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. 

Purchase Tickets online for Department of Music Events

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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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Christopher Clarino, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Percussionist Christopher Clarino presents his third DMA recital:

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Nasenflügeltanz 
John Cage - Music for Four
Tiange Zhou - world premiere 
Jean-Charles François - Fragments II
Georges Aperghis - Retrouvailles


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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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

The Edge of Silence - vocal chamber music of György Kurtág

A concert devoted to the vocal chamber music of the Hungarian master composer, György Kurtág, including Hét Dal (Seven songs for voice and cimbalom) S.K. Remembrance Noise (voice and violin), Erinnerung an einen Winterabend (voice, violin, cimbalom), Attila Jozsef Fragments (solo voice) and Scenes from a Novel (voice, violin, cimbalom and double bass. When asked about the impetus behind the program, Narucki said  "György Kurtág's music has been one of the touchstones of my life as a musician.  I was introduced to the composer's music at  the beginning of my professional career, performing the West Coast premiere of Messages of the R.V. Troussova  at the 1986 Ojai Festival.  I began a journey into a musical landscape that is overwhelmingly rich and varied.  Kurtág illuminates the texts he sets; his music is a synthesis of vocal expression and musical materials in which every gesture contributes to the whole.  It is music that is emotionally powerful, intensely personal and hauntingly beautiful - and it has fascinated me for over thirty years.  Some of the pieces on the program have been an integral part of my life as a singer; they are works that I've presented many times; in the case of some others, I return and remember.  The scores are full of messages - observations, ideas, questions - a map of the composer's profoundly fertile imagination, in which I have tried to find my bearings, again and again."

The soprano is joined by guest artists Curtis Macomber (violin), Nicholas Tolle (cimbalom) and Kathryn Schulmeister (double bass).


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Vinny Golia, Bobby Bradford, Mark Dresser in Trio
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
8:00 pm
The Loft at UC San Diego
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Jeff Parker and the New Breed 
Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, Mark Dresser in Trio 

Jeff Parker - guitarist best known for working with post-rock group, Tortoise. / Bobby Bradford - American jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, and composer  / Vinny Golia - American composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwind instruments. / Mark Dresser - Grammy nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator.

$15.00 general / $5.00 staff/faculty / FREE UCSD students Doors: 7PM // Show: 8PM 


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WEDS@7 loadbang
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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

Wednesdays at 7 present loadbang  

  • Alexandre Lunsqui - Guttural I, II, III & IV 
  • Scott Worthington – A Different Infiniteness
  • Carlos Cordeiro – Disquiet  
  • Reiko Futing – Land of Silence 
  • Lei Liang – Lakescape V 
  • William Lang – There Might Be One More
  • Scott Wollschleger – What is the Word 

About the artists:

New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Since their founding in 2008, they have been praised as ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, ‘an extra-cool new music group’ and ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun, ‘inventive’ by the New York Times and called a 'formidable new-music force' by TimeOutNY. Their unique lung-powered instrumentation has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive picture of composition today. In New York City, they have been recently presented by and performed at Miller Theater, Symphony Space, MATA and the Avant Music Festival; on American tours at Da Camera of Houston, Rothko Chapel, and the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University; and internationally at Ostrava Days (Czech Republic) China-ASEAN Music Week (China) and Shanghai Symphony Hall (China).


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Sonic Fluidities
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
8:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
To be announced

Sonic Fluidities
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

March 2-3, 2018
University of California San Diego
Conrad Prebys Music Center

Sound — an un-solid state, a phenomenon of flux and emergence — opens up fluid spaces in which to theorize and create across disciplinary boundaries.  Sound siphons diverse conceptual frameworks and methodologies, allowing them to coexist and take on new forms. Not only does sound borrow from divergent bodies of knowledge, it blurs the distinction between creative practice, research and scholarly work, calling on researchers to consider their interconnected roles as listeners, performers, composers, curators, builders, etc. Sound acts as a conduit for labor from a variety of collaborators, resulting in radical epistemologies and hermeneutics.

