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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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Caroline Louise Miller, composer - Graduate Recital
Monday, March 18th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Biomes: A Musical Life-Form Tour
An evening of works inspired by surrealism, dreams, and biology. 

Collaborators:
Kyle Motl, contrabass | Mari Kawamura, piano | Alexandria Smith, trumpet | Teresa Diaz de Cossio, bass flute | Ilana Waniuk, violin

Works:
Reductionism is a Dirty Word
Subsong
Hydra Nightingale
Jungles: Remix
Spelunking
(*World Premiere)
Phobiaphages


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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 1st, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego 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.


Mahler: Piano Quartet in a minor
Berg: Adagio for clarinet, violin and piano from the Chamber Symphony
Bruch: from Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Opus 83
Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Opus 5
Webern: Two Pieces for cello and piano
Berg: Hier ist Friede for violin, cello, piano and harmonium
Dvorak:  Five Bagatelles for string trio and harmonium, Opus 47

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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 Office. Ticket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). 


 


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WEDS@7 Black Lives Matter
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Black Lives Matter, a program directed by composer/pianist/improvisor Anthony Davis, presents arias and duets from X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Amistad and Central Park Five with bassist Kevin Short, baritone Carl DuPont, and pianist Alan Johnson.

 


 


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Madison Greenstone, clarinets - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 5th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Johannes Brahms:  Sonata Op. 120 Nr. 2 in Eb Major for Clarinet and Piano, 1895
I. Allegro Amabile
II. Appassionato, Ma Non Troppo Allegro
III. Andante Con Moto - Allegro
featuring Mari Kawamura, piano

Helmut Lachenmann: Dal Niente (Interieur III), 1970
for a solo Clarinet-Player

Madison Greenstone: Corridors
for room-responsive mixer feedback


 


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Undergraduate Honors: Remi Ha, piano
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program to be announced.

 


 


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BlueRail
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center
Free

BlueRail is a two-hour-long, multidisciplinary, international, site-specific and improvised performance that moves through the halls, patio, stairs and secret little corners of the CPMC building. Over 40 extraordinary musicians, dancers, and visual artists from UCSD, San Diego, and Baja California will create BlueRail's audio-visual world. Like runners passing the baton in a relay race, these artists tag each other in and out of ensembles that will grow and change through parts of the building that we've chosen for the special ways in which they invite new social, convivial and communal dynamics. We invite the audience to take over the music building with us!

The event will be free and open to the public. Food and drinks will also be provided. The title BlueRail honors the dynamics of circulation that have shaped peoples' lives in the region. Like the trolleys that change direction at the border, BlueRail explores improvised ways of listening and sound that push and pull in many directions at once. We hope you will join us for this moving concert that fosters community in a fun and innovative way, while it also brings much-needed warmth to our building!


 


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SpringFest: SoundAmour
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Courtyard
SpringFest 2019
Free


An afternoon of improvisatory performance continues with a showcase of collaborative, interdisciplinary work in CPMC’s courtyard. 

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Hermetic Art Party
Monday, April 8th, 2019
12:00 pm
WLH 2146
SpringFest 2019
Free


Hermetic Art Party—a multidisciplinary performance collective featuring Anthony Vine, Madison Greenstone, and Katy Gilmore—will present a four day art and brend party from April 8th - 11th. The party will take place in the confines of room 2146 in Warren Lecture Hall, and function as a reclusive hideaway running parallel to the the rest of Springfest.

Each day will feature an installation in the afternoon, followed by a performance in the evening. The festival will feature artists and musicians from UCSD’s music, literature, and visual arts departments, as well as artists outside the university, including Erik Carlson, John Dombroski (Visual Arts), Daniel Meyer (Joshua Tree) and Ben Rempel (LA), Michael Matsuno, Celeste Oram, Zach Bushnell (Literature), and Hermetic Art Party.

A journal of prose, interviews, and poetry written and compiled by the participating artists will be available free of charge while supplies last.

