00 pm


San Diego Symphony presents:  IT'S ABOUT TIME! Percussion Festival

Steven Schick, festival curator

JANUARY 11 — FEBRUARY 11, 2018

It’s about the rich world of rhythm. It’s about the way we hear musical time!  It’s about the myriad ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature.  It’s about living in natural time!  It’s about listening to the sounds of the outside world, to our own heartbeats, to noises of contemporary life. It’s about time in the 21st century! Our festival is about how sound can convey emotion and deepen the connections among us all.  It’s about how time binds us to each other!  It’s about a fertile and interconnected web of musical partners—musicians, audiences and institutions—spanning all of San Diego.  It’s About Time!

The “It’s About Time” Festival is supported in part by a grant from the American Orchestra’s Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation.


Siu Hei Lee Piano Recital
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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ArtPower presents Compagnie Herve Koubi
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi draws creative strength from his Algerian roots and Mediterranean culture. His company makes its San Diego debut with What the Day Owes to the Night (Ce Que le Jour Doit à la Nuit), a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French Algerian and African male dancers. The piece combines capoeira, martial arts, and urban contemporary dance, and is packed with backflips, head spins, and powerful imagery evocative of Eastern paintings and Islamic architecture. What the Day Owes to the Night is danced to an eclectic score that features Johann Sebastian Bach, Hamza El Din & the Kronos Quartet, and traditional Sufi music.

UC SAN DIEGO PARTNER
International Center

SUPPORT
This project is supported by FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. 


Yarn/Wire
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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


Madison Greenstone Project
Friday, January 19th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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ArtPower presents Aeolus Quartet
Friday, January 19th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Praised by Strad magazine for their “high-octane” performances, the Aeolus Quartet is one of the finest young quartets touring today. Formed in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music by violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson, the quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterpieces and new cutting-edge works with freshness, dedication, and fervor. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings “worthy of a major-league quartet” (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News).

Program
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2; Philip Glass: Quartet No. 3 “Mishima”; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No.14, Op.131

ARTTALK
Pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7 pm.

SPONSORS
Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner; Bjorn Bjerede and Jo Kiernan

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SPONSOR
Joan Jordan Bernstein’s ArtPower Student Engagement Endowed Fund


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Stuart Collection Tour
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
11:00 am
Stuart Collection
Free

Join Steven Schick and the UC San Diego Stuart Collection's Mary Beebe in a walking discussion of the sounds of the Stuart Collection. From Terry Allen's "Silent Tree" to De Saint Phalle's "Sun God" to works by Robert Irwin and finally composer John Luther Adams, let's find out what sculpture sounds like. The final stop on the tour will be John Luther Adams's 2017 installation "The Wind Garden," an interactive sound environment that reacts to the topography and weather of its site in the Theatre District at UC San Diego. This FREE event steps off at the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus at 11am...don't be late!

   An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (Discussion)
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
2:00 pm
San Diego Central Library, Morgan Auditorium
Free

Join "It's Above Time" festival curator Steven Schick as he leads a discussion of the legacy of African-American composer Charles Mingus and his historic Tijuana Moods album project. (This music will be performed on January 22 on the Athenaeum Jazz series.) Panelists for this discussion will include alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, one of the most longstanding members of Charles Mingus' band; Anthony Davis, UC San Diego Professor of Music and noted composer, pianist and improviser; and others to be announced soon. This event is presented with grant support from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This edition of UC San Diego's Helen Edison Lecture Series will take place at the Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common in downtown San Diego.

   An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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1st Year Grad Winter Composition Jury
Friday, January 26th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

First year graduate students present their winter jury concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 26th, in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

The course concert, led by Rand Steiger and Steven Schick, presents a unique collaborative endeavor between first-year composition and performance graduate students.

Program information forthcoming.


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Winter Composition Jury Discussion
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
9:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center 231
Free

First year graduate students studying composition will engage in a discussion of the previous night's winter jury concert.


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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert
Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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

Pianist and Emeritus Professor of Music Cecil Lytle presents the 22nd annual benefit concert for the Lytle Scholarship and the Preuss School at UC San Diego.  