The Integrative Studies (IS) program at UC San Diego’s Department of Music is a community of faculty and students whose work moves fluidly between scholarship, performance, improvisation, sound installation, composition, instrument building and more, with the common goal of theorizing through sound.  Our inaugural conference asks questions about what it means to do “integrative studies,” offering the metaphor of “fluidity” as a starting point for querying silos and hierarchies of knowledge.

Featured daily events on Friday include: 

7:00 p.m. - Clara Latham, Keynote Performance | Recital Hall, Room 127

For more information: official site 

Daily schedule:  https://sites.google.com/view/sonicfluidities/conference-schedule


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ArtPower presents Smetana Trio
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Founded in 1934, Smetana Trio is today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble. Currently comprised of Jitka Čechová (piano), Jiří Vodička (violin), and Jan Páleníček (cello), the trio perpetuates the interpretational ideals created by their illustrious predecessors as well as other superlative 20th-century chamber music soloists. The Smetana Trio was recently awarded the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Award, the world’s only classical music award voted on by the public.

Program
Alexander Zemlinsky: Trio in D Minor, Op. 3; Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

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

SPONSOR
Sam B. Ersan


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Sonic Fluidities
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
8:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
To be announced

Sonic Fluidities
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

March 2-3, 2018
University of California San Diego
Conrad Prebys Music Center

Sound — an un-solid state, a phenomenon of flux and emergence — opens up fluid spaces in which to theorize and create across disciplinary boundaries.  Sound siphons diverse conceptual frameworks and methodologies, allowing them to coexist and take on new forms. Not only does sound borrow from divergent bodies of knowledge, it blurs the distinction between creative practice, research and scholarly work, calling on researchers to consider their interconnected roles as listeners, performers, composers, curators, builders, etc. Sound acts as a conduit for labor from a variety of collaborators, resulting in radical epistemologies and hermeneutics.

The Integrative Studies (IS) program at UC San Diego’s Department of Music is a community of faculty and students whose work moves fluidly between scholarship, performance, improvisation, sound installation, composition, instrument building and more, with the common goal of theorizing through sound.  Our inaugural conference asks questions about what it means to do “integrative studies,” offering the metaphor of “fluidity” as a starting point for querying silos and hierarchies of knowledge.

Featured daily events on Saturday include: 

2:00 p.m. - George Lewis, Keynote Speaker | Recital Hall, Room 127

For more information: official site 

Daily schedule:  https://sites.google.com/view/sonicfluidities/conference-schedule


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Piano Studio
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Jürg Frey, composer
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Aleck Karis
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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

The Palimpsest Ensemble present at program curated and conducted by Aleck Karis:


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Undergrad Forum
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Undergraduate majors and minors from the Department of Music present their first Forum concert of the year.  Forums provide performance and showcase opportunites for majors and minors with supported resources at the Conrad Prebys Music Center.


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Grad Forum
Friday, March 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms. From theatrically-oriented conceptions to virtuosic instrumental solos, this Grad Forum highlights the artistic diversity that coexists here at UCSD.
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Joshua Charney - Graduate Recital
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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32VM Vocal Master Class
Monday, March 12th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Students enrolled in the MUS 32VM: Vocal Master class course, under the instruction of Kirsten Ashley Wiest, perform an end of term recital. 

Performers will present German Lieders, opera arias, and new compositions by Undergraduate composers (MUS33B), instructed by Elisabet Curbelo. 


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, March 12th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles

The 95JC concert will feature a small ensemble performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by student musicians. Our instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.


