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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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WEDS@7 Charles Curtis, cello
Wednesday, February 20th, 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


Charles Curtis
performs
Éliane Radigue: Naldjorlak for solo cello (2005)
Alvin Lucier:  Slices for cello and pre-recorded orchestra (2007-2012-2019)

Two long works for cello, made for, and with, Charles Curtis. Each to be played in its own room, and with its own cello.

Concert Hall, 7 p.m.: Radigue
In Naldjorlak, the cello is tuned to its own native resonance, the so-called "wolf tone." The performance sets forth a detailed and exhaustive investigation into the instrument's hidden resonances, following the body of the cello as both geography and musical form at once. In Salomé Voegelin's words (from The Political Possibility of Sound), Naldjorlak "performs the entanglement of composer, cello, cellist, bow and breath... the playing of the instrument activates a composition between the different resonating bodies of the space, the performer, the cello and the audience, working on an impossible yet aimed for unison."

For Radigue (born January 1932), legendary for her work with feedback, the ARP 2500 synthesizer and analog tape, Naldjorlak was the very first work for an acoustic instrument and a live performer. This collaboration led to a florescence of new works for soloists and ensembles, all created collaboratively without written score. In this collaborative model, the piece is considered non-transferable; it is not intended to be performed by anyone other than the individual for whom it was made.

Experimental Theater, 8:15 p.m.: Lucier
The range of the cello is presented as a 53-note chromatic cluster sustained by the traditional instruments of the European symphony orchestra. The soloist articulates a melodic sequence of the cluster, and with each successive note from the soloist, the corresponding orchestral instrument falls silent. In a new ordering, the reverse takes place: with each new melodic step, the orchestral instrument enters again, once again building up the arrayed cluster. This process of erasure and re-inscription is followed seven times in all.  

Lucier (born May 1931) originally conceived Slices as a piece for cello with live orchestra, as it was premiered in 2007 at Ostrava. The impracticabilities of performance led to a version with pre-recorded instruments (recorded by Tom Erbe), looped and mounted in a supercollider patch (originally written by Scott Worthington); this was first performed at the Berlin MaerzMusik in 2012. Jacob Sundstrom has now re-written the patch to accommodate as many individual channels for the orchestral instruments as possible. This performance will be the first presentation of Slices with 32 loudspeakers.


 


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Distinguished Lecture Series: Gary Tomlinson
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Distinguished Lecture Series guest, Dr. Gary Tomlinson, John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and Humanities at Yale University, presents "What Evolutionary Musicology Is, and What It Isn’t"

Click on image on the left for Dr. Tomlinson's Abstract and Biography.


 


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Grad Forum
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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.

  • David Lang: String of Pearls  - James Beauton, marimba
  • Luciano Berio: Sequenza I  - Teresa Díaz de Cossio, flute
  • Thomas DeLio: Transparent Wave - Christopher Clarino, snare drum
  • Nicholas Solem: Phasegnau 0 - Nicholas Solem, electronics
  • A performance by SElectOR
  • George Benjamin: Flight - Alexander Ishov, flute
  • A performance by Keir GoGwilt and Kyle Motl

 


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Kathryn Schulmeister, double bass - Graduate Recital
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

KATHRYN SCHULMEISTER, BASS - DMA1

Giacinto Scelsi: Mantram
H. W. Henze: S. Biagio 9 Agosto ore 1207
Aaron Cassidy: The Wreck of Former Boundaries
Juan Campoverde: Amores  *world premiere, featuring James Beauton, percussion
Wilfrido Terrazas: pequeño vikingo  **US premiere
Mark Dresser/Ed Harkins, arr. Schulmeister: House of Mirrors, featuring Alexandria Smith, trumpet

 

Click on image on the left for Ms. Schulmeister's biography.


 


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Cross-Wired: Monday
Monday, February 25th, 2019
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

https://rebeccalloydjones.org/about/Cross-Wired is unique: in a week-long set of concerts and master classes, seven young percussionists from North America and Europe will be in residence at UC San Diego to study a new work for percussion solo by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and University Professor, Roger Reynolds . The new work, for percussion with text by Samuel Beckett , will be coached by Cross-Wired host Steven Schick , along with Reynolds, Theatre and Dance faculty member Eva Barnes and two distinguished alumni of UC San Diego: Aiyun Huang (University of Toronto) and Ivan Manzanilla (University of Guanajuato).

