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Guest Speaker: Gerard Assayag
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Gerard Assayag

IRCAM, Paris

Improvisation can be seen as a major driving force in human interactions, strategic in every aspect of communication and action. In its highest form, improvisation is a mixture of structured, planned, directed action, and of hardly predictable local decisions and deviations optimizing adaption to the context, expressing in a unique way the creative self, and stimulating the coordination and cooperation between agents. An invaluable observation deck for understanding, modeling and promoting co-creativity in a context of distributed intelligence, Improvisation is an indispensable ability that any cyber-human system should indeed cope with in an expert way. Improvisation is instantiated in its most refined form in music, where the strongest constraints govern the elaboration of highly complex multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-agent actions in a cooperative and timely fashion so as to achieve creative social and cultural cooperation.

Setting up powerful and realistic human-machine environments for improvisation necessitates to go beyond the mere software engineering of creative agents with audio-signal listening and generating capabilities, such as what has been mostly done until now. Gerard Assayag has coined the term symbolic interaction in order to account for a richer and more versatile musical dialog between machines and humans, spanning over several levels of information from acoustic signals to the higher symbolic integration scales that are familiar to trained musicians. In order to foster realistic and artistically interesting behaviours in creative software agents, and to communicate with these in a productive way, we bring into synergy a combination of technical means: machine listening — extracting high level features from the musician signals and turning them into significant symbolic units ; machine cognition — discovering and assimilating on the fly structural schemes and learning powerful representations ; style modelling— elaborating consistent model of style an activating generative processes ; symbolic music representation — linking to formalized representations underpinning organized musical thinking s;a. analysis and composition. All these means cooperate — or compete — in order to elaborate multi-dimensional and multi-scale memory models, underlying processes of discovery, understanding, adaptation, reactivity, decision, planning, generation and contributing to the emergence of creative musical agents acting individually or in social interaction with other agents.

Improvised creative interactions between humans and machines can thus be studied from different perspectives (social sciences, AI, signal processing, control theory, robotics) and modalities in order to highlight the conditions under which these interactions can emerge, their temporal adaptation dynamics, their logical strategies, and to exploit their creative potential. We have proposed the expression co-creativity between human and artificial agents in order to emphasize the fact that creativity in this case is an emerging phenomenon resulting from complex interactions and complex crossed feed-backs between actors, and cannot be reduced to one or the other agent’s production in isolation, whether the latter be human or artificial. 

This neutralizes the endless philosophical question of whether artificial entities can be qualified as “creative” or not, and shifts the research interest to the exploration of how to build the best possible technical tools in order to allow co-creative interaction to occur. 


 


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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
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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



Undergraduate sopranos Lizze Fisher and Julia Yu will be joined by pianist Dr. Kyle Adam Blair for a recital showcasing a handful of beautiful solo and duet soprano repertoire. Duet pieces include works by Gioacchino Rossini, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Léo Delibes. Join us on Friday, April 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Recital Hall and journey through some major classical arias and art songs.


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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
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“World renowned sitar virtuoso Pandit Kartik Seshadri  presents an enchanting evening of Ragas and Talas in the Maihar tradition of Indian Classical Music. He will be accompanied by Pandit Arup Chattopadhyay on the tabla. ”

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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
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~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), Nicole Sauder (violin), Zou Yu (violin) and Chia-Ling Chien (cello)


 


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Distinguished Lecture Series: Nina Sun Eidsheim
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making 

Nina Sun Eidsheim

University of California, Los Angeles

The foundational question raised in listening to a human voice is: Who is this? Who is speaking? This is an acousmatic question that asks what type of essence is sounding. In this presentation, I assert that we ask the acousmatic question because it is not actually possible to know voice, vocal identity, and meaning as such; we can only know them in their multidimensional processes, practices, and multiplicities. My goal with this talk is to provide tools that help denaturalize the acousmatic listening process and the voices it names. For example, how timbre performed by one person is understood as essence (e.g., a so-called white timbre performed by someone understood as white) while the same timbre performed by another person is understood as an imitation (e.g., a so-called white timbre performed by someone understood as African American). This framework helps explain how singing, while generally mistaken for essence, is always made up of entrainment, style, and technique—concepts I will discuss in detail. Thus, drawing from musicology, ethnomusicology, African American-, race-, sound- and voice studies, I provide a framework that can help us critically examine how race is “measured” through sound, and how the authenticity of race and racial subjectivities is often located in vocal timbre. More broadly, I hope this work can contribute to a knowledge of the ways in which comprehending voice remains central to understanding human experience.

