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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 Explorative, Explanitive, and Performative
Wednesday, January 30th, 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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Exploring Collaboration: Anthony Burr, Roger Reynolds, Jacob Sundstrom

This evening, in the Conrad Prebys Music Center’s Experimental Theater, will feature an informal conversation between clarinetist Burr, computer musician, Sundstrom, and composer Reynolds. Each will describe their role in a two-year collaboration resulting in Toward Another World; LAMENT. It’s three movements: Innocence, Awakening, and Resolve, trace the emotional arc traveled by Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, as she grasps her fate. The relationship between Aeschylus’s text, extended techniques for the solo instrument, and the management of three algorithmic strategies for modifying and responding to the live musician’s performance will be discussed and illustrated before a culminating performance of the completed work. A Q and A with the audience closes the program.

 


 


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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
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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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 Michael Nicolas and Aleck Karis
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
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
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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
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Celeste Oram,    __ • •   • __ __ •   • __ __ • •  ___ • • (2018)

 

Karlheinz, Stockhausen Zyklus (1959)

 

Morton Feldman, The King of Denmark (1964)

 

intermission

 

Roger Reynolds, Here and There (2018)

first performance

 

 


 


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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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