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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Distinguished Lecture Series: Douglas Kahn
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Room 367

Free


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

Professor of Media and Innovation, National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Energies as Optic in the Arts and Music

Over the last decade vibration has begun to join sound as a means of musical and artistic understanding and possibility. Whereas sound studies developed in part in contrast to visual studies and visual arts, instead of eyes and ears, studies of vibration have moved from ears to bodies, with some venturing out to larger ontological terrain. This paper proposes adding energies to the mix. Sound and vibration are but two forms of energy among others, after all, and go only so far in addressing artistic and musical self-understandings and material cultures. Rather than percussive big bangs or harmonics of primal vibrations, the paper pulls up short of ontology to ask how the arts might perform among practices of energy that since the mid-twentieth century have entailed, pace the philosopher Michel Serres, a global self-awareness of tangible self-annihilation.

ROOM CHANGE TO ROOM 367 in the Conrad Prebys Music Center.

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


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WEDS@7 Stephanie Richards: Full Moon
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Marking the debut solo record of “envelope-shredding” trumpeter/composer Stephanie Richards, Fullmoon is years of shaping, culminating in a mesmerizing work of refined electric insanity. With Fullmoon, Richards is unplugged, acoustically manipulating her horn against resonating surfaces, appearing to sound processed, only to be live-sampled by electronic pioneer Dino J.A. Deane. Unbridled and succinct, Fullmoon is a sonic exploration of supernatural pulses and groove.

Richards has built a compelling presence in the NYC improvised and experimental scenes, from working with masters Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, to cutting edge improvisors Jason Moran and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Meeting through a mutual bond with the late improvising pioneer Butch Morris, collaborator Dino J.A. Deane innovated the use of live electronics in the 1980s, working with artists ranging from Jon Hassell to the art punk group Indoor Life.

Inspired by phases of the moon, the compositions first manifested in physical form; Richards on trumpet encircled by percussion instruments, choreographed to play within and against the resonant surfaces of timpani, gong, snare drum and piano. The supernatural sounds are sampled and manipulated in real- time by Deane and it is the unique sonic character of each surface that sets the tone for the music. Live-video feedback by filmmaker and designer Aaron Vinton completes a trio of sonic and visual experimentation.

A screening of the animated short film “Gong”, created by Aaron Vinton and produced by Pomp&Clout Productions will commence the program.

Read more about Fullmoon's review on NPR's All Songs Considered (link).


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DPA Microphone University
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
Register online

DPA Microphone University
Microphones for Music - When Every Note Matters


Join DPA Microphones' Eric Stahlhammer and Gabriel Antonini for a masterclass on microphone techniques and technology. We will focus on music and the stage, discussing mic technique for bands and professional voices. We will conclude the day with a fun, bring your instrument session and we will look at finding the best techniques and sound for all sorts of specific instruments and playing styles.

After the event is an open to the public, networking event at The Rock Bottom Brewery sponsored by Apex Audio. All professionals and students are welcome to come and mingle.

Register online via Eventbrite.

Click on the image of the left for additional details.


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Undergrad Forum
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Music majors and minors from the Department of Music present an Undergrad Forum in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

Click on the image of the left for full program information.


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

Double bassist and conductor, Matthew Kline, presents his second DMA recital featuring Boulez' masterwork: Le Marteau sans maître.

Pierre Boulez - Le Marteau sans maître
Michael Matsuno, flute
Dustin Donahue, xylophone 
Ryan Nestor, vibraphone
Sean Dowgray, percussion
Collin Mcallister, guitar
Annabelle Terbetski, viola
Alice Teyssier, voice
Matthew Kline, conductor

Wolfgang von Schweinitz - Plainsound Counterpoint
23-Limit Harmony Intonation Studies for Double Bass Solo 
Matthew Kline, double bass

Eva-Maria Houben - Romantische Streiflichter
Matthew Kline, double bass
Erik Carlson, violin
 


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Piano Studio
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Celeste Oram, composition - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Pocket Music
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

If you turned out your pockets and let all the junk tumble down into a little puddle on the floor what would it look like? Some stuff you saved? Some stuff you ended up with by accident? Maybe something someone gave you? Probably some garbage. We went through our pockets and found a kazoo, some old-timey music and a couple vague memories of weird bugs. Intimately loud, squirming with life, and a little chaotic, Pocket Music offers a moment of thanks to all the odds, ends and doodads we find lying around. 


Violin in Persian Music
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall


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Wölflilieder
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
5:00 pm
Atkinson Hall at CalIt2
Free

Wölflilieder

Composer Felipe Rossi presents 15 short musical scenes based on the imaginary autobiography of Adolf Wölfli [1864-1930].