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Samuel Dunscombe, Clarinets - graduate recital
Monday, March 12th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The UC San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Kline, conductor

Program:
José Pablo Moncayo -  Huapango 
Eva-Maria Houben - Die Himmelsmechanik
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4, Mari Kawamura, Piano Soloist 
Alberto Ginastera - Estancia


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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Directed by Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel Choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.
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95W World Music Students
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kartik Seshadri, the students of 95W, World Music perform a course concert in the Recital Hall, Room 127 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center.


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Bach Ensembles
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Bach Ensemble 

The Bach Ensemble directed by Takae Ohnishi (harpsichordist, UC San Diego lecturer) presents the concert performed by selected students from Mus 130 (Chamber Ensemble). 

Takae also will join the ensemble as a continuo player and has invited guest artist, Pei-chun Tsai, a violinist from San Diego Symphony and a lecturer at San Diego State University. 

The all Baroque program includes:

  • A.Vivaldi : Cello Concerto in C major
  • A.Vivaldi : Violin Concerto in A minor
  • J.S.Bach : Violin Double Concerto in D minor

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Steven Feld
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

The Distinguished Lectures Series continues with the presentation of noted ethnomusicologist: Steven Feld.

Please click here for Dr. Feld's full biography.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Bass Ensembles
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 16th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Efficient Arrays
Friday, March 16th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Patrick Walders conducts

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
 
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Efficient Arrays
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Patrick Walders conducts

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
 
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Efficient Arrays
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Patrick Walders conducts

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
 
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.


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MUS 103B Final Recording
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida: Beethoven & Brahms
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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.  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 
Beethoven, String Quartet "Rasumovsky" in e minor, Opus 59 Nr. 2
Brahms, Piano Quartet in A major, Opus 26

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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Jordan Morton, double bass - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Madison Greenstone, clarinets - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 6th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Kyle Adam Blair, piano - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Mari Kawamura, piano - Graduate Recital
Monday, April 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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ArtPower presents Harlem Quartet
Friday, April 13th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

After a rave reception at their San Diego debut at ArtPower in 2016, the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet is bringing back its “new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing, and intelligent” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Passionate about advancing diversity in classical music, the quartet engages young audiences by drawing attention to works by minority composers. Since debuting in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, they have performed throughout the U.S. as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada, and in South Africa, where under the auspices of the U.S. State Department they spent two weeks on tour performing concerts and participating in outreach activities.

Program
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”; W.A. Mozart: String Quartet No.17 in B-flat Major, K.458; Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz; Antônio Carlos Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema (arranged by Dave Glenn and Harlem Quartet); Guido López Gavilán: Cuarteto en Guaguancó

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

SPONSORS
Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SPONSORS
Joan Jordan Bernstein’s ArtPower Student Engagement Endowed Fund; The Weil Family Foundation


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Karis, Carlson, and Nicolas
Friday, April 20th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Aleck Karis, piano 
Erik Carlson, violin 
Michael Nicolas, cello 

Shostakovich - Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Opus 67 
and 
Beethoven - Piano Trio in E Flat major, Opus 70, No. 2


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kallisti - Queen of the Ether
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

kallisti  - QUEEN OF THE ETHER 
 
kallisti presents an evening of vocal music for women's voices, featuring works by four extraordinary composers from across the globe:  Elizabeth Angot, Karin Rehnqvist, Katharina Rosenberger, and Ana Sokolovic. The works featured on the program encompass an astonishing range of musical and vocal expression, including Rosenberger's intimate works which reference the virtuosic singing of the Baroque and Renaissance, and Angot's playful interwoven structures.  Sokolović's Six Songs for Sirens is an exuberant (at times, raucous) celebration of the female singing voice, utilizing iconic female Balkan choral sounds as an integral part of the fifteen minute work.  Finally, kallisti is pleased to present the San Diego premiere of Karin Rehnqvist's Puksånger/Lockrop (Herding Calls) which includes 'kulning', a particular form of folk singing used to communicate over long distances,  as well as Rehnqvist's masterwork Vishentens lov (In Praise of Wisdom).
  
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the music of four exceptional composers, rarely heard in San Diego. 
 
