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Wednesdays@7

New and experimental music from faculty artists and special guests

Wednesdays@7 continues the mission of experimentation and innovation set forth in 1967 by music department founders Will Ogdon, Robert Erickson and Thomas Nee.

Don't miss this chance to hear San Diego's most innovative music in one of the region's most prestigious concert series.

Tickets are free for ALL students.


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WEDS@7 Tiger Trio
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
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Tiger Trio, the inspired union of pianist Myra Melford, bassist Joëlle Léandre and flutist Nicole Mitchell, brings an uncommon lucidity to the art of spontaneous composition.

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WEDS@7 Anthony Burr, clarinets
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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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Program information to be announced.


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WEDS@7 Aleck Karis, piano
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
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Aleck Karis has performed recitals, chamber music, and concertos across the Americas, Europe and in China. As the pianist of the new music ensemble Speculum Musicae he has participated in over a hundred premieres and performed at major American and European festivals. His appearances with orchestra have ranged from concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin to those of Stravinsky, Messiaen and Carter. His five solo discs on Bridge Records include Aleck Karis performs Schumann, Carter, Chopin; Aleck Karis: Mozart Recital; Stravinsky: Music for Piano 1911-1942; John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes; and Karis Plays Webern, Wolpe & Feldman. His two discs on Romeo Records are Piano Music of Philip Glass and Late Piano Music of Frederic Chopin. Last month, Bridge released his most recent disc, Feldman's haunting last work Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello. Karis has studied with William Daghlian, Artur Balsam and Beveridge Webster. 

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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish: CIRCLES
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
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Featuring Luciano Berio's masterwork, Circles with percussionists Steve Schick and Sean Dowgray, soprano Susan Narucki, and harpist Tasha Smith Godinez . This program will also include the world premiere piece Vakovakya by Composer/Sound Designer Shahrokh Yadegari for red fish blue fish and the Persian hand drum master Milad Jahadi.

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WEDS@7 Ricardo Descalzo
Wednesday, January 9th, 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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WEDS@7 Explorative, Explanitive, and Performative
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Erik Carlson
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
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Winter Palimpsest ensemble featuring the works of Eva-Maria Houben, Catherine Lamb, Anthony Vine, and Pauline Oliveros.


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WEDS@7 Karis, Carlson and Nicolas
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free with ID
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Program information to be announced.


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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
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Program information to be announced.


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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
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Hans Abrahamsen Schnee (2008)

Nine person ensemble with graduate students.

With Felipe Rossi who will compose a companion piece to Schnee (to be announced).


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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
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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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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
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Program information to be announced.

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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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Program information to be announced.


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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
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Program information to be announced.


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WEDS@7 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
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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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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
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Visionary 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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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
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New Works by Stephanie Richards and collaborators.

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WEDS@7 Pamplemousse Ensemble
Wednesday, May 29th, 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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" The absurd dances with the sublime, and playfulness collides with rigor. "

-Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musical fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member's unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.


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

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

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

 

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

View events only for these locations: Conrad Prebys Concert Hall / Recital Hall / Experimental Theater / Mandeville Auditorium /

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