Wednesdays@7

New and experimental music from faculty artists and special guests 2013-2014 SEASON ranges from Schoenberg and Berio to Dresser, Radnofsky, red fish blue fish, and a new chamber opera

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

Showcasing some of department's most compelling music, Wedsnesdays@7 opens its 2013-2014 season with an October concert curated by Charles Curtis. The series runs through the academic year, closing May 28, 2014 with a Palimpsest ensemble performance directed by Steven Schick. Through 13 concerts, Wednesdays@7 runs the gamut from solo acoustic performance to multi-textured concerts incorporating video, computer music, and performers from realms beyond music.

Aleck Karis curates the November 6 performance by the department's Palimpsest ensemble. Karis has selected works by Second Viennese School composers Schoenberg and Webern along with a new composition by UC San Diego composer Ori Talmon. The following week, we celebrate the 70th birthday of UC San Diego composer Chinary Ung, whose latest project is aimed at developing young composers in his native Cambodia.

Directed by Steven Schick, percussion ensemble red fish blue fish performs Luciano Berio's "Linea" and other works on November 20. At the invitiation of UC San Diego composer Lei Liang, the Radnofsky Saxophone Quartet takes the stage on January 15 (the quartet appears on the CD Lei Liang: Milou).

UC San Diego contrabassist Mark Dresser--an innovative improviser and pioneer of "telematic" performances that use next-gen internet to connect musicians in different cities for live concerts--showcases his work on February 12, followed by Palimpsest ensemble on February 19 in a program curated by Susan Narucki.

Harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi is joined by San Diego Symphony violist Che-Yen "Brian" Chen on February 26, followed on April 16 by Shackle: flutist-composer Anne La Barge with laptop-instrumentalist Deckard.

Pianist Aleck Karis performs a solo concert of Poulenc on April 23, there's a new chamber opera directed by Susan Narucki on May 7, red fish blue fish percussion ensemble takes the stage on May 14, and the season closes with Steven Schick leading Palimpsest ensemble on May 28.

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 UC San Diego students.

WEDS@7 Midori and Ozgur Aydin
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
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WEDS@7 Talea Ensemble
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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WEDS@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


WEDS@7 International Contemporary Ensemble
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online





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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