1:00 p.m. Topic: Music for Voice & Percussion
Eva Barnes | Steven Schick | Roger Reynolds

2:00 p.m. Master Class: Here and There
Abigail Fisher | Louis Pino

5:00 p.m. Concert & Conversation
Georges Aperghis: Le Corps à Corps
Nicole Joshi

David Lang: String of Pearls
James Beauton


 


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Black February
Monday, February 25th, 2019
7:00 pm
The Loft at UC San Diego
Free

Developed by the pioneering artist Butch Morris, Conduction can be described as a duet for conductor and ensemble. In honor of his trailblazing Black February series in 2005, The Loft is celebrating this unparalleled approach to music making by presenting three dynamic nights of Conduction each Monday of February. Assistant Professor Stephanie Richards will be performing the series with her Winter 201 Class.

 


 


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Cross-Wired: Tuesday
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Cross-Wired is unique: in a week-long set of concerts and master classes, seven young percussionists from North America and Europe will be in residence at UC San Diego to study a new work for percussion solo by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and University Professor, Roger Reynolds . The new work, for percussion with text by Samuel Beckett , will be coached by Cross-Wired host Steven Schick , along with Reynolds, Theatre and Dance faculty member Eva Barnes and two distinguished alumni of UC San Diego: Aiyun Huang (University of Toronto) and Ivan Manzanilla (University of Guanajuato).

1:00 p.m. Extending Techniques
Aiyun Huang | Ivan Manzanilla | Roger Reynolds | Steven Schick

2:00 p.m. Master Class: Here and There 
Jordan Curcuruto | Daniel Matei

5:00 p.m. Concert & Conversation
Philippe Manoury - Le Livre de Clavier (Vibraphone)
Daniel Matei

Liza Lim - Ming qi (Bright Vessel)
Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, percussion and Juliana Gaona Villamizar, oboe

Larry Polansky - Veditz
Christopher Clarino



 


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Cross-Wired: Wednesday
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Cross-Wired is unique: in a week-long set of concerts and master classes, seven young percussionists from North America and Europe will be in residence at UC San Diego to study a new work for percussion solo by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and University Professor, Roger Reynolds . The new work, for percussion with text by Samuel Beckett , will be coached by Cross-Wired host Steven Schick , along with Reynolds, Theatre and Dance faculty member Eva Barnes and two distinguished alumni of UC San Diego: Aiyun Huang (University of Toronto) and Ivan Manzanilla (University of Guanajuato).

2:00 p.m. Master Class: Here and There
Nicole Joshi | Katelyn King

7:00 p.m. Steven Schick Solo Concert
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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WEDS@7 Steven Schick, solo percussion
Wednesday, February 27th, 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 presents an evening of solo percussion pieces including Celeste Oram's 2018 work and the world premiere of Roger Reynolds' Here and There.

Celeste Oram:    __ • •   • __ __ •   • __ __ • •  ___ • • (2018)
Karlheinz Stockhausen:  Zyklus (1959)
Morton Feldman: The King of Denmark (1964)
Roger Reynolds: Here and There (2018) *world premiere


 

 


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Cross-Wired: Thursday
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Cross-Wired is unique: in a week-long set of concerts and master classes, seven young percussionists from North America and Europe will be in residence at UC San Diego to study a new work for percussion solo by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and University Professor, Roger Reynolds . The new work, for percussion with text by Samuel Beckett , will be coached by Cross-Wired host Steven Schick , along with Reynolds, Theatre and Dance faculty member Eva Barnes and two distinguished alumni of UC San Diego: Aiyun Huang (University of Toronto) and Ivan Manzanilla (University of Guanajuato).

