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 Reed Family Concert - Boulez: Répons
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
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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Distinguished Professor of Music and Reed Family Presidential Chair Steven Schick will conduct the second annual Reed Family Concert at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium. The concert will feature musicians from the Renga and Palimpsest ensembles and will include a performance of Pierre Boulez's Répons (1981-84).

This presentation of Répons will include solos by Distinguished Professor Aleck Karis (piano), Nicholas Tolle (cimbalom), graduate student Kyle Adam Blair (piano), graduate student Fiona Digney (xylophone and glockenspiel), Julie Smith Phillips (harp) and graduate student James Beauton (vibraphone). The performance will also feature technical integration led by Professor Miller Puckette and sound design by Professor Shahrokh Yadegari.

The evening's program will include performances of:

  • Octandre by Edgard Varèse
  • A new work by graduate student Anahita Abbasi
  • Répons by Pierre Boulez

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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, February 22nd, 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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UC San Diego's own percussion ensemble red fish blue fish will perform as part of the Department of Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series. The performance will be conducted by Founder and Distinguished Professor of Music Steven Schick.


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WEDS@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, March 1st, 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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San Diego's own Palimpsest Ensemble will present a special program featuring works and performances by members of UC San Diego's Department of Music community. Curated and conducted by Distinguished Professor Aleck Karis, Palimpsest's program will include:

  • Penthode by Elliot Carter
  • A new work by UC San Diego graduate student Tobin Chodos, featuring the instrumentation of Elliot Carter's piece
  • Piano Concerto by György Ligeti, as performed by graduate student Todd Moellenberg

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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki
Wednesday, March 15th, 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
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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, Zbigniew Preisner's Requiem for My 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
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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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
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
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Acclaimed harpsichordist and UC San Diego lecturer Takae Ohnishi will present a night of music by Johann Sebastian Bach as part of the Department of Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series.

Alongside guests from the San Diego Symphony Jisun Yang (violin), Zou Yu (violin), Chi-Yuan Chen (viola) and  Chia-Ling Chien (cello), Ohnishi will present the following program:

  • Toccata in D major BWV 912 (for harpsichord)
  • Toccata in G minor BWV 915 (for harpsichord)
  • Sonata in G minor BWV 1029 (for viola and harpsichord)
  • Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV 1052

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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
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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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
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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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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