More information regarding the Lytle Scholarship Concert may be found online here.


Department Seminar: Abbey Radar
Monday, January 29th, 2018
11:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida: Beethoven & Grieg
Monday, January 29th, 2018
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Program 
Beethoven, Sonata in g-minor for Cello and Piano, Opus 5 Nr. 2
Grieg, Violin Sonata Nr. 2 in G major, Opus 13
Beethoven, String Quartet "Rasumovsky" in C major, Opus 59 Nr. 3

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website:sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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ArtPower presents: Roland Auzet
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

“Art is a game between all people of all ages.”—Marcel Duchamp

Music is a tool to create and consolidate a totality, a community of reflections on our daily lives.

A bare hands is a sound performance, focused like a magnifying glass on an object that we know well. With my “bare hands,” I will look at … a car. We’ll have an intimate encounter that will reveal the joys of rhythms and sounds.

From the time we were children we have played with and in cars. We travel in them, for sure, but we also talk, take shelter from the rain, eat, and make love in them. Sometime we even live in them…a sad fact too often the case today. 

The car as object will live through sound. It is not mute but its language is secret. It is the secret of all secrets. It contains all the worlds. It is our history; it is.

 An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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Luis Urrea (Discussion)
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
7:00 pm
San Diego Central Library, Morgan Auditorium
Free

Hailed by NPR as a "master storyteller with a rock and roll heart," Luis Urrea is a prolific writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of 16 books, including The Hummingbird's Daughter and Into the Beautiful North. Join "It's About Time" curator Steven Schick for a conversation with Luis Urrea about his life and work and their collaboration on a new version of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat (to be performed at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium on February 3rd) with texts from Urrea's writings. This edition of UC San Diego Extension's Public Events & Lectures series takes place at the San Diego Central Library's Morgan Auditorium.

 An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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Michael Pisaro's "asleep, forest, melody, path"
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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

Michael Pisaro's asleep, forest, melody, path is a rich and resonant work scored for six field recordings (made in six specially chosen sites in San Diego), a large ensemble of instrumentalists and two soloists. A work of both great intimacy and extraordinary emotional and sonic power, asleep, forest, melody, path sketches a sonic portrait of our city and the people who call it home. Percussionist Greg Stuart returns to UC San Diego to lead the performance and joins violinist Erik Carlson as soloist. 

15 Questions with Michael Pisaro.

 An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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Reed Family Concert: Igor Stravinsky "L'Histoire du Soldat"
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
7:30 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

Celebrate the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) with a new setting featuring texts by the extraordinary writer Luis Urrea, the cutting-edge Tijuana dance collective Lux Boreal and UC San Diego’s dynamic new flute professor Wilfrido Terrazas. Music from a hundred years ago along with text, dance and improvised music from today combine to explore real-life problems and joys of Mexicans and Americans as they cross the international border between San Diego and Tijuana.This performance is the annual Reed Family Concert presented by the UC San Diego Department of Music at Mandeville Auditorium.

 An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


Taiwanese Studies presents Pi-hsien Chen, piano
Sunday, February 4th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Erik Carlson / Greg Stuart
Sunday, February 4th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


The Music of Manfred Werder
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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WEDS@7 Aleck Karis, piano
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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

Join us for a concert featuring the music of Claude Debussy on February 7 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center's Concert Hall!

Program will feature:

"Children's Corner," L. 113 (6-movement suite for solo piano)

Etudes, Books No. 1 and 2


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Grad Forum
Friday, February 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
University Art Gallery
Free
Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms. From theatrically-oriented conceptions to virtuosic instrumental solos, this Grad Forum highlights the artistic diversity that coexists here at UCSD.
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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Cross Winds
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4
Roland Auzet - Alone: Theatre and Music for Fiona

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; Fiona Digney, percussion

It has been a tough few years in France – a time of strong crosswinds from every direction. Paris-based circus artist, composer, and percussionist Roland Auzet fights back in a new theatrical percussion concerto written for and commissioned by UC San Diego graduate student Fiona Digney. The balm of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, with one of the most beautiful slow movements ever written, helps calm the currents.