1:00 p.m. Master Class: Here and There

2:00 p.m. Topic: Delivering on Text
Eva Barnes | Steven Schick | Roger Reynolds

4:00 p.m. Master Class: Here and There

5:00 p.m. Concert & Conversation
Christopher Adler: Zaum Box (Excerpts)
Jordan Curcuruto

James Rolfe: The Connection 
Abigail Fisher

Dieter Schnebel: Der Springer
Katelyn King



 


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Cross-Wired: Friday
Friday, March 1st, 2019
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Concert & Conversation
CROSS-WIRED ROUND-UP
including Roger Reynolds' Here and There 
performed by Steven Schick


featuring Cross-Wired faculty
Eva Barnes | Aiyun Huang | Ivan Manzanilla | Roger Reynolds | Steven Schick

participants
Jordan Curcuruto | Abigail Fisher | Nicole Joshi | Katelyn King
Carmen Maldonado | Daniel Matei | Louis Pino

red fish blue fish
James Beauton | Christopher Clarino | Fiona Digney
Michael Jones | Rebecca Lloyd-Jones


 


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Cross-Wired Master Class Presentation
Friday, March 1st, 2019
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


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red fish blue fish: Xenakis' Persephassa
Friday, March 1st, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

red fish blue fish
featuring: Aiyun Huang & Ivan Manzanilla  
 

Persephassa (1969) is the first of Xenakis' innovative and ambitious works for percussion ensemble. The title refers to the goddess Persephone, "the personification of telluric forces and of transmutations of life." The piece was commissioned for the first-ever Shiraz Festival (organized by the Empress of Iran), held at the historic desert site of Persepolis -- an awesome and altogether fitting setting for such a powerful work.

Sergio Luque   Dreaming about Tinguely’s Mechanical Structures
Nicole Lizee Hitchcock Etudes (2017)
Salvador Torre Pop Wuj I (2011)
David Bithell  Windward (2018)
Iannis Xenakis  Persephassa (1969)

red fish blue fish
James Beauton | Christopher Clarino | Fiona Digney | Michael Jones | Rebecca Lloyd-Jones | Steven Schick


 

 


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ArtPower presents Vijay Iyer and Matt Haimovitz
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


Cellist Matt Haimovitz—an artist whose barrier-breaking performances have taken him around the world—joins forces with genius jazz composer-performer pianist Vijay Iyer in a program that truly defies definition.

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James Beauton, percussion - Graduate Recital
Friday, March 8th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

JAMES BEAUTON, PERCUSSION

Based in Southern California, James Beauton is a percussionist who specializes in experimental music from the last century. Beauton performs regularly as a soloist in Los Angeles for the Music@MiMoDa and Brilliant Strings concerts series, performing works of composers Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Philippe Manoury, Franco Donatoni, and Brian Ferneyhough. He has also performed in Monday Evening Concerts and the unSung Music Festival.

More information: jamesbeauton.com


 


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Bass Ensembles
Friday, March 8th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Bassist Mark Dresser leads BASS ENSEMBLES presenting new and innovative pieces for double bass performance.  Featuring performances by bassists Matthew Kline, Kathryn Schulmeiester, Tommy Babin, Mark Dresser and Alexandria Smith on the trumpet.  

BASS ENSEMBLES will premiere new works by UC San Diego graduate composers Zachary Konick, Nakul Tiruviluamala, Alexandria Smith, and Jacques Zafra


 


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Undergrad Forum
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Performers: Leonardo Barba, Isabella Calabrese, Martin Chapman, Michael Cohn, Jennifer Colin, Owen Cruise, Alonso de la Pena, Joey di Liberto, Mason Davis, Savanna Dunaway, Lizze Fisher, Joseph Garcia, Gregor Grigorian, Remi Ha, Noah Hermansen, David Knoll, Siddhartha Krishnan, Matthew Leveque, Benjamin Mateyka, Junko Roberts, Eduardo Sanchez, Samuel Shing, Tino Tirado, Alice Williams, Julia Yu and Sherry Zheng

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Voice Students, 32VM
Monday, March 11th, 2019
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

The Undergraduate Vocal Masterclass, instructed by Kirsten Ashley Wiest, presents a recital of art songs and arias, featuring German Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. Pianist Dr. Kyle Adam Blair joins singers Adrain Chan, Jennifer Colin, Joseph Garcia, Teagan Rutkowski, Julia Yu, Lizze Fisher, Daniel Zhao, Lauren Jue-Morrison, Cameron Haywood, Shane Ramil, and Myasia Fox.