Rachel Allen, trumpet and flugelhorn
Eric Starr, trombone
Ariana Warren, clarinet and bass clarinet
Cody Putman, bassoon
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Mark Dresser, double-bass
Jonathan Nussmann, narrator

Johannes Regnier, live electronics
Nakul Tiruviluamala, sound design
Jonathan Lestat, sound design
Abe King, video
Sam Bedford, scenic design
Christina Hansen, lightning design

Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall
http://ideas.calit2.net/
 


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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
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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Amir Moheimani, piano - Undergraduate Honors
Friday, June 1st, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Pianist Amir Moheimani presents an undergraduate honors recital at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 1st in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, featuring:

  • William Byrd: A Voluntarie (1591)
  • J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870, from WTC Book II (1722)
  • Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 4 in F minor, Op. 142 (1827)
  • Alexander Scriabin: Vers La Flamme, Op. 72 (1914)
  • Alfred Schnittke: Sonata No. 1 (1987)

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MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation
Friday, June 1st, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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

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Zong Ming Chua, piano
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event


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Collaborative DJ Ensemble
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
9:00 pm
Front Gallery
Free

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a&k
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Kathryn Schulmeister

a&k is the duo collaboration of Alexandria Smith and Kathryn Schulmeister. This performance features an original suite of concept pieces which address the physicality and positioning of a musician’s body in relation to instrumental performance, and the influence of multi-sensorial experience in the creation of sound. 

Alexandria Smith, Trumpet
Kathryn Schulmeister, Double Bass


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MUS 32/132 Guitar
Monday, June 4th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free
Self Support Event
Sponsor: Pablo Gomez


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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
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The UC San Diego Chamber Orchestra, under the wand of Matt Kline, presents their Spring concert. 

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Festival Overture
Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Celeste Oram - The Young People's Guide to the Orchestra

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
FREE EVENT
 


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WEDS@7 Ensemble Pamplemousse + Line Upon Line
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
Free

Composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musical fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member's unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.

FREE: Warren Lecture Hall / Studio A
 


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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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Chamber Singers, 95K
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
5:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Phillip Larson directs the CHAMBER SINGERS of MUS 95K.   

The CHAMBER SINGERS will perform selections by Monteverdi, Le Juene, and Vivaldi, in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

Please note time change to: 5:30 p.m.

 


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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
Purchase Online

The UC San Diego Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Beauton, presents their Spring concert in Mandeville Auditorium.


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Telematics: San Diego, Seoul, NYC
Friday, June 8th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Interconnections for Peace: 
A Telematic Concert

Telematic music is live performance on the Internet with musicians in different geographical locations. 

San Diego  (Local time: June 8, 7 p.m.)
Nicole Mitchell - flutes/ composer
Stephanie Richards-trumpet/ composer
Michael Dessen -trombone/composer
Mark Dresser - bass/composer

Seoul (Local time: June 9, 11 a.m.)
Black String:
Yoon Jeong Heo, Geomungo 6-string fretted zither, composer
Jean Oh, electric guitar
A Ram Lee, Daeguem bamboo flute
Min Wang Hwang, Percussion, vocal
SNU Professor:
Ji Young Yi, Gayaguem 

New York City (Local time: June 8, 10 p.m.)
Yoon Sun Choi, voice 
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone
Matthias Ziegler, flutes 
David Taylor, bass trombone
Satoshi Takeishi, drumset/percussion
Sarah Weaver, conductor, composer

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Free Unticketed Event


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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; Kyle Motl, 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; Kyle Motl, 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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Undergrad Opera, 32VM
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The Undergraduate Vocal Masterclass, under the direction of Kirsten Ashley Wiest, is proud to present the FIRST EVER undergraduate opera at UC San Diego! 

The evening begins with Samuel Barber's "A Hand of Bridge", followed by Peter Maxwell Davies' enchanting and unique take on the story of "Cinderella".

Pianist Siu Hei Lee leads singers Ian Barker, Adrian Chan, Jennifer Colin, Lizze Fisher, Joseph Garcia, Martha Hartt, Lauren Jue-Morrison, Teagan Rutkowski, and Danlei Zhao in this musical event that is sure to dazzle and delight! 

Admission and parking are FREE!

Samuel Barber: A Hand of Bridge (1959)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Cinderella (1980)


Best of ICAM
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
6:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Michael Rosenbaum, Honors Composition Recital
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

MUS 33C Composition Concert
Friday, June 15th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Jonathan Lestat, Honors Presentation
Friday, June 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Music of the Mountains is and audio and visual adventure in sound design and audio spatialization. Come experience the 15.1 customized sound system and the music of Jonathan Lestat.




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