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

Seating Charts:  Mandeville Auditorium / CPMC Concert Hall / CPMC Experimental Theater / CPMC Recital Hall

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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.

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.

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Chien-Kwan Lin
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Thomas Nee Memorial
Friday, October 10th, 2008
5:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Sanctuary
Saturday, October 11th, 2008
6:30 pm
Salk Institute
$25 general/$23 faculty-staff/$10 UCSD students

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Michael Dessen Trio
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 20th, 2008
8:00 pm
NSI
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $25 General/$10 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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Mozart Sonatas
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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Fabio Oliveira
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Kathleen Gallagher
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

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Soiree
Saturday, October 25th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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Piano Students
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Grad Forum #1
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Jonathan Hepfer
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Curtis Macomber Recital
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
5:00 pm
Erickson Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Ross Karre
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Anne-Marie Dicce
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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David Medine
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

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The Music of Will Ogdon
Saturday, November 8th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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William Fried
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

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Jean Kopperud and Steve Gosling
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Geoff Gartner
Monday, November 17th, 2008
6:30 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

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Ashley Walters
Monday, November 17th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Grad Forum #2
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Colin McAllister
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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rfbf
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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MUS 131
Friday, November 21st, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

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Chamber Orchestra
Monday, December 1st, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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Singers
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

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Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 4th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Camera Lucida
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
8:00 pm
NSI
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $25 General/Free for all students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, February 8th, 2009
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Camera Lucida
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
8:00 pm
NSI
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $25 General/$10 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Justin DeHart
Friday, April 17th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Soiree
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Camera Lucida
Monday, April 20th, 2009
8:00 pm
NSI
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $25 General/$10 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Luis Tabuenca
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Christine Tsay
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Kartik Seshadri
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Undergrad Forum
Monday, April 27th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Paul Bowman
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Jesse Mandapat & Nathan Singhapok
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Conrad Prebys Music Center Grand Opening
Friday, May 8th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall


Cecil Lytle
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
FREE

János Négyesy
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
2:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
FREE

Aleck Karis
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
4:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
FREE

Conrad Prebys Music Center Grand Opening
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall


Harpsichord Students
Monday, May 11th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

redfishbuefish
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Cris Eaves & Ray Robles
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Spring Fest
Saturday, May 16th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Spring Fest
Saturday, May 16th, 2009
9:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Spring Fest
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
4:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Spring Fest
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Spring Fest
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
9:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Indian Music
Monday, May 18th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Spring Fest
Monday, May 18th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Brian Wahlstrom
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

MUS 272
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

John Cage Songbook
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
2:57 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center
Free

Spring Fest
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Karen Chow
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Spring Fest
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Guitar Students
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Jazz Concert (95jc)
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Singers
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

Violins & Violas
Friday, May 29th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Jeff Denson
Saturday, May 30th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Felix Olschofka
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Camera Lucida
Monday, June 1st, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $25 General/$10 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Gospel Choir
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS) or at the door. $10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$10 General/$5 Student/Free UCSD Students w/ID

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, June 7th, 2009
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Ensemble XII
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall


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Pavlos Antoniadis
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Eliot Gattegno
Friday, October 2nd, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Batya MacAdam-Somer
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 5th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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redfishbluefish
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Nathan Singhapok & Jesse Mandapat
Friday, October 9th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Grad Forum #1
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, October 24th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general/$10 for students w/ID/free for UCSD music faculty, staff, students.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Philippe Manoury Partita Tour
Monday, October 26th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general/$10 for students w/ID/free for UCSD music faculty, staff, students.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Pablo Gomez Cano
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, November 1st, 2009
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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First Monday
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Susan Narucki
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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XVI Festival Hispanoamericano de la Guitarra
Saturday, November 7th, 2009
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$15 general, $5 students w/ID, free for UCSD music faculty, staff, students.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Myriad Trio/Charles Curtis & Reiko Uchida
Monday, November 9th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Patrick Ian Carroll
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Grad Forum #2
Friday, November 13th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Aleck Karis
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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201F
Friday, November 20th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Jazz Concert
Monday, November 23rd, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$15 general/$5 for students/free for UCSD music faculty, staff, students.. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS).

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Chamber Ensembles
Monday, November 30th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Lilith
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
$15 general/$5 UCSD students/Free for Department of Music faculty, staff, and students.

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Friday, December 4th, 2009
12:00 am
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Lilith
Friday, December 4th, 2009
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Friends of Music (discount code FOM). Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, December 5th, 2009
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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First Monday
Monday, December 7th, 2009
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 7th, 2009
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

International Contemporary Ensemble
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

Grad Forum
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

First Year Graduate Students Concert
Friday, January 22nd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

KaiBorg
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
$25 general/$10 for students w/ID/free for UCSD music faculty, staff, students.

Concert Program (PDF)

Myriad Trio
Monday, January 25th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

Takae Ohnishi
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
$25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

Ashley Walters
Friday, January 29th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Kimberly Turney
Saturday, January 30th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

RELS Concert
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
For Ticket Information Contact Amy Anderson. 858-534-1507 or a8anderson@ucsd.edu

Concert Program (PDF)

First Monday
Monday, February 1st, 2010
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Brendan Nguyen
Friday, February 5th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, February 7th, 2010
1:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Camera Lucida
Monday, February 8th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

Art of Improvisation 1
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

Grad Forum
Friday, February 12th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

201A
Friday, February 19th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Tone Road Ramblers
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

Undergrad Piano Students
Saturday, February 27th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

First Monday
Monday, March 1st, 2010
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets $15 general/$5 for students/free for UCSD music faculty, staff, students.. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS). Student Rush Tickets $1 at the door

Jazz Concert
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Graduate Piano Students
Friday, March 5th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Contrabass Ensemble
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

MUS 133
Monday, March 8th, 2010
6:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets $15 general/$5 UCSD Faculty & Staff/Free with Student ID.

Guitar Students
Friday, March 12th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Camera Lucida
Monday, March 15th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Brian Archinal
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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First Monday
Monday, April 5th, 2010
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Jonathan & Jared Mattson
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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William Fried
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Batya MacAdam-Somer
Friday, April 9th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 12th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

Concert Program (PDF)

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Gabrielle Athayde
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general/$10 for UCSD Faculty & Staff/Free for students w/ID

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Eliot Gattegno
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Kartik Seshadri
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Berglind Tómasdóttir
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Grad Forum
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Myriad Trio
Monday, April 26th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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MUS 272
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Palimpsest 2: Déserts
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Kevin Flowers & Patricia Wang
Friday, April 30th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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First Monday
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Kevin Flowers, Owen Ferro, Blake VanTreese
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Grad Forum
Friday, May 7th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Grad Forum
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Telematic Class Concert
Monday, May 10th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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redfishbluefish
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general/$15 UCSD Faculty & Staff/Free for students w/ID

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Telematic Music
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Harpsichord Students
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Saki Chan & Dipika Gopal
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Indian Music
Monday, May 17th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $15 general/$5 UCSD Faculty & Staff/Free for students w/ID

201B
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Jazz Concert
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 24th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets $15 general/$5 UCSD Faculty & Staff/Free with Student ID. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858-534-TIXS).

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Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Chamber Opera
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Free

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Violins & Violas
Friday, May 28th, 2010
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Chamber Opera
Friday, May 28th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

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Singers Concert
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets $15 general/$5 UCSD Faculty & Staff/Free with Student ID.

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Guitar Ensemble
Friday, June 4th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Voice Students
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

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Wed @ 7: Aleck Karis & Charles Curtis
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166


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Myriad Trio
Monday, October 11th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

The Myriad Trio features an all-star San Diego lineup of Brian Chen (viola), Demarre McGill (flute) and Julie Smith (harp). The program includes works by Natra (commentaires sentimentaux), Lajitha (trio), Debussy/Druckman (four preludes), and Bizet (Prelude and Entracte). This concert is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Christine Tavolacci
Friday, October 15th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
ChristineTavolacci presents her first DMA recital featuring works by Catherine Lamb, Michael Winter, Larry Polansky, John Cage, Clarence Barlow and Stephen L. Mosko. She will be joined by Danny Holt (piano), Catherine Lamb (viola), and Michael Winter (guitar).
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Wed @ 7: James Newton
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

Composer/flutists program includes four pieces and features pianist Gloria Cheng and soprano Cynthia Aaronson.


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Violinist Janos Negyesys popular Soiree for Music Lovers opens its new season with the World Premiere of a Sitar Concerto composed and performed by sitar master Kartik Seshadri, with strings, flute, piano, and percussion. The program also includes Telemann, Mozart, and Brahms.
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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 25th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Camera Lucida opens its seven-concert season with music by Beethoven (String Quartet in F major, opus 135), Janacek (Mladi for Wind Sextet),and Schubert (Octet for Strings and Winds). This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from UCSD's music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony.The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Tiffany DuMouchelle
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Soprano Tiffany DuMouchelle gives her first performance of the new season. Last spring, she played a lead role in the Department of Music's production of Pascal Dusapin's experimental chamber opera To Be Sung.


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Face the Music: Color
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A program resplendent with many colors! Scriabin scored Prometheus for piano, chorus, orchestra, and what he called a ”color organ.” Inspired by the interactive light-show artists of the late ’60s rock scene, acclaimed young video artist Ross Karre reshapes Scriabin’s original color organ part into a concerto grosso of light, color, image and shadow. Our multi-media presentation will be framed by two works full of color on their own: Bernstein’s sassy Candide Overture and Mahler’s mighty First Symphony.


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Face the Music: Color
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A program resplendent with many colors! Scriabin scoredPrometheus for piano, chorus, orchestra, and what he called a ”color organ.” Inspired by the interactive light-show artists of the late ’60s rock scene, acclaimed young video artist Ross Karre reshapes Scriabin’s original color organ part into a concerto grosso of light, color, image and shadow. Our multi-media presentation will be framed by two works full of color on their own: Bernstein’s sassy Candide Overture and Mahler’s mighty First Symphony.


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First Monday
Monday, November 1st, 2010
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

First Monday concert series showcases leading grad composers and performers. The season opener features Matt Barber’s six-movement Interface Chapel, performed by bassist Scott Worthington; Christopher Gollmar’s Mu, performed by clarinetist Curt Miller and french horn player Nicolee Kuester; and Mario Garuti’s Sei Pezzi Anestetici, with flutist Rachel Beetz and percussionist Dustin Donahue.


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Wed @ 7: Steven Schick
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

 

Percussionist Steven Schick premieres British composer James Dillon’s La Coupure, with sound by William Brent and Jaime Oliver, and video by Ross Karre.


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Grad Forum #1
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

 

DiskavIER ExtravaganzIER showcases music by composers ranging from Conlon Nancarrow to Paul Feyertag, Adam Tinkle & Joe Mariglio, Paul Hembree, Jacob Sudol, Werd Nella, and Kyle Gann. Instruments range from Disklavier to saxophone, toy piano, and power drill.


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Festival Hispanoamericano
Friday, November 5th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

 

Border guitar fest comes to UC San Diego, with a solo concert by renowned Mexican guitarist Martin Madrigal.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 8th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Camera Lucida's second concert of the new season includes works by Bach (Art of Fugue 1), Martinu (Madrigals for Violin and Viola), Wagner (Prelude to Lohengrin, Act III), and Fauré (Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, opus 120). This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from UCSD's music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony.The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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David Medine
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Grad Forum #2
Saturday, November 13th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Wed @ 7: Palimpsest 1
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

The Palimpsest concert features one of the great works of the late Twentieth Century, Gyorgy Ligeti's Kammerkonzert for 13 Instrumentalists. This colorful and virtuosic piece will fill the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall with glorious sounds and captivating energy. Alongside this masterwork will be the premieres of two inspired new works for the same ensemble written by UCSD PhD candidates Aaron Helgeson, currently acting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College; and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, the leading Icelandic composer of her generation. The program also includes the exciting A Fuoco by contemporary Italian composer Luca Francesconi, featuring the accomplished Mexican guitarist Pablo Gomez.


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redfishbluefish
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166


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201A
Friday, November 19th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Kallisti Ensemble/Instant Operas presents original works of music theater/opera with a duration of 15 minutes or less. All were written for, and will be performed by, class members.


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Curt Miller
Saturday, November 20th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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201B
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Anthony Davis’s students take the stage for an evening of spontaneous and surprising musical improv.


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Jazz Concert
Monday, November 29th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Computer Music Concert + CEMEC
Monday, November 29th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre


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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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201F
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Lincoln High School students, directed by Charles Curtis’s UCSD students, perform a mix of spoken word, rap, dance, instrumental, and interdisciplinary works. Many of the high schoolers’ works portray personal stories. This concert is the first in a new project in which UCSD music students bring the arts to San Diego students at their schools.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166


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Piano~
Friday, December 3rd, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Face the Music: Missa Solemnis
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

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Face the Music: Missa Solemnis
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

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First Monday
Monday, December 6th, 2010
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 6th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Camera Lucida's final 2010 concert includes compositions by Schubert (String trio in B-flat, D. 581), Janacek (Violin Sonata), and Brahms (Piano Quartet in C minor, opus 60). This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from UCSD's music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony. The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Five Premieres
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
New pieces by Yeung-ping Chen, Kyle Johnson, Tania Lanfer, Kyle Rowan and Ryan Welsh, performed by Rachel Beetz, Sean Leah Bowden, Eric Derr, Adam Goodwin, Nicolee Kuester, Sarah Schwartz, and Jennifer Torrence
New Music for Guzheng, Piano, and Electronics
Friday, December 10th, 2010
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Bonnie Whiting Smith
Sunday, January 9th, 2011
6:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Percussionist's masters recital centers on music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, along with works by Globokar, Lockwood, and the world premiere of UCSD composer Carolyn Chen's VIN DIESEL = I END LIVES.


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Leslie Leytham
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Grad program soprano Leslie Leytham gives her winter concert.


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Wed @ 7: Wet Ink
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

New York's Wet Ink Ensemble makes its West Coast debut with a program of works by Peter Ablinger, Alex Mincek, Katharina Rosenberger, and Mathias Spahlinger. Rosenberger's TEXTUREN makes its West Coast premiere. She and Wet Ink will be guests on KPBS-FM's "These Days" program on January 12 at 10:20 a.m. Listen at 89.5 FM, or streaming online at kpbs.org.


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Pie
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Pie is Jeff Kaiser (trumpet/fluegelhorn/electronics) and Phil Skaller (prepared piano). The duo has performed at the Vision Festival in New York with film by Bill Brand and at various other gigs in Germany and the United States.


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Ariana Lamon-Anderson
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Grad program clarinetist performs her winter concert.


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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
10:30 am
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Sonic Diaporas alum festival's first concert includes Aaron Gervais' Hockey Story, Chris Mercer's The Audible Phylogeny of Lemurs, Part I, Koji Nakano's Ancient Songs for solo soprano, Nancy Briggs' Improvisaria, Dana Reason's Myth Absence, and an improv directed by Eric Dries.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert showcases Duo Runedako (pianists Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman) performing Paul Davies' Cathedral 1947 and Koppelman's rorodondo. Also on the program: UCSD composer Shahrokh Yadegari's Tower Sounds: Ancient Voices and Electronics with live electronics, Ian Power's Make Way for Ducklings, Richard Carrick's New Work from the Cycle of the Absurd, Adam Greene's Accord for piano and percussion, and Mark Applebaum's Pre-Composition for 8-channel tape.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Opening night event of Sonic Diaporas features keynote speakers Paul Dresher and Diamanda Galas. Also on the program: Erik Griswold on prepared piano in the lobby, and, preceding the speakers, Bass Encounters featuring Mark Dresser and Bert Turetzky. Dresher/Davel Duo also performs.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
11:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

First day of Sonic Diasporas concludes with a late night concert featuring Guy Obrecht's One More Hit for the Go Duo; along with Pat O'Keefe's Generations: An Improvisation Event combining instrumental ensemble with laptop.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Friday, January 21st, 2011
10:30 am
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert program includes James Phelan's Two Pieces for Unaccompanied Violin, Ben Carson's A is for Azimuth and Arnica, Steven Kazuo Takasugi's Die Klavierubung (gekurzte, revidierte Fassung), Yumiko Morita's Element Metal for solo piano, Marion Garver Fredrikson's New Music for Contrabass and Flute, Eric Lyon's Clusters, and the world premiere of Mark Applebaum's 40 Cryptograms. Also on the program: Music of Anthony Braxton with bassist James Ilgenfritz, an Improvisation Session with flutist Jane Rigler, and Lukas Schulze's Exit I.D. for contrabass flute.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Friday, January 21st, 2011
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The concert's first half features UCSD violinists János Négyesy and Päivikki Nykter on five compositions: new works from Mark Osborn and Steed Cowart, along with Igor Korneitchouk's Short Circuits, Book III, Drake Mabry's Négyesy's Gallery, and Lukas Schulze's Hermitage. The second half consists of the Calliope 10th Anniversary Project (Calliope Duo is flutist Elizabeth McNutt and pianist Shannon Wettstein). Their program is Andrew May's Calli for flute and piano, Josh Levine's Danse d'été (Inflorescence III), Derek Keller's 7 Collections, Francois Rose's Haiku #1, Erik Ulman's Styx, Juan Campoverde's offerings, Allison Johnson's This is Me in Transition, plus new works from Ulman, Eric Simonson, Linda Kernohan, and Richard Carrick.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Friday, January 21st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

In the black box experimental theatre, the program includes Momilani Ramstrum's Divergence and Running Ahead with digital processing, John Celona's Meu rosto mudou, David Bithell's YesNo, Jaroslaw Kapuscinki's Oli's Dream for piano and computer projection, Derek Lee-Keller's Events and Mixtures, Ross Karre's The Five Lives of Helios for solo bass drum, ceramic tile, and percussionist, and Tom Dambly's La Trompette Concrète for trumpet and live electronics.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Friday, January 21st, 2011
11:00 pm
The Loft
Free

Special Sonic Diasporas alum fest concert at The Loft night club in the Price Center on campus: Performances by Psychoangelo (Glen Whitehead and Michael Theodore), Tom Nunn and David Michalak, Donkey (Damon Holzborn and Hans Fjellestad), and O'Keefe/Stanyek/Walton/Whitehead with Jane Rigler. The concert includes live electronics and plenty of improv.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
10:30 am
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Scott Makeig's JUST: Suite for flute, violin, cello & brain, Joseph Klein's Der Leichenschleicher ("The Corpse-skulker"), Eric Simonson's Tambo and Bones Revisited, Stephen Blumberg's Jacob's Ladder, Drake Mabry's Street Cries, and Judith Weir's Scotch Minstrelsy for soprano and piano.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Josh Levine's Transparency (Part I) for percussion, David Ryther's Etude No. 6 for violin, Michael Pelz-Sherman's Now is the Time, Erik Ulman's days and days for bass clarinet, Susan Moore's Dogwood for piano, percussion works by Cesar Potes, Pamela Madsen and Brett Reed, plus a new composition by Pat O'Keefe.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Works featuring guitarist Colin McAllister, woodwind player Alan Lechusza, violinist Mark Menzies, percussionist Morris Palter, and composer Juan Campoverde.

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
9:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Performances by bassist Kristin Korb and Cosmologic (Jason Robinson, Michael Dessen, Scott Walton, Nathan Hubbard, special guest Anthony Davis).

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UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
11:00 pm
The LOFT
Free

Special Sonic Diasporas alum fest concert at The Loft night club in the Price Center on campus: Past and present members of UCSD's percussion ensemble RED FISH BLUE FISH unite for a performance of Steve Reich's Drumming, led by Steven Schick. Along with the thunder of more than a dozen percussionists, the performance will be augmented by Lisa Cella on piccolo plus sopranos Anne-Marie Dicce and Tiffany DuMouchelle. The expansive school of FISH includes S. Leah Bowden, Eric Derr, Dustin Donahue, Stephen Solook, Jennifer Torrence, Bonnie Whiting Smith, Terry Longshore, Brett Reed, Lisa Tolentino, Rob Esler, Vanessa Tomlinson, Morris Palter, Patti Cudd, Ross Karre, Justin Dehart, Aiyun Huang, and David Shively.

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Wed @ 7: Aleck Karis
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

Renowned faculty pianist Aleck Karis plays Messiaen's L'Aloette Calandrelle (book V, Catalogue of Birds) (1956-58), La Bouscarle (book V), and Le Traquet Stapazin (book II), plus Elliott Carter's Intermittences (2006) and Caténaires (2006), and Chopin's Études, Opus 25.


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Pablo Gomez Cano
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Grad guitarist performs works by Schubert, Bruguire, Webern, Rotaru, UCSD faculty composers Roger Reynolds and Lei Liang, and UCSD music alumnus Ignacio Baca-Lobera. The guitarist will be joined by Tiffany Du Mouchelle (soprano), Berglind Tomasdottir (flute), Ariana Lamon-Anderson (clarinet), and Jaime Oliver (computer musician).


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What Where
Friday, January 28th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

What Where presents What the Anvil: recast works for piano, percussion, and electronics. Music by Heinz Holliger (Ma'mounia), Luigi Nono (...sofferte onde serene...), and DeMaison/Ponce (Three Years of Light). What Where is Jennifer Torrence, Jason Ponce, Julia Denboer, and Nicholas DeMaison.


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Dustin Donahue
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Percussionist Dustin Donahue plays Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston. He is joined by Martin Hiendl and Rachel Beetz.


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REL Scholarship Concert
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
3:00 pm
CPMC 100, Concert Hall
For Ticket Information Contact Amy Anderson. 858-534-1507 or a8anderson@ucsd.edu

Pianist Cecil Lytle performs The Naked Liszt, with narration by Arthur Wagner and Eva Barnes. The concert is a fundraiser for scholarships that go to students at UCSD who are graduates of the Preuss School, a charter high school at UCSD.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, January 31st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Camera Lucida chamber series greets the new year with works by Bruckner (Quintet for Strings in F major) and Brahms (Quintet for Strings in G major, opus 111). This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from UCSD's music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony. The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Stephen Solook
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Percussionist Stephen Solook, a member of red fish blue fish, performs his winter recital.


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Mark Dresser Trio
Friday, February 4th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

Contrabassist Mark Dresser's Trio includes "hyperpianist" Denman Maroney, who often reaches inside the piano to strum the strings with copper bars, rubber blocks, and other objects; and flutist Matthias Ziegler, whose arsenal includes amplified and quartertone flutes. Dresser is a UCSD faculty member known as a composer, performer, improviser, interdisciplinary collaborator, and innovator in the area of telematic music, in which performers in multiple locations are connected by high-speed internet.


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Face the Music: Contrast
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A study in very sharp contrasts, works by Debussy frame much more recent music. The concert opens with Debussy's final orchestral work, his wry ballet Jeux, about love and tennis, and closes with his nocturnes Nuages and Fetes, each a study in orchestral color. In between are the premiere of Phil Kline's A Dream and Its Opposite, featuring Real Quiet (Felix Fan, Andrew Russo, David Cossin), and the U.S. premiere of Iannis Xenakis' Metastasis (Alpha version), a work shaped by Einstein's concept of time and Le Corbusier's theories of architecture. Steven Schick conducts. His program note is here.


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Face the Music: Contrast
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
1:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A study in very sharp contrasts, works by Debussy frame much more recent music. The concert opens with Debussy's final orchestral work, his wry ballet Jeux, about love and tennis, and closes with his nocturnes Nuages and Fetes, each a study in orchestral color. In between are the premiere of Phil Kline's A Dream and Its Opposite, featuring Real Quiet (Felix Fan, Andrew Russo, David Cossin), and the U.S. premiere of Iannis Xenakis' Metastasis (Alpha version), a work shaped by Einstein's concept of time and Le Corbusier's theories of architecture. Steven Schick conducts. His program note is here.


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First Monday
Monday, February 7th, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Samhara by Adam Goodwin (for clarinet, two basses, and percussion), performed by Kyle Rowan, Scott Worthington, Leah Bowden, and Adam Goodwin; and Remnants of Ouroboros by Adam Goodwin (for solo contrabass).