Please note: This event is "ongoing" throughout the festival.  Visit the Event Link for specific information regarding the schedule of daily events.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Experiments in Entropy
Monday, April 8th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


Experiments in Entropy features three diverse works which explore electronic, and electronically processed, sounds. The SElectOR ensemble performs electronic improvisations, featuring both synthesized and electroacoustic sounds. Anqi Liu’s work for modular synthesizer invites the listener to experience the spectral nuances and microcosmic spaces created by her live-patching of the instrument. Andres Gutiérrez’s work Auscultation explores the sonic qualities of different materials (such as metal and cardboard boxes) which are amplified and excited through contact microphones and speakers, and then projected spatially to create an immersive sonic experience.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


“Power of Photography for Humanity” public presentation by Reza
Monday, April 8th, 2019
6:00 pm
UC San Diego Atkinson Hall Auditorium - Qualcomm Institute
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SpringFest: Pic.co.lo!
Monday, April 8th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
SpringFest 2019
Free


A concert that explores registral limits and compositions that navigate them. UC San Diego graduate flutists will perform piccolo music by Kaija Saariaho, Hilda Paredes and Mario Lavista, along with premieres of chamber music by Jessie Downs, Nick Deyoe and Wilfrido Terrazas.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Hermetic Art Party
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
12:00 pm
WLH 2146
SpringFest 2019
Free


Hermetic Art Party—a multidisciplinary performance collective featuring Anthony Vine, Madison Greenstone, and Katy Gilmore—will present a four day art and brend party from April 8th - 11th. The party will take place in the confines of room 2146 in Warren Lecture Hall, and function as a reclusive hideaway running parallel to the the rest of Springfest.

Each day will feature an installation in the afternoon, followed by a performance in the evening. The festival will feature artists and musicians from UCSD’s music, literature, and visual arts departments, as well as artists outside the university, including Erik Carlson, John Dombroski (Visual Arts), Daniel Meyer (Joshua Tree) and Ben Rempel (LA), Michael Matsuno, Celeste Oram, Zach Bushnell (Literature), and Hermetic Art Party.

A journal of prose, interviews, and poetry written and compiled by the participating artists will be available free of charge while supplies last.

Please note: This event is "ongoing" throughout the festival.  Visit the Event Link for specific information regarding the schedule of daily events.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: ...Which Reminds Me...
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

SpringFest 2019
Free



This concert features a selection of interdisciplinary pieces that engage with theatricality, surreality, and ritual. There will be three brand new works, including the premiere of Josh Charney's music/drama Phaedra for piano, voice and playback, UC San Diego alum Yvette Jackson's new piece for fixed media, and Tobin Chodos' realization of Richard Nixon's Piano Concerto #1. The program will also feature UC San Diego graduate and musicologist Heidi Von Gundun's Whistle Music: A Sonic Exorcism, a work that explores ritual music surrounding various culture's exorcism ceremonies. Lastly, an ensemble will honor a friend of the music department, Ryoko Amadee Goguen, with a performance of her composition Pelican Fish Button.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: XX
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


XX presents its fourth concert featuring music created by women. Themes invoke multiple scales of time and space—from Celestial bodies light-years from Earth, to mysterious geological formations underground, to an aria for the queen of the crickets. On a human time-scale, experience a live acoustic soundscape of Tehran, Iran at 7am, and contemplate the flaws that may be integral to our identities. Video installations will be running at Conrad Prebys Music Center throughout the week.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Hermetic Art Party
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
12:00 pm
WLH 2146
SpringFest 2019
Free


Hermetic Art Party—a multidisciplinary performance collective featuring Anthony Vine, Madison Greenstone, and Katy Gilmore—will present a four day art and brend party from April 8th - 11th. The party will take place in the confines of room 2146 in Warren Lecture Hall, and function as a reclusive hideaway running parallel to the the rest of Springfest.

Each day will feature an installation in the afternoon, followed by a performance in the evening. The festival will feature artists and musicians from UCSD’s music, literature, and visual arts departments, as well as artists outside the university, including Erik Carlson, John Dombroski (Visual Arts), Daniel Meyer (Joshua Tree) and Ben Rempel (LA), Michael Matsuno, Celeste Oram, Zach Bushnell (Literature), and Hermetic Art Party.

A journal of prose, interviews, and poetry written and compiled by the participating artists will be available free of charge while supplies last.