• Elizabeth Angot - Music for Six Voices
• Katharina Rosenberger - Vive faville & Tratti confluenti
• Ana Sokolović - Six Songs for Sirens
• Karin Rehnqvist - Puksånger/Lockrop, for two female voices and percussion
featuring Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Hillary Jean Young, sopranos
Sean Dowgray, percussion

• Karin Rehnqvist - Vishentens lov (In Praise of Wisdom)
featuring Lauren Jones and Jasper Sussman, sopranos
  
Susan Narucki, Hillary Jean Young, Kirsten Wiest, Lauren Jones, Jasper Sussman, voices.  
Sean Dowgray, percussion.

For more information on kallisti, visit: http://www.kallisti-ensemble.com/


CEMEC
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Steven Schick
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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


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A. Tobin Chodos, composition - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 27th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Kartik Seshadri, sitar
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
7:30 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


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Camera Lucida: Beethoven & Brahms
Monday, April 30th, 2018
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. 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 
Beethoven, String Quartet "Rasumovsky" in F major, Opus 59 Nr. 1
Brahms, Piano Quartet in g minor, Opus 25

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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WEDS@7 Anthony Davis & Mark Dresser
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
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


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James Beauton, percussion - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 4th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Facing-off Across Sunset Boulevard
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Sameer Patel, guest conductor

Arnold Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra
Olivier Messiaen - Un Sourire
Toru Takemitsu - A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden
Hannah Lash - Eating Flowers
Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
 
The twin towering figures of the first half of the 20th century were Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, separated by compositional method, aesthetic direction, and personal style. Nevertheless, they found themselves in Los Angeles at the same time, two great composers in the flood of expatriates driven from Europe by Nazism. “This scene may never have happened,” muses Steven Schick, “but I have often imagined them on opposite sides of Sunset Boulevard (for a while the two lived near each other not far from the Whisky a go go) facing off across the traffic the way they had done across the chasm of artistic difference in Europe.” Three fascinating composers, each indebted in important ways to Stravinsky and Schoenberg, complete the tableau. Sameer Patel (pictured), Associate Conductor for San Diego Symphony, guest conducts.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Facing-off Across Sunset Boulevard
Sunday, May 6th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Sameer Patel, guest conductor

Arnold Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra
Olivier Messiaen - Un Sourire
Toru Takemitsu - A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden
Hannah Lash - Eating Flowers
Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
 
The twin towering figures of the first half of the 20th century were Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, separated by compositional method, aesthetic direction, and personal style. Nevertheless, they found themselves in Los Angeles at the same time, two great composers in the flood of expatriates driven from Europe by Nazism. “This scene may never have happened,” muses Steven Schick, “but I have often imagined them on opposite sides of Sunset Boulevard (for a while the two lived near each other not far from the Whisky a go go) facing off across the traffic the way they had done across the chasm of artistic difference in Europe.” Three fascinating composers, each indebted in important ways to Stravinsky and Schoenberg, complete the tableau. Sameer Patel (pictured), Associate Conductor for San Diego Symphony, guest conducts.


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Wilfrido Terrazas, flute
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Alta. Flute music by Mexican composers in California

Works for solo flute by Carmina Escobar. Guillermo Galindo, Ivan Naranjo, Mauricio Rodriguez, Pablo Rubio-Vargas and Wilfrido Terrazas

Wilfrido Terrazas, flutist


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WEDS@7 Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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
Purchase Online

For more information on kallisti, visit: http://www.kallisti-ensemble.com/


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Todd Moellenberg, piano - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Friday, May 11th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

For more information on kallisti, visit: http://www.kallisti-ensemble.com/


kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Kawamura Pianos Project
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, Ensemble
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

BACH NIGHT
with friends from San Diego Symphony

Takae Ohnishi (harpsichordist, UCSD Lecturer) presents two trio sonatas, highly architectural in design: in which the two upper parts in the harpsichord and a string instrument provide counterpoint to a third part - the bass line supplied by the harpsichord. 

