Wednesdays@7

New and experimental music from faculty artists and special guests 2016-2017 Season

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 Aleck Karis, piano
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
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Pianist Aleck Karis begins the 2016-2017 Wednesdays@7 concert series with an evening of solo piano pieces by Claude Debussy, Victor Ibarra, Lei Liang and Harrison Birtwistle.

Karis' program will include:

  • Claude Debussy: Etudes, book I (1915)
  • Victor Ibarra: Exégesis sobre "La Galatea" (2016)
  • Lei Liang: The moon is following us (2015)
  • Harrison Birtwistle: Harrison's Clocks (1998)

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WEDS@7 Mivos Quartet
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
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Declared “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by The Chicago Reader, the Mivos Quartet is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers to diverse audiences. Since its beginnings in 2008, the quartet has performed works by emerging and established international composers that represent varied aesthetics of contemporary composition. The Mivos Quartet is invested in commissioning and premiering new music for a string quartet, particularly in a context of close collaboration with composers over extended time periods. Recent collaborations include works with Mark Barden (Wien Modern Commission), Dan Blake (Jerome Commission), Richard Carrick (Fromm Commission), Patrick Higgins (ZS), Sam Pluta (Lucerne Festival Commission), Kate Soper, Saul Williams, Scott Wollschleger and Eric Wubbels (CMA commission).

The quartet is committed to working with guest artists, exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics, creating original compositions and arrangements and performing improvised music. The Mivos Quartet has participated in several concert series including Wien Modern (Austria), Transart (Italy), Music at the Phillips (Washington, DC), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Festival International Chihuahua (México), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Asphalt Festival (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music (UK).

The quartet's Wednesdays@7 program will include:

  • Lei Liang, Serashi Fragments
  • Gyorgy Kurtag, 12 Mikroludien
  • G. F. Haas, String Quartet No. 3

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WEDS@7 Pamplemousse Ensemble
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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Ensemble Pamplemousse brings flavors and objects to a new form, a new piece, a new experience. Instead of discrete pieces filling out the typical concert, the composer-performer collective has co-authored a piece of strange magic, an exquisite corpse of exquisite corpses, a work sending each members' talents and specialties skittering across its surface. This concert-length set has been developed collectively by bringing everyone's favorite sounds and materials together in one exhilarating combination. What a better way to reach the sublimely absurd than the classic mashup revisited by Pamplemousse?

The piece was collaboratively composed by Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino, Dave Broome, Bryan Jacobs and Weston Olencki.


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WEDS@7 Anthony Burr & Thomas Meadowcroft
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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UC San Diego Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Music Anthony Burr and guest composer Thomas Meadowcroft present an evening of musical collaborations as part of UC San Diego Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series.


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WEDS@7 John Fonville Portrait Concert
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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John Fonville and current graduate students present the complete set of his "Changing Scales."


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WEDS@7 Reed Family Concert - Boulez: Répons
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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WEDS@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
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Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman present an evening of songs that are united by intensity of expression, exquisite writing for voice and piano and overarching lyricism.  

The performance will include György Kurtág's rarely heard Three Old Inscriptions, Requiem for a Friend, selections from Robert Schumann's Kerner Lieder and works by Alexander Zemlinsky and American composer James Primosch. As longtime collaborators, Narucki and Berman earned the Classical Recording Foundation's Samuel Sanders Award for their critically acclaimed recording of the songs of Charles Ives.  


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WEDS@7 On Structure: Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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Wednesdays@7 presents On Structure, the collaborative project of Jessie Marino and Natacha Diels.

On Structure is a sound-centric performance duo. The 
New York based ensemble uses improvised and composed
Sounds {and the fluctuation of these sounds} to brew 
Transferable art pieces which may 
Ravage the realms of the performer, audience or space itself. 
Uncovering the hidden motions of sound, freeing 
Compositions from the fluorescence of the concert expectation. 
Topsy-turvy. 
Use of lasers, wigs, electronics, cellosandflutes; 
Repurposing life experiences for music glitches and muscle twitches. 
Eclipse boundaries of the stage.


To learn more, visit Jim Chute's April 2015 San Diego Union-Tribune article about On Structure.


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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, harpsichord
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
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The UC San Diego Department of Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series continues with a performance by acclaimed harpsichordist and UC San Diego lecturer Takae Ohnishi. Ohnishi has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. The Gramophone praised her recording of the Goldberg Variations, commenting, “Ohnishi’s brilliant artistry immerses the listener in the creative and emotional narratives Bach unfolds with incomparable mastery.”

Held in UC San Diego's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, Ohnishi's performance will feature the Department of Music's beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.


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WEDS@7 kallisti Presents Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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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WEDS@7 Carlson and Karis
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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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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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