Please note: This event is "ongoing" throughout the festival.  Visit the Event Link for specific information regarding the schedule of daily events.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Blue Heron
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
SpringFest 2019
Free


Matt Kline will perform works for Double Bass by Catherine Lamb, Eva-Maria Houben and Pauline Oliveros.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: red fish blue fish
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


red fish blue fish presents: Uchronian worlds

The word uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time-period of our world, in contrast to altogether fictional lands or worlds.

Uchronian worlds is an exploration of sonic landscapes where the listener is transported to new constructed worlds. Exploring the relationships between time, space and temporal sonorites, this program will feature works from composers such as Sarah Hennies, Fritz Hauser and Josh Levine. Also being presented are world premieres from Lydia Winsor Brindamour and Aristea Mellos.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Ghost Music
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
9:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


Ghost Music (2007-2008) is an evening-length work for solo percussion by Hudson Valley-based composer and Bard College faculty member Matt Sargent. Scored for a humble array of resonant metals, the piece creates an organic and breathing space through the use of recursive materials and unfolding processes: a “sanctuary in a suitcase.”

Audience members are encouraged to bring cushions, blankets, mats or whatever will make them comfortable, since the space will be cleared of chairs. (Please note that folding chairs will be available for those who need them.)

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Hermetic Art Party
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
12:00 pm
WLH 2146
SpringFest 2019
Free


Hermetic Art Party—a multidisciplinary performance collective featuring Anthony Vine, Madison Greenstone, and Katy Gilmore—will present a four day art and brend party from April 8th - 11th. The party will take place in the confines of room 2146 in Warren Lecture Hall, and function as a reclusive hideaway running parallel to the the rest of Springfest.

Each day will feature an installation in the afternoon, followed by a performance in the evening. The festival will feature artists and musicians from UCSD’s music, literature, and visual arts departments, as well as artists outside the university, including Erik Carlson, John Dombroski (Visual Arts), Daniel Meyer (Joshua Tree) and Ben Rempel (LA), Michael Matsuno, Celeste Oram, Zach Bushnell (Literature), and Hermetic Art Party.

A journal of prose, interviews, and poetry written and compiled by the participating artists will be available free of charge while supplies last.

Please note: This event is "ongoing" throughout the festival.  Visit the Event Link for specific information regarding the schedule of daily events.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Songs, Texts, Canons
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


Songs, Texts, Canons: new works for solo voice and electronics

Baritone Jonathan Nussman presents a program of works for voice and computer, featuring the premiere of two new installments in his ongoing series, Canons for a Solo Singer. Also on the program is Nathan Hearing’s Medical Text p. 57 for voice and live electronics (2017). Collaborators include Alexandria Smith on flugelhorn, and a computer program written by John Burnett.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Unbound from Space and Time
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
SpringFest 2019
Free


Unbound from Space and Time: Spatial Compositions of Karlheinz Stockhausen

Spanning three decades of his oeuvre, an evening of spatial compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The concepts of each of Stockhausen’s works were perpetually expanded upon, which created a cohesive universe within itself. The earliest of the works on the program, YLEM, sonically imagines the Big Bang with a large ensemble of mixed acoustic and electronic instruments. Time and space musically are connected in  Stockhausen’s world and in his seven day opera Licht, the thematic material transcends through time on cellular and celestial levels.

The concert will begin in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall before moving outdoors.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Vision de l'Amen
Friday, April 12th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
SpringFest 2019
Free


Olivier Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen

Pianists Mari Kawamura and Sasha Burdin perform Visions de l’Amen, a majestic and mysterious work for two pianos that Messiaen wrote in 1943, shortly after having been released from a prisoner of war camp. The work was the first of his many collaborations with Yvonne Loriod, his future wife and his lifetime muse. They premiered the work that year in the Nazi-occupied Paris. This dramatic, almost 45 minute piece, seems influenced not only by Messiaen’s Catholic faith, but also his conflict with his growing forbidden passion toward Loriod, and longing for world peace.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Tacos Varios
Friday, April 12th, 2019
6:30 pm
The Loft at UC San Diego
SpringFest 2019
Free


Tacos Varios at The Loft at UC San Diego

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Tales from the Wasteland
Friday, April 12th, 2019
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


On Friday, April 12th, parallel universes converge in the blackbox theater at UC San Diego's Department of Music. Digital ghosts banished from our reality return from the void, human-creature hybrids relate the grisly cost of adapting to climate change, an afrofuturistic spaceship takes flight, a musician meets his DJ doppelgänger, and more in this series of dark, humorous, and strange musical acts from the beyond.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest Music at Balboa Park
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
12:00 pm
Balboa Park Botanical Building, east lawn
SpringFest 2019
Free


Planning for this event is in development.  Performance information and times will be announced.  