 


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, March 11th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Alberto Ginastera - Harp Concerto 

Tasha Smith Godinez - SOLOIST

Florence Price - Symphony No. 3 in C Minor 

 


 


Advanced Improvisation, MUS 131
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free


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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 12th, 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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95W World Music Students
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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

 


 


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UC San Diego Bach Ensemble
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

“Vivaldi Night” 
The annual UCSD Bach Ensemble Concert features works by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) performed by selected undergraduate students from the Chamber Ensemble class. Special guest appearances by Pei-Chun Tsai (violinist of the San Diego Symphony), Ilana Waniuk (violin, UCSD Graduate Student) and Cory Lin (alumnus). Please come and enjoy our exciting performance!

All Vivaldi Program includes
- “Spring” and “Winter” from The Four Seasons
- Concerto for two violins in A minor 
- Concerto for two cellos in G minor


 


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Piano Studio Recital
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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Chamber Singers, 95K
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
5:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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UC San Diego Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 14th, 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 to be announced.

 


 


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 15th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, March 16th, 2019
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

After meeting Laurie San Martin, one this country’s most important ebullient composers, we’ll experience the lightness of a classical great—the seldom-heard 8th Symphony of Beethoven—and conclude with Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary and poignant Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish), with chorus, soprano soloist and narrator. The Bernstein piece, named for the Jewish prayer for the dead, was dedicated to the late President John F. Kennedy and premiered in the days after of his assassination in 1963. It is a reflection simultaneously on the loss of a president and the loss of a generation of European Jews. It is powerful music, but also hopeful.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, March 17th, 2019
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

After meeting Laurie San Martin, one this country’s most important ebullient composers, we’ll experience the lightness of a classical great—the seldom-heard 8th Symphony of Beethoven—and conclude with Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary and poignant Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish), with chorus, soprano soloist and narrator. The Bernstein piece, named for the Jewish prayer for the dead, was dedicated to the late President John F. Kennedy and premiered in the days after of his assassination in 1963. It is a reflection simultaneously on the loss of a president and the loss of a generation of European Jews. It is powerful music, but also hopeful.

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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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33B Introduction to Composition
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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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.


Program:

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 OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.

 


 


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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, 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

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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

The California Electronic Music Exchange Concert (CEMEC) series, run and curated by grad students and faculty of each participating institution, is meant to strengthen the connections between the California institutions that have computer and electronic music programs.

Showcases works of electronic music by current students at CalArts, Mills, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Stanford, and UC Santa Cruz.



 


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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


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

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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


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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


Hans Abrahamsen - Schnee (2008)
10 Canons for 9 instruments: 

 

Canon 1a. Ruhig aber beweglich (three strings and piano) 
Canon 1b. Fast immer zart und stille (tutti) 
Canon 2a. Lustig spielend, aber nicht zu lustig, immer ein bisschen melancholish (three woodwinds and piano) 

Intermezzo 1. (three strings, three woodwinds) 

Canon 2b. Lustig spielend, aber nicht zu lustig, immer ein bisschen melancholish (tutti) 
Canon 3a. Sehr langsam, schleppend und mit Trübsinn (im Tempo des "Tai Chi") (three strings, three woodwinds) 
Canon 3b. Sehr langsam, schleppend und mit Trübsinn (im Tempo des "Tai Chi") (two pianos and percussion) 

Intermezzo 2. (three strings) 

Canon 4a (minore) (Hommage à WAM). Stürmich, unruhig und nervös (tutti) 
Canon 4b (maggiore). Sehr stürmich, unruhig und nervös (tutti) 

Intermezzo 3. (cello, piccolo, clarinetto) 

Canon 5a (rectus). Einfach und kindlich (violin, viola, two pianos, piccolo, clarinetto) 
Canon 5b (inversus). Einf

 


 


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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.

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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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.

 


 


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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


J.S.Bach The Musial Offering 

The Musical Offering is a collection of keyboard canons and fugues and other pieces of music by J.S.Bach all based on a musical theme given by Great Frederick.

 


 


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Michael Matsuno, flute - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free


 


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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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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
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.

 


 

 


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
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.

 


 


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


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
Purchase Online


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.

 


 


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
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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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 Music Center Recital 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.

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 Program:

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

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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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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