Nina Eidsheim (Professor of Musicology; Director of Graduate Studies; Dean's Associate for Faculty and Graduate Student Development; UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music), Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke UP, 2015) and The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music (Duke UP, 2019); co-editing Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies (forthcoming, June 2019); Co-editor (with Josh Kun and Ronald Radano) of the Refiguring American Music book series for Duke University Press; recipient of the Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Cornell University Society of the Humanities Fellowship, the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship and the ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship. She received her bachelor of music from the Agder Conservatory (Norway); MFA in vocal performance from the California Institute of the Arts; and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, San Diego.


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

Jasper Sussman is a music researcher, voice artist, collaborative composer, and educator pursuing her Ph.D. in Integrative Studies at the University of California San Diego where she studies the in- and exclusionary aspects of vocal performance and practice. Her first dissertation recital features 20th and 21st-century music with vocal styles ranging from Italian verismo to American Appalachian. Her fondly selected program delightfully showcases the diversity of the human instrument.

Featuring: Christopher Clarino, percussion, Mari Kawamura, piano, Kathryn Schulmeister, double bass

PROGRAM
Georges Aperghis (b. 1945) | Pub 1 (2002), Pub 2 (2002)

Tansy Davies (b. 1973)
         Troubairitz: 1. What I Write Now, 2. Secret Wishes, 3. Since I Refused,
         4. Beloved Friend, 5. Now He Is Gone, 6. Winter, 7. I Walk Alone (2010)
               featuring Christopher Clarino, percussion

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) | Violon: Fiançailles Pour Rire (1939)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) | Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (1901)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) | Un bel di, vedremo (1904)
               featuring Mari Kawamura, piano

Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985) | In Old Virginny (2007)
               featuring Kathryn Schulmeister, double bass


 


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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

Julia 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

Julia 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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Seeking Antonia

A constructed opera on a hidden life.

Antonia Bembo (1640-1720) was a singer and composer whose remarkable life and work has been largely overlooked.  Born in Venice, her early talent as a singer brought her to the attention of the French aristocracy during her physician father's search for a position at court.  After her tragic marriage to a Venetian nobleman left her in ruin, she fled to Paris with a group of virtuoso musicians, to seek the patronage of Louis XIV.  She was offered protection in a Parisian cloister, and during her decades in residence there, produced a unique body of work for solo and multiple voices that was a direct reflection of music of the high Italian Baroque and  incorporated elements of the new galante style that was emerging in France. 

Despite the fact that Antonia Bembo regularly had her music played at court, and collaborated with some of the most distinguished artists of the day, including the poet Elisabeth Sophie Chéron, none of her works were published during her lifetime.  

Seeking Antonia is an hour-long performance that weaves together texts from family letters, inscriptions from musical manuscripts, and concert works for voice from  Bembo's compositions, including her Produzione Armoniche, and a piece for vocal quartet from one of her mature masterworks, The Seven Penitential Psalms

kallisti singers Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Hillary Jean Young, Jonathan Nussman, all candidates for the DMA at UC San Diego will be joined by four talented UCSD undergraduate vocalists:  Elizabeth Fisher, Julia Yu, Joseph Garcia, and Adrian Chan. 

kallisti artistic director,  Professor Susan Narucki, conceives and directs the project with  Kyle Adam Blair serving as music director. 

Join us for an exploration of vocal music of rare beauty and the celebration of a singular, remarkable life. 

 

 


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Binxuan Li, percussion - Undergraduate Honors Recital
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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


 

Seeking Antonia

A constructed opera on a hidden life.