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano - Graduate Recital
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest presents her final recital at UC San Diego, featuring four works written for her unique voice by composers Gérard Pape, James Erber, Joseph Bishara, and Jeffrey Holmes. 

Program:
Joseph Bishara – Black Sunday *world premiere
Gérard Pape – Being Beauteous
Kaija Saariaho – Luonnon kasvot and selections from Leino-laulut
James Erber – Phoenix
Jeffrey Holmes – Mara *world premiere

Performed with Kyle Adam Blair, piano


 


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CEMEC (California Electronic Music Exchange Concert)
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. 

The 2019 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and CalArts.

A 2019 Springfest Event



 


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SpringFest: Songs from Patmos
Sunday, April 14th, 2019
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
SpringFest 2019
Free


Songs from Patmos: Music for the End of the World

In a cave, on a rock, off the coast of second century Anatolia, John saw a vision of the end of days and penned his Apokalypsis. While this text sat for centuries on the fringes of the Christian canon, today many of its vivid images have entered the western popular consciousness through songs, visual art, and literature of various kinds. From the great pit of scorpion-tailed locusts, to the Beast and his pals running amok across the face of the Earth, Songs from Patmos, sets excerpts from Revelation as a series of chaotic vignettes, which explore the book’s dense layers of references, as well as its possible relevance to our modern world, and the human experience at large.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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SpringFest: Festival Finale
Sunday, April 14th, 2019
4:00 pm
Sandbox
SpringFest 2019
Free


Springfest joins forces with San Diego-based performing artists for an evening of music, dance, theater and socializing. Ongoing performances will occur throughout Space 4 Art’s live/work and gallery spaces, as well as on the property outdoors, while interdisciplinary, collaborative pieces are presented in the SandBox Venue next door.

A 2019 Springfest Event


 


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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki, soprano
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


"..grander far the unseen soul"

Music by Nadia Boulanger, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Viktor Ullmann, Ingrid Stölzel, Christopher Cerrone, Nina C. Young, Aaron Helgeson and Charles Ives.

Are songs a distillation of life's experience, for those who compose them and those who perform them? In their latest recital program, longtime collaborative partners soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman explore works of a distinct group of composers drawn from different generations and diverse personal histories, in songs with a wide range of musical expression from the folk-like and minimal to lush echoes of late Romanticism and multilayered textures of the modern.

Susan Narucki, soprano
Donald Berman, piano

Nadia Boulanger:   Au bord de la route (1922), Chanson  (1922), Cantique (1909), J'ai frappé  (1922)
Nadia Boulanger:   Vers la vie nouvelle (1918), for piano solo
Ruth Crawford Seeger:  From Five Songs (1929), Home thoughts, White Moon, Sunsets
Viktor Ullmann:  Three Hölderlin Lieder (1943), Sonnenuntergang, Der Frühling,  Abendphantasie
Ingrid Stölzel:  Grand is the Seen  (2014)
Christopher Cerrone:  That Night with the Green Sky (2013)
Nina C. Young:  Swan Song (2018)
Aaron Helgeson: Through glimpses of unknowing (2012), for piano solo
Charles Ives: From 114 Songs - Ann Street, At Sea, The Greatest Man, West London, Down East

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Undergraduate Honors: Yixuan Shao, composition
Thursday, April 18th, 2019
5:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

摩 挲 (2018-2019)
a six-channel sound and two-channel projection installation designed in SuperCollider

摩 挲: a skin piece (2019)
a percussion trio
performed by: Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Michael Jones, James Beauton

videography by: Nasim Biglari


 


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Sammi Jo Stone, composition - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 19th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Cantata: St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness for baritone and soprano soloists, ensemble, and chorus.

 


 


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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Steven Schick
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Steven Schick leads the Palimpsest Ensemble with Hans Abrahamsen's Schnee (2008) and a premiere work by PhD candidate in composition, Felipe Rossi. 

