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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Open Rehearsal: Haochen Zhang
Monday, August 21st, 2017
2:20 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free Event! No late seating.

OPEN REHEARSAL
Special Guest: Haochen Zhang

2:10 PM DOORS OPEN
2:20 PM REHEARSAL STARTS

Haochen Zhang, Nathan Hughes, Anthony McGill, Keith Buncke and Jennifer Montone rehearse Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K.452

Doors will open 10 minutes prior to the start time listed below for each rehearsal. These are working rehearsals and no entry is allowed once they have begun.


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Mozart's Enchantment
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

MOZART’S ENCHANTMENT

Mozart – the very word embodies the experience of sublime beauty. The Quintet for Winds and Piano is an astonishing rarity; few composers tackled this combination. The Divertimento for string trio – a pinnacle of human creativity. The Flute Quartet, featuring SummerFest veteran Catherine Ransom Karoly, an immersion in sheer pleasure.

MOZART    Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K.285b
MOZART    Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K.452
MOZART    Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563


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An Evening with Alisa Weilerstein
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

AN EVENING WITH ALISA WEILERSTEIN

One of today’s reigning instrumental soloists world-wide, cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to SummerFest. Clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Inon Barnatan join Alisa for the shimmering autumnal profundities of the Brahms’ Clarinet Trio and the brooding power of Brahms’ Piano Quintet.

J.S. BACH    Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009
BRAHMS    Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
BRAHMS    Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34


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Celebrate the Arts - Welcome Week Festival
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
3:00 pm
Sun God Lawn
Free

Celebrate the Arts at UC San Diego

ArtPower hosts Celebrate the Arts - a one day festival on the Sun God Lawn featuring Arts and Culture departments from across the UC San Diego campus.  Food trucks and a headline artist will be featured.

More information forthcoming: http://celebratearts.ucsd.edu/


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Camera Lucida: Mozart & Brahms
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, 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.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Program
Mozart, Piano Trios in G major, K. 496 and B-flat, K. 502
Brahms, Sonata in E-flat for Viola and Piano, Opus 120 Nr. 2

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). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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ArtPower presents Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Friday, October 13th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Drawn from the principal players of the world-renowned chamber orchestra Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, this “luminous, often breathtaking” (Washington Post) ensemble was created in 1967 to perform larger-scale works from the chamber music repertoire, such as wind trios and string octets. Directed by academy director/leader Tomo Keller, the ensemble has released over 30 recordings—more than any other chamber ensemble—of classical, romantic, and modern music from the last century.

Program
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: String Sextet in  D Major, Op. 10; Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11; Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

ARTTALK
Pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7 pm.

SPONSORS
Amnon and Lee Ben-Yehuda; ArtPower’s Founders Club


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young People's Concert
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts
A fun and informative introduction to the symphony! Conductor Steven Schick and orchestra perform excerpts from the season-opening concert with commentary from the podium. Free event - Reservations required.

Call 858-534-4637 or register at Eventbrite.com for this event only.

SPONSORED BY: Kiwanis Club of La Jolla


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ArtPower presents Meccore String Quartet
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

One of the best loved among ArtPower string quartets, known for their breathtaking performances, flawless technique, and visionary interpretations, the Meccore Quartet is one of Europe’s most compelling young ensembles. Formed in 2007 by four of Europe’s most celebrated young string players, the quartet has enthralled music lovers across Europe and America. They have received numerous awards at prestigious chamber music competitions, such as Italy’s Paolo Borciani Competition, the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition in London, and the Max Reger International Chamber Music Competition.

Program
Edvard Greig: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27; Robert Schumann: Quartet in A Minor; Karol Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 2

ARTTALK
Pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7 pm.

SPONSOR
Sam B. Ersan


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Crossing the rue St. Paul
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

George Gershwin - An American in Paris

Duke Ellington/arr. T. Chodos - Mood Indigo
Asher 
Tobin Chodos - Concertino for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Aaron Copland - Quiet City

Duke Ellington/arr. T. Chodos - Solitude

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
 
Guest artists: Cecil Lytle (pictured) and Tobin Chodos, piano; Stephanie Richards, trumpet
 