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Wed @ 7: Palimpsest 2
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

(NOTE: Even though this series is titled Wednesdays@7, this one concert takes place on a Tuesday night). UCSD Department of Music's chamber ensemble performs Boulez' improvisation sur mallarmé-(le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd’hui), Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stephane Mallarmé, Messiaen's Couleurs de la Cité Celeste, plus new works by UCSD grad-program composers Tania Marquez and Daniel Tacke (a companion piece for the Messaien).


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Trio Kobayashi presents
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall

 

COMPOSER NICHOLAS DEYOE’S music for brass concert features his What I can remember from last night (2010) alongside works by Xenakis (Linaia-Agon), Wolfgang von Schweinitz (Plainsound Brass Trio, op. 50: 18 microtonal variations exploring the trombone’s trigger valve action at various tuned slide positions), and Larry Polansky (freeHorn). The performance is by Trio Kobayashi (Anna Robinson, horn; Matt Barbier, trombones; Luke Storm, tuba), which specializes in the emerging field of just intonation music for brass. 

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Grad Forum #3
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Music by Chen-Hui Jen, Nicholas Deyoe, Yuji Takahashi, and Cornelius Cardew, performed by Chen-Hui Jen, Jacob Sudol, Dustin Donahue, Adam Goodwin, Nicolee Kuester, Eric Derr, Curt Miller, and Jennifer Torrence.


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Brian Griffeath-Loeb
Friday, February 11th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre

A Biggidelicious Production featuring quartertone flutist and Rarescale artistic director Carla Rees, who is in residence in the Department of Music from Feb. 10 through Feb. 12, during which she will perform and record nine new works by UCSD graduate composers Paul Hembree, Chen-Hui Jen, Josh Spitzbergen, Jacob Sudol, Adam Tinkle, Ryan Welsh, Charlie Wilmoth, Scott Worthington, and Yvonne Wu. Featured guest artists include British composer and RCM electro-acoustic area director Michael Oliva, German composer Claes Biehl, and UCSD pianist William Fried.
 


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

On Valentine's Eve, violinist János Négyesy and Friends perform a concert of romantic music by Tartini, Bartók, Danzi, Turina, and Brahms, with Cecilia Kim (cello), Päivikki Nykter (violin and viola), William Powell (clarinet), Sarah Schwartz (violin), Janice Shin (flute), and Jennifer Wu (soprano).


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Brendan Nguyen
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Pianist performs music by Ligeti, Messiaen, and Feldman.


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Piano Students
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

 

Students of Aleck Karis, Stefani Walens, and Brendan Nguyen, featuring Christopher Chan, Isaac Lu, Janet Lee, Binh-An Nguyen, Pearl Choi and Andrea Kim.


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Grad Forum #4
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Berglind Maria Tomasdottir
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Flutist performs music by Toru Takemitsu, Daniel Tacke, Doina Rotaru, Chaya Czernowin, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir and George Crumb, joined by guitarist Pablo Gómez Cano, soprano Tiffany DuMouchelle, and percussionists Steve Solook, Dustin Donahue and Jennifer Torrence.
 


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Myriad Trio
Monday, February 28th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Myriad Trio performs Bach's Trio Sonata, Bax' Elegiac Trio, Bruce's Eye of Night, and Debussy's Sonata. The trio features an all-star San Diego lineup of Brian Chen (viola), Demarre McGill (flute), and Julie Smith (harp). This concert is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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MUS 131
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Contrabassist Mark Dresser's students extemporize their way into new territories.


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Bass Students
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Students of Mark Dresser.


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Jazz Concert
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Directed by Kamau Kenyatta, UCSD's Jazz Ensemble performs music by Elvin Jones, Stefano De Battista, A.C. Jobim, Ernest G. Schweikert and Frank Reardon, Chachao, Jaco Pastorius, Ed Jackson, Ned Washington and Victor Young, Ray La Montagne, Richard Thompson, and Ryan Brown.


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Violins & Violas
Friday, March 4th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

János Négyesy's students perform works by Tartini, Bruch, Beethoven, Berio and Bozay.


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First Monday
Monday, March 7th, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

one fish two fish
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Directed by Ken Anderson, the 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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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Directed by David Medine, the orchestra takes on Robert Schumann's Overture, Jean Sibelius' Pelleas and Melisande,
and Joseph Haydn's Symphony no 104.


MUS 2K Rock Stars
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall


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Wed @ 7:Kartik Seshadri
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

He was the "show stopper" in India in early January. The Los Angeles Times calls his music "breathtaking," the Oberlin Review proclaims that "If the power of Indian music seems almost supernatural, then sitar player Kartik Seshadri must be a sorcerer." At UC San Diego, Seshadri is joined by longtime collaborator Arup Chattopadhyay on tabla for an evening of ragas selected to suit the season and mood of the evening.


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Chamber Ensembles
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

 

 

Directed by János Négyesy, the ensembles perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Haydn, Hándel, Locatelli, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, and Tartini.

 


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-822-2166

Robert Zelickman directs an all-English program including H.M.S. Pinafore highlights, Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy, Ralph Vaughan Williams Toccata Marziale, William Walton's Crown Imperial, Holst's Second Suite in F, Eric Coates' The Dam Busters March, and Davies & Dyson's Royal Air Force March Past.

 

                


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Computer Music Concert
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre


Improv Concert
Friday, March 11th, 2011
11:00 am
CPMC Theatre


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MUS 133
Friday, March 11th, 2011
12:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Charles Curtis's students perform works by John Cage, Robert Erickson, Morton Feldman, and other innovative composers from 20th century new music.


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Face the Music: Concerto
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A concert that stretches the conception of the concerto. Young Artist Competition (YAC) winner Hannah Cho is soloist in Prokofiev's poised Second Violin Concerto, and we conclude with the greatest orchestral concerto of them all, Bartok's noble Concerto for Orchestra. In between, a complete surprise: we present the world premiere of Mark Applebaum's Concerto for Florist and Orchestra, a Thomas Nee Commission (honoring the founding music faculty member), with ornamental horticulturist James DelPrince as soloist!


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Face the Music: Concerto
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A concert that stretches the conception of the concerto. Young Artist Competition (YAC) winner Hannah Cho is soloist in Prokofiev's poised Second Violin Concerto, and we conclude with the greatest orchestral concerto of them all, Bartok's noble Concerto for Orchestra. In between, a complete surprise: we present the world premiere of Mark Applebaum's Concerto for Florist and Orchestra, a Thomas Nee Commission (honoring the founding music faculty member), with ornamental horticulturist James DelPrince as soloist!


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Camera Lucida
Monday, March 14th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Subscriptions available at a 30% discount of full price.
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-822-2166

Critically acclaimed Camera Lucida chamber series presents works by Bach (Sonata for Viola da gamba and Continuo in G minor) and Stravinsky (The Soldier's Tale). With special guests Eleanor Antin as narrator, Norman Bryson as The Devil, and UCSD Arts & Humanities Dean Seth Lerer as The Soldier. This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from UCSD's music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony. The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Tiffany DuMouchelle
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle and violinist David McCarroll perform György Kurtág's 70-minute Kafka Fragments for soprano and violin. Through excerpts from Kafka's personal letters and diary entries, Kurtag explores the inner world of one of the most influential German writers of the 20th century.


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Adam Tinkle-Canceled
Friday, April 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Canceled

"A Mess of Things": the world premiere of a fully staged work of hybrid music theater and experimental documentary sound art conceived, composed and performed by Adam Tinkle. The piece brings together recorded voices and video with live performance of text, song and instrumental soundscapes in an evening that explores the objects we keep, the things they remind us of, the way they fill our lives and often weigh us down. In particular, it focuses on the story of one man, an inventor with an improbably sized collection, and what happened to him when he was forced to leave the house where he kept it all for fifty years.


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First Monday
Monday, April 4th, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Leading composers and performers from the Department of Music's graduate programs present a free noon concert of original music.


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Josh Weinstein
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

SEPTATION: A real-time sonic exploration/recollection of the sounds and events of September 11, 2001, written for the 10th anniversary of the attacks by a composer who went through them. Multimedia/multimodal, with elements of found-sound, electronics, live improvisation, and interpretive narrative, video, and audio expressions based on Weinstein's own experience of the event. Performed by Joe Bigham (guitar), Mark Dresser (contrabass), Stephen Solook (percussion), and Josh Weinstein (prepared piano/electronics).


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Scott Worthington
Friday, April 8th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Double bassist Scott Worthington will present a recital of solo works by Gyorgy Kurtag, Salvatore Sciarrino, Iannis Xenakis, and himself.
 


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Batya MacAdam-Somer
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Ace UCSD violinist Batya MacAdam-Somer performs Berio's Sequenza VIII for solo violin, Bártók's solo violin Sonata, and works by UCSD's Carolyn Chen and Robert Pierzak.
 


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Celebrating Department of Music Founding Chairman Will Ogdon's 90th birthday, János Négyesy and Friends perform works by Ogdon, as well as Telemann, Chausson, Debussy, and Mozart. Performers are Cathy Blickenstaff (flute), Isabelle Fanchiu (harpsichord and piano), Cecilia Kim (cello), Julie Matsuda (violin), János Négyesy (violin), Päivikki Nykter (violin and viola), Laura Vaughan (harp), and Jennifer Wu (soprano).


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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 11th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Camera Lucida concert spotlights Beethoven (Piano Trio in E-flat, opus 1 nr. 1), Janacek (String Quartet-Intimate Letters), and Dvorak (Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major). This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from the UCSD music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony. The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Re-Re-Enactments
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

What do Karaoke Mozart, an opera about Shamu's bathroom, mascots tap dancing, a screaming vocal quartet and a remix of a 5 second online movie have in common? Come find out on a fun night of experimental music with an eclectic variety of odd musical spectacles, performance art and re-enactments featuring UCSD musicians.


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Wed @ 7: Formalist Quartet
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

The adventurous Los Angeles based string quartet performs works by graduate composers Nicholas Deyoe and Daniel Tacke, as well as a string quartet by Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith. The Formalist Quartet is Andrew McIntosh, Mark Menzies, Andrew Tholl, and Ashley Walters.


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The Best 15 Minutes of Your Life and Other Pieces!
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Fayetteville, AK band David's Pegasus is writing a musical with San Diego playwright Krista Knight. Composer Carolyn Chen (who just had an orchestra piece debuted in Carnegie Hall!) is writing a virtuoso percussion piece peppered with jokes about hyper-masculine Vin Diesel and video by artist Monica Duncan. And everyone is making strange, beautiful performance art, blending sound, image, movement and text. An unforgettable evening that will leave you questioning why we draw these lines between the arts to begin with.


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Doctors and Masters:Very Seriously, Seriously
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

An evening of dramatic, hilarious and just plain insane contemporary experimental music. From pieces for timpani and dancing banana to noisy explosions of an amplified bass viol (a baroque cello), along with some Freudian father killing in the form of parodic fantasies on two of the aging dinosaurs of contemporary music, Steve Reich and John Adams.


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Dreier
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Open scores, real-time decisions and alternative modes of collaboration, in scores by UCSD composers Nick Deyoe and Martin Hiendl, inspired by Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Earle Brown "So, in order to keep collaboration/decision-making/interpretation as a crucial element of the process to create these pieces of music, we have left important details to the discretion of the directors/performers"


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Wed @ 7: Telematics
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Featuring virtuoso ensemble playing by prominent artists in jazz and improvised/experimental music, Net Works brings Myra Melford, Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen together via the web for an exciting evening of co-located performance from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley. Real time musical interaction over the internet is a growing phenomenon, and this experienced group has been pushing the boundaries of the art to explore performances of intricate, tightly integrated music from distant locations. Their collaboration is enabled by CNMAT’s advanced research in live, net-based audio and video transmission. This concert is supported by the UCSD Department of Music, UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), in collaboration with Cal Performances and Meyer Sound.
 


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Stephanie Aston
Friday, April 29th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Vocal concert features Berg’s "Lied der Lulu" from Lulu and Altenberg Lieder; Berio’s Sequenza III; Messiaen's Songs 1, 2, 4, 7, and 9 from Poèmes pour Mi; and Nicholas Deyoe’s McCallum’s Songs.


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Face the Music: The Passion St. Matthew
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

We observe the Easter season with one of the great monuments of music, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, which calls for two orchestras, vocal and instrumental soloists, and a radiant role for the Evangelist.  Almost operatic in its spectacle and impact, this music was crucially important to Bach, who took special care to preserve his manuscript–-he wanted this music to survive.  And it has, magnificently. Additional performance at Village Church, Rancho Santa Fe, on April 29. Call 858-534-4637 for details.


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Face the Music: The Passion St. Matthew
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

We observe the Easter season with one of the great monuments of music, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, which calls for two orchestras, vocal and instrumental soloists, and a radiant role for the Evangelist.  Almost operatic in its spectacle and impact, this music was crucially important to Bach, who took special care to preserve his manuscript–-he wanted this music to survive.  And it has, magnificently. Additional performance at Village Church, Rancho Santa Fe, on April 29. Call 858-534-4637 for details.


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First Monday
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Last in a series of concerts staged this year to be performed on the first Monday of every month at noon. The six pieces on this concert capture a diverse approach to chamber music, from junk metal to pedal steel to more traditional chamber ensembles. Five of them are premieres from UCSD composers (all but Lotófagos by Austrian Beat Furrer). The idea was to have noontime music played at noon, for noon, and through noon. Noon is when the sun is highest. Noon is also when noon is immanent. At noon, noon whispers noontime music into your ears, it's saying: "How sweet that noon is here. Listen." In fact, it's noon right now.


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James Gordon Williams
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

James Gordon Williams performs a solo piano program of Improvisations from the Ontological Hinterlands (acoustic piano) and Your Ass Is In What You Sing (feedback piano). Gordon writes: "Feedback is insurgency through sound. It is the disruption/irruption of time and space. It is the sound altercation between creative practice and the musically, politically and spiritually hegemonic. I stand for anti-formalism because my ontology has given me no choice. When hegemonic structures are subverted space for imagination and creativity is maximized. Feedback is the feedback that comes from what objects live through/ have lived through… and so feedback is the sound histories and sound epistemologies that stretch out from the genealogy of those that strive from a location of an unacknowledged and caricatured subjectivity, to create new forms. 


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Stanford Connection Concert
Friday, May 6th, 2011
6:30 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

Stanford Connection Concert features works by Juan Cristobal Cerrillo, Bruno Ruviaro, Alex Sigman, and Erik Ulman, performed by Ariana Lamon-Anderson (clarinets), Ashley Walters (cello), Jessica Aszodi (voice), Bonnie Whiting Smith (percussion: hardcore), plus special guest Andrew McIntosh (viola). A Notorious BGL production.


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Song of the Underwater Palace
Friday, May 6th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Chan E. Park presents bilingually and in the style of Korean p'ansori storysinging Song of the Underwater Palace, the classic allegory of the human politics of hegemony and survival. The Dragon King of the Underwater Palace is gravely ill and needs the liver of a hare for cure, and it is Turtle who volunteers to journey to the land to fetch one. On land, Turtle finds a hare and lures him to the Underwater Palace. Upon arrival, realizing he is about to be cut open, Hare fools the Dragon King that he left his liver in his home in the mountain. Dragon King orders Turtle to take Hare back for his liver. Back on land, Hare celebrates his survival, for now.


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Excursions
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Baroque Chamber & Harpsichord Students Recital
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Students of Takae Ohnishi perform works by Froberger, Bach, Couperin, Blavet, Monteverdi, Daquin, Telemann, and Purcell.


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Colin McAllister
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Albus/Ater II is the second incarnation of a concept program for solo classical guitar (Albus Ater I appeared in May 2006). The pieces are loosely grouped around not just the simple definition of these words (Latin: white/black), but the myriad of other concepts to which they may refer. Two newly composed pieces are featured on the program:  Matthew Burtner’s Citlatepetl Vertex (based on Colin’s December 2010 ascent of the highest volcano in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba); and Christopher Adler’s Aeneas in the Underworld, Act I: The Caves of Cumae, a setting of the sixth book of Virgil’s Aeneid for guitar and narrator. Other works include Carmina obscura : A garland of 14th & 15th century polyphony  (arrangements by McAllister, Adler and Bryan Christian), Miguel Ordóñez’s 21 Grupos, and the Decameron Negro of Leo Brouwer.


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Body of Leaves (Danny & Scooter Honors Recital)
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Body of Leaves is an Honors Jazz Recital featuring pianist Danny Sanchez and guitarist Scooter Oyama, joined by performers Ben Stillerman (drums), Tyler Eaton (bass), Matthew Litrus (bass), Evan Adams (saxophones), Kelly Styger (soprano sax and clarinet), and Russell White (vibes).


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Sounds from Taiwan
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Once Upon an Island: Matthew Lien with Chou Yi-chien, Huang Yin-zhong and Siki Safi. A resident of Canada's Yukon Territory, Lien has been composing, recording and producing music for most of his life. Singing traditional German and American folk songs as a child with his family, he graduated to the guitar and piano by the age of 10. With formal music lessons leaving him uninspired, he abandoned them after a few weeks and proceeded to teach himself piano and music theory, drawing inspiration and knowledge from friends and family. He has achieved phenomenal success in Southeast Asia, primarily in Taiwan and mainland China.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 16th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Bach's Art of Fugue 2, Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, KV 452, and Schumann's Piano Quintet are in the spotlight. This critically acclaimed chamber series features renowned players from UCSD's music faculty with principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony. Musicians are Charles Curtis (cello), Jeff Thayer (violin), Brian Chen (viola), and Reiko Uchida (piano). The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.


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Wed @ 7 :"A sound, vast and summerlike..." kallisti ensemble
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

'A sound,  vast and summerlike...'   juxtaposes the music of two seminal figures of modern music:  Eric Satie and Morton Feldman,  presenting works for concert performance in an original music-theater production conceived by Susan Narucki and Aleck Karis.  

The cornerstone of the production is Eric Satie's masterwork, Socrate. Written in 1918, Socrate is considered to be one of the precursors of minimalism and a turning point toward modernity.  Surrounding this is chamber music of Morton Feldman;  a composer in whom we see the influence of Satie in its full mid-century flower. His delicate, pulsing works can be compared to the painting of Mark Rothko; multi-layered, with exquisite instrumental and vocal color.  Satie and Feldman's songs, at times humorous and ironic, at times serenely beautiful, complete the program. 

"A sound, vast and summerlike.."  presents the work of two visionaries, who yearned to create music that was spacious, open and timeless.   The cast  includes members of kallisti, (UCSD's vocal ensemble dedicated to modern vocal music directed by Susan Narucki), UCSD faculty members baritone Philip Larson and conductor Aleck Karis,  and the musicians of  Palimpsest.     

The fully staged production takes place in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater of the magnificent Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UC San Diego campus.
  
 


Janet Lee's Freshman Recital
Friday, May 20th, 2011
4:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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"A sound, vast and summerlike..." kallisti ensemble
Friday, May 20th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

'A sound,  vast and summerlike...'   juxtaposes the music of two seminal figures of modern music:  Eric Satie and Morton Feldman,  presenting works for concert performance in an original music-theater production conceived by Susan Narucki and Aleck Karis.  

The cornerstone of the production is Eric Satie's masterwork, Socrate. Written in 1918, Socrate is considered to be one of the precursors of minimalism and a turning point toward modernity.  Surrounding this is chamber music of Morton Feldman;  a composer in whom we see the influence of Satie in its full mid-century flower. His delicate, pulsing works can be compared to the painting of Mark Rothko; multi-layered, with exquisite instrumental and vocal color.  Satie and Feldman's songs, at times humorous and ironic, at times serenely beautiful, complete the program. 

"A sound, vast and summerlike.."  presents the work of two visionaries, who yearned to create music that was spacious, open and timeless.   The cast  includes members of kallisti, (UCSD's vocal ensemble dedicated to modern vocal music directed by Susan Narucki), UCSD faculty members baritone Philip Larson and conductor Aleck Karis,  and the musicians of  Palimpsest.     

The fully staged production takes place in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater of the magnificent Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UC San Diego campus.
  


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"A sound, vast and summerlike..." kallisti ensemble
Saturday, May 21st, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

'A sound,  vast and summerlike...'   juxtaposes the music of two seminal figures of modern music:  Eric Satie and Morton Feldman,  presenting works for concert performance in an original music-theater production conceived by Susan Narucki and Aleck Karis.  

The cornerstone of the production is Eric Satie's masterwork, Socrate. Written in 1918, Socrate is considered to be one of the precursors of minimalism and a turning point toward modernity.  Surrounding this is chamber music of Morton Feldman;  a composer in whom we see the influence of Satie in its full mid-century flower. His delicate, pulsing works can be compared to the painting of Mark Rothko; multi-layered, with exquisite instrumental and vocal color.  Satie and Feldman's songs, at times humorous and ironic, at times serenely beautiful, complete the program. 

"A sound, vast and summerlike.."  presents the work of two visionaries, who yearned to create music that was spacious, open and timeless.   The cast  includes members of kallisti, (UCSD's vocal ensemble dedicated to modern vocal music directed by Susan Narucki), UCSD faculty members baritone Philip Larson and conductor Aleck Karis,  and the musicians of  Palimpsest.     

The fully staged production takes place in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater of the magnificent Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UC San Diego campus.
  


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Christopher Chan Honors Recital
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Undergrad pianist Christopher Chan performs music by Bach, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Chopin. Chan is double majoring in music performance and cognitive science. 


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Indian Music
Monday, May 23rd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Kartik Seshadri's students perform a range of classical Indian ragas.


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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir soars toward the heavens with African-American gospel, blues, and traditional songs.


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Solo Bass Students of Mark Dresser
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Singers
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Directed by Philip Larson, the UCSD Chamber Singers perform Brahms' Liebeslider Walzer, then are joined by the Concert Choir for Schubert's Mass in G.


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Jonathan Piper
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Tubist Jonathan Piper presents a program of riffs, drones, nature sounds, blast beats, and the sounds of failure. Featuring five new pieces for tuba by UCSD composers Carolyn Chen, Nicholas Deyoe, Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Clint McCallum, and Francis Roberts.
 


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IS Juries
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Directed by Anthony Davis, featuring works by graduate students Adam Tinkle (Sketches), Josh Weinstein (Septation), Meghann Welsh (The MWE), and Justin Zullo (Escape the Cipher).
 


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IS Juries
Friday, May 27th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Directed by Anthony Davis, featuring works by graduate students Phil Skaller/ Leah Bowden (Temple of Music, Nature Musics of the West), Clint Davis/Ian Carroll (Memorial Cervix), and Skaller (Webcam Chat).


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Roger Reynolds' PING
Friday, May 27th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Roger Reynolds Ping includes the composer's Transfigured Wind IV for solo flute, PING (Reynolds' documentary about analog and digital migration, recently restored), and PING for piano, percussion, flute, electronics, and projected images. Performers: Roger Reynolds, piano; Rachel Beetz, flute; Ross Karre, percussion and video; Paul Hembree, electronics.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Directed by David Medine, the orchestra performs Schubert's Symphony no. 8, Unfinished, Fauré's Ballade, and Schumann's Overture, Scherzo, and Finale.


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Jazz Concert
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Kamau Kenyatta directs his talented young charges through a variety of modern jazz music.


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Still LIfe
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Music by Sciarrino (Vanitas: a still life in one act, All'aure in una lontananza), Saariaho (Die Aussicht), Alessandrini (Wie bin ich froh), and Anderson (That is; that not is), performed by Jessica Aszodi (voice), Rachel Beetz (flutes), Pablo Gomez (guitar), Judith Hamann (cello), Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin), Curt Miller (clarinet), and Brendan Nguyen (piano).


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Piano Students of Stefani Walens
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.00
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

UCSD's Wind Ensemble is joined by the Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble (from Walnut, CA) for a double-barreled concert. Each ensemble performs several selections on its own, then the two groups team up for Jaime Texidor's Amparito Roca and Edvard Grieg's Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsalfar. Robert Zelickman conducts the UCSD ensemble through Beethoven's King Stephen Overture, Gomez' IL Guarany Overture, and Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Dustin Barr steers Mt. San Antonio through Clifton Williams' The Sinfonians, Frank Ticheli's Shenandoah, William Schuman's Chester, Jacques Press' Wedding Dance, and James Barnes' Finale from his Third Symphony.