Antonia Bembo (1640-1720) was a singer and composer whose remarkable life and work has been largely overlooked.  Born in Venice, her early talent as a singer brought her to the attention of the French aristocracy during her physician father's search for a position at court.  After her tragic marriage to a Venetian nobleman left her in ruin, she fled to Paris with a group of virtuoso musicians, to seek the patronage of Louis XIV.  She was offered protection in a Parisian cloister, and during her decades in residence there, produced a unique body of work for solo and multiple voices that was a direct reflection of music of the high Italian Baroque and  incorporated elements of the new galante style that was emerging in France. 

Despite the fact that Antonia Bembo regularly had her music played at court, and collaborated with some of the most distinguished artists of the day, including the poet Elisabeth Sophie Chéron, none of her works were published during her lifetime.  

Seeking Antonia is an hour-long performance that weaves together texts from family letters, inscriptions from musical manuscripts, and concert works for voice from  Bembo's compositions, including her Produzione Armoniche, and a piece for vocal quartet from one of her mature masterworks, The Seven Penitential Psalms

kallisti singers Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Hillary Jean Young, Jonathan Nussman, all candidates for the DMA at UC San Diego will be joined by four talented UCSD undergraduate vocalists:  Elizabeth Fisher, Julia Yu, Joseph Garcia, and Adrian Chan. 

kallisti artistic director,  Professor Susan Narucki, conceives and directs the project with  Kyle Adam Blair serving as music director. 

Join us for an exploration of vocal music of rare beauty and the celebration of a singular, remarkable life. 

 


 


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Ensemble Pamplemousse
Friday, May 10th, 2019
9:00 pm
WLH Studio A
Free


 


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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


Seeking Antonia

A constructed opera on a hidden life.

Antonia Bembo (1640-1720) was a singer and composer whose remarkable life and work has been largely overlooked.  Born in Venice, her early talent as a singer brought her to the attention of the French aristocracy during her physician father's search for a position at court.  After her tragic marriage to a Venetian nobleman left her in ruin, she fled to Paris with a group of virtuoso musicians, to seek the patronage of Louis XIV.  She was offered protection in a Parisian cloister, and during her decades in residence there, produced a unique body of work for solo and multiple voices that was a direct reflection of music of the high Italian Baroque and  incorporated elements of the new galante style that was emerging in France. 

Despite the fact that Antonia Bembo regularly had her music played at court, and collaborated with some of the most distinguished artists of the day, including the poet Elisabeth Sophie Chéron, none of her works were published during her lifetime.  

Seeking Antonia is an hour-long performance that weaves together texts from family letters, inscriptions from musical manuscripts, and concert works for voice from  Bembo's compositions, including her Produzione Armoniche, and a piece for vocal quartet from one of her mature masterworks, The Seven Penitential Psalms

kallisti singers Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Hillary Jean Young, Jonathan Nussman, all candidates for the DMA at UC San Diego will be joined by four talented UCSD undergraduate vocalists:  Elizabeth Fisher, Julia Yu, Joseph Garcia, and Adrian Chan. 

kallisti artistic director,  Professor Susan Narucki, conceives and directs the project with  Kyle Adam Blair serving as music director. 

Join us for an exploration of vocal music of rare beauty and the celebration of a singular, remarkable life. 

 



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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
Purchase Online


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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Joseph Garcia - undergraduate recital
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Phil Larson



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

Program:

Esquisse Retouchee (incipit II) for solo trombone and kick drum, Johannes Staud
Spazio Immergente for trombone and soprano, Beat Furrer
Fallacy for solo trombone and loud speaker, Sang Song
Facesplitter for solo trombone, Nicholas Deyoe
Three States for electro-acoustic ensemble, Berk Schneider
Dos-a-Dos on trombone and flute, Vinko Globokar

Featuring:

Barbara Byers, Soprano
Alex Ishov, Flute
Members of ensemble SElectOr

 