 An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Cross Winds
Sunday, February 11th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4
Roland Auzet - Alone: Theatre and Music for Fiona

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; Fiona Digney, percussion

It has been a tough few years in France – a time of strong crosswinds from every direction. Paris-based circus artist, composer, and percussionist Roland Auzet fights back in a new theatrical percussion concerto written for and commissioned by UC San Diego graduate student Fiona Digney. The balm of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, with one of the most beautiful slow movements ever written, helps calm the currents.

 An It's About Time Festival Featured Event 


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

In a tradition begun by violinist János Négyesy, Soirée for Music Lovers returns on Valentine's Day under the direction of Maestro Négyesy's widow Päivikki Nykter. 


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Lauren Jones, soprano - Graduate Recital
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Christopher Clarino, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Anthony Raffo Dewar, saxophone
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Andrew Raffo Dewar (b. 1975 Rosario, Argentina) is a composer, improviser, woodwind instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist.

Since 1995, he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, performing his work in North America, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Dewar studied with saxophonist/composers Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton and Phillip Greenlief, composer Alvin Lucier, trumpeter/composer Bill Dixon, and multi-instrumentalist improviser Milo Fine. He has also had a long involvement with Indonesian traditional and experimental music, particularly the Minangkabau music of West Sumatra and Central Javanese gamelan.

Andrew Raffo Dewar is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in New College and the School of Music at the University of Alabama.


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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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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WEDS@7 loadbang
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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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Sonic Fluidities
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
8:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
To be announced

Sonic Fluidities
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

March 2-3, 2018
University of California San Diego
Conrad Prebys Music Center

Sound — an un-solid state, a phenomenon of flux and emergence — opens up fluid spaces in which to theorize and create across disciplinary boundaries.  Sound siphons diverse conceptual frameworks and methodologies, allowing them to coexist and take on new forms. Not only does sound borrow from divergent bodies of knowledge, it blurs the distinction between creative practice, research and scholarly work, calling on researchers to consider their interconnected roles as listeners, performers, composers, curators, builders, etc. Sound acts as a conduit for labor from a variety of collaborators, resulting in radical epistemologies and hermeneutics.

The Integrative Studies (IS) program at UC San Diego’s Department of Music is a community of faculty and students whose work moves fluidly between scholarship, performance, improvisation, sound installation, composition, instrument building and more, with the common goal of theorizing through sound.  Our inaugural conference asks questions about what it means to do “integrative studies,” offering the metaphor of “fluidity” as a starting point for querying silos and hierarchies of knowledge.


MUS 33B Final Recording
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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ArtPower presents Smetana Trio
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Founded in 1934, Smetana Trio is today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble. Currently comprised of Jitka Čechová (piano), Jiří Vodička (violin), and Jan Páleníček (cello), the trio perpetuates the interpretational ideals created by their illustrious predecessors as well as other superlative 20th-century chamber music soloists. The Smetana Trio was recently awarded the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Award, the world’s only classical music award voted on by the public.

Program
Alexander Zemlinsky: Trio in D Minor, Op. 3; Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

ARTTALK
Pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7 pm.

SPONSOR
Sam B. Ersan


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Sonic Fluidities
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
8:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
To be announced

Sonic Fluidities
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

March 2-3, 2018
University of California San Diego
Conrad Prebys Music Center

Sound — an un-solid state, a phenomenon of flux and emergence — opens up fluid spaces in which to theorize and create across disciplinary boundaries.  Sound siphons diverse conceptual frameworks and methodologies, allowing them to coexist and take on new forms. Not only does sound borrow from divergent bodies of knowledge, it blurs the distinction between creative practice, research and scholarly work, calling on researchers to consider their interconnected roles as listeners, performers, composers, curators, builders, etc. Sound acts as a conduit for labor from a variety of collaborators, resulting in radical epistemologies and hermeneutics.