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An Index of Metals by Romitelli
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Composition grad student Martin Hiendl conducts Romitelli's An Index of Metals (1963-2004), an hour-long opera for voice, ensemble, and electronics. Romitelli completed the piece a few months before his death, with lyrics by Kenka Lèkovich. Performed by Leslie Leytham (voice), Rachel Beetz (flutes), Meghann Welsh (oboe), Ariana Lamon-Anderson (clarinets), Paul Hembree (trumpet), Ian Carroll (trombone), Katalin Lukacs (piano), Nicholas Deyoe (electric guitar), Clint McCallum (bass guitar), Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin), David Medine (viola), Ashley Walters (violoncello), and Jason Ponce (electronics). 


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Voice Students
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

An evening of Song and Opera, exploring various art song composers, and several (mostly Mozart) staged scenes performed by UCSD's undergrad vocalists, directed by Stephanie Aston, and featuring guest pianist Katalin Lukacs.


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Computer Music Concert
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Face the Music: Haydn the Progressive
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A program that explores the music of Haydn and the meaning of classicism. David Chase leads Brahms’ salute to Haydn and an earlier era, and the orchestra’s assistant conductor Nicholas Deyoe conducts Shostakovich’s neoclassical First Symphony.  The concert concludes with Haydn’s final mass, the resounding Harmonie-Messe for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.


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Face the Music: Haydn the Progressive
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
3:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Ticket Information: (858) 534-4637

A program that explores the music of Haydn and the meaning of classicism. David Chase leads Brahms’ salute to Haydn and an earlier era, and the orchestra’s assistant conductor Nicholas Deyoe conducts Shostakovich’s neoclassical First Symphony.  The concert concludes with Haydn’s final mass, the resounding Harmonie-Messe for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.


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Myriad Trio
Monday, June 6th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448

Myriad Trio plays the third and final of its three 2010-2011 concerts at UCSD. The performance includes compositions by Mendelssohn (Sonata in D Major for Cello and Piano, opus 58), Respighi (Trittico Boticelliano for Flute, Viola and Harp), and Weber (Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano). The Myriad Trio features an all-star San Diego lineup of Brian Chen (viola), Demarre McGill (flute) and Julie Smith (harp). This concert is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund.
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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

San Diego's premiere chamber series opens the 2011-2012 season with Schubert's Rondo in A Major, D. 438, Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, and Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21. Performers are violinists Jeff Thayer, Jasmine Lin, and Pei-Chun Tsai; violist Che-Yen Chen; cellist Charles Curtis; and pianist Reiko Uchida.


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Anna Thorvoldsdottir
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre

Icelandic composer and cellist Anna Thorvaldsdottir celebrates the Oct. 25 release of her CD Rhízōma (Innova Recordings) with a concert of electronic collage pieces constructed from the orchestra recordings for the CD. Also on the program are other acoustic and electronic pieces by Anna. The acoustic pieces will be performed by Ashley Walters (cello), Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin), Berglind María Tómasdóttir (flute), David Medine (viola), Eric Derr (percussion), Steven Solook (percussion), and Anna Thorvaldsdottir (cello). Also featured is experimental DJ/electronic wizard Mike Gao who will perform his own electronic manipulations of materials from Rhízōma. The album will be available for purchase after the concert at which point the gathering will move to a more party-friendly location to continue the celebration!

The CD includes three larger works by Anna for orchestra and chamber orchestra, separated by five smaller movements from a solo percussed piano work. The pieces are performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, the Icelandic CAPUT Ensemble, conducted by Snorri Sigfus Birgisson, and by percussionist Justin DeHart. "Hrím," the opening piece on Rhízōma, was awarded Composition of the Year (2010) at the Icelandic Music Awards 2011.


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Violinist János Négyesy and Friends, performing Locatelli's Trio sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 1 (1/46), Mozart's Il core vi dono, Moszkowski's Suite in G minor, Op. 71, and Brahms' String sextet in B flat Major, Op. 18. Joining Mr. Négyesy are Isabelle Fanchiu - piano, Cecilia Kim - cello, Philip Larson - baritone, Steven Lewis - piano and harpsichord, Eric Moore - cello, Päivikki Nykter - violin and viola, Allison Roush - viola, Sarah Schwartz - violin, and Jennifer Wu - soprano.


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Knell
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall

Knell is the newest UCSD graduate chamber ensemble, featuring Rachel Beetz, flute; Curt Miller, clarinet; Nicolee Kuester, horn; Allison Roush, violin; Eric Moore, cello; Scott Worthington, double bass; Ran Duan, piano; and Dustin Donahue, percussion.

Program: 

Anton Webern: Quartet op. 22

Scott Worthington: Six Shades of Gray

Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour le fin du temps


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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 24th, 2011
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

San Diego's premiere chamber series, Camera Lucida features principals from San Diego Symphony with renowned UCSD music faculty players. The program features Debussy: his Sonata for Cello and Piano, L 135Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, L 137;  and Sonata for Violin and Piano, L 140. Also on the program are Debussy's Syrinx for Solo Flute, L 129, Richard Rodney Bennett's Sonata after Syrinx (inspired by Debussy's original), Respighi's Trittico Botticelliano, arranged for flute, viola and harp by Dan Reiter, and various Arie e danze tedesche. Performers are the Myriad Trio (Che-Yen Chen, viola; Demarre McGill, flute; Julie Ann Smith, harp), plus violinist Jeff Thayer, cellist Charles Curtis and pianist Reiko Uchida. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of Sam Ersan. Camera Lucida concerts are broadcast at 8 p.m. on KPBS-FM public radio on the second Saturday following each concert.


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Dustin Donahue
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre

Percussionist Dustin Donahue premieres new solo works by Andrew Allen, Carolyn Chen, and Paul Hembree alongside compositions by Peter Ablinger and Thomas Meadowcroft.
 


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Ashley Walters Recital
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

 

Superb grad-level cellist Ashley Walters performs Luciano Berio's Sequenza XIV, Morton Feldman's Projection I and Intersection IV, Tobias Hume's Captaine Hume's Galliard and A Humorous Pavin, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in g minor.

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Stravinsky Circus The French Composer
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's season-long survey of Stravinsky begins with a program of music from Paris. Stravinsky’s moving memorial for Debussy (Symphonies of Wind Instruments) is followed by the music of Debussy himself: our Young Artists Competition winner, Charissa Barger, plays his Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. We conclude with the sharpest of contrasts: Ravel’s charming tales of childhood innocence (Mother Goose Suite) are followed by Stravinsky’s savage (and world-changing) Rite of Spring. Conducted by Steven Schick.


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Stravinsky Circus The French Composer
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's season-long survey of Stravinsky begins with a program of music from Paris. Stravinsky’s moving memorial for Debussy (Symphonies of Wind Instruments) is followed by the music of Debussy himself: our Young Artists Competition winner, Charissa Barger, plays his Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. We conclude with the sharpest of contrasts: Ravel’s charming tales of childhood innocence (Mother Goose Suite) are followed by Stravinsky’s savage (and world-changing) Rite of Spring. Conducted by Steven Schick.


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Wed @ 7 Telematics
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $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
Purchase Online

Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations 2011. A concert of new music and integrated video conceived for the telematic medium featuring renowned improvisers performing at UC San Diego and New York University. Composers are UCSD's Mark Dresser along with Michael Dessen and Sarah Weaver. Performers in San Diego are Dresser (bass and conductor), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Michael Dessen (trombone), and Joshua White (piano). The New York ensemble includes Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone), Amir ElSaffar (trumpet), Oliver Lake (alto saxophone), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Ikue Mori (laptop), and Sarah Weaver (conductor). Collaborators also include video artists John Crawford and Sarah Jane Lapp, as well as set designer Victoria Petrovich. Thanks to our promotional partner KPBS-FM public radio in San Diego.


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Grad Forum
Friday, November 4th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Glen N. Bekc and AQUAPUKE All Night Long! showcases stunningly visceral performances, by classically trained musicians, that take inspiration from the cave paintings at Chauvet, palynology, and the life/afterlife of Gerald Mór FitzGerald, the 8th Earl of Kildare. Roger Ailes will be here in person, along with a very special guest appearance by percussionist Dustin Donahue. Reception to follow at the Night Owl.


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1st Monday (Nov)
Monday, November 7th, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Graduate students in the Department of Music present the monthly First Mondays concert series on November 7th at 12 noon. The program features solos and duos for flute and percussion.  Works by living composers of the U.S. and Germany: Stuart Saunders Smith, Thomas Meadowcroft, Walter Zimmermann, and Werner Heider. Performers include Dustin Donahue, Rachel Beetz, Jonathan Hepfer, Leah Bowden, and Steve Solook.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 7th, 2011
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

San Diego's premiere chamber series, Camera Lucida features principals from San Diego Symphony with renowned UCSD music faculty players performing Jan Dismas Zelenka's Trio Sonata, Dmitri Shostakovich's Viola Sonata, Op. 147, and Ernst Von Dohnanyi's Sextet for Piano, Strings and Winds in C, Op. 37. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of Sam Ersan. Camera Lucida concerts are broadcast on KPBS-FM public radio at 8 p.m. on the second Saturday following each concert.


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Grad Forum
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Disco Soirée: Concert Report Music for Party Animals features five bands: Memorial Cervix, Neon Mental Melatonin Slam, RockRiver Mary and the Smooth Sandstones, Smooth Badger, MOLTEN LAVA EYEBALL FIEND.


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Trio Kobayashi
Monday, November 14th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Trio Kobayashi specializes in the emerging field of just intonation music for brass. This goal is frequently achieved by using a valve tuning system developed by Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Marc Sabat. Founded to perform the music of Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Kobayashi has gone on to perform a wide repertoire stretching from vocal music of the Renaissance to collaborations with living composers such as Larry Polansky, Ulrich Krieger, Nicholas Deyoe, Marc Sabat, and Jürg Frey. For this concert, the program includes Peter Ablinger's Weiss/Weisslich 21 (version for UCSD's 60-inch tam-tam), J.S. Bach's Trio Sonata BWV 1039, Marc Sabat's Hairy, Hippy, Happy, and Heinrich Isaac's Four Pieces. The trio has performed at RedCat's New Music After Grisey and Los Angeles' Microfest. Kobayashi has recently completed recordings of the music of Marc Sabat (Plainsound editions), as well as Mark Trayle and John Cage (Mode Records). Trio Kobayashi is Zara Teicher (french horn), Matt Barbier (trombones) and Luke Storm (tuba). They are in San Diego for a residency organized by composition grad student Brian Griffeath-Loeb in association with New Music at UCSD, with support from the UCSD Graduate Student Association, Associated Students, Triton Community Fund, and Department of Music.

 

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Eric Derr Recital
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

 

Percussionist Eric Derr's program includes Great Hymn of Thanksgiving by UCSD alum composer Rick Burkhardt (Derr is joined by percussionists Jon Hepfer and Dustin Donahue) and Make 'em go AH! by QQ.  Burkhardt's Great Hymn of Thanksgiving (2003) takes place at a dinner table, where the sounds of conversation have been replaced by fragments of news reports from Iraq, scraps from the Army prayer manual, invented Arab folk tales, and a recurring State of Emergency pointing everywhere and leading nowhere. The sounds of the table itself struggle to bring this “conversation” into a confrontation with material reality. The piece is a trio between the functions of music, noise, and semantic meaning, wherein each function can mingle with the others, lose itself in reveries (under fields of motive force that assert themselves with varying degrees of insistence), or, when necessary, take a solo.

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Wed @ 7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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
Purchase Online

Music from New York brings together spiky, visceral compositions for large ensemble by five modernist masters, performed by UCSD's new music ensemble Palimpsest under the direction of Aleck Karis. Included are Elliott Carter's Luimen, Mario Davidovsky's Cantione Sine Textu, Milton Babbitt's Arie da Capo, Morton Feldman's Between Categories, and Stefan Wolpe's Chamber Piece #2 for 13 players. These large ensemble works are rarely heard in San Diego. Karis, a pianist and music faculty member, has worked extensively with Davidovsky, Babbitt, and Carter, who turns 103 on Dec. 11. The concert also includes the world premiere of a new piece by graduate composition student Paul Hembree. Featured soloists are grad students Pablo Gomez (guitar) and Tiffany DuMouchelle (soprano).


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redfishbluefish
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

red fish blue fish performs John Cage's percussion works and, following intermission, British composer James Dillon's East 11th Street (referencing Cage and his NYC neighborhood, although the address is fictitious). Cage's compositions include Inlets, Six, Five, Dance Music for Elfrid Ide, First Construction, and Double Music. Dillon and rfbf have an ongoing symbiosis: over three nights in September, the percussionists premiered Dillon's massive Nine Rivers at Columbia University's Miller Theatre.

During the week of their Cage concert at UCSD, red fish blue fish and Steve Schick are recording an album of Cage's percussion music in the Department of Music's studio that will be released by Mode Records. The project is part of an extensive collaboration with Third Coast Percussion and Percussion Group Cincinnati. The result will be a collection of CDs and DVDs covering much of the percussion music written by Cage. The November 17 concert includes all of Cage's music for the UCSD sessions.


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Introducing... Undergrads for Opera at UCSD
Friday, November 18th, 2011
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Mezzo-soprano and music major Mariya Kaganskaya is artistic director of the new student organization Undergrads for Opera at UCSD. Their opening concert features undergrad vocalists Amy Calderon, Sharon Chang, Brian Hand, Shannon Johnson, Mariya Kaganskaya, Jennifer Wu, and Michael Wu. The program includes works by Barber, Bellini, Donizetti, Faure, Gounod, Handel, Mozart, Rorem, Satie, Strauss and more.


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Adv. Improvisational Ensemble
Friday, November 18th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The Advanced Improvisation Ensemble, directed by David Borgo, performs music ranging from Latin Jazz classics by Tito Puente and Paquito D'Rivera to South African jazz by Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) and American jazz standards by Charles Mingus, culminating in an all-out fusion frenzy celebrating the Music of Miles Davis from the 1970s.


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Jeff Kaiser Recital
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Jeff Kaiser conducts his Ockodektet through his own compositions for this sweeping cast of 20. "This is certainly not a traditional big band," Kaiser says, "but grows out of my experience playing in traditional big bands and avant garde big bands like Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble (Vinny is on this gig). The music varies widely, but mostly we play modular scores I design with these players in mind, that we improvise our way through with me conducting. Modules can be strictly notated, graphically notated, or more verbal ideas. Modules are frequently revisited to create thematic coherence, but mostly, the modules act as springboards into improvisation, from solos to full band and everything in between." The Ockodektet includes saxophonists Vinny Golia, David Borgo, Andrew Pask, and Tracy McMullen; flutist Emily Hay; trumpeters Dan Clucas, John Fumo, Brad Henkel, and Kris Tiner; trombonists Michael Dessen and Michael Vlatkovich; tubists Jonathan Piper and William Roper; keyboardist/thereminist Wayne Peet; acoustic guitarist Tom McNalley; electric contrabass guitarist Steuart Liebig; contrabassists Jim Connolly (also on musical saw) and Mark Dresser; and percussionists Rich West and Brad Dutz.


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Telematic Class Concert
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

 Penta Locus connects performers at five universities around the world by internet for a live concert. Collaborating with UCSD are New York University, Concordia University in Montreal, Queens University in Belfast, and the Hamburg Hochschule of Music. Faculty and students have composed new works for the concert. The UCSD contingent consists of students in Mark Dresser's Telematics classes. Telematics is Dresser's ongoing project exploring ways to incorporate technology as a vital part of the production and performance process. Audiences at each location experience musicians who are standing in front of them and musicians whose images and audio are piped in by internet and blended into the concert. Under Dresser's direction at UCSD, the performers are Kyle Blair (piano), Steven Solook (percussion), Yeung-ping Chen (clarinet), Yvette Jackson (trumpet), Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Bonnie Lander (voice), Adam Goodwin (bass), Kjell Nordeson (drums), Joe Cantrell (electronics/guitar), and Drew Ceccato (reeds). On the computer/technology side are Jason Ponce (director), Sami Nacach, Alex Segal, Luke Oskam, Torrance Carroll, Kyle Tice, and Michael Cheng.


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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir lifts hundreds of voices in a concert of African-American blues, gospel, and traditional songs.


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Jazz Concert
Monday, November 28th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Seasoned jazz musician Kamau Kenyatta directs the jazz ensembles through a program of classic jazz.

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MUS 245 Presentation
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Focus on Performance, directed by János Négyesy, features music by Bartók, Berio, Burkhardt, Cage, Crumb, Ferneyhough, Gervasoni, Heider, Kurtág, Saariaho, and Webern.

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Directed by János Négyesy, students perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Cui, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Previn, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Spohr and Vivaldi.

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Violins and Violas Presentation
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

It's an evening of compositions for strings by Alban Berg, Luciano Berio, Händel, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, under the direction of János Négyesy.

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Computer Music Concert + CEMEC
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

An evening of fantastic experimental sounds featuring new works by computer music grad students Andrew Allen, Joe Mariglio, Issac Garcia-Muñoz, Joachim Gossmann, and The New Brutalists.


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Piano Class Final
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
5:30 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

 

Stefani Walens' students wrap up their Fall Quarter performing Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Shostakovich, and Debussy. The pianists are Dorothy Li, Andrea Kim, Janet Lee, and Isaac Lu.



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Stravinsky Circus Ancient Noises
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong survey of Stravinsky continues with two brilliant folk-tales from the early twentieth century: Stravinsky’s portrait of a folk wedding in pagan Russia (Les Noces), featuring four pianists, chamber chorus, and Lux Boreal dancers choreographed by UCSD’s Allyson Green; and Bartok’s magical story of nine young hunters transformed into wild stags (Cantata Profana) scored for orchestra and chorus. Plus two much more recent pieces: György Ligeti’s daring work for 100 metronomes (Poème Symphonique), each at a different tempo, and David Lang’s rambunctious Grind to a Halt. Conducted by Steven Schick and David Chase.


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Stravinsky Circus Ancient Noises
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong survey of Stravinsky continues with two brilliant folk-tales from the early twentieth century: Stravinsky’s portrait of a folk wedding in pagan Russia (Les Noces), featuring four pianists, chamber chorus, and Lux Boreal dancers choreographed by UCSD’s Allyson Green; and Bartok’s magical story of nine young hunters transformed into wild stags (Cantata Profana) scored for orchestra and chorus. Plus two much more recent pieces: György Ligeti’s daring work for 100 metronomes (Poème Symphonique), each at a different tempo, and David Lang’s rambunctious Grind to a Halt. Conducted by Steven Schick and David Chase.


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1st Monday (Dec)
Monday, December 5th, 2011
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Superb composers and performers from the grad program present their monthly noon-hour showcase concert featuring two contrasting piano solos from the early twentieth century, (Conlon Nancarrow’s Sonatina and George Enescu’s Piano Sonata in f# minor) and two chamber pieces that explore time in opposing ways, through fragmentation (Stills; edges by UCSD grad Yvonne Wu) and the extension of one a single note (La Monte Young’s Composition 1960 No. 10). Featured musicians include Todd Moellenberg and Steve Lewis (pianos), Nicolee Kuester (horn), Curt Miller (clarinet), Nicholas Deyoe (conductor) and more.

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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 5th, 2011
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 6:30pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

A group portrait of Viennese musical life at the end of the nineteenth century: opulence, fervor, and the dazzling lightness of the waltz. Youthful works of Gustav Mahler and Alexander von Zemlinsky are followed by Wagner in the original chamber setting of the Siegfried Idyll, and Arnold Schoenberg's loving chamber transcription of the Emperor Waltz of Johann Strauss. Concert made possible through the generous support of Sam Ersan. Camera Lucida concerts are broadcast on KPBS-FM public radio on the second Saturday following each concert.

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MUS 132/232
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Piano Concert: Students of Aleck Karis, Brendan Nguyen, Kyle Blair, Todd Moellenberg, Stephen Lewis, and Jeff Treviño.


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Knell
Friday, December 9th, 2011
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall

 

UCSD's newest new music ensemble performs works by Scelsi, Boulez, Aplinger, Kurtag, and Feldman.  Knell is: Allison Roush, violin; Eric Moore, cello; Scott Worthington, double bass; Ran Duan, piano; Dustin Donahue, percussion; Rachel Beetz, flute; Curt Miller, clarinet; and Nicolee Kuester, horn.

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Catherine C. Kautsky
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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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Pianist Catherine Kautsky performs Bach's French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, Beethoven's Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101, and Rzewski's De Profundis. The latter is a dramatic setting of Oscar Wilde’s letter De Profundis, written in 1895 to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas when Wilde was in prison for "gross indecency".  In the letter, Wilde describes how he is spiritually transformed by his prison experience. Ms. Kautsky's performance will include excerpts from Wilde's letter. Kautsky has appeared at Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall, among other prestigious venues, and as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She recently recorded a CD of Debussy's Preludes to accompany an eventual book on the genesis of that music and Debussy's role in early 20th century Paris. Kautsky is on the faculty at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Reviewing her New York debut, the New York Times said that she is "a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers... She gave these pieces nuances that made them meaningful on a human everyday level. The music spoke directly to the listener."


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Leslie Leytham Recital
Friday, January 13th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Leslie Ann Leytham presents as her second DMA recital Two Monodramas: world premiere of Robert Pierzak's Endangered Banana #4: Waywards (revised) and the American premiere of Martin Hiendl's Erwartung und Traumverlust. Pierzak's opera is a tale of societal belonging and destruction, with a woman slowly coming to realize her relationship to time and space, and ultimately, the annihilation of both. Martin Hiendl's monodrama is based on the short story, Kesa and Morito, by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, written in 1918. To quote Hiendl, "The novel is a ruthless psychological story about the fatalistic relationship between Kesa and Morito, [who] cannot live out their love, leading them to perversity and extreme violation and humiliation." Scenic design and staging co-created by Micki Davis and Meghann Welsh. Lighting design and costumes by Leslie Ann Leytham. Sound design and electronics by Jason Ponce. Ensemble featuring members of the UCSD Music graduate community and conducted by Nicholas Deyoe.


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ArtTalks! for Music for 18 Musicians
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

In this pre-concert talk, composer and performer Steve Reich discusses his music. We expect a full house. Seating is first come, first served, and we suggest that you arrive by 5:00 pm to get in line for admission. The line will form by the Recital Hall entrance on Russell Lane.


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Wed @ 7 Music for 18 Musicians
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH ARTPOWER and the UCSD BOX OFFICE 858-534-TIXS (8497)
Regular: $35.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM: $10.00
UCSD Students: Free, but we recommend reserving early at the UCSD Box Office

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT! Famed modernist composer Steve Reich will be here in person for a rare San Diego performance of his Music for 18 Musicians (1974-1976), conducted by Steven Schick. Reich will be joined by the Bang on a Can All-Stars as well as red fish blue fish, UCSD's resident percussion ensemble. The program also includes Reich's hand-powered 1972 Clapping Music and his Electric Counterpoint, structured in three movements: Fast, Slow, Fast.


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A Concert of Premieres
Friday, January 20th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

A Concert of Premieres: Seven world premiere performances of pieces written by 1st year graduate students in composition: Xavier Beteta, Ran Duan, Owen Ferro, Jon Forshee, Hunjoo Jung, Stephen Lewis, and Ori Talmon.  Performances will feature: Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Kyle Blair (piano), Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet), Jonathan Hepfer (percussion), Bonnie Lander (soprano), Todd Moellenberg (piano), Allison Roush (violin), and Alice Teyssier (flute).  All pieces will be juried by distinguished members of the Composition and Performance faculty for discussion on the following day. Jury response and discussion session with faculty, composers and performers is open to the public and will begin Saturday, January 21st at 10:00am in CPMC 231.


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Nicolee Kuester Recital
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Nicolee Kuester, horn, with Curt Miller, clarinets, and Louise Devenish, Dustin Donahue, Stephen Solook, and Bonnie Whiting Smith, percussion, and Kelly Dancer, puppeteer, present the world premiere of Kaspar, a spoken opera based on historical events, by Kurt Isaacson, as well as works by George Crumb and an original text piece. The libretto for Kaspar is a collage of Kaspar-the-puppet's short autobiography, as well as first-hand descriptions of him written by various people who came into contact with him after he emerged from captivity.