“Walking with Cecil Lytle on the rue St. Paul last June brought to mind my impression of Cecil as the quintessential ‘American in Paris’ – urbane, sage, and deeply connected to both the French and American (and especially the African-American) traditions,” recalls Steven Schick. This sparked a desire to create a program around Cecil’s special artistry. We ask him to play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and commissioned three works with him in mind from the extraordinary pianist/composer Asher Tobin Chodos, including an original work for two pianos. Stephanie Richards solos on trumpet in Copland’s Quiet City.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Crossing the rue St. Paul
Sunday, November 5th, 2017
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

George Gershwin - An American in Paris

Duke Ellington/arr. T. Chodos - Mood Indigo
Asher 
Tobin Chodos - Concertino for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Aaron Copland - Quiet City

Duke Ellington/arr. T. Chodos - Solitude

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
 
Guest artists: Cecil Lytle (pictured) and Tobin Chodos, piano; Stephanie Richards, trumpet
 
“Walking with Cecil Lytle on the rue St. Paul last June brought to mind my impression of Cecil as the quintessential ‘American in Paris’ – urbane, sage, and deeply connected to both the French and American (and especially the African-American) traditions,” recalls Steven Schick. This sparked a desire to create a program around Cecil’s special artistry. We ask him to play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and commissioned three works with him in mind from the extraordinary pianist/composer Asher Tobin Chodos, including an original work for two pianos. Stephanie Richards solos on trumpet in Copland’s Quiet City.


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Camera Lucida: Schubert
Monday, November 6th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, 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.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Program 
Schubert, Piano Trio in B-flat, Opus 99 
Schubert, Piano Trio in E-flat, Opus 100

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). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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ArtPower presents Malpaso Dance Company
Friday, November 17th, 2017
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

“ . . . elegant and bold, inventive and joyful.”—Times Union
Following their 2014 U.S. debut in a sold-out run in New York City—which garnered high praise from the New York Times—Malpaso have continued to play a prominent role in the renewed artistic dialogue between America and Cuba.  Representing Cuba’s expanding cultural life, Malpaso—whose name, jokingly, means “misstep”—skillfully blend unfussy ballet, their native Afro-Cuban traditions, and intensely physical modern dance. Since being established in 2012 by resident choreographer and artistic director Osnel Delgado, Malpaso have quickly become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, they are committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography.

For their San Diego debut, Malpaso will perform Indomitable Waltz, choreographed for the company by ArtPower alumna Aszure Barton; Ocaso by Osnel Delgado; and Why You Follow by Ron K. Brown.

Malpaso Dance Company is an Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions.

SPONSOR 
Jon and Bobbie Gilbert

SUPPORT
The presentation of Malpaso Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Camera Lucida: Martinu & Schmidt
Monday, December 4th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, 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.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Program 
Martinu, Musique de Chambre Nr. 1
Franz Schmidt, Clarinet Quintet in A major

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). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Concentric Paths
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Guillaume de Machaut/arr. Felipe Rossi - Je vivroie liement/Liement me deport
Tina Tallon - luscinia
Francis Poulenc - Gloria
Thomas Adès - Concentric Paths

Guest artists: Susan Narucki and Kirsten Wiest, sopranos; Keir GoGwilt, violin (2016 Young Artists Winner); red fish blue fish

A path that leads both forward and back creates concentric patterns that connect 20th-century French composer Francis Poulenc to his late medieval countryman Guillaume de Machaut (here in an arrangement by Felipe Rossi for soloists Keir GoGwilt and Kirstin Wiest.) The orchestra music of renowned English composer Thomas Adès is presented in San Diego for the first time with his violin concerto, Concentric Paths. Thomas Nee Commission recipient, Tina Tallon, creates a new work for orchestra and electronics.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Concentric Paths
Sunday, December 10th, 2017
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Guillaume de Machaut/arr. Felipe Rossi - Je vivroie liement/Liement me deport
Tina Tallon - luscinia
Francis Poulenc - Gloria
Thomas Adès - Concentric Paths

Guest artists: Susan Narucki and Kirsten Wiest, sopranos; Keir GoGwilt, violin (2016 Young Artists Winner); red fish blue fish

A path that leads both forward and back creates concentric patterns that connect 20th-century French composer Francis Poulenc to his late medieval countryman Guillaume de Machaut (here in an arrangement by Felipe Rossi for soloists Keir GoGwilt and Kirstin Wiest.) The orchestra music of renowned English composer Thomas Adès is presented in San Diego for the first time with his violin concerto, Concentric Paths. Thomas Nee Commission recipient, Tina Tallon, creates a new work for orchestra and electronics.




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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