The Palimpest Ensemble includes: Christopher Clarino, percussion, Juliana Gaona-Villamizar, oboe & English horn, Madison Greenstone, clarinets, Alexander Ishov, flutes, Mari Kawamura, piano, Ilana Waniuk, violin, and Ashley Zhang, piano. 

Conducted by Steven Schick

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Lizze Fisher & Julia Yu, sopranos
Friday, April 26th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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ArtPower presents St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, April 26th, 2019
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


The award-winning St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has spent nearly three decades at the top of the chamber music world. Based at Stanford University, the ensemble is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. A frequent visitor to ArtPower, SLSQ is this time joined by acclaimed pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman. Described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time, Prutsman was a medalist at both the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition and the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.

  • Robert Schumann: Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44; 
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in F Minor, op. 55 no. 2 “The Razor”
  • Stephen Prutsman: Color Preludes for Piano and Strings

 


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Pandit Kartik Seshadri, sitar
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar.

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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 29th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego 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.

Mozart - Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K. 493
Beethoven - String Quartet in G major, Opus 18 No. 2
Mozart - Quintet for clarinet and strings in A major, K. 581

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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). 


 

 


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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, harpsichord
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


~Unit BWV Series: Take 2~
J. S. Bach – The Musical Offering (BWV 1079)

Composed near the end of his life, The Musical Offering is a collection of 2 ricercars, 10 canons, fugues, and trio sonata, by J.S. Bach, all based on a musical theme given by Frederick II of Prussia. It is one of the composer’s most complex, abstract and beautiful works. We will present the complete set of this masterpiece.

Guest artists from the San Diego Symphony: Rose Lombardo (flute), Pei-Chun Tsai (violin), Zou Yu (violin) and Chia-Ling Chien (cello)


 


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Jasper Sussman - Graduate Recital
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Jasper Sussman’s contributions span from voice art to composition, from music research to pedagogy. Her recent work focuses around the myriads of expressive capabilities that the human voice possesses, and understanding these sounds on musical, cultural, and anatomical levels. Her first dissertation recital features all 20th and 21st century music; with styles ranging from Italian verismo to America Appalachian, her fondly selected program delightfully showcases the diversity of the human instrument.

 


 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Looking to the Future

Steven Schick, conductor

Julie Wolfe Fuel (with film by Bill Morrison)
Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Soloist: Anne Liu, piano, 2017 Young Artists Winner (pictured)

Steven Schick leads a sharply varied program. Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe has taken particular pleasure in writing music with film, and we hear her Fuel, with a film by Bill Morrison. Young Artist Winner Anne Liu performs Saint-Saens’ witty Second Piano Concerto, which has been described as “beginning with Bach and ending with Offenbach.” The concert concludes with Sibelius’ mighty Fifth Symphony, which drives to its triumphant conclusion on six shattering chords for full orchestra.

 


 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Looking to the Future
Steven Schick, conductor

Julie Wolfe Fuel (with film by Bill Morrison)
Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Soloist: Anne Liu, piano, 2017 Young Artists Winner (pictured)

Steven Schick leads a sharply varied program. Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe has taken particular pleasure in writing music with film, and we hear her Fuel, with a film by Bill Morrison. Young Artist Winner Anne Liu performs Saint-Saens’ witty Second Piano Concerto, which has been described as “beginning with Bach and ending with Offenbach.” The concert concludes with Sibelius’ mighty Fifth Symphony, which drives to its triumphant conclusion on six shattering chords for full orchestra.


 


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Michael Matsuno, flute - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Flutist Michael Matsuno presents his final DMA recital, entitled: “Twelve Partials” 

Premieres by: Lydia Winsor Brindamour and Anthony Vine 

Works by: Matthew Chamberlain, Ben Johnston, Brian Ferneyhough 

With: Kyle Adam Blair, piano and Ilana Waniuk, violin 

Click on Michael's image for his biography and additional information


 


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WEDS@7: kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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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kallisti

Established by Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki at the University of California, San Diego in 2009,  kallisti offers San Diego audiences exceptional performances of rarely heard works for voice in an intimate setting.  Singers from UC San Diego's Graduate Program in Contemporary Music Performance and distinguished guest artists collaborate in a wide range of repertoire that celebrates the extraordinary beauty and power of the singing voice.  