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Grad Forum
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Pianist Stephen Lewis performs George Enesco's Piano Sonata #1 in F sharp minor, Op. 24, No. 1. Lewis is joined by Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin), Allison Roush (viola), Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Nicholas Deyoe (electric guitar), Kyle Adam Blair (piano), and Siu Hei Lee (piano).


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Undergrads for Opera at UCSD Presents...
Friday, January 27th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self-Support Concert

Undergrads for Opera at UCSD presents… Members of the brand new student organization Undergrads for Opera at UCSD showcase their talents and hard work in an evening of song.


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REL Scholarship Concert
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
tickets can be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
parking is free
all tickets are held at the door
for further information, please contact:
(858) 534-1507 or a8anderson@ucsd.edu

Pianist Cecil Lytle's "Jazz Gone Global" concert includes music from Paris (April in Paris and others), The American South (Beale Street Blues and others), Africa (Naima), and New York City (Harlem Rhapsody). Lytle, an emeritus music faculty member and former provost of Thurgood Marshall College, is joined by nine musicians including San Diego trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos. The concert benefits the Lytle Scholarships at UCSD's Thurgood Marshall College. Scholarships go to outstanding first year students from The Preuss School at UCSD. More information on the concert is here.


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Wed @ 7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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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West Coast premiere of UCSD composer Lei Liang's Verge, conducted by Steven Schick. Also on the program: Brian Ferneyhough's Bone Alphabet, Bártok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and UCSD composer and music grad student Chen-Hui Jen's through drifting moons.

Liang explains the genesis of Verge: "This piece was composed on the verge of an exciting moment in my life: the birth of our son Albert Shin Liang. Albert’s musical name – A, B (Bb), E, D (re) – asserts itself in different configurations and disguises as basic harmonic and melodic material. His heartbeat also makes an appearance in the form of changing tempi and pulsations. In a sense, I composed the piece in order to make a musical amulet for Albert. On a technical level, I was fascinated by the dialectical relationship between the convergence and divergence of musical voices found in the traditional heterophonic music of Mongolia. There, the functionality of a principal line and its accompaniment can interchange, and often not synchronously. The 18 strings are divided into antiphonal groups: left versus right, front versus rear. They diverge into various sub-ensembles, quartets, and also appear as 18 virtuosic soloists. Near the end, they converge into a singular voice."

Verge was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and its Music Director, Alan Gilbert. It premiered on December 17, 2009 in Symphony Space at the inaugural concert of the Philharmonic’s new music series CONTACT!, conducted by Magnus Lindberg.


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1st Monday (Feb)
Monday, February 6th, 2012
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Diagenesis Duo gives its California debut. The duo, dedicated to performing new music, is made up of UCSD cellist Jennifer Bewerse and Montana-based soprano Heather Barnes. This concert will feature the world premiere of two pieces from the Diagenesis American Folksong Project: Just Lonesome by Aaron Jay Myers and Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair by Scott Ordway. They will also perform Hands and Lips of Wind, by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and excerpts from James Kallembach's 11 Songs to the Poems of Anne Bradstreet, both of which they commissioned and premiered in 2011.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, February 6th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 6:30pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

Principal soloists from San Diego Symphony join renowned UCSD music faculty players and special guests for a concert including Beethoven's Trio in D Op. 70 No. 1: Ghost; Martinu's Duo for Violin and Cello, H. 157; and Schumann's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63. If you can't catch the concert, tune in to KPBS-FM public radio (89.5; or streaming at www.kpbs.org) on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. to hear the live recording.

Read the complete program with notes here.


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Stravinsky Circus The Populist
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Third installment in La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong Stravinsky survey is a program of stark - and very beautiful - drama. The program opens with Verdi's searing overture to bloody revenge (Overture to La Forza del Destino) and concludes with Brahms' mighty First Symphony. Between them comes John Adams' setting of Walt Whitman's poem about tending the wounded of the Civil War (The Wound Dresser) and this season's Thomas Nee Commission winner: Nicholas Deyoe's still getting rid of. Conducted by Steven Schick. Nee was a founding faculty member in UCSD's Department of Music who conducted LJS&C for 31 years.


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Stravinsky Circus The Populist
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Third installment in La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong Stravinsky survey is a program of stark - and very beautiful - drama. The program opens with Verdi's searing overture to bloody revenge (Overture to La Forza del Destino) and concludes with Brahms' mighty First Symphony. Between them comes John Adams' setting of Walt Whitman's poem about tending the wounded of the Civil War (The Wound Dresser) and this season's Thomas Nee Commission winner: Nicholas Deyoe's still getting rid of. Conducted by Steven Schick. Nee was a founding faculty member in UCSD's Department of Music who conducted LJS&C for 31 years.


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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
Purchase Online

A special Valentine's Day edition of the popular Soirée for Music Lovers with János Négyesy and Friends. The program includes Händel's Violin Sonata in D Major; Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, KV 285Camille Saint-Saëns' Aria Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix (from the opera Samson et Delila); and Schumann's Piano Quintet in Eflat Major, Op. 44. Performers are Rachel Beetz (flute), Leslie Leytham (mezzo-soprano), Todd Moellenberg (harpsichord and piano), Eric Moore (cello), János Négyesy (violin), Allison Roush (viola), Sarah Schwartz (violin).


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An Evening with Chaya Czernowin featuring performances by UC San Diego Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

UCSD's Department of Music presents a special concert featuring the music of Chaya Czernowin, the Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University, and an alumnus of the department. The concert will feature her recent compositions performed by Department of Music graduate students, and Ms. Czernowin will speak about her music from the stage. The program includes Ina (recorded with UCSD faculty flutist John Fonville), Drift, and Manoalchadia. Ms. Czernowin earned her PhD ('93) in composition at UCSD where she was mentored by composers including Roger Reynolds and Brian Ferneyhough. She has said that she considers herself to be part of a new generation composers who have lived in many locations (in her case, Israel, Germany, Austria, Japan, and now the U.S.) and who create a new "hybrid" music that brings together a range of influences. She spoke to NewMusicBox.com about her work last year. The interview combines insightful conversation with video accompanied by provocative excerpts of her music.

For the complete concert program including compositions, performers, and Ms. Czernowin's bio, click here.


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Plainsound Glissando Modulation
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Violinist Andrew McIntosh and bassist Scott Worthington perform Wolfgang von Schweinitz's concert-length duo in just intonation, Plainsound Glissando Modulation.


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Undergrads for Opera at UCSD Presents...
Friday, February 17th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self-Support Concert

Undergrads for Opera at UCSD presents… Members of the brand new student organization Undergrads for Opera at UCSD showcase their talents and hard work in an evening of song.


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Ariana Lamon-Anderson Recital
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Clarinetist Ariana Lamon-Anderson performs her second DMA (grad degree) recital, featuring works by Giacinto Scelsi, Helmut Lachenmann, and Odd and Even.


Ariana Lamon-Anderson
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre


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Jessica Aszodi Recital
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Morton Feldman's iconic and rarely heard work Three Voices (for Joan La Barbara) will be performed by graduate student Jessica Aszodi. In this 90-minute work, the singer performs live alongside two prerecorded versions of herself. The text comes from a setting of the Frank O'Hara poem Wind. This performance is Jessica's Master's Recital.


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Piano Students
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert featuring undergrad pianists An Nguyen, Andrea Kim, Dorothy Li, Janet Lee, Isaac Lu, Claude Fan, Danny Kim, Lawrence Lee and Andrew Nettesheim.


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Berglind Maria Tómasdóttir Recital
Friday, February 24th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Flutist Berglind Maria Tómasdóttir's concert begins with premieres of works she commissioned from UCSD grad-level composers Carolyn Chen, Nicholas Deyoe, and Clint McCallum (featuring vocalist Leslie Leytham). The second half is Berglind's new 'performative installation' I Am an Island, which includes a brand new video piece by visual artist Frankie Martin.

 


 


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S. Leah Bowden Recital
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Leah Bowden presents percussion music by Jeff Kaiser, Clint McCallum, and Iannis Xenakis.


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Dobey, Flatley & Sundstrom Honors Recital
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Undergrad composers premiere new works.


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1st Monday (Mar)
Monday, March 5th, 2012
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Kyle Adam Blair performs two pieces for solo piano: John Adams' American Berserk and Stuart Saunders Smith's Pinetop. Rachel Beetz plays compositions for solo flute by UCSD's Pulitzer Prize winner Roger Reynolds: MosaicAmbages and Transfigured Wind IV for solo flute plus a quadraphonic computer music part


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Camera Lucida
Monday, March 5th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 6:30pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

Reger's Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Dvořák's Quintet for Strings in G, Op. 77, and Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 10, performed at Camera Lucida, San Diego's premiere chamber series. The concerts bring together principal soloists from San Diego Symphony with renowned UC San Diego faculty musicians and special guests. The series is made possible through the general support of Sam Ersan. Concerts are broadcast on KPBS-FM public radio on the second Saturday following each concert.

See complete Camera Lucida concert program (including program notes) here.


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Adam Goodwin
Monday, March 5th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self-Support Concert

Adam Goodwin's "Low Art Recital" is a concert of original music presented by an assortment of UCSD grad students and special guest Miss Bovina Clovis.


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MUS 201B
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Ride the wave of creativity in this concert of structured group improvisations designed by the ensemble's members and developed over the course of a quarter spent making music-in-the-moment together. Saxophonist/composer/improviser David Borgo of the music faculty directs the ensemble. 


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UCSD Singers
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Students of Philip Larson perform music by composers Antonio Vivaldi, Josquin, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.


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Jazz Concert
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Directed by Kamau Kenyatta, talented undergrad musicians perform works by Jackie McLean, Sonny Clark, Baden Powell, Kurt Weill, Ryan Brown, Herbie Hancock, Paul Buchanan & Robert Bell, Kenn Cox, Andrew d'Almeida, Tom Jobim, Cole Porter-Paul Weller, and Michael & Randy Brecker.


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Dustin Donahue Recital
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Dustin Donahue performs realizations of some of the earliest solo percussion repertoire: Earle Brown's Four Systems (1954), Sylvano Bussotti's Coeur (1959), Karlheinz Stockhausen's Zyklus (1959), Morton Feldman's King of Denmark (1964), and Herbert Brun's Plot (1967).


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Steve Solook Recital
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
3:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Percussionist Stephen Solook presents a concert of music by esteemed Department of Music faculty composers featuring percussion works by Chinary Ung, Cinnabar Heart, and the world premiere of Miniatures after poems by E.E. Cummings by Katharina Rosenberger for percussion and female voice. The centerpiece of the program is Roger Reynolds' theatrical work Justice. Justice, commissioned for the celebration of the Library of Congress's Bicentennial in 2000, is a fully staged dramatic work for percussionist, soprano, actress, and computer musician. Together the individual performers combine to form the inner psychic world of Clytemnestra, tragic heroine from the Greek plays of Euripides and Aeschylus. The performers explore Clytemnestra's inner vision of events that lead to her husband's murder through a dramatic reading extending from spoken to sung declamations and eventually into a wordless world of percussion.

Joining Solook for this performance are: Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano; Alice Teyssier, actress; Paul Hembree, computer musician. Auditory Illusion, a sound installation developed by Michael Ricca and Aldrin Payopay, will accompany this performance of Justice. The musical content of Auditory Illusion comes from Reynolds Illusion, a companion piece to Justice. The same events occur in Illusion as within Justice, however they are presented from five different perspectives instead of one. This installation focuses upon the concept of "received knowledge" a form of subconscious insight that through its possession develops awareness, which is the foundation of Justice. The installation will run from Tuesday March 6 through Sunday March 11, 2012 in the Conrad Prebys Music Center at UCSD.


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Bass Students
Monday, March 12th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir lifts hundreds of voices to a program of Afro-American gospel, spirituals, and traditional songs.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free
Self-Support Concert

The UCSD Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.


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Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Directed by János Négyesy. Music by Bellini, Brahms, Bruch, Delibes, Dvořák, Gabrieli, Hindemith, Mozart, Pergolesi, Schumann, and Shostakovich.


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Computer Music Concert
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free
Self-Support Concert

Graduate computer music students perform original works in a concert featuring experimental music, performance art, and visual music. Highlights include custom software for live performance, hand built electronics, sculptural sound objects, and a brainwave interface that controls sound by reading the performer's mood.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Directed by Robert Zelickman, UCSD's Wind Ensemble performs music by Alex Tsiatas (Overture), Joan Brown Goldberg (The Coronado Song), Aaron Copland (Danzon Cubano), Henry Fillmore (The Klaxon March), Charles Ives (Finale from the Second Symphony), Richard Rodgers (Slaughter on Tenth Avenue), and George Gershwin (Oh, Lady Be Good, Liza, Fascinating Rhythm, Swanee, plus five songs from Porgy and Bess).


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Pablo Gomez Cano Recital
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Guitarist performs Leo Brouwer's Canticum, Hilda Paredes' Metamorfosis, Luciano Berio's Sequenza XI, Roger Reynolds' ImagE, Karlheinz Stockhausen's Solo, and Uros Rojko's Passing Away on Two Strings.


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Violins and Violas Presentation
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall

Violin students of János Négyesy perform works by J.S. Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Kabalevsky, and Ysaÿe.


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Piano Recital
Friday, March 16th, 2012
5:30 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Support

Showcase concert for students of Stefani Walens.


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MUS 133
Friday, March 16th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

14 Short Fluxus Plays from the innovative performance art group Fluxus give a sharp edge to this concert by the New Music Performance class under the direction of János Négyesy. The program also includes works by Elinor Armer, John Cage, Robert Pierzak (composition grad student), Robert Erickson (founding UCSD music faculty), László Vidovszky, Lou Harrison, and Steve Reich.


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Mariya Kaganskaya Celebrates Her 21st in Song
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
4:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self-Support Concert

Undergraduate vocalist Mariya Kaganskaya invites one and all to celebrate her 21st Birthday, with her favorite activity – a recital! Mariya performs pieces of various styles, revolving around the relevant themes of spring, libations, and old age. The program includes works by Offenbach, Rorem, recent UCSD graduate Frank S. Li, and more! This once-in-a-lifetime (literally!) event features illustrious colleagues, and a very special guest!


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Stravinsky Circus The Classicist
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus continues its yearlong survey of Stravinsky with a concert that explores the composer's classical roots. Mozart's famous Overture to the Marriage of Figaro leads to Stravinsky's most classical work, his Symphony in C, which he modeled on Beethoven's First Symphony, and the concert closes with that piece. Along the way comes a very different Stravinsky: his Ebony Concerto, written for clarinet soloist and Woody Herman's jazz orchestra. Conducted by Steven Schick.


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Stravinsky Circus The Classicist
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

 

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus continues its yearlong survey of Stravinsky with a concert that explores the composer's classical roots. Mozart's famous Overture to the Marriage of Figaro leads to Stravinsky's most classical work, his Symphony in C, which he modeled on Beethoven's First Symphony, and the concert closes with that piece. Along the way comes a very different Stravinsky: his Ebony Concerto, written for clarinet soloist and Woody Herman's jazz orchestra. Conducted by Steven Schick.


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Piano Students
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

San Diego's premier chamber series presents Bach's Preludes and Fugues for String Trio (arr. Mozart), Strauss' Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85, and Brahms' Sextet for Strings in B-flat, Op. 18. There is inspiring synergy among top soloists from San Diego Symphony with renowned UCSD faculty musicians and special guests, in the superb acoustics of UCSD's new concert hall. Concerts are broadcast on KPBS-FM public radio at 8 p.m. on the second Saturday following each concert. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of Sam Ersan.


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Sound Installation of Art
Friday, April 6th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Klang Park, an exhibition of sound installations featuring new work by Berglind Tómasdóttir, Jessica Aszodi, Frankie Martin, Eric Derr, Brian Griffith-Loeb, Joe Mariglio, Tania Lanfer-Marquez, Louise Devenish, and Yvonne Wu.

 


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Sound Installation of Art
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Klang Park, an exhibition of sound installations featuring new work by Berglind Tómasdóttir, Jessica Aszodi, Frankie Martin, Eric Derr, Brian Griffith-Loeb, Joe Mariglio, Tania Lanfer-Marquez, Louise Devenish, and Yvonne Wu.


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Adam Goodwin Masters Recital
Monday, April 9th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Adam Goodwin's High Art Recital will feature works for solo contrabass by Giacinto Scelsi, Fernando Grillo, Luciano Berio/Stefano Scodanibbio, Andrew Jordan Miller, and Jacob Druckman.


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Two Violins
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448
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Seven Violin Duos Dedicated to János Négyesy and Päivikki Nykter features the two musicians performing compositions by Victor Bloom, Steven Hoey, Igor Korneitchouk, Andrew May, Lukas Schulze, Will Ogdon (founding chair of the music department), and Mark Osborn.


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Wed @ 7 Kartik Seshadri
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Ticket Office: 858-534-3448
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Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Seshadri's CD Sublime Ragas was recently among Songlines magazine's Top 10 "Top of the World" albums. His music has been praised by The Washington Post for its "espressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy." This is Kartik's final concert in the Department of Music's 2011-2012 season.


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Tyler Eaton & Ayaka Ozaki Honors Recital
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
HONORS Recital

Contrabassist Tyler Eaton and percussionist Ayaka Ozaki present their Honors Recital.


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US Army Woodwind Ambassadors
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
8:15 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

On a Spring Tour, the U.S. Army Woodwind Ambassadors stop in at UC San Diego. The concert includes Carl Nielsen's Quintet, Op. 43, Paquito D'Rivera's Aires Tropicales (a Latin jazz tune re-arranged for strings), Jan Pieters Sweelinck's Variations on a Folksong, and Jean Francaix's Quintette. The group includes Sergeant First Class Sarah Eckman McIver (flute), Staff Sergeant Sarah Schram-Borg (oboe), Staff Sergeant John Blair (clarinet), Staff Sergeant Patricia Dusold (bassoon), and Staff Sergeant Christy Klenke (French horn).


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Brendan Nguyen Recital
Friday, April 13th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The Seven Tragedies of Space Travel is a unique concert experience that mixes traditional western classical music with modern music and audio-visual settings inspired by science fiction, cosmology, and the tattered remains of false memories of the Vietnam War. Featuring Brendan Nguyen, piano and harpsichord, performing works by UCSD composers Aaron Helgeson, Nicholas Deyoe, and Clint McCallum, along with Jean-Philippe Rameau and Franz Schubert. Video stimuli by Jason Ponce, sound design by Joe Mariglio, movement design and costumes by Leslie Leytham, voiceover by Thao Nguyen.

 


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The Pierrot Project
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

A celebration of the centenary of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, a work that altered the course of modern music. The concert features the world premieres of companion pieces by composers Andrew Allen, Yeung-Ping Chen, Aaron Helgeson, and Paul Hembree as well as a performance of  Schoenberg's seminal work. The project features singers Jessica Aszodi, Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander and Alice Teyssier, with instrumentalists Rachel Beetz (flute), Jennifer Bewerse (cello) Sam Dunscombe (clarinet), and Steven Lewis (piano). The Pierrot Project is led by UCSD faculty members Philippe Manoury and Susan Narucki.


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Denaly Chen & Amy Calderon Honors Recital
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Honors Recital showcases cellist Denaly Chen and soprano Amy Calderon. Chen's program includes Bach's Suites for Cello, Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV 1007; Schumann's Fantasiestücke op. 73 for cello and piano; and Fauré's Elégie, Op. 24 (Chen's piano accompanist is Jacqueline Yu).


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DNA Is In Our Experimentation
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
SpringFest Event
Free

Come see what the double helix is all about! Featuring two theatrical works by Nicholas Deyoe/Leslie Leytham, and Clint McCallum/Bob Pierzak.
 


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Wed @ 7 Susan Narucki, Philip Larson and Aleck Karis
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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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Soprano Susan Narucki and bass-baritone Philip Larson are featured, joined by pianist Aleck Karis. Larson opens the concert with works by Brahms, Mahler, and Hugo Wolf. Following intermission, Narucki's focuses on "three composers who interrelate in a very interesting way: Alexander Zemlinsky, Anton Webern and György Kurtág. Zemlinsky was a fascinating composer. He influenced Schoenberg and the composers of the Second Viennese School, yet had his own distinct compositional path - which was no doubt influenced by his emigration to the United States before the beginning of the Second World War. We are doing a set of pieces that includes some of his earliest songs, full of lush harmonies and sweeping lyricism, as well as some of his poignant later works. I'm also doing Webern, Op.4; a set of five early Webern songs which are set to elusive and beautiful texts by Stefan Georg. And to close, Three Old Inscriptions by the great Hungarian composer, György Kurtág." 


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Bonnie Whiting Smith Recital
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
5:30 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Bonnie Whiting Smith plays new music for percussion and voice by composers Jerome Kitzke, Jeffrey Treviño, and Nicholas Deyoe. Featuring Jerome Kitzke, piano and voice.


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For Christian Wolff
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
SpringFest Event
Free

Flutist Rachel Beetz and pianist Ran Duan perform Morton Feldman's (1926-1987) For Christian Wolff for flute, piano and celeste. Feldman composed the piece late in his career and it stands alongside For John Cage and For Philip Guston as one of his most highly regarded works. For Christian Wolff lasts roughly three hours, carrying the listener on a subtly nuanced journey that explores various meditative states. Wolff is a composer and pianist born in France who relocated to the United States in 1941. Shortly after Feldman met Cage, Wolff began studying composition with Cage at the age of 16. Wolff is also known for his performances of experimental music with Rzewski and Cardew, often with sociopolitical themes.


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Sarah Schwartz Recital
Friday, April 27th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Violinist Sarah Schwartz performs an evening of solo violin music, followed by contemporary tangos for a small ensemble. Including three living composers, she will perform works by Attila Bozay, Victor Bloom, Joshua Weinsten, J.S. Bach, and William Hill.  While pursuing a DMA, Ms. Schwartz has a full performance career in San Diego and Los Angeles. She spent 15 years in New York City as a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, two contemporary music ensembles, and as a frequent recitalist. She plays in the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra in the summers.


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California Electronic Music Exchange Concert
Friday, April 27th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self-Support Concert
SpringFest Event
Free

Electronic musicians from four California campuses perform together in a diverse concert showcasing the state-of-the-art in experimental electronic music.  Graduate students from CalArts, Mills, UCSB, and UCSD present new works mixing live instruments with custom software, re-purposed technology, and home made electronics.
 


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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János Négyesy and friends celebrate the 75th Soiree with a program of Bach, Brahms, Respighi, and Fauré.


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Strobes, Quasicrystals and Video Games
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self Support Concert
SpringFest Event
Free

Strobes, Quasicrystals and Video Games: art by Jeff, Paul and Drew.


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Aleck Karis
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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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Virtuoso UCSD pianist Aleck Karis's concert ranges from traditional to modern to today. The program features Stravinsky's Serenade in A (1925), Beethoven's Sonata, Opus 21, No. 2 (1802), Yekovich's Four Hands+ (2012), Mozart's Fantasy, K. 465 (1785), and Beethoven's Sonata, Opus 110 (1821).


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Knell Ensemble
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
SpringFest Event
Free

Knell Ensemble performs Elliott Carter's Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux and Esprit Dude/Esprit Doux II; Sofia Gubaidulina's Pantomime; and Pierre Boulez' Derive and Talea. Knell Ensemble is Rachel Beetz (flute), Dustin Donahue (percussion), Ran Duan (piano), Nicolee Kuester (horn), Curt Miller (clarinet), Eric Moore (cello), Allison Roush (violin), and Scott Worthington (contrabass).


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Magics at the Crossroads of your Senses
Monday, April 30th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self-Support Concert
SpringFest Event
Free

Clarinetist Sam Dunscombe's concert is titled Magics at the Crossroads of your senses.


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Even the Light Itself Falls
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
SpringFest Event
Free

Curt Miller (clarinet), Dustin Donahue (percussion), and Scott Worthington (double bass) give the first performance of Worthington's eighty-minute work, Even the Light Itself Falls.