Berk's musical experiences have taken him across the globe, from Saint Peters Basilica, Vatican City performing a Mozart Mass under the direction of Helmuth Rilling to Carnegie Hall with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Ravel's Bolero. Berk has toured the Western Hemisphere extensively, teaching and performing in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the U.S.A. From the eerie perplexity of the Orange Show Monument nestled in Houston’s East End to the Berlin Philharmonie, performances occur in venues ranging from abandoned bunkers, parks, and traditional concert halls. His collaborations are equally varied, having worked alongside musicians, Joshua Bell, Josh Groban, conductors Enno Poppe, Brad Lubman, Robert Spano, composers Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Phillip Glass, actor Alexander Fehling, the Burgfestspiele Bad Vibel, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Staatstheater Mainz, and the Houston/Firelands symphonies.

 

Berk has performed in the Darmstadt Summer Course and with Ensemble Modern in the Cresc Biennale Frankfurt, Klangspuren Festival Schwaz, the Kurt Weill Festival, Playsonic Festival, Hessischer Rundfunk radio broadcasts, and other projects. A regular musician with contemporary music ensembles in Austria and Germany, Berk performed "Antipoden" for solo trombone and ensemble by Gerald Resch with Ensemble Zeitfluss in Vienna (October, 2016) and premiered Ulrich Rasche’s "Sieben gegen Theben/Antigone" in Frankfurt (February, 2017). While being rolled on a 3x4 draisine through Frankfurt Central Station, he made a solo appearance during Studio Libeskind's "One day in Life" concert series, performing Berio's "Sequenza V" (April, 2016).

 


 


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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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May 22 features an intimate duo with intrepid pianist Joshua White and trumpeter and UC San Diego faculty Steph Richards, featuring new compositions by Richards.  

This concert marks the beginning of a new cycle of works Richards is writing specifically for White's unique and extraordinary navigation of notated and improvised music. Steph Richards has been called "boldly inventive" by the New York Times saying that "Steph Richards composes in ways that standard notation could never document." While her trumpet “skillset explodes every category,” (WBGO/Nate Chinen), Richards has worked with pioneering artists ranging from Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton and John Zorn to David Byrne, St. Vincent and Yoko Ono. Richards is driven by a curiosity how listeners interact with music and what sensory variables are open to experimentation. Her compositions have premiered on stages at Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center to include works for carousel, underwater ensemble, film, dance and most recently, scents. Her debut record "Fullmoon" (Relative Pitch Records) was voted on multiple “Best of 2018” year end lists and in early 2019 she released her latest record “Take The Neon Lights” earning high praise from NPR, stating that "Richards is one to watch". Richards co-produces the annual FONT Music Festival in NYC, and, beginning last year, began producing a San Diego-based FONT Music Festival in partnership with Dan Atkinson and UCSD Extension. Richards is on faculty at UC San Diego and is a Yamaha artist.

 


 


Distinguished Lecture Series: Seth Brodsky
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 367
Free


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


 


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Jennifer Colin, soprano - Senior Recital
Friday, May 24th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Phil Larson


Vocal student Jennifer Colin, accompanied primarily by pianist Remi Ha, presents her senior recital. 

The program will include exerpts from Pierre Lunaire, German lieders, and French and Italian arias.


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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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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
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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 Concert 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
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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

The Undergraduate Vocal Masterclass, under the direction of Kirsten Ashley Wiest, presents their second annual Undergraduate Opera. With music direction by Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, lighting design by Jessica C. Flores, and costume design by Natalie Barshow, UC San Diego's undergraduate voice majors will thrill and delight in Thomas Pasatieri's "Signor Deluso" and scenes in English from Jacques Offenbach's "La Perichole".

Singers: Adrian Chan, Jennifer Colin, Elizabeth Fisher, Myasia Fox, Joseph Garcia, Lauren Jue-Morrison, Shane Ramil, Teagan Rutkowski, Julia Yu, and Danlei Zhao

Pianist and Music Director: Dr. Kyle Adam Blair

Stage Direction: Kirsten Ashley Wiest | Costume Design: Natalie Barshow | Lighting Design: Jessica C. Flores

FREE ADMISSION!
FREE CAKE TO FOLLOW!


 


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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 Concert 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


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