Program information to be announced.

 


 

 


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Ensemble Pamplemousse
Friday, May 10th, 2019
5:00 pm
WLH Studio A
Free


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kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Friday, May 10th, 2019
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


kallisti

Established by Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki at the University of California, San Diego in 2009,  kallisti offers San Diego audiences exceptional performances of rarely heard works for voice in an intimate setting.  Singers from UC San Diego's Graduate Program in Contemporary Music Performance and distinguished guest artists collaborate in a wide range of repertoire that celebrates the extraordinary beauty and power of the singing voice.  

 


 


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kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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


kallisti

Established by Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki at the University of California, San Diego in 2009,  kallisti offers San Diego audiences exceptional performances of rarely heard works for voice in an intimate setting.  Singers from UC San Diego's Graduate Program in Contemporary Music Performance and distinguished guest artists collaborate in a wide range of repertoire that celebrates the extraordinary beauty and power of the singing voice.  

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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WEDS@7 Kamau Kenyatta & Joe Garrison
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Underground composer Joe Garrison returns with Prayers & Mantras Suite in 9-movements, featuring bel canto soprano, 5 winds, piano, bass and live electronics.

Repertoire - Kamau Kenyatta Ensemble, Joe Garrison and Night People

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Miranda Cuckson, violin
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Program to be announced.

 


 


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Nakul Tiruviluamala - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 17th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


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Berk Schneider, trombone - Graduate Recital
Monday, May 20th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


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UG Percussion Ensemble, MUS 32
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free


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WEDS@7 Stephanie Richards
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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New Works by Stephanie Richards and collaborators.

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Felipe Rossi, composer - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


 


Jennifer Colin, soprano - Senior Recital
Friday, May 24th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free


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Piano Studio Recital
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Alexandria Smith, trumpet - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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Ken Anderson, San Diego's leading proponent of gospel, directs UCSD's gospel choir in a concert of African-American spirituals, blues, and traditional songs.

 


 


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Fernanda Aoki Navarro, composition - Dissertation Recital
Friday, May 31st, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Fernanda Aoki Navarro presents her dissertation recital in support of her Ph.D. defense. 

Fernanda Aoki Navarro is a musician born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, based in San Diego, California. She graduated in music composition at University of Sao Paulo, moved to the United States in 2011, where she did her Masters at UC Santa Cruz. She's a Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego. She works with acoustic and electroacoustic music, performance art and sound installation. 

She doesn’t believe in the idea that a bio makes music more interesting. 

Fernanda doesn’t like to be reduced to a gender, doesn’t know how to dance samba, procrastinates to write program notes, doesn’t know how to react when someone makes a compliment or a critique, goes to the cinema every week, drinks coffee every day.



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Undergrad Forum
Friday, May 31st, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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103C Undergraduate Juries
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Justin Murphy-Mancini, composer - Graduate Recital
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

 

 


 


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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95W World Music Students
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Students of Kartik Seshadri in a performance of Indian Classical Music.

 


 


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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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UC San Diego Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 7th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

We close our season with a reflection on the composer/soldiers of World War I, from Maurice Ravel to Ralph Vaughan-Williams to George Butterworth, whose life was tragically cut short in the war. Music from the same time by Charles Ives, and a favorite of Benjamin Britten, the Adagio for Strings rounds out a program that is both steeped in memory and full of messages for our own time.

MAURICE RAVEL La Valse
CHARLES IVES From Hanover Square North
SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona Nobis Pacem
GEORGE BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow


 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

We close our season with a reflection on the composer/soldiers of World War I, from Maurice Ravel to Ralph Vaughan-Williams to George Butterworth, whose life was tragically cut short in the war. Music from the same time by Charles Ives, and a favorite of Benjamin Britten, the Adagio for Strings rounds out a program that is both steeped in memory and full of messages for our own time.

MAURICE RAVEL La Valse
CHARLES IVES From Hanover Square North
SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona Nobis Pacem
GEORGE BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow


 


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Voice Students, 32VM
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 10th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the popular 95JC returns!  Featuring an ensemble performing a variety of diverse compositions, including pieces written and arranged by student musicians, instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.


 


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33C Introduction to Composition
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Best of ICAM
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


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

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

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