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Kimberly Turney Recital
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Flutist Kimberly Turney performs Hara by Harvey Sollberger (for Alto Flute), Petit Aleph by Philippe Manoury (for Bass Flute), Suite for Flute and Clarinet by Giacinto Scelsi (with clarinetist Ariana Lamon-Anderson), Ambages by Roger Reynolds, and Books for Flutes by Stuart Saunders Smith. Sollberger is an emeritus music faculty member, Manoury is a current faculty member.


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Flog the husband to feed the children, the Hngbo Manura's Song
Friday, May 4th, 2012
4:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Flog the husband to feed the children, the Hûngbo Manura’s Song: A Transnational Interpretive P’ansori adapted from P’ansori Song of Hûngbo. Pansori, the UNESCO-designated Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind, is a genre of musical storytelling performed by a vocalist and a drummer. This popular tradition, characterized by expressive singing, stylized speech, a repertory of narratives and gesture, embraces both elite and folk culture.  Professor Chan E. Park (Ohio State University) is a transnational artist who delivers to the English-speaking audience the text and art of p’ansori, the Korean tradition of story-singing, by weaving her bilingual interpretation in performance.  She will present from the Song of Hûngbo, one of the five classical repertoires that reminds us of the cardinal virtues of sibling bond not rivalry. In her adaptation, Flog the husband to feed the children, the Hûngbo Manura’s Song, it is less the character Hûngbo but more his wife, the invisible gender, who compellingly portrays the ironic socioeconomic challenges of the less privileged against the dictates of the state in ancient Korea.
 


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Undergrads for Opera at UCSD Present Excerpts from Cosi fan tutte
Friday, May 4th, 2012
6:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Self-Support Concert
SpringFest Event
Free


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Noise is the New New Music
Friday, May 4th, 2012
8:30 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self-Support Concert
SpringFest Event
Free

Noise is the New Music, a performance by computer and electroacoustic music artist Joe Mariglio.


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Phillip Wulfridge Honors Recital
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Phillip Wulfridge is a composition student at UCSD; moreover, he continues to be active in music performance as a pianist and violinist. In this unique recital, Phillip and fellow musicians perform new compositions by Wu and guest composers.


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Stravinsky Circus Spring Symphonies
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong survey of Stravinsky continues with a program inspired by the many faces of spring. Grieg's beautiful lament for string orchestra (The Last Spring) is a perfect introduction to Schumann's robust 'Spring' symphony (Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major). Chorus and soloists join the orchestra for quite a different Spring Symphony, Benjamin Britten's setting of fourteen poems about the coming of spring, a preview of the chorus's upcoming Carnegie Hall debut. Guest artist: tenor Jon Lee Keenan. Conducted by David Chase.


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Stravinsky Circus Spring Symphonies
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

 

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong survey of Stravinsky continues with a program inspired by the many faces of spring. Grieg's beautiful lament for string orchestra (The Last Spring) is a perfect introduction to Schumann's robust 'Spring' symphony (Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major). Chorus and soloists join the orchestra for quite a different Spring Symphony, Benjamin Britten's setting of fourteen poems about the coming of spring, a preview of the chorus's upcoming Carnegie Hall debut. Guest artist: tenor Jon Lee Keenan. Conducted by David Chase.


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1st Monday (May)
Monday, May 7th, 2012
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free


Join us for the final installment for 2011-2012 of our First Monday noon concert series, presented by graduate program composers and performers. The 70-minute program includes Donatoni's Omar (Eric Derr, vibraphone), Schoenberg's Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten (Leslie Leytham, mezzo-soprano, and Todd Moellenberg, piano), Josh Levine's Reprise (Curt Miller, bass clarinet), Xenakis’s Rebonds A (Louise Devenish, percussion) and alumnus Benjamin Sabey's Espejismo (Pablo Gomez-cano, guitar with electronics).


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 7th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Cash-only sales night of concert!

Inspiring synergy among top San Diego Symphony soloists, renowned UCSD faculty players and special guests makes Camera Lucida a rare chamber experience enhanced by the superb acoustics of UCSD's new concert hall. The all-Beethoven program includes the Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102, No. 1; Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat, Op. 16; and String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. Concerts are broadcast on KPBS-FM public radio at 8 p.m. on the Saturday following each concert. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of Sam Ersan. 


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Rachel Beetz Recital
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Flutist Rachel Beetz performs Toru Takemitsu's Voice, Richard Barrett's Inward (with percussionist Dustin Donahue), Tristan Murail's Unanswered Questions, Roger Reynolds' imagE, Stefano Gervasoni's Ravine, Kaija Saariaho's Laconisme de l'alle, and Salvatore Sciarrino's All'aure in una lontanazza.


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Matteo Cesari and Lucy Shelton
Friday, May 11th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support
Contact: Brian Griffeath-Loeb
Free

Internationally acclaimed contemporary music performers Matteo Cesari (flute) and Lucy Shelton (soprano) are in residence at UCSD from May 9 to May 16 to premiere and record a collection of new works written for them by emerging and established composers. The residency is produced by UCSD graduate composer Brian Griffeath-Loeb in association with New Music at UCSD, and is made possible through the generous support of the UCSD Graduate Student Association, Associated Students, Triton Community Fund, and Department of Music. Events include two concerts--May 11 and May 16, both at 8 pm, both free and open to the public. The May 11 program includes Marco Momi's Almost Vanishing for E.P. (2011), Milton Babbitt's Philomel (1964), and Salvatore Sciarrino's La perfezione di uno spirito sottile (1985).


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Binh-an Nguyen Honors Recital
Friday, May 11th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Songs from Taiwan
Sunday, May 13th, 2012
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $10
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Songs from Taiwan Concert.  Dr. Cheng Chi-Jen with Edgar Macapili, Pei-Ying Wang and TACC senior Choir.


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redfishbluefish
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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UCSD's resident percussion ensemble performs music by early UCSD music faculty member Kenneth Gaburo (Maladetto), as well as Aldo Clementi (L'Orologio di Arcevia) and Guo Wenjing (Drama). The fish are Leah Bowden, Eric Derr, Louise Devenish, Dustin Donahue, Jonathan Hepfer, Kjell Nordeson, Steven Schick, Stephen Solook, and Bonnie Whiting Smith. They are joined by guest artists Aleck Karis, Leslie Leytham, Brendan Nguyen, Alice Teyssier, and Jeffrey Treviño.


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Wed @ 7 Art of Improv Nicole Mitchell
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Rare San Diego performance by renowned flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell, the first female president of Chicago's AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). Like others associated with AACM, Mitchell focusses on new and experimental works. She has collaborated with Lori Freedman, Muhal Richard Abrams, California flutist James Newton, and former UCSD music faculty member George Lewis (now on the faculty at Columbia University), among many others.


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Matteo Cesari and Lucy Shelton
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support
Contact: Brian Griffeath-Loeb
Free

Internationally acclaimed contemporary music performers Matteo Cesari (flute) and Lucy Shelton (soprano) are in residence at UCSD from May 9 to May 16 to premiere and record a collection of new works written for them by emerging and established composers. The residency is produced by UCSD graduate composer Brian Griffeath-Loeb in association with New Music at UCSD, and is made possible through the generous support of the UCSD Graduate Student Association, Associated Students, Triton Community Fund, and Department of Music. Events include two concerts--May 11 and May 16, both at 8 pm, both free and open to the public. The May 16 concert includes new works written for the duo by Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Paul Hembree, Sam Pluta, Bruno Ruviaro, Alex Sigman, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Erik Ulman, and Charlie Wilmoth.


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Jennifer Wu & Jasmine Yu Honors Recital
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
6:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
HONORS Recital
Free

Undergraduate violist Jasmine Yu (6:30 pm) and soprano Jennifer Wu (8 pm) give their Honors Recitals. Yu's program includes Bach's Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009, Brahms' Sonata in f minor, Op. 120, and Vieuxtemps' Elegie Op. 30. Her accompanists are undergraduate pianists Danny Kim and Claude Fan. Meanwhile, in her 8 pm concert, Wu will sing the parts of Thaïs (Massenet), Juliette (Gounod), Musetta (Puccini's La Boheme), Pamina (Mozart's The Magic Flute), Cleopatra (Handel's Giulio Cesare), and Anne Trulove (Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress). Wu's program also includes art songs by Wolf, Webern, Debussy, and Hageman. Pianist Todd Moellenberg will accompany her.


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Dorothy Li Piano Recital
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Contact: Stefani Walens
Free


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MUS 201B Improv
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Performances of new music, directed by Anthony Davis and featuring Yvette Jackson (trumpet), Nicolee Kuester (horn), David Morales Boroff (violin), Tyler Eaton (bass), Leah Bowden (drums & percussion), Ryoko Goguen (piano), and Anthony Davis (piano).


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Percussion and Celli Recital, Mus 32
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support
Free


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Indian Music Concert
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Classical Indian ragas performed by students of sitar master Kartik Seshadri.


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Andrea Kim Piano Recital
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Contact: Stefani Walens
Free


Janet Lee Piano Recital
Friday, May 25th, 2012
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Contact: Stefani Walens
Free


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Gospel Choir
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Ken Anderson, San Diego's leading proponent of gospel, directs UCSD's gospel choir in a concert of African-American spirituals, blues, and traditional songs.


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Trio Kobayashi
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Contact: Brian Griffeath-Loeb
Free

Program includes compositions by Carolyn Chen, Dustin Donahue, John Forshee, Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Paul Hembree, and Steve Lewis.


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Louise Devenish in Concert
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Visiting Australian percussionist Louise Devenish presents a concert of percussion works composed between 1975 and 1989. Guests Kjell Nordeson, Bonnie Whiting Smith, Steve Solook and Dustin Donohue will join Louise in performing a program featuring Xenakis’s Rebonds a and b and Okho, Reich’s Electric Counterpoint (a guitar piece re-arranged by Devenish for vibraphone and marimba), Cage’s Child of Tree, Alvarez’s Temazcal and Takemitsu’s Rain Tree


Concert Program (PDF)

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Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Weds@7)
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Note: Three performances: May 30, June 1-2

Viktor Ullmann's powerful chamber opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis, written in 1943, while the composer was interred in the concentration camp Theresienstadt. When the opera's obvious references to the Nazi regime were discovered during rehearsal, the work was banned; it had tragic consequences for the composer and his family. Miraculously, the work survived.

The story is a type of fable. After a protracted and violent war, Death discovers that his job has been taken away from him by the Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Death decides to go on strike; all of a sudden the concept of war, victory and defeat becomes irrelevant. The result is moving and heartbreaking.
 
 
The cast includes sopranos Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander and Alice Teyssier, guest artists Vince Vincent, Gerald Seminatore and Ryan Reithmeierand, and UCSD Professor Philip Larson in the role of Death. Professor Steven Schick conducts UCSD's new music ensemble palimpsest. The production team also includes Orli Nativ, costume designer (UCSD Department of Theater and Dance), as well as scenic designer Gaeun Kim.
 
Der Kaiser von Atlantis is an initiative of kallisti, whose mission includes presenting works of modern music theater in an intimate setting, led by Susan Narucki.


Concert Program (PDF)

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Singers
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Der Kaiser von Atlantis
Friday, June 1st, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Note: Three performances: May 30, June 1-2

Viktor Ullmann's powerful chamber opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis, written in 1943, while the composer was interred in the concentration camp Theresienstadt. When the opera's obvious references to the Nazi regime were discovered during rehearsal, the work was banned; it had tragic consequences for the composer and his family. Miraculously, the work survived.

The story is a type of fable. After a protracted and violent war, Death discovers that his job has been taken away from him by the Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Death decides to go on strike; all of a sudden the concept of war, victory and defeat becomes irrelevant. The result is moving and heartbreaking.
 

The cast includes sopranos Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander and Alice Teyssier, guest artists Vince Vincent, Gerald Seminatore and Ryan Reithmeier, and UCSD Professor Philip Larson in the role of Death. Professor Steven Schick conducts UCSD's new music ensemble palimpsest. The production team also includes Orli Nativ, costume designer (UCSD Department of Theater and Dance), as well as scenic designer Gaeun Kim.
 
Der Kaiser von Atlantis is an initiative of kallisti, whose mission includes presenting works of modern music theater in an intimate setting, led by Susan Narucki.


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Der Kaiser von Atlantis
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Note: Three performances: May 30, June 1-2.

Viktor Ullmann's powerful chamber opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis, written in 1943, while the composer was interred in the concentration camp Theresienstadt. When the opera's obvious references to the Nazi regime were discovered during rehearsal, the work was banned; it had tragic consequences for the composer and his family.  Miraculously, the work survived.

The story is a type of fable. After a protracted and violent war, Death discovers that his job has been taken away from him by the Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Death decides to go on strike; all of a sudden the concept of war, victory and defeat becomes irrelevant. The result is moving and heartbreaking.
 

The cast includes sopranos Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander and Alice Teyssier, guest artists Vince Vincent, Gerald Seminatore and Ryan Reithmeier, and UCSD Professor Philip Larson in the role of Death.  Professor Steven Schick conducts UCSD's new music ensemble palimpsest. The production team also includes Orli Nativ, costume designer (UCSD Department of Theater and Dance), as well as scenic designer Gaeun Kim.
 
Der Kaiser von Atlantis is an initiative of kallisti, whose mission includes presenting works of modern music theater in an intimate setting, led by Susan Narucki.


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Nono Project
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Students w/ID: Free
For Tickets Call Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Luigi Nono's "Hay que caminar” Soñando and La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura: a staging for a theater. Walking in Toledo in 1985, Luigi Nono stumbled upon a wall spray painted with the words, “No hay caminantes, hay que caminar”—There is no path, there is only walking. The phrase profoundly moved Nono, influencing his final compositions. “Hay que caminar” Sonando and La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura were Nono’s last works.  Both instruct the performers to physically move themselves between musical sections, “as if searching.”  For this performance, both pieces are given fully theatrical stagings by director Tom Dugdale in UCSD's cavernous Mandeville Auditorium. Performed by János Négyesy, violin and Päivikki Nykter, violin and sound projection.


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Jazz Concert
Monday, June 4th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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John Fonville
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Concert Program (PDF)

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Computer Music Concert + CEMEC
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self-Support Concert
Free


Mus 173 Final
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
3:30 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self Support Concert
Free


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Directed by Robert Zelickman, UCSD's Wind Ensemble performs Emmanuel Chabrier's Espana Rhapsodie, Joaquin Rodrigo's Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez (arranged by John Wyman), Jeff Pekarek's The Shipyard, L.C. Desormes' Divertissement Espagnole, Manuel de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance, Enrique Granados' Intermezzo from Goyescas, Bobby Rose's Flight of the Firebird, and Jose Franco's Aguero (paso-doble).


Concert Program (PDF)

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Undergraduate Jazz
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Free


Piano Students of Bess Wang
Friday, June 8th, 2012
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Contact: Bess Wang
Free


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Violins & Violas
Friday, June 8th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Directed by János Négyesy, violinists perform music by Mozart, Bach, and Berg, and for the grand finale: Vivaldi's Four Seasons concertos for strings.


Concert Program (PDF)

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Stravinsky Circus The Russian Composer
Saturday, June 9th, 2012
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong survey of Stravinsky closes the 2011-2012 season with his most popular work, The Firebird. The concert opens with the premiere of Tintinnabulation by Igor Korneitchouk, professor of music at Mesa College, UCSD music alumnus, and longtime La Jolla Symphony violinist. UCSD faculty pianist Aleck Karis is the featured soloist in Barber's magnificent Piano Concerto, which won the Pulitzer Prize exactly fifty years ago.


Wave Energy Series No.1
Saturday, June 9th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Stravinsky Circus The Russian Composer
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

 

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus's yearlong survey of Stravinsky closes the 2011-2012 season with his most popular work, The Firebird. The concert opens with the premiere of Tintinnabulation by Igor Korneitchouk, professor of music at Mesa College, UCSD music alumnus, and longtime La Jolla Symphony violinist. UCSD faculty pianist Aleck Karis is the featured soloist in Barber's magnificent Piano Concerto, which won the Pulitzer Prize exactly fifty years ago.


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Voice Students
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

UCSD's undergraduate voice students will perform a program of opera scenes directed by Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Todd Moellenberg.  Included in the program are scenes from: Die Fledermaus, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Pasquale, and Sweeney Todd.  Featuring:  Amy Calderon, Sharon Chang, Emilie Doan Van, Roshini Hegde, Shannon Johnson, Mariya Kaganskaya, Krit Kranratanasuit, Alexandria Pulido, Jennifer Wu, and Michael Wu.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, June 11th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


San Diego's unique chamber series closes the 2011-2012 season with an edgy program featuring the Myriad Trio performing Richard Rodney Bennett's Sonata after Syrinx, Sofia Gubaidulina's The Garden of Joys and Sorrows, Jacques Ibert's Trio, plus former UCSD faculty member Bernard Rands' Trio "sans voix parmi les voix...". Concerts are broadcast on KPBS-FM public radio at 8 p.m. on the second Saturday following each concert. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of Sam Ersan.


Concert Program (PDF)

Aleck Karis Piano Studio Students
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Mus 33 Final Recording
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The 2011-2012 season wraps with this concert of new works for voice and chamber ensemble, composed by PhD candidate Aaron Helgeson's Music 33C composition course. Each piece is three to five minutes, followed by discussion. Composers are Chris Perry, Brad Rosen, Kyle Fanene, Newton Chan, and Ryan Morgan. Performers are Rachel Beetz (flute), Kyle Adam Blair (piano), Eric Derr (percussion), Samuel Dunscombe (bass clarinet), Krit Kranratanasuit (tenor), Curt Miller (bass clarinet), Brendan Nguyen (piano), Alice Teyssier (soprano), Ashley Walters (cello), Scott Worthington (bass), and Jennifer Wu (soprano).

For complete concert program, click here.


Knell Ensemble
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self-Support Concert
Free


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Bonnie Whiting-Smith DMA Recital
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
10:00 am
CPMC Theatre
Free

Narratives on Narratives, from Utterance to Stories: Finding a Context for the Speaking Percussionist

Program: (interspersed with personal stories after John Cage's Indeterminacy)
Bonnie Whiting Smith: . . . perishable structures that would be social events (2008/11)
Jeffrey Treviño: Being Pollen (2011)
John Cage: Music for Two (by One) (1984/realized BWS 2011)
Vinko Globokar: Toucher (1973)


*10:50: Short reception with coffee and breakfast foods (CPMC concert hall courtyard)
*11:10: Dissertation defense (CPMC conference room 231)

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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 1st, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS
Monday, October 1, 7:30pm

BEETHOVEN: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3
SCHUMANN: Maerchenbilder for Viola and Piano
BRAHMS: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Read more about the Camera Lucida chamber music series at San Diego Symphony's website. (link)


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WED@7 Cage 100 Freeman Etudes
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

JANOS NEGYESY PERFORMS JOHN CAGE'S FREEMAN ETUDES

In honor of the John Cage Centennial, UCSD Professor of Music, János Négyesy, performs the complete version of Cage's Freeman Etudes.

Négyesy premiered the Freeman Etudes in 1984 and is also known for performances of works by Globokar, Hajdu, Bozay, Feldman, Saariaho, Ligeti, Xenakis, Berio and many others.

http://crca.ucsd.edu/~jnegyesy/

Download a pdf of the program (here)


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WED@7 Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

KARL BERGER AND INGRID SERTSO IN CONCERT

Karl Berger, co-founder (along with Ornette Coleman) of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY, performs with vocalist Ingrid Sertso, contrabassist Mark Dresser, and an Improvisor's Orchestra of UCSD faculty and graduate students.


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Portfolio 2012 Boesch / Peter / Rosenberger
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Boesch / Peter / Rosenberger
“PORTFOLIO” 2012
land - material - people

Interpretations, transformations and responses these are procedures at the heart of the project “PORTFOLIO” by the Swiss musicians Christoph Boesch (flute, voice, electronics), Thomas Peter (programming, electronics) and Katharina Rosenberger
(composition, electronics).

“PORTFOLIO” 2012 is dedicated to the concept of “origins” and to photography. As a point of departure serves the portfolio of three prominent Swiss photographers: Robert Frank (1924), Christian Lichtenberg (1953), and Sarah Girard (1978). Three generations of artists, well travelled, observant of culture and rituals, present in their artwork distinct perspectives of belonging and heritage.

Read more about "PORTFOLIO" 2012 and the Artists here.


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Fall Composition Juries
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
10:00 am
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

FALL COMPOSITION JURIES

Five premieres from graduate composers: Xavier Beteta, Ran Duan, Owen Ferro, Hunjoo Jung, and Ori Ben Yosef Talmon.

Performances begin at 10:00 AM and are immediately followed by a discussion panel led by UCSD composition faculty members.


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Alice Teyssier Recital
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

MUSICHE NUOVE

Soprano Alice Teyssier and friends present Salvatore Sciarrino's rarely-heard 'Aspern Suite', excerpts from the composer's opera based on Henry James' Aspern Papers. The evocative piece is preceded by songs from Giulio Caccini's 'Le nuove musiche.'


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Ableton Live Workshop
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Ableton is proud to be partnering with "The Godfather of Controllerism" Moldover and Abelton Live User Group San Diego for an exclusive workshop at UCSD.  The practical tools and skills Moldover will be demonstrating are designed to ignite your enthusiam, advance your workflow, and maximize your productivity with Abelton Live.  Whether you're new to Live or a seasoned pro, you're sure to benefit from this unique workshop presented by this amazing artist.


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WED@7 Mark Dresser
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

MARK DRESSER IN CONCERT

UC San Diego Department of Music faculty member Mark Dresser presents his latest improvisations and recent compositions.  Included on the program: "Chronicles of an Asthmatic Stripper" an animation by Sarah Jane Lapp with live bass, and imAge/contrabass & imagE contrabass by Roger Reynolds.

http://www.mark-dresser.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Dresser


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Grad Forum
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

GRAD FORUM

Jonathan Hepfer performs Lachenmann's timbral masterpiece, Intérieur I, for solo percussionist; Yvette Jackson presents her original radio opera, Prologue to Invisible People, in complete darkness; and Odd and Even, a collaborative music and dance ensemble, closes the show with dynamic interactions of sound and movement.

Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Hero / Anti-Hero
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: HERO / ANTI-HERO

Steven Schick conducts  La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens their season on the themes found in Wallace Stegner’s great novel “Angle of Repose” with differing views of heroism. The ultimate “heroic” piece – Beethoven’s Third Symphony – is paired with the young American composer Missy Mazzoli and her turbulent and alluring work.  John Cage, the James Dean of 20th-century composers, lets us experience a true anti-hero. Missy Mazzoli joins LJSC for this concert (pictured).


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

SOIREE FOR MUSIC LOVERS

Soirée for Music Lovers returns!  Under the direction of János Négyesy, the popular Soirée evenings resume featuring classical favorites.

The program will include:

Debussy 150 Birthday celebration with Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata and Harp Trio, and the Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op.34


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Hero / Anti-Hero
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: HERO / ANTI-HERO

Steven Schick conducts   La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens their season on the themes found in Wallace Stegner’s great novel “Angle of Repose” with differing views of heroism. The ultimate “heroic” piece – Beethoven’s Third Symphony – is paired with the young American composer Missy Mazzoli and her turbulent and alluring work.  John Cage, the James Dean of 20th-century composers, lets us experience a true anti-hero. Missy Mazzoli joins LJSC for this concert (pictured).


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1st Monday Noon Concert
Monday, November 5th, 2012
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

A special indoor / outdoor performance launches the opening First Monday at Noon concert. Guest guitarists from Tijuana start off the afternoon in the Concert Hall with visiting composer Guillermo Galindo's Lineas Cruzadas. The concert continues outdoors featuring the contr'alto flute, tuba, and drum kit played as virtuosic solo instruments.

GUILLERMO GALINDO: Líneas Cruzadas
Pablo Gómez Cano, Jorge Lopez, Francisco Castañeda and Rosana Ceceña, guitar quartet

MAURICIO KAGEL: Mirum
Jonathan Piper, tuba

LANDER AND WELSH: Mood Music for the Dendrophilic
Bonnie Lander and Meghann Welsh, voice

KRZYSZTOF GOLINSKI: Water Dragon Suite (Excerpt)
Krzysztof Golinski, drums


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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 5th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


POULEC, MARTINU AND REGER
Monday, November 5, 7:30pm

POULENC: Violin Sonata
MARTINU: Musique de Chambre No. 1
REGER: Clarinet Quintet

Read more about the Camera Lucida chamber music series at San Diego Symphony's website. (link)


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Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra

Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra, A. C.