The Integrative Studies (IS) program at UC San Diego’s Department of Music is a community of faculty and students whose work moves fluidly between scholarship, performance, improvisation, sound installation, composition, instrument building and more, with the common goal of theorizing through sound.  Our inaugural conference asks questions about what it means to do “integrative studies,” offering the metaphor of “fluidity” as a starting point for querying silos and hierarchies of knowledge.


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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Aleck Karis
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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

The Palimpsest Ensemble present at program curated and conducted by Aleck Karis:


Piano Studio
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Undergrad Forum
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Undergraduate majors and minors from the Department of Music present their first Forum concert of the year.  Forums provide performance and showcase opportunites for majors and minors with supported resources at the Conrad Prebys Music Center.


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Grad Forum
Friday, March 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms. From theatrically-oriented conceptions to virtuosic instrumental solos, this Grad Forum highlights the artistic diversity that coexists here at UCSD.
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32VM Vocal Master Class
Monday, March 12th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Students enrolled in the MUS 32VM: Vocal Master class course, under the instruction of Kirsten Ashley Wiest, perform an end of term recital. Progam to be announced.


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, March 12th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles

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.


Samuel Dunscombe, Clarinets - graduate recital
Monday, March 12th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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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95W World Music Students
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kartik Seshadri, the students of 95W, World Music perform a course concert in the Recital Hall, Room 127 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center.


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Bach Ensembles
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Distinguished Lecture Series: Steve Feld
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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Bass Ensembles
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 16th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Efficient Arrays
Friday, March 16th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Patrick Walders conducts

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
 
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Efficient Arrays
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Patrick Walders conducts

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
 
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Efficient Arrays
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Patrick Walders conducts

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
 
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.


MUS 103B Final Recording
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida: Beethoven & Brahms
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds.  Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Program 
Beethoven, String Quartet "Rasumovsky" in e minor, Opus 59 Nr. 2
Brahms, Piano Quartet in A major, Opus 26

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website:sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


Jordan Morton, double bass - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Madison Greenstone, clarinets - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 6th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Kyle Adam Blair, piano - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Mari Kawamura, piano - Graduate Recital
Monday, April 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Stephanie Richards Trio
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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
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ArtPower presents Harlem Quartet
Friday, April 13th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

After a rave reception at their San Diego debut at ArtPower in 2016, the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet is bringing back its “new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing, and intelligent” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Passionate about advancing diversity in classical music, the quartet engages young audiences by drawing attention to works by minority composers. Since debuting in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, they have performed throughout the U.S. as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada, and in South Africa, where under the auspices of the U.S. State Department they spent two weeks on tour performing concerts and participating in outreach activities.

Program
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”; W.A. Mozart: String Quartet No.17 in B-flat Major, K.458; Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz; Antônio Carlos Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema (arranged by Dave Glenn and Harlem Quartet); Guido López Gavilán: Cuarteto en Guaguancó

ARTTALK
Pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7 pm.

SPONSORS
Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SPONSORS
Joan Jordan Bernstein’s ArtPower Student Engagement Endowed Fund; The Weil Family Foundation


Karis, Carlson, and Nicolas
Friday, April 20th, 2018
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
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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Steven Schick
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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
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A. Tobin Chodos, composition - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 27th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Kartik Seshadri, sitar
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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
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Camera Lucida: Beethoven & Brahms
Monday, April 30th, 2018
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Program 
Beethoven, String Quartet "Rasumovsky" in F major, Opus 59 Nr. 1
Brahms, Piano Quartet in g minor, Opus 25

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website:sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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WEDS@7 Anthony Davis & Mark Dresser
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
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
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James Beauton, percussion - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 4th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Facing-off Across Sunset Boulevard
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Sameer Patel, guest conductor

Arnold Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra
Olivier Messiaen - Un Sourire
Toru Takemitsu - A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden
Hannah Lash - Eating Flowers
Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
 
