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Department of Music Concert Calendar

Most Department of Music concerts are general admission, FREE and open to the public.  Ticketed performances are listed below and available for sale online or via the Music Box Office: (858) 534-3448. 

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PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.


 

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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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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 

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

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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

Program information to be announced.

 


 


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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