Sede: Sala de Espectáculos, Vestíbulo de El Cubo y Sala de Usos Múltiples del CECUT.
Fecha: Del 3 al 12 de noviembre de 2011.
Convocan: Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, y Centro Cultural Tijuana.

Nace en 1994 como una extensión de las actividades del Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra, A. C. Difunde el trabajo de los mejores guitarristas del mundo y fomenta el interés de los diversos públicos por conocerlos. Con la participación de destacados ejecutantes nacionales y extranjeros, ofrece conciertos de música clásica, flamenca, jazz y popular, así como conferencias, talleres y el Diplomado Nacional de Guitarra, con reconocimiento del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA). Incluye el trabajo interdisciplinario con artistas plásticos de la región, quienes presentan sus obras en la exposición denominada

La plástica bajacaliforniana dentro del Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra.


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Samuel Dunscombe Recital
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free. Seating is limited. Reservations required.

(Dis)Embodied Sounds for winds and electronics.

Helmut Lachenmann - Dal Niente, for solo clarinet
Luigi Nono - A Pierre, Dell'Azzurro Silenzio, Inquietum, for contrabass clarinet, contrabass flute, and electronics
Alvin Lucier - Still and Moving Lines, for clarinet and pure-wave oscillator
Samuel Dunscombe - Rainforest I, for clarinet and rainforest

There will be two performances: 7pm and 8:30pm. 

Limit of 16 audience members per performance. 

Booking is advised: please mail to info@samueldunscombe.com


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WED@7 Palimpsest Computer Music
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Deans Night at the Prebys

Free Event

PALIMPSEST

MUSIC FOR INSTRUMENTS AND ELECTRONICS

Rand Steiger curates PALIMPSEST featuring computer music compositions and instrumental collaborations.  Featured composers include: Wojtek Blecharz, John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, and John Luther Adams.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.

*A New Music Society featured event


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Curt Miller Recital
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

TWO FOR ONE

Clarinetist Curt Miller performs music with multiple voices for solo clarinet in works by Josh Levine, Georg Philipp Telemann and Pierre Boulez. The concert will feature Boulez' revolutionary work for clarinet and electronics "Dialogue de l'ombre double" in an updated realization by Miller Puckette with the help of Scott Worthington.


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WED@7 soundSCAPE
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

soundSCAPE

Musicians from soundSCAPE make a rare San Diego appearance to perform the compositions of UC San Diego faculty and graduate composers.

soundSCAPE facilitates the exchange of new music, ideas, and culture between musicians of tomorrow’s generation, providing an international platform for performances of new music. Now in its ninth season, the festival attracts composers and performers from around the world for two weeks of inspiring concerts, lectures, master classes, and workshops. Musicians from soundSCAPE features music and musicians from the festival.

soundSCAPE takes place in Maccagno, Italy annually. For more information, please go to http://soundscapefestival.org


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redfishbluefish
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

redfishbluefish

Under the direction of Steven Schick, the redfishbluefish percussion ensemble presents Lewis Nielson's 2010 composition Tocsin and Le Livre des Claviers, composed by Philippe Manoury.


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Kyle Adam Blair: M.A. Piano Recital
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

AMERICAN BERSERK: AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE TREATMENTS OF JAZZ IDIOMS AND LEGENDS

John Adams' American Berserk provides an apt title for Kyle Adam Blair's program of solo piano works combining America's indigenous jazz music with the angularity and energy of the avant-garde. The program also includes Stuart Saunders Smith's Pinetop (dedicated to boogie-woogie forerunner Clarence "Pinetop" Smith), George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (a set of pieces exploring the melody and harmonies of Thelonius Monk's 'Round Midnight) and Elliott Carter's 1945 Piano Sonata, which recalls the scampering agility of jazz pianists such as Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson.


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Christine Tavolacci Recital
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

L'Opera per Flauto

In her second DMA recital, flutist Christine Tavolacci presents selections from both volumes of Salvatore Sciarrino's L'Opera per Flauto.


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Siu Hei Lee Piano Recital
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support Event
Free

SIU HEI LEE RECITAL

A native of Hong Kong, pianist and aspiring musicologist Siu Hei Lee plays Amy Beach, Caesar Franck and Piazzolla in another performance in town. This is the second of his "Musical Meetings," an ongoing series that aims to promote music of different genres, whether Chinese or Western, pop, classical or contemporary. He will be joined by violinist Steven Fong for Piazzolla and a tune by the celebrated Taiwanese musician JJ Lin.


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Claudia Stevens, Piano
Monday, November 26th, 2012
7:00 pm
Mandeville Recital Hall
Judaic Studies

CLAUDIA STEVENS in CONCERT

Presented by UCSD's Judaic Studies program, pianist Claudia Stevens performs in concert at the Mandeville Recital Hall.


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MUS 245 Focus on Performance
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

All graduate students from the Performance Area present works in concert. 

Performances will feature the work of John Cage as well as works selected by the performers.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UCSD GOSPEL CHOIR

Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir soars toward the heavens with African-American gospel, blues, and traditional songs.

Please note that this performance takes place at Mandeville Auditorium.


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MUS 201B Adv. Improv
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The students of Anthony Davis present an evening of free jazz improv.


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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

SINGERS and CHOIRS

Under the direction of Phil Larson, Singers and Choirs of from UCSD's 95D and 95K ensembles perform.


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, November 30th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Chambers Ensembles under the direction of János Négyesy perform.


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Tania Lanfer Concert
Friday, November 30th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support Event
Free

Gnarwhallaby, a new music ensemble from LA, will present new pieces by four Brazilian composers: Bernardo Barros, Bruno Ruviaro, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, and Tania Lanfer.


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Leah Bowden Recital
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

LEAH BOWDEN RECITAL

In her first D.M.A. Recital, Leah Bowden presents an evening of Free Jazz and Reality Television. Compositions by Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, Sven-Ake Johannson, Peter Brotzmann and Cecil Taylor; featuring Clint McCallum and Anthony Davis.


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1st Monday Noon Concert
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The December First Monday concert highlights late twentieth and early twenty-first century American music for solo piano and piano and voice. The program includes an original composition by Integrative Studies's Joshua Charney, Joseph Schwantner's Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro for voice and piano, and George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik for amplified piano.

JOSHUA CHARNEY: For/Fore/Four
Joseph Charney, piano

JOSEPH SCHWANTNER: Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro
Tiffany DuMouchelle, voice; Kyle Adam Blair, piano

GEORGE CRUMB: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik
Kyle Adam Blair, amplified piano


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Monday Night Jazz, 95JC
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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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Karis Studio Students
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
2:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Graduate piano performance students of Aleck Karis present an informal concert.

Featuring performances by: Todd Moellenberg, Kyle Blair, Stephen Lewis, and Siu Hei Lee.

*** PLEASE NOTE: This informal concert has a revised start time of 2:30 p.m. ***


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Under the direction of David Medine, the 95E Chamber Orchestra performs in CPMC 122, The Experimental Theater.


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MUS 103 Final Recording (Fall)
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
2:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

A recital of compositions by the undergraduate composers in Music 103 Composition Seminar. Works for string quartet, percussion, piano and more.


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Camera Lucida
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


MOZART STRING QUINTETS
Wednesday, December 5, 7:30pm

MOZART: String Quintet in C Major, K. 515
MOZART: String Quintet in G minor, K. 516
MOZART: String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

Read more about the Camera Lucida chamber music series at San Diego Symphony's website. (link)


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the 95L Wind Ensemble performs at Mandeville Auditorium.


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Computer Music Concert
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

UCSD computer music graduate students present original music featuring original experimental works for performers and live electronics.  This concert will include highly diverse material utilizing custom software, home-made electronics, re-purposed technology, computer graphics, and sculptural sound objects, as well as traditional instruments and recorded sound.


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Violins & Violas
Friday, December 7th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

The students of János Négyesy perform:

Vivaldi-Respighi – Sonata in D Major
Moderato (a fantasia) – Allegro moderato – Largo – Vivace
Eunah Cho –violin, Daniel Kim – piano

Johann Christian Bach – Viola concert in C Minor
Allegro molto ma maestoso - Adagio molto espressivo
Palak Poncholi – viola, Daniel Kim – piano

Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita for violin solo in b minor
Allemande – Double Courante – Double. Presto
Batya McAdam-Somer – violin

Massimo Lauricella – Kairòs for violin solo
Leah Asher – violin

Charles Ives – Sonata No.2 for violin and piano
1. Autumn
Batya McAdam Somer – violin
Todd Moellenberg – piano


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Grad Forum
Friday, December 7th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

The second and final Grad Forum of the quarter brings together a fantastic collection of sound art, visual art, improvisation, and electroacoustic music. The program includes video art by the Visual Arts Department’s Ava Porter alongside the second installment of Yvette Jackson’s Invisible People (A Radio Opera). Accomplished improvisers, Drew Ceccato and Chris Golinski, join forces in what promises to be an astounding improv duo, and Adam Tinkle and Pablo Gomez present fascinating solo computer and electroacoustic works.

VICTOR GARCIA PICHARDO: Looped Mode
Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar

ADAM TINKLE: Improvisation
Adam Tinkle, computer and saxophone

CECCATO AND GOLINSKI: Improvisation
Drew Ceccato, saxophone; Krzysztof Golinski, drum kit

AVA PORTER: Love Walked In

YVETTE JACKSON: Invisible People (A Radio Opera): Prologue and Act I, Scene 1
 


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ensemble et cetera
Saturday, December 8th, 2012
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support Event
Free

Ensemble et cetera presents new works by Matt Barber, Jon Forshee, and Kurt Isaacson along with a realization of John Cage's Variations I. Ensemble et cetera is Curt Miller, clarinets, Dustin Donahue, percussion, and Scott Worthington, double bass. http://ens-etc.org


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Dark / Bright
Saturday, December 8th, 2012
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: DARK / BRIGHT

Steven Schick conducts   A brilliant Handel overture and Brahms’ stirring Triumphlied for chorus and orchestra face off against the darker hues and stirring passions of Schoenberg and Dallapiccola. Join LJSC for a concert of dazzling color and shadowy expression.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Dark / Bright
Sunday, December 9th, 2012
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: DARK / BRIGHT

Steven Schick conducts   A brilliant Handel overture and Brahms’ stirring Triumphlied for chorus and orchestra face off against the darker hues and stirring passions of Schoenberg and Dallapiccola. Join LJSC for a concert of dazzling color and shadowy expression.


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Cinegrid
Monday, December 10th, 2012
5:45 pm
CPMC Theatre

In association with CineGrid's 7th Annual International Workshop, a special public performance will be held in honor of Nathan Brock.

Networked Audio Performance in Memory of Nathan Brock: Mark Dresser, UCSD and Michael Dessen, UCI.


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MUS 33A: Undergraduate Composition Juries
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Live performances of new works will be followed immediately by discussion from a panel and students. World premieres by undergraduate beginning composers: Chris Duvall, Caitlin Endler, Andrew Fann, Jun Heo, Ellenhor Jovellanos, Jared Kehe, Tamara Lapinskas, Christopher Lee, Lawrence Lee, and Cole Pendergrass. Entire event is free and open to the public.


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Ben Hackbarth Recital
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Self Support Event
Free

A farewell concert of music for instruments and electronics by graduating composer, Ben Hackbarth. Featured artists include Matt Barbier, Justin DeHart, Samuel Dunscombe, Ryan Nestor, Steve Solook, Rand Steiger, Derek Stein, Nick Terry and Alice Teyssier.


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MMW Steven Schick
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | TO BE MUSICAL

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, To Be Musical, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, in association with the Department of Music.

STEVEN SCHICK, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"On the Bridge: The Beginnings of Contemporary Percussion Music"
Post Reception Hosted by UCSD Alumni


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Rand Steiger and ICE at Calit2
Friday, January 11th, 2013
5:00 pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Free

Rand Steiger and the International Contemporary Ensemble at Calit2

Calit2 Composer-in-Residence Rand Steiger will present his work-in-progress on the Coalescence Cycle, a series of new pieces for instruments and electronics he is composing for the International Contemporary Ensemble. He will be joined by MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, and other members of ICE who will present previews from some of the music including:

Constellation (electronics and improvising ensemble)
Light on Water (flute, piano and electronics)
Concatenation (bassoon and electronics)
Joust (flute, bassoon and electronics)
Twister (clarinet and electronics)

The event is free and will be preceded and followed by receptions with the artists.

More information about the event may be found on ICE's site, here.


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Jonathan Hepfer Recital
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Breve Storia Della Mano

On January 12 at 8pm in Conrad Prebys Music Center's Concert Hall, Jonathan Hepfer will perform three large-scale works for solo percussion by Pierluigi Billone ("Mani.Matta", "Mani.Mono", "Mani.de Leonardis"), with interludes by Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf ("Trema I,II,III").  This will be Jonathan's first D.M.A. recital.


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Eric Derr Recital
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN

KONTAKTE - for electronic sounds, piano and percussion
NASENFLÜGELTANZ - for percussionist and synthesizer player

Eric Derr - Percussion
Kyle Blair - Piano and Synthesizer
Scott Worthington - Sound Projection


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Camera Lucida
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


BEETHOVEN AND MOZART

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in E-flat, WoO 38
LEKEU: Piano Quartet
MOZART: String Quintet in D major, K. 593


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MMW David Borgo
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

Please note: a limited number of walk up, rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to the event.

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | TO BE MUSICAL

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, To Be Musical, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, in association with the Department of Music.

DAVID BORGO, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"Why Music?"


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1st Year Grad Juries Performance
Friday, January 18th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

A Concert of Premieres.  Six world premiere performances of pieces written by 1st year graduate students in composition: Marcelo Flores Lazcano, Kevin Flowers, Caroline Miller, Edward Hamel, Kevin Zhang, and Elisabet Curbelo González.  Performances will feature 1st year graduate students in performance: Leah Asher, Dylan Messina, Sara Perez, Ryan Nestor, Tommy Babin, and Judith Hamann.

All pieces will be juried by distinguished members of the Composition and Performance faculty for discussion on the following day. Jury response and discussion session with faculty, composers and performers is open to the public and will begin Saturday, January 19th at 9:00am in CPMC 231.


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1st Year Grad Juries, Discussion
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
9:00 am
CPMC 231
Free. Seating is limited

Jury response and discussion session with faculty, composers and performers in response to the January 18th performance is open to the public and will begin Saturday, January 19th at 9:00am in CPMC 231.

Please note new start time: 9:00 a.m.


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Yvonne Wu Concert
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support Event
Free

Recently graduated almuni Bonnie Whiting Smith, percussion, and Jessica Azsodi, soprano, return to UCSD to premiere Yvonne Wu's Four Poems of Li-Young LeeAdditional solos featuring Whiting Smith and Aszodi to be announced. 


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WED@7 Takae Ohnishi
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

TAKAE OHNISHI, HARPSICHORD

UCSD composer Lei Liang's Some Empty Thoughts of a Person from Edo is featured along with music by J.S.Bach and French Baroque composers, performed by masterful UCSD harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi. Liang's piece "reflects a person gone astray in fancy, absorbed in beauty, perpetuated in sorrow. It alludes to the repertoire of plucked instruments in Japanese and Korean musical traditions, especially the music of koto and kayagum."


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Bonnie Lander Recital
Friday, January 25th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Bonnie Lander's DMA Voice Recital will feature the music of György Kurtág, Anton Webern, and Luciano Berio mixed and cut up with improvisation and theatrical antics to create a personal collage and narrative that challenges traditional forms and audience expectations.  George Crumb's moody, mystical work, Apparitions, also will be  performed alongside the collage in its stark entirety.

Musicians involved include: Kyle Adam Blair, Todd Moellenberg, Meghann Welsh, and Scott Worthington.


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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets may be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
parking is free
all tickets are held at the door
for further information, please contact:
(858) 534-1507 or a8anderson@ucsd.edu

17th Annual Concert to Benefit the Lytle Scholarships

An all Beethoven program featuring Cecil Lytle, piano.

Piano Sonata #29 in B♭ Major, Opus 106 ("Das Hammerklavier") 1819
     I. Allegro
     II. Scherzo: Assai Vivace
     III. Adagio Sostenuto
     IV. Introduzione: Largo-Fuga: Allegro Risoluto

Piano Sonata #32 in C Minor, Opus 111 (1822)
     I. Maestoso - allegro con brio ed appasionato
     II. Arietta: adagio molto, semplice e cantabile


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Jennifer Bewerse Recital
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Jennifer Bewerse presents a cello recital exploring a spectrum of relationships between music and theater: physical choreography, imagined spaces, and narrative mindsets.  The concert will include works by Mac Low, Bresnick, Saariaho, and Lachenmann.


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MMW Aleck Karis
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

Please note: a limited number of walk up, rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to the event.

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | TO BE MUSICAL

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, To Be Musical, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, in association with the Department of Music.

ALECK KARIS, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"Craft and Tools in Late Beethoven"


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Breather Resist
Friday, February 1st, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

BREATHER:RESIST is an elaborative sound installation work that includes a spatialized score for four female voices, which will be diffused over a surround sound system in a temperature controlled gallery space. The installation invites the listener to experience an environment that plays with the integration of the space and the body through the sensation of temperature, light and sound, which will animate the body to respond to the music in a particular ways.

Featuring sopranos Anne-Marie Dicce Valenzuela, Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Sara Perez, Alice Teyssier.

BREATHER:RESIST exhibition by Bradley Rosen

Installation dates and hours:

Friday, February 1st - 12pm to 5 pm
Saturday, February 2nd - 6pm to 9pm **live performance at 7pm
Sunday, February 3rd - 11 am to 4pm


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1st Monday Noon Concert
Monday, February 4th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

February's First Monday at Noon concert showcases a handful of UCSD's graduate percussionists contrasted against a solo flute interlude performed by DMA candidate Alice Teyssier. From drum kit improvisation to a composition for automobile suspension and glass, this concert promises to prove how musical the art of percussion can be.

Krzysztof Golinski
Improvisation, drums

Trevor Baca
Sekka (2007)
Alice Teyssier, flute

Pierluigi Billone
Mani.De Leonardis (2004)
Jonathan Hepfer, automobile suspension and glass

Kjell Nordeson
Improvisation, percussion

 


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Marko Ciciliani Concert
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
5:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

MARKO CICILIANI IN CONCERT

Dr. Marko Cicliani, a guest of the composition department, will perform recent works at the CPMC Experimental Theater.

"All of Yesterday's Parties" 10'
for electric guitar, voice and electronics

"8'66" (or everything that is irrelevant)" (by Marko Ciciliani and Yannis Kyriakides) 10'
for projections

"Pop Wall Alphabet – S" 9'
for soundtracks

"muzArt" 25'
for the Wendy Carlos Revival Orchestra, live electronics, lighting and video


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MMW Steven Cassedy
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

Please note: a limited number of walk up, rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to the event.

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | TO BE MUSICAL

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, To Be Musical, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, in association with the Department of Music.

STEVEN CASSEDY, PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE
"How the West Rejected 'Nice' Music a Century Ago:
Abandoning the Tonal System and Emancipating Dissonance"


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redfishbluefish
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

redfishbluefish

The redfishbluefish percussion ensemble presents Gérard Grisey's Le Noir de l'Etoile for six percussionists.

Directed by Steven Schick, UC San Diego's crack percussion ensemble gives a rare performance of Gerard Grisey's cosmic Le Noir de L'Etoile (The Night of the Star), with six performers amid the audience.

Inspired by the discovery in 1967 of pulsars -- pulsing radio waves from massive stars that disintegrated eons ago -- Grisey composed the piece in 1989-1990 for his son Raphael.

Red Fish Blue Fish has played the Bang on a Can Festival in New York City, the Agora Festival in Paris, the Centro des Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and has often been featured in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Inside / Outside
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: INSIDE / OUTSIDE

Steven Schick conducts   Luciano Berio’s delightful folk songs, sung by Young Artist winner Jessica Aszodi, lead us to muse on music outside the concert hall. In his moving Fantasia Ralph Vaughan Williams shows us just how intimate music can feel. Carl Nielsen takes us to the opposite extreme in his Espansiva symphony.

Special Guest: Jessica Aszodi, soprano


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Inside / Outside
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: INSIDE / OUTSIDE

Steven Schick conducts   Luciano Berio’s delightful folk songs, sung by Young Artist winner Jessica Aszodi, lead us to muse on music outside the concert hall. In his moving Fantasia Ralph Vaughan Williams shows us just how intimate music can feel. Carl Nielsen takes us to the opposite extreme in his Espansiva symphony.

Special Guest: Jessica Aszodi, soprano


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Yuki Numata Resnick in Concert
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event, Sponsor: Brian Griffeath-Loeb

"From Bach to Berio"

New York-based virtuoso Yuki Numata Resnick presents a concert of both traditional and contemporary classical music for violin. Featured on the program is a piece written for her by UCSD graduate composer Brian Griffeath-Loeb.


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Grad Forum
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Graduate students in the Department of Music present an evening of curious pieces exploring sound, text, and visual worlds. Includes instrumental  works by Walter Zimmermann, Yannis Xenakis, Leah Asher, and a transcription of Morton Feldman, text works by Frederic Rzewski and Nicolee Kuester, and a work for ink and water by Leah Asher. Featuring Bonnie Lander, Sara Perez, and Sam Goodman, voice; Nicolee Kuester, horn and voice; Leah Asher, violin and voice; Todd Moellenberg, keyboard; Dustin Donahue, percussion; Jennifer Bewerse and Eric Moore, cello; Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin; and David Medine, viola.


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WED@7 JACK Quartet
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Associates: Free with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times).  David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being "among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience."    Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, JACK is focused on the commissioning and performance of new works.

The evening's WEDS@7 performance will include compositions by Lei Liang and Roger Reynolds.

By invitation of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, JACK Quartet is presented as a "Dean's Night" and FREE to the UCSD Community.


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Under the direction of violinist János Négyesy, the popular Soirée for Music Lovers returns as a special Valentine's Day performance.

Maestro Négyesy and special guests will perform works by Bach, Fauré, Dvořák, and Mozart.


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Hunjoo Jung and Jon Forshee Recital
Friday, February 15th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Graduate students in composition, Hunjoo Jung and Jon Forshee present pieces, in performance.


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MMW Susan Narucki
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

Please note: a limited number of walk up, rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to the event.

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | TO BE MUSICAL

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, To Be Musical, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, in association with the Department of Music.

SUSAN NARUCKI, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"Utterance, Ritual, Expression: Why Singing Makes Us Human"
Post Reception Hosted by Chancellor's Associates


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Piano Students
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Undergraduate piano students of Bess Wang and Brendan Nguyen, perform.

Program


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MUS 133 Projects in New Music
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of János Négyesy, the students of Music 133 present Projects in New Music.


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Monday Night Jazz, Adv Improv
Monday, February 25th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The Monday Night Jazz series continues with the presentation of Advanced Improvisation.


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Aleck Karis
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Aleck Karis Recital  -  Webern/Wolpe/Feldman

Form (1959), Form IV (1972)       Stefan Wolpe
Piano (1977)                                Morton Feldman
Variations, Opus 27 (1936)          Anton Webern
Palais de Mari (1987)                  Morton Feldman

Professor of Music, Aleck Karis, presents an informal noon-time concert.


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MMW Diana Deutsch
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

Please note: a limited number of walk up, rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to the event.

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | TO BE MUSICAL

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, To Be Musical, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, in association with the Department of Music.

DIANA DEUTSCH, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
"Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch, and Other Curiosities"


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Ashley Walters Recital
Friday, March 1st, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Cellist Ashley Walters presents her final recital at UC San Diego:

Sweet Bay Magnolia with Berry Clusters by Wadada Leo Smith *premiere
another anxiety by Nicholas Deyoe *premiere
Another Secular Calvinist Creed by Andrew McIntosh

and special guest Andrew McIntosh on viola.