The twin towering figures of the first half of the 20th century were Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, separated by compositional method, aesthetic direction, and personal style. Nevertheless, they found themselves in Los Angeles at the same time, two great composers in the flood of expatriates driven from Europe by Nazism. “This scene may never have happened,” muses Steven Schick, “but I have often imagined them on opposite sides of Sunset Boulevard (for a while the two lived near each other not far from the Whisky a go go) facing off across the traffic the way they had done across the chasm of artistic difference in Europe.” Three fascinating composers, each indebted in important ways to Stravinsky and Schoenberg, complete the tableau. Sameer Patel (pictured), Associate Conductor for San Diego Symphony, guest conducts.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Facing-off Across Sunset Boulevard
Sunday, May 6th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Sameer Patel, guest conductor

Arnold Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra
Olivier Messiaen - Un Sourire
Toru Takemitsu - A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden
Hannah Lash - Eating Flowers
Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
 
The twin towering figures of the first half of the 20th century were Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, separated by compositional method, aesthetic direction, and personal style. Nevertheless, they found themselves in Los Angeles at the same time, two great composers in the flood of expatriates driven from Europe by Nazism. “This scene may never have happened,” muses Steven Schick, “but I have often imagined them on opposite sides of Sunset Boulevard (for a while the two lived near each other not far from the Whisky a go go) facing off across the traffic the way they had done across the chasm of artistic difference in Europe.” Three fascinating composers, each indebted in important ways to Stravinsky and Schoenberg, complete the tableau. Sameer Patel (pictured), Associate Conductor for San Diego Symphony, guest conducts.


WEDS@7 Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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
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Todd Moellenberg, piano - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Friday, May 11th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Kawamura Pianos Project
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, Ensemble
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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red fish blue fish
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
4:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
Free

red fish blue fish
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
7:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
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
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Barbara Byers, voice - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 18th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Daniel King, percussion - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 18th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Kyle Motl, double bass - Graduate Recital
Monday, May 21st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Tyler J. Borden, cello - Graduate Recital
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Matthew Kline, double bass - DMA2 Graduate Recital
Friday, May 25th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Lauren Jones, Creative Project
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Sean Dowgray, percussion - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Undergrad Forum
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
Undergraduate majors and minors from the Department of Music present their first Forum concert of the year. Forums provide performance and showcase opportunites for majors and minors with supported resources at the Conrad Prebys Music Center.
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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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
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Directed by Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel 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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MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation
Friday, June 1st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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Undergrad Composition Juries
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 4th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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
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WEDS@7 Ensemble Pamplemousse + Line Upon Line
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
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
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95W World Music Students
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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
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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 8th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus A Line Broken
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Rand Steiger - Template
Courtney Bryan - Yet Unheard
Ornette Coleman/arr. A.T. Chodos - Lonely Woman
Gabriel Fauré - Requiem

Guest artists: Helga Davis (pictured) and Priti Gandhi, sopranos; Patrick Walders, baritone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Mark Dresser, contrabass
 
Some lines end too soon. The spiritual crux of this program is Courtney Bryan’s poignant memorial to Sandra Bland and other African-American victims of violence. We’ll pair her music with improvisation, the historical voice of African-American resistance, in Rand Steiger’s Template, in a new orchestra version for trumpet-genius Peter Evans, and a new arrangement by Asher Tobin Chodos of Ornette Coleman’s late be-bop classic. We’ll remember the victims of violence with Fauré’s gentle Requiem.
 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus A Line Broken
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Rand Steiger - Template
Courtney Bryan - Yet Unheard
Ornette Coleman/arr. A.T. Chodos - Lonely Woman
Gabriel Fauré - Requiem

Guest artists: Helga Davis (pictured) and Priti Gandhi, sopranos; Patrick Walders, baritone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Mark Dresser, contrabass
 
Some lines end too soon. The spiritual crux of this program is Courtney Bryan’s poignant memorial to Sandra Bland and other African-American victims of violence. We’ll pair her music with improvisation, the historical voice of African-American resistance, in Rand Steiger’s Template, in a new orchestra version for trumpet-genius Peter Evans, and a new arrangement by Asher Tobin Chodos of Ornette Coleman’s late be-bop classic. We’ll remember the victims of violence with Fauré’s gentle Requiem.
 


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32VM Vocal Master Class
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Students enrolled in the MUS 32VM: Vocal Master class course, under the instruction of Kirsten Ashley Wiest, perform an end of year concert recital. Program to be announced.




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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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