In contrast, the Toccata demonstrates Bach's improvisatory freedom to an extent unparalleled in his own works and his contemporaries. 

All J.S.Bach Program:

  • Sonata in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1017
  • Sonata in G major for Cello and Harpsichord BWV1027
  • Toccata in C minor for Harpsichord BWV911

etc...

Guest artists:
Zou Yu (Violin, San Diego Symphony)
Chia-Ling Chien (Cello, San Diego Symphony)


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red fish blue fish
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
4:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
Free

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Barbara Byers, voice - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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red fish blue fish
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
7:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
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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Daniel King, percussion - Graduate Recital
Friday, May 18th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Kyle Motl, double bass - Graduate Recital
Monday, May 21st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Douglas Kahn
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

The Distinguished Lectures Series continues with the presentation of noted professor of media and innovation: Douglas Kahn.

Please click on the image on the left for Professor Kahn's full biography.


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WEDS@7 Stephanie Richards Trio
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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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Tyler J. Borden, cello - Graduate Recital
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Matthew Kline, double bass - DMA2 Graduate Recital
Friday, May 25th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Lauren Jones, Creative Project
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Sean Dowgray, percussion - Graduate Recital
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Undergrad Forum
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
Undergraduate majors and minors from the Department of Music present their first Forum concert of the year. Forums provide performance and showcase opportunites for majors and minors with supported resources at the Conrad Prebys Music Center.
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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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Directed by Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel Choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.
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MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation
Friday, June 1st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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Amir Moheimani, piano - Undergraduate Honors
Friday, June 1st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Undergrad Composition Juries
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 4th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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WEDS@7 Ensemble Pamplemousse + Line Upon Line
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
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


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95W World Music Students
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Jennifer Lynn Stoever
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

The Distinguished Lectures Series continues with the presentation of: Jennifer Lynn Stoever, author of The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening.

Please click on the image on the left for Dr. Stoever's full biography.


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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 8th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus A Line Broken
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Rand Steiger - Template
Courtney Bryan - Yet Unheard
Ornette Coleman/arr. A.T. Chodos - Lonely Woman
Gabriel Fauré - Requiem

Guest artists: Helga Davis (pictured) and Priti Gandhi, sopranos; Patrick Walders, baritone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Mark Dresser, contrabass
 
Some lines end too soon. The spiritual crux of this program is Courtney Bryan’s poignant memorial to Sandra Bland and other African-American victims of violence. We’ll pair her music with improvisation, the historical voice of African-American resistance, in Rand Steiger’s Template, in a new orchestra version for trumpet-genius Peter Evans, and a new arrangement by Asher Tobin Chodos of Ornette Coleman’s late be-bop classic. We’ll remember the victims of violence with Fauré’s gentle Requiem.
 


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus A Line Broken
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Rand Steiger - Template
Courtney Bryan - Yet Unheard
Ornette Coleman/arr. A.T. Chodos - Lonely Woman
Gabriel Fauré - Requiem

Guest artists: Helga Davis (pictured) and Priti Gandhi, sopranos; Patrick Walders, baritone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Mark Dresser, contrabass
 
Some lines end too soon. The spiritual crux of this program is Courtney Bryan’s poignant memorial to Sandra Bland and other African-American victims of violence. We’ll pair her music with improvisation, the historical voice of African-American resistance, in Rand Steiger’s Template, in a new orchestra version for trumpet-genius Peter Evans, and a new arrangement by Asher Tobin Chodos of Ornette Coleman’s late be-bop classic. We’ll remember the victims of violence with Fauré’s gentle Requiem.
 


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32VM Vocal Master Class
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Students enrolled in the MUS 32VM: Vocal Master class course, under the instruction of Kirsten Ashley Wiest, perform an end of year concert recital. Program to be announced.




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