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Scott Worthington Recital
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Double bassist Scott Worthington will perform a recital of chamber and solo music by Niccolò Castiglioni, Bent Lorentzen, Gioachino Rossini, Daniel Tacke, Mieczysław Weinberg, and Charles Wuorinen with Leah Asher, violin, Rachel Beetz, flutes, Jennifer Bewerse, cello, Tiffany DuMouchelle, voice, and Curt Miller, clarinets.


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1st Monday Noon Concert
Monday, March 4th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

The March First Monday concert includes a fantastic mix of composed and improvised pieces for acoustic and electric instruments.

Program:

Kevin Flowers
Fear of Patterns
Judith Hamman - solo cello

Improvisation
Nicolee Kuester, Leah Asher, Sam Dunscombe, Greg Surges

Edward Hamel
The Color Underneath
Edward Hamel - guitar, electronics and two amplifiers

Improvisation
Krzysztof  Golinski - drums


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Camera Lucida
Monday, March 4th, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


BRAHMS PIANO QUARTETS

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in g minor, opus 25
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in A major, opus 26
Jeff Thayer, violin; Che-Yen Chen, viola
Charles Curtis, cello; Reiko Uchida, piano


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Violins & Violas
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of János Négyesy, violin and viola students present their Winter concert.


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Lear on the 2nd Floor (WED@7)
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Lear on the 2nd Floor

Composed by Anthony Davis with a libretto by Allan Havis, Lear on the 2nd Floor is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. It tells the story of Nora Lear, a prominent neuroscience researcher beset with early onset Alzheimer’s. As Nora loses her bearings and her autonomy, she is increasingly at the mercy of her three quarreling daughters. Nora’s dead husband Mortimer is Shakespeare’s fool in this version and is her constant companion as she walks through a world where the past and present blend and reality bends. Davis’s arrangement and instrumentation reflect diverse influences ranging from classical opera to jazz to reggae.
 
Lear on the 2nd Floor is the fourth chamber opera production of kallisti. The cast includes Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander, Sara Perez, Alice Teyssier, Philip Larson and Susan Narucki in the title role.   Steven Schick serves as music director and conductor of UCSD's contemporary music ensemble Palimpsest.  The creative team includes Mark DeChiazza, director, Victoria Petrovich, set designer, Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting designer, and Halei Parker, costume designer.

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*** SOLD OUT *** /// Student Rush Unavailable


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Lear on the 2nd Floor
Friday, March 8th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Lear on the 2nd Floor

Composed by Anthony Davis with a libretto by Allan Havis, Lear on the 2nd Floor is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. It tells the story of Nora Lear, a prominent neuroscience researcher beset with early onset Alzheimer’s. As Nora loses her bearings and her autonomy, she is increasingly at the mercy of her three quarreling daughters. Nora’s dead husband Mortimer is Shakespeare’s fool in this version and is her constant companion as she walks through a world where the past and present blend and reality bends. Davis’s arrangement and instrumentation reflect diverse influences ranging from classical opera to jazz to reggae.
 
Lear on the 2nd Floor is the fourth chamber opera production of kallisti. The cast includes Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander, Sara Perez, Alice Teyssier, Philip Larson and Susan Narucki in the title role.   Steven Schick serves as music director and conductor of UCSD's contemporary music ensemble Palimpsest.  The creative team includes Mark DeChiazza, director, Victoria Petrovich, set designer, Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting designer, and Halei Parker, costume designer.

Download program

*** SOLD OUT *** /// Student Rush Unavailable


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Lear on the 2nd Floor
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Lear on the 2nd Floor

Composed by Anthony Davis with a libretto by Allan Havis, Lear on the 2nd Floor is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. It tells the story of Nora Lear, a prominent neuroscience researcher beset with early onset Alzheimer’s. As Nora loses her bearings and her autonomy, she is increasingly at the mercy of her three quarreling daughters. Nora’s dead husband Mortimer is Shakespeare’s fool in this version and is her constant companion as she walks through a world where the past and present blend and reality bends. Davis’s arrangement and instrumentation reflect diverse influences ranging from classical opera to jazz to reggae.
 
Lear on the 2nd Floor is the fourth chamber opera production of kallisti. The cast includes Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander, Sara Perez, Alice Teyssier, Philip Larson and Susan Narucki in the title role.   Steven Schick serves as music director and conductor of UCSD's contemporary music ensemble Palimpsest.  The creative team includes Mark DeChiazza, director, Victoria Petrovich, set designer, Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting designer, and Halei Parker, costume designer.

Download program

*** SOLD OUT *** /// LIMITED Student Rush may be available.  Line starts at 6:30 p.m.


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Monday Night Jazz, 95JC
Monday, March 11th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the students of 95JC present jazz in concert.

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Under the direction of David Medine, the Chamber Orchestra presents their Winter concert.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Under the direction of Ken Anderson, the UCSD Gospel Choir, performs in Mandeville Auditorium.


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Ensemble Adapter
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event, Sponsor: Berglind Tomasdottir

Ensemble Adapter is a quintet for New Music consisting of Kristjana Helgadóttir (flute), Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson (clarinet), Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (harp), Marc Tritschler (piano) and Matthias Engler (percussion). The five instrumentalists from Iceland and Germany are based in Berlin.  In international concerts and in the studio Adapter plays music by composers of the meantime and the recent past. In cooperations the ensemble acts as a producing or co-producing unit, testing chances and limits of transmedial approaches in different kinds of settings. In workshops the group transfers knowledge of how to write, study and perform contemporary music to composers, instrumentalist and creatives worldwide.  Adapter stays in touch with the latest developments in the differing scenes of contemporary creation, maintaining a progressive, authentic and powerful style.     
 


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Roger Reynolds Passage 9 (WED@7)
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

PASSAGE 9

PASSAGE 9 is UC San Diego composer Roger Reynolds' multimedia work combining live performance, video, spoken word, and sound spatialization. Reynolds himself will read texts, joined by computer musician Paul Hembree, percussionist Steven Schick, and flutist Rachel Beetz. "Several years ago, I began a series of presentations that offers an intriguing way of sharing observations, images, sounds, and their unpredictable resonances," Reynolds states. "PASSAGE is not a lecture 'about something,' from which an audience member carries away a particular (and uniform) message. It is rather expected that each imdividual will make his or her own connections between the elements. The intent is associative and inferential, not illustrative or explanatory. My texts, read live and also pre-recorded, are spatialized in real time by an elaborate computer algorithm carefully tuned to allow a textural choreography where lines of thought intersect and challenge one another in novel ways."

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the Wind Ensemble presents their Winter concert in Mandeville Auditoirium.

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Computer Music Concert
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

UCSD computer music graduate students present original music in this year's three-concert computer music series, featuring original experimental works for performers and live electronics.  The concerts contain highly diverse material utilizing custom software, home-made electronics, re-purposed technology, computer graphics, and sculptural sound objects, as well as traditional instruments and recorded sound.


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 15th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of János Négyesy, Chamber Ensembles perform the works of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Bruch, Cui, Delibes, Fauré, Franck, Ravel and Reicha.


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Batya MacAdam-Somer Recital
Saturday, March 16th, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin/voice) performs works by Nicholas Deyoe, J.S. Bach, Kaija Saariaho, and Charles Ives. Featuring David Medine (live sound engineering) and Todd Moellenberg (piano).

Reception follows in courtyard.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Repeat / Move On
Saturday, March 16th, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: REPEAT / MOVE ON

Steven Schick conducts   A fascinating collage of opposites: Philip Glass, the American master of repeating phrases, paired with Aaron Copland’s flowing essay on eternal growth and renewal frame the rhythmic vitality of Bay Area composer Paul Dresher’s concerto for invented instruments. We also premiere this year’s Thomas Nee Commission by Yvonne Wu.

Special Guest: Paul Dresher, invented instruments


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Repeat / Move On
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: REPEAT / MOVE ON

Steven Schick conducts   A fascinating collage of opposites: Philip Glass, the American master of repeating phrases, paired with Aaron Copland’s flowing essay on eternal growth and renewal frame the rhythmic vitality of Bay Area composer Paul Dresher’s concerto for invented instruments. We also premiere this year’s Thomas Nee Commission by Yvonne Wu.

Special Guest: Paul Dresher, invented instruments


Karis Studio Students
Monday, March 18th, 2013
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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MUS 33 Final Recording (Winter)
Monday, March 18th, 2013
2:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


BEETHOVEN AND FAURÉ 

BEETHOVEN: Variations for Piano Trio on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu"
MOZART: String Quintet in C minor, K. 406 (arrangement of wind serenade)
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet in C minor


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Leah Asher Recital
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event

Works by Massimo Lauricella, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Eugène Ysaÿe, Lewis Nielson, Edward Hamel, and Giacinto Scelsi.


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Rachel Beetz Recital
Friday, April 5th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event

Flutist Rachel Beetz will play works by Telemann, Karg-Elert, Hurel, and Prokofiev with pianist Kyle Adam Blair.


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Virtual Tour - A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series
Friday, April 5th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Telematic performance, explores the musical, technical, and social dimensions of live performance between multiple locations through high speed Internet. The Virtual Tour will be a series of 3 concerts, each involving 4 UC Professors in San Diego, CA, performing together with renowned improvisers in different geographical locations each night: Amherst, MA (April 5); Zurich, Switzerland (April 6); and Stony Brook, NY (April 7).

More information here.

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Virtual Tour - A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Telematic performance, explores the musical, technical, and social dimensions of live performance between multiple locations through high speed Internet. The Virtual Tour will be a series of 3 concerts, each involving 4 UC Professors in San Diego, CA, performing together with renowned improvisers in different geographical locations each night: Amherst, MA (April 5); Zurich, Switzerland (April 6); and Stony Brook, NY (April 7).

More information here.
 
***PLEASE NOTE: Saturday, April 6th is TRITON DAY!  There will be a high level of traffic and activity on campus.  Parking is free on weekends, but we encourage all to arrive early! ***

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Virtual Tour - A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
4:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Telematic performance, explores the musical, technical, and social dimensions of live performance between multiple locations through high speed Internet. The Virtual Tour will be a series of 3 concerts, each involving 4 UC Professors in San Diego, CA, performing together with renowned improvisers in different geographical locations each night: Amherst, MA (April 5); Zurich, Switzerland (April 6); and Stony Brook, NY (April 7).

More information here.

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2nd Monday Noon Concert
Monday, April 8th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

This First Monday (2nd Monday) at noon concert features Aurora Borealis, a soprano/percussion duo consisting of Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Stephen Solook.  The duo has performed throughout the world from NYC to Papua New Guinea.  Their unique repertoire explores the nature of utterance and human communication through the world's two oldest instruments, voice and percussion.  Their repertoire mixes western classical music traditions with folk and world music influences, while also integrating electronic and contemporary explorations of sound.  This program features works by Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Tania León, Stuart Saunders Smith, John Zorn, and the World Premiere of a new work by UCSD doctoral student Paul Hembree.  


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Pablo Gomez-Cano Recital
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

PABLO GOMEZ: GUITAR UNLIMITED

Pablo Gomez-Cano presents a DMA recital in the CPMC Concert Hall featuring chamber and electronic music.  Guest artists include: Tiffany DuMouchelle, Batya MacAdam-Somer, Ariana Warren, and Ricardo Gallardo, percussion.


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WED@7 Kartik Seshadri
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Kartik Seshadri, Sitar Master

Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Seshadri's CD Sublime Ragas was recently among Songlines magazine's Top 10 "Top of the World" albums. His music has been praised by The Washington Post for its "espressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy."


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Songs in Ulterior Time
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

A program of new and recent vocal chamber music composed and performed by UCSD graduate students and friends. Texts from Chaucer, Laxness, and sundials.This concert, with reception to follow, inaugurates the Department of Music’s annual Springfest, a showcase for the innovative work of its graduate composers, performers and interdisciplinary artists.


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Pop Suckets
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
9:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

Cute and unpredictable animal puppets, portrayed by musicians pushing at the extremes of vocal expression, try (and mostly fail) to stay out of a series of recursively nested Hells. The show will function as a series of episodes for children's television, investigating themes such as: how flowers mimic the shapes of sexually desirable insects to fool the insects into pollinating them through attempted mating; how the development of telecommunications electronics is the result of aliens programming us to extract and collect rare earth metals; the alienation and disempowerment of the information age.


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Ping [!] Pong installation
Friday, April 12th, 2013
4:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall - Music Graduate Offices
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

Game triggered sound effects by Andy Muehlhausen. Come play a match and enjoy the ensuing madness!


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Todd Moellenberg Recital
Friday, April 12th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

POSING NOTHING

Posing Nothing is a recital featuring pianist, Todd Moellenberg, in collaboration with Matt Savitsky, a visual artist in the UCSD Visual Arts MFA program. According to a script of stage commands, Moellenberg will perform calculated movements between pieces within built stage elements created by Savitsky. The collaboration explores the semantics of symbolic gesture, and the role it serves in communicating the self  and its absence in a musical and theatrical context. The recital includes the music of composers Chris Dench, Jonathan Harvey, George Benjamin, and Harrison Birtwistle.


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Soirée for Music Lovers

Under the direction of violinist János Négyesy, the popular Soirée for Music Lovers returns for a Spring engagement!

Featured composers will be: Leclair, Hugo Wolf, Schubert and Schumann.


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SpringFest at Birch Aquarium
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
6:00 pm
Birch Aquarium
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

An evening of electronic, ambient, and live music in the varied environments of the Birch Aquarium. Wander through sea life galleries and enjoy the atmosphere(s) at your leisure.

Birch Aquarium: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 (To get to the Birch Aquarium, Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive. Go west one mile. Turn left on Expedition Way. )

$10 general admission/$8 Birch members & UCSD students--includes Aquarium admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Download Springfest 2013 program here!


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Lightness and Darkness
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

9 settings of Lorine Niedecker and the 9 settings of Celan, by Harrison Birtwistle, paired with a world premiere by graduate composer Ryan Welsh.

Download Springfest 2013 program here!


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Maiden Voyage
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
9:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

Kyle Adam Blair presents an evening of world-premieres featuring music of UCSD graduate students, friends, and his own.

Download Springfest 2013 program here!


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Language, as a music / six marginal pretexts for composition
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

Benjamin Boretz's seminal 1978 text/music work invokes relationships between the written word, the language(s) of music, and the music of language. Composed in six sections, this 90-minute multi-media work features original piano music by Boretz, alongside his spoken text and Irving Berlin's 1925 song "Remember".

Download Springfest 2013 program here!


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Devotion of Union, Collapse of Pleasure
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
9:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free
SpringFest 2013 Event

SpringFest 2013

Part cabaret, part sound installation, part religious ceremony, this new concert length piece explores ecstatic experience in the context of contemporary social and political identifications.

Download Springfest 2013 program here!


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Amos Oz Lecture
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Free Event
Reservations recommended
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Amos Oz Lecture - In a special appearance at UC San Diego as the Herman Wouk Chair of Modern Judaic Studies Visiting Lecturer, renowned Israeli author Amos Oz gives a talk titled "Zionist Dreams and Israeli Realities." Oz' books include the new Jews and Words as well as Between Friends (2012) and A Tale of Love and Darkness (2005). His visit is hosted by the Office of the Dean, UC San Diego Division of Arts & Humanities, with the generous support of the Price Family.


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Camera Lucida (The Myriad Trio)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


MYRIAD TRIO
A Camera Lucida Special Presentation

Myriad Trio:
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Demarre McGill, flute
Julie Ann Smith, harp
 


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Christian Wolff Symposium
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Interdisciplinary Symposium with Guest Artist, Christian Wolff
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6-8pm, Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall (room 127)
The composer will be joined in public discussion by a panel of five distinguished faculty members:
 
Michael Davidson (Literature)
Charles Curtis (Music)
Roger Reynolds (Music)
Yolande Snaith (Theater & Dance)
Babette Mangolte (Visual Arts)
 
Our symposium begins with a live performance of Wolff’s music, followed by introductions of panel members and their questions. The composer will have a period to respond to these topics, after which, the panel will rejoin him for discussion , after which the floor will be opened to the audience.


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Christian Wolff Concert
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Christian Wolff established himself as a major figure of the New York experimental scene in the 1950s, and would become a long-time collaborator of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. A professor of Classics at Dartmouth until his recent retirement, Wolff comes from a very interesting literary family as well—his parents, Helen and Kurt Wolff, published Benjamin and Kafka in Europe, and then co-founded Pantheon Books after emigrating.

The residency to celebrate his work will feature a symposium on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm in the CPMC Recital Hall, as well as a concert, curated by UCSD professor: Charles Curtis.


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California Electronic Music Exchange Concert
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Experimental electronic musicians from across California perform new original works featuring live electronics and custom software.  The UCSD installment of the California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts features students from UCSB, CalArts, UCSD, and Mills.  Performances will include hand built circuitry, live computer graphics, re-purposed electronics, pre-recorded electroacoustic music, and real-time signal processing.


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Sephardic Music Lecture and Recital
Friday, April 26th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsors: Xavier Beteta and Elisabet Curbelo Gonzalez


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Old Worlds / New World
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: OLD WORLDS / NEW WORLD

Steven Schick conducts   Can we hear where we come from? Try this idea on as you listen to the vivid images by the eminent Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-chung paired with Edgard Varèse’s tribute to his adopted home in Amériques. Richard Strauss’s second horn concerto, featuring Young Artist winner Nicolee Kuester, represents the backdrop of Europe.

Special Guest: Nicolee Kuester, horn


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Old Worlds / New World
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: OLD WORLDS / NEW WORLD

Steven Schick conducts   Can we hear where we come from? Try this idea on as you listen to the vivid images by the eminent Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-chung paired with Edgard Varèse’s tribute to his adopted home in Amériques. Richard Strauss’s second horn concerto, featuring Young Artist winner Nicolee Kuester, represents the backdrop of Europe.

Special Guest: Nicolee Kuester, horn


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1st Monday Noon Concert
Monday, May 6th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year. The May First Monday Concert includes Chirstian Wolff's For Prepared Piano, Luciano Berio's Sequenza III for solo voice, two premieres composed by UCSD grad students and an improvisation duo.

PROGRAM:
Fear of Patterns by Kevin Flowers
Judith Hamann, cello

Reconnections by Kyle Rowan
Curt Miller, clarinet

Sequenza III for Voice by Luciano Berio
Bonnie Lander, voice

For Prepared Piano by Christian Wolff
Kyle Adam Blair, prepared piano

Improvisation
Kyle Adam Blair, prepared piano
Krzysztof Golinski, drums


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Cuatro Corridos (WED@7)
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

CUATRO CORRIDOS

Based on true events, Cuatro Corridos tells the story of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking  and represents an unprecedented collaboration between internationally acclaimed creative artists.



Led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the fully-staged production features original music by composers Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters by presenting one act in the hour-long drama.

Three of the most distinguished performers of new music, percussionist Steven Schick, pianist Aleck Karis, and guitarist Pablo Gomez, accompany Narucki in sharing the compelling stories of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking. The production team includes artist-activist Karen Guancione, lighting designer Kristin Hayes, costume designer Halei Parker and graphics animators Cameron Bailey and Sam Doshier.

Cuatro Corridos received generous support from UC MEXUS, the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Department of Music at UCSD.

Stay up to date and learn more about this project by joining the Facebook page and visiting Cuatro Corridos online.

Jorge Volpi / Librettist


Lei Liang, Arlene Sierra, Hilda Paredes, Hebert Vázquez / Composers


Susan Narucki, Aleck Karis, Steven Schick, Pablo Gomez / Performers


Cameron Bailey, Sam Doshier / Graphics Animators


Kristin Hayes / Lighting Designer


Halei Parker / Custume Designer


Karen Guancione / Production Concept
 


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Cuatro Corridos
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
11:00 am
CPMC Theatre
Free

A panel discussion featuring noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi and the four composers from Cuatro Corridos: Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. This symposium will focus on the development of the work and its place in their larger artistic concerns.

Reception follows in CPMC Courtyard.


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Cuatro Corridos
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
2:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

In support of the Cuatro Corridos project, this panel discussion features noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi and experts on human trafficking in the San Diego/Tijuana border region including Elizabeth Aguilera, reporter from UT San Diego; Daliah Setareh, Senior Attorney at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; and Dr. Jay Silverman, Professor of Medicine and Global Public Health at UCSD.


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red fish blue fish
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

red fish blue fish

Alaska composer John Luther Adams, a longtime collaborator with percussion ensemble red fish blue fish, is spotlighted in this neatly symmetrical program. Two works by Adams open and close the concert: ...dust into dust..., Songbird Songs; Songbird Songs, ...and dust rising... In between, two compositions by John Cage (Credo and Third Construction) sandwich one by Lou Harrison (Fugue).


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Cuatro Corridos
Friday, May 10th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

CUATRO CORRIDOS

Based on true events, Cuatro Corridos tells the story of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking  and represents an unprecedented collaboration between internationally acclaimed creative artists.



Led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the fully-staged production features original music by composers Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters by presenting one act in the hour-long drama.

Three of the most distinguished performers of new music, percussionist Steven Schick, pianist Aleck Karis, and guitarist Pablo Gomez, accompany Narucki in sharing the compelling stories of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking. The production team includes artist-activist Karen Guancione, lighting designer Kristin Hayes, costume designer Halei Parker and graphics animators Cameron Bailey and Sam Doshier.

Cuatro Corridos received generous support from UC MEXUS, the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Department of Music at UCSD.

Stay up to date and learn more about this project by joining the Facebook page and visiting Cuatro Corridos online.

Jorge Volpi / Librettist


Lei Liang, Arlene Sierra, Hilda Paredes, Hebert Vázquez / Composers


Susan Narucki, Aleck Karis, Steven Schick, Pablo Gomez / Performers


Cameron Bailey, Sam Doshier / Graphics Animators


Kristin Hayes / Lighting Designer


Halei Parker / Costume Designer


Karen Guancione / Production Concept
 


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Cuatro Corridos
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

CUATRO CORRIDOS

Based on true events, Cuatro Corridos tells the story of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking  and represents an unprecedented collaboration between internationally acclaimed creative artists.



Led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the fully-staged production features original music by composers Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters by presenting one act in the hour-long drama.

Three of the most distinguished performers of new music, percussionist Steven Schick, pianist Aleck Karis, and guitarist Pablo Gomez, accompany Narucki in sharing the compelling stories of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking. The production team includes artist-activist Karen Guancione, lighting designer Kristin Hayes, costume designer Halei Parker and graphics animators Cameron Bailey and Sam Doshier.

Cuatro Corridos received generous support from UC MEXUS, the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Department of Music at UCSD.

Stay up to date and learn more about this project by joining the Facebook page and visiting Cuatro Corridos online.

Jorge Volpi / Librettist
Lei Liang, Arlene Sierra, Hilda Paredes, Hebert Vázquez / Composers
Susan Narucki, Aleck Karis, Steven Schick, Pablo Gomez / Performers
Cameron Bailey, Sam Doshier / Graphics Animators
Kristin Hayes / Lighting Designer
Halei Parker / Custume Designer
Karen Guancione / Production Concept


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Camera Lucida
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


BEETHOVEN AND BACH

MOZART: Quintet in B-flat Major, K. 174
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

This performance features Takae Ohnishi on harpsichord.


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Berglind Tómasdóttir Recital
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

ROCKRIVER MARY: The Caravan Concerts (Berglind Tómasdóttir, 2013)
Length: 35 minutes.

In August of 2011 Berglind Tómasdóttir a.k.a. Rockriver Mary gave concerts inside a caravan in Iceland. In a 35-minute-long documentary we follow Rockriver Mary on her adventures in rural Iceland.  

The screening will be followed with Q&A and a reception in the CPMC North Patio Courtyard. 


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Baroque Ensemble Student Recital
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Takae Ohnishi, Baroque Ensemble Students perform.


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Andrea Kim Honors Recital
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

An evening featuring classical pianist Andrea Kim. Program of the night will include grand compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Leos Janacek, and more.


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ensemble et cetera
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Support Event
Free

Ensemble et cetera is Curt Miller, clarinets, Dustin Donahue, percussion, and Scott Worthington, double bass. http://ens-etc.org


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Stephen Lewis Recital
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz, Improvised Music for Piano and Bass
Monday, May 20th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Improvised Music for Piano and Bass
Josh Charney, piano & Mark Dresser, bass


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Musicians in Ordinary
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

The Musicians In Ordinary for the Lutes and Voices, Hallie Fishel soprano and John Edwards, lutes and guitars, take their name from the ensemble which played in the most private quarters of the Stuart monarchs. They are dedicated to the performance of early solo song and vocal chamber music and are often joined by some of North America’s leading performers of early music for their lively and moving concerts.

Musicians in Ordinary are in residence at UC San Diego at the invitation of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Seth Lerer.


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MUS 32 Celli Percussion Recital
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

The MUS 32 cello students of Ashley Walters and percussion students of Dustin Donahue, perform.


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WED@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Deans Night at the Prebys

Free Event

PALIMPSEST

THE MUSIC OF ELLIOTT CARTER

PALIMPSEST, the department's graduate performance ensemble, celebrates the music of Elliott Carter, who died November 5, 2012, at the age of 103. Curated by Aleck Karis, conducted by special guest Donald Palma, and featuring soprano soloists Alice Teyssier and Tiffany DuMouchelle, the program includes Carter's Double Trio, Triple Duo, Hiyoku, and A Mirror on Which to Dwell, as well as UC San Diego composer Rand Steiger's Elliott's Instruments and the world premiere premiere of Stephen Lewis' Colla Voce. Musicians are Leah Asher (violin), Judith Hamann (violincello), Calvin Price (trumpet), Eric Starr (trombone), Kyle Blair (piano), Leah Bowden (percussion), Batya MacAdam-Somer (violin), Rachel Beetz (flute), Curt Miller (clarinet), Jonathan Hepfer (percussion), Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet), Christine Tavolacci (flute), Jonathan Davis (oboe), Todd Moellenberg (piano), Ryan Nestor (percussion), Jennifer Bewerse (cello), and Scott Worthington (bass).

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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John Chowning
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

A concert of electronic works by groundbreaking composer and computer music researcher, John Chowning. Included in the program, Voices (2005) will feature esteemed soprano, Maureen Chowning, for whom the piece was written.

John Chowning, a graduate and longtime professor of music at Stanford University, is famous for his discovery of the FM synthesis algorithm and for his work as founder and director of Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

At 5:30 p.m. the artists will present a FREE lecture/demonstration showing the development of 4-channel spatial illusions—spatialization— and how that led to the discovery of FM synthesis, followed by the 8:00 p.m. Concert.  Guests attending the symposium are welcome to remain for the concert, gratis.

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Sound Synthesis and Perception: Composing from the Inside Out (and a bit of history)
8:00 p.m. - Concert


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Shannon Johnson and Sharon Chang Voice Recital
Friday, May 24th, 2013
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Shannon Johnson

Soprano Sharon Chang will perform songs exploring the progression of life and love. Starting with an innocent, quirky outlook on life, then looking at the emotions of lost and unrequited love, and finishing with an acquired mischievous and bold attitude to what life has to offer.

Tenor Shannon Johnson will perform a selection of songs highlighting man-made relationships.  His program begins with an arrangement of the popular folksong How Can I Keep From Singing by Richard Walters, Charles Ives’ setting of the hymn At The River, and Total Eclipse from George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Samson” as a trio of songs addressing humankind’s relationship with God.

Interpersonal relationships are also examined, as Ivor Gurney’s languid Sleep, Margaret Bonds’ soulful setting of the Langston Hughes poem Minstrel Man, and Benjamin Britten’s realization of Henry Purcell’s I attempt from love’s sickness to fly conclude the program.
 


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Tiffany DuMouchelle Recital
Friday, May 24th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

A few words to sing...
Soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle performs a program celebrating women's voices, life, love, and song. Throughout the ages women's voices have been repressed.  Those who have found the strength to speak against their repression have often faced exile or even death.  Beginning in the Middle Ages we hear the troubadour Rudel's song about courtly love in Saariaho's Lonh, Chaucer's description of the Wife of Bath and her views on marriage from Trimble's Four Fragments from the Canterbury Tales, and the voice of Hildegard of Bingen as she sings her devotion to love and God in Viñao's Hildegard's Dream.  Returning to the present day, the physicality of vocal repression is explored through Berio's Sequenza III:
Give me a few words for a woman
to sing a truth allowing us
to build a house without worrying before night comes.

William Harvey's song cycle Speaking for the Afghan Woman illuminates words of women who's voices have been caged in contemporary society:  poems by Afghan female poets, including Bahar Saeed and Parwin Pajwak who were forced into exile along with Nadia Anjuman and Menna Keshwar Kamal who were both murdered in response to their words being heard.  The program concludes with Only by Feldman, as an elegy to those who suffer in silence.

Tiffany Du Mouchelle will be joined by Rachel Beetz, flute; Kyle Adam Blair, piano;  Todd Moellenberg, harpsichord;  Ariana Warren, clarinet.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Under the direction of Ken Anderson, the UCSD Gospel Choir, performs in Mandeville Auditorium.


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Indian Music, 95W
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Classical Indian ragas performed by students of sitar master Kartik Seshadri.


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Adam Tinkle Recital
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

SINGERS and CHOIRS

Under the direction of Phil Larson, Singers and Choirs of from UCSD's 95C and 95K ensembles perform.


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Xavier Beteta Recital
Friday, May 31st, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Xavier Beteta, piano, in concert with violinist Ercole Salinaro.

The duo will perform works by Beethoven, Pugnini-Kreisler, Paganini, Ponce, and Gardel.


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Integrative Studies Composition Juries
Friday, May 31st, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Yvette Jackson, Krzysztof Golinski, Joshua Charney, Kjell Nordeson, and Judith Hamann present new in innovative works for presentation as part of the Integratve Studies Composition Juries, in concert at the Experimental Theatre on Friday evening.


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Samara Rice Honors Recital
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

An evening of original compositions by undergraduate composer Samara Rice. Pieces for toy piano, bowed piano ensemble, string quartet, solo violin, and more performed by talented members of the UCSD music community.


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Bass Students
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Self Supported Event
Free

Tim McNally and Christopher Duvall, students of Mark Dresser, perform.


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David Castaneda Honors Recital
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

Featuring original compositions and arrangements by percussionist David Castañeda, the performers will include:

UCSD Lecturer Kamau Kenyatta - Piano & Keys
Tim McNalley - Bass
Evan Adams - Tenor Sax
Kirk Portuguez - Drumset & Percussion
David Castañeda - Percussion

"No hay más que decir - vamos a reír, vamos a sudar, vamos a disfrutar, porque estos son los ratos buenos"


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1st Monday Noon Concert
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Étude, Book 1, No. 4: Fanfares        György Ligeti
Todd Moellenberg, piano

Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano        Ligeti
    I. Andante con tenerezza
    II. Vivacissimo molto ritmico
    III. Alla marcia
    IV. Lamento. Adagio
Leah Asher, violin; Nicolee Kuester, horn; Todd Moellenberg, piano

TBD        Sam Dunscombe


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Monday Night Jazz, 95JC
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the popular 95JC returns!  Featuring an ensemble performing a variety of diverse compositions, including pieces written and arranged by student musicians, instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of David Medine, the UCSD Chamber Orchestra performs in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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Nicolee Kuester Recital
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Nicolee Kuester performs works for horn and speaker and etc.:

PROGRAM:
Carolyn Chen: Overtures for solo horn
Nicolee Kuester: bird for speaker alone
Bobo/Okok: Digestive with violin, clarinet, horn and electric guitar
György Ligeti: Trio for violin, horn, and piano

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Leah Asher, violin
Todd Moellenberg, piano
Sam Dunscombe, clarinet
Greg Surges, electric guitar


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the Wind Ensemble returns to Mandeville Auditorium!


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Computer Music Concert
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

UCSD computer music graduate students present original music in this year's three-concert computer music series, featuring original experimental works for performers and live electronics.  The concerts contain highly diverse material utilizing custom software, home-made electronics, re-purposed technology, computer graphics, and sculptural sound objects, as well as traditional instruments and recorded sound.


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Piano Recital by the students of Stefani Walens
Friday, June 7th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Undergrad Composition Juries
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
10:00 am
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

World premiere performances by undergraduate composers, immediately followed by feedback from the distinguished members of the UC San Diego composition faculty.

10:00 a.m. - Mason Shaner - Moods of the Disconsolate Heart
11:00 a.m. - Christopher Perry - The Hike 
12:00 p.m. - Newton Chan - Psi(x,t) 
1:15 p.m. - Kyle Fanene - Three Twos
2:15 p.m. - Ryan Morgan - Once, There Was One


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Earth / Peace
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: EARTH / PEACE

David Chase conducts  Three great 20th-century composers contemplate peace – global, personal, spiritual. Britten begins the program with a work inspired by his intense pacifism. Schoenberg paints a picture of mankind evolving from a murky past to a bright future based on “Peace on Earth.” We conclude with one of Vaughan Williams’ greatest choral-orchestral works based on the war poetry of Walt Whitman and excerpts from the Bible.

Special Guests: Mary Jaeb, soprano; Dean Elzinga, bass-baritone


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Earth / Peace
Sunday, June 9th, 2013
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information go to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus or call 858-534-4637.

LA JOLLA SYMPHONY & CHORUS: EARTH / PEACE

David Chase conducts  Three great 20th-century composers contemplate peace – global, personal, spiritual. Britten begins the program with a work inspired by his intense pacifism. Schoenberg paints a picture of mankind evolving from a murky past to a bright future based on “Peace on Earth.” We conclude with one of Vaughan Williams’ greatest choral-orchestral works based on the war poetry of Walt Whitman and excerpts from the Bible.

Special Guests: Mary Jaeb, soprano; Dean Elzinga, bass-baritone


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Voice Students
Sunday, June 9th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida (The Myriad Trio)
Monday, June 10th, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


A BEETHOVEN FINALE

A Camera Lucida Special Presentation
Charles Curtis, cello
Reiko Uchida, piano

The Myriad Trio: Che-Yen Chen, viola; Demarre McGill, flute;
Julie Ann Smith, harp

Camera Lucida program:
BEETHOVEN: Seven Variations on "Bei Maennern welche Liebe fuehlen"
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69

Myriad Trio program:
JAN BACH: Eisteddfod
BEETHOVEN/ARR. MAAYANI: Serenade, Op. 25 (Arr. for Flute, Viola and Harp)


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MUS 33 Final Recording (Spring)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Karis Studio Students
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Todd Moellenberg and Andrea Kim perform in the Concert Hall.


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Piano Recital by the students of Bess Wang
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Piano students Bernard, Lily, and Megan will play pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, and Prokofiev.


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The Best of ICAM
Friday, June 14th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Theatre
Free

ICAM students present their end-of-year projects for THE BEST OF ICAM.


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Jeff Trevino Recital
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (1946-48) by John Cage (70 min.)


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Jazz Composers Orchestra Reading
Friday, September 20th, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Classical music and jazz intersect in this exciting collaboration between LJS&C and the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute. Hear a free performance reading of five new works written for symphony orchestra by jazz composers Miya Masaoka, Michael Dessen, Daniel Francis Marschak, Alan Chan, and Tobin Chodos.


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Grad Welcome Concert
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

GRAD WELCOME CONCERT

UCSD Graduate students will present a plethora of music from the last century including pieces by Nicholas Deyoe, Philippe Manoury, Bob Pierzak, Viktor Ullmann, Iannis Xenakis, and a demonstration of Andrew Allen's latest software, Ruratae!


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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, September 27th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theatre is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

1: ELEMENTAL
Curated by: Zachary Seldess

Diana Salazar: Capsicum Fever (10:58) (2ch)
Elizabeth Hoffman: WhirlingNothingness (4:56) (18ch)
Jane Rigler: The Calling (7:39) (2ch)
Dave Gedosh: Train Song (8:58) (4ch)
Erik Deluca: [In] (ca. 15:05) (5.1ch)


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Aurora Borealis
Friday, October 4th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Stephen Solook

Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Steve Solook prepare for an upcoming competition with this non-traditional concert.  Colleagues and outside guests are invited to come listen and give feedback as they prepare their material.  The first part will feature Tiffany and Steve as their voice/percussion duo, Aurora Borealis, followed by a short open forum for comments from the audience.  The second part features Tiffany as soloist performing unaccompanied works for voice and accompanied works with pianist Kyle Adam Blair, also followed by a short forum for comments.  This event will run approximately 90 minutes.

 


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Dustin Donahue Recital
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Percussionist Dustin Donahue presents a noontime solo concert. Music by John Cage, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Gordon, Martin Hiendl, and Alvin Lucier.


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WED@7 Charles Curtis
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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
Purchase Online

A concert of music for cello including the West Coast premieres of three recent pieces composed for Charles Curtis: Christian Wolff's One Cellist (2013), Éliane Radigue's Occam V (2012-13) and Tashi Wada's Landslide (2013). Also on the program are two earlier works composed for Curtis: Alvin Lucier's Slices for Cello and Pre-Recorded Orchestra (2007-11) and Alison Knowles' Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis (2008). The program will intersperse short pieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance amongst these new and recent works.


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Grad Forum
Friday, October 11th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater

GRAD FORUM #1

"Non-quantized music"
Adam Tinkle and Bonnie Lander

"Fingers slide to find the notes between the notes, vocal cavities arch to find the vowels between the vowels; the just-noticeable difference harnessed to an attempt to harmonize out of the blooming, buzzing desert of meaning."

DAVID MEDINE

No Fancy
Joe Cantrell, Meghann Welsh, and guest
Experimental-Electro-Acoustic Improv

Minderbinder
Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Krzysztof Golinski, drums

Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 14th, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


UC San Diego's renowned chamber music series opens the 2013-2014 season with a program of Beethoven (String Trio opus 9 no. 1 G major), Szymanowski (Three Myths for Violin and Piano) and Saint Saëns (Piano Quartet in B-flat). Camera Lucida is a collaboration between leading San Diego Symphony soloists and prominent UC San Diego faculty performers led by cellist Charles Curtis, who serves as the series' artistic director. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of the Sam Ersan Chamber Music Fund. Ticket information: (619) 235-0804.


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Fall Composition Juries Concert
Friday, October 18th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

The Fall Composition Jury breaks from the traditional format and is presented as an evening concert!  World premiere compositions by Edward Hamel, Kevin Flowers, Jon Forshee, Marcelo Flores-Lazcano, Elisabet Curbelo-González, Caroline Miller, and Kevin Zhang, highlight the evening.


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Fall Juries - Discussion Session
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
10:00 am
CPMC 231

The public is welcome to observe discussion and jury observations by UC San Diego's distinguished composition faculty in response to Friday evening's Fall Composition concert of premieres.


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Ryan Nestor Recital
Sunday, October 20th, 2013
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Ryan Nestor performs Richard Barrett's Abglanzbeladen / Auseinandergeschrieben, Gerald Eckert's Nor and Schwebe, Verlöschend (with Michael Matsuno, flute) and Marcelo Lazcano's Taca-Taca, a new work for solo percussion.


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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, October 25th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros and Jamie Pawloski host an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theatre is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

2: LANDSCAPES - Curated by Tom Erbe

Melody Eötvös: Patoises I: Blue (8:24)

Paul Riker and Anthony Angelicola: Cubicle Revisted (8:54)

Jon Weinel: Mezcal Animations #1-3 (4:00)

Damon Lee: Stumm (7:27)

Luca De Siena: Concrezione (4:19)

Teresa Connors: Terroir (6:46)

Alexander Sigman: Future Creatures (9:24)


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Now Hear Ensemble
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Kevin Zhang

Now Hear Ensemble presents the "Made in California" project with music by Eoin Callery, Carolyn Chen, Todd Lerew, Mateo Lugo, Daniel Miller, Jon Myers, Iván Naranjo, Nick Norton, Dan VanHassel, David Werfelmann and Kevin Zhang-composers with ties to CalArts, Mills College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and USC.


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Soirée for Music Lovers
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Soirée for Music Lovers returns as a birthday celebration in honor of János Négyesy's 75th year! 

Violin virtuoso János Négyesy's and friends will perform the works of Corelli, Ravel, Hindemith, and Fauré.

Please join the artists for a post performance gathering, outside the Concert Hall.


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Festival hispanoamericano de guitarra
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Pablo Gomez-Cano

15 h. | Concierto Estelar

SERGIO BUCHELI (México)
Recital Hall del Conrad Prebys Music Center
Entrada Libre


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young People's Concert
Friday, November 1st, 2013
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

A concert for young eyes and ears that’s fun for adults too! Hear a revolutionary work for solo flute performed by Claire Chase and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, with commentary by Steven Schick.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes a little scary
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b    W.A. Mozart
Density 21.5                               Edgar Varèse
Mina                                           Dai Fujikura
Symphonie Fantastique             Hector Berlioz
 
Special Guests: Claire Chase, flute; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Music from four different centuries, chosen to reflect this spooky time of the year. The contemporary music group ICE joins us for a program that ranges from Mozart’s poised Sinfonia Concertante for Winds through Varèse’s revolutionary Density 21.5 for solo flute and on to Dai Fujikura’s Mina, inspired by the birth of his first child. We conclude with Berlioz’s haunted masterpiece, Symphonie Fantastique.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes a little scary
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b    W.A. Mozart
Density 21.5                               Edgar Varèse
Mina                                           Dai Fujikura
Symphonie Fantastique             Hector Berlioz
 
Special Guests: Claire Chase, flute; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Music from four different centuries, chosen to reflect this spooky time of the year. The contemporary music group ICE joins us for a program that ranges from Mozart’s poised Sinfonia Concertante for Winds through Varèse’s revolutionary Density 21.5 for solo flute and on to Dai Fujikura’s Mina, inspired by the birth of his first child. We conclude with Berlioz’s haunted masterpiece, Symphonie Fantastique.


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First Monday
Monday, November 4th, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Giacinto Scelsi
Ko-Tha (Three Dances of Shiva)
Jonathan Hepfer, guitar

Alban Berg
Piano Sonata
Steve Lewis, piano

TBD
Dustin Donahue, percussion

Softclip
Ine Vanoeveren, flute
Kyle Motl, bass


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Nico Couck in Concert
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Wojtek Blecharz

Antwerp-based guitarist Nico Couck will guest with the composition area, then present a concert of his work.  In "Reciprocity" Nico Couck explores the possibilities of the back-and-forth motion. Be it in physical Reciprocityenergy, sounding textures (between harmony and chaos), or even in the performer’s approach to the instrument. How can constantly interpolating gestures become relevant and substantial in musical practice?

Simon Steen-Andersen’s work transforms musical information to visuals in the opposite way of Mark Applebaum’s work. Johannes Kreidler creates a multi-dimensional space of sounding and ‘außermusikalischer’ motion - while Clemens Gadenstätter’s music balances on the verge of instrumental sonorities and spoken word. And finally, new compositions by Lorenzo Pagliei and Stefan Beyer in which the semantics of sound production are compromised.


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WED@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

PALIMPSEST

Palimpsest, UCSD's resident new music ensemble, presents a concert featuring the Second Viennese School, conducted by Aleck Karis.    This is an opportunity to hear two rarely performed masterpieces by Arnold Schoenberg: the ground-breaking Five Pieces for Orchestra Opus 16 (in the Chamber Version) and the brilliant Suite, Opus 29 for three strings, three clarinets and piano.  The program also includes Webern's Concerto Opus 24 and the world premiere of Shetakh by Ori Talmon.  

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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Brendan Gaffney Recital
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Come ring in a technological centennial, the 100th year of our beloved standard, MIDI. Featuring new instruments and interfaces by Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney, new compositions by Robert Pierzak and performances by Andrew Allen, Joe Mariglio and Drew Ceccato.


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Brian Griffeath-Loeb Dissertation Concert
Friday, November 8th, 2013
6:30 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

...on a par with grass & twigs...

Conducted by Nicholas Deyoe, featuring flutists Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Michael Matsuno, and Rachel Beetz, percussionists Craig Shields and Stephen Solook and pianist Stephen Lewis.


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Grad Forum
Friday, November 8th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Chikako Morishita - Lizard (shadow) (clarinet solo)
Jo Kondo - Orient Orientation (clarinet duo)
Pierre Boulez - Domains
Jo Kondo - Theatre
IMPROV - Sam Dunscombe, Chris Golinski, Kyle Adam Blair

Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.


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Chinary Ung Symposium
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

A symposium focused on the life and work of Distinguished Professor Chinary Ung will feature distinguished guest speakers Adam Greene, Topher Levin, and Yayoi Uno Everett.  Curated and coordinated by Lei Liang.


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WED@7 Chinary Ung Celebration
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Chinary Ung - Celebration 70

A celebratory concert honoring Distinguished Professor Chinary Ung on his 70th year.  Featuring renowned international artists as well as UCSD faculty and graduate students, a special event is planned to honor the life of Chinary Ung.

CINNABAR HEART (2009)
Stephen Solook, marimba

SPIRAL I (1987)
Felix Fan, cello
Matthew Gold, percussion
Aleck Karis, piano

SPIRAL XI: “Mother & Child” (2007)
Susan Ung, viola

AURA (2005)
Elissa Johnston, high soprano
Kathleen Roland, low soprano
John Fonville, flute
Paul Sherman, oboe
Anthony Burr, clarinet
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Peter Clarke violin
Linda Piatt, viola
Susan Ung, viola
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
Mark Dresser, double bass
Nicholas Perry, percussion
GRANT GERSHON, conductor

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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Camera Lucida
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


Music by Brahms (C-minor Piano Quartet) and Dvořák (E-flat Piano Quartet) is featured in this chamber music concert collaboration between virtuoso UC San Diego faculty musicians such as cellist Charles Curtis and leading San Diego Symphony soloists such as violinist Jeff Thayer. The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund. Ticket information: (619) 235-0804.


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Yvette Jackson Recital
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera)

This evening will premiere sketches from A Thin Line and new other works.  Tape meets live performance featuring Jessica Aszodi, Josh Charney, and Amy Cimini.


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Monday Night Jazz - 201B Improv
Monday, November 18th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Composing for Improvisors

Advanced grad performers under the direction of Anthony Davis, perform.


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Violins & Violas
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Violin and Viola students of János Négyesy, perform the works of Vivaldi-Respigh, Kallivoda, Kabalevsky, Tchaikovsky, and Kurtág.


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WED@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

red fish blue fish, UC San Diego's resident percussion ensemble, performs Luigi Nono's Con Luigi Dallapiccola, Jo Kondo's Under the Umbrella, and Luciano Berio's Linea. rfbf has performed at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York City, Centro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and at events including the Ojai Festival in California and the Agora Festival in Paris. Recordings including the 3-CD Xenakis: Percussion Works, as well as the DVD of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds' Sanctuary. This concert is part of Wednesdays@7 / Dean's Night 2013-2014, a new and experimental music series free to the UCSD community through the generous support of UCSD's Dean of Arts & Humanities.

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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

3: NEGATIVE SPACE / Curated by Elliot Patros

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros host an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theatre is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

JOHN NICHOLS III: Gates (Kadesh-Naphtali) (8:46)

C.R. KASPRZYK: veiled (5:09)

JEF CHIPPEWA: DUO (2:46)

NICOLAS VÉRIN: Trois études d'espace (14:40)

HANS TUTSCHKU: Rojo (15:16)

CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI: Thrill (4:44)

JOHN OLIVER: Just Inference (5:03)

Download program

Download composer and curator biographies


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Chamber Ensembles, under the direction of János Négyesy, perform in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.

 


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Monday Night Jazz - 95JC
Monday, November 25th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the popular 95JC returns!  Featuring an ensemble performing a variety of diverse compositions, including pieces written and arranged by student musicians, instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.


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Computer Music Concert
Monday, November 25th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Computer music graduate students perform new original works featuring live electronics and custom software, in the first installment of this year's computer music concert series.  Performances will include hand built circuitry, signal bending, electroacoustic music playback, and real-time digital signal processing.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Directed by Ken Anderson, the 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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First Monday
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)


UC San Diego's renowned chamber music series heads for the holidays with a program including Bach's Brandenburg Concert No. 6, Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 10, and Brahms' String Quartet in F major. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund. Ticket information: (619) 235-0804.

 


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Approval Seekers
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Paul Hembree


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Karis Piano Studio
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Graduate piano performance students of Aleck Karis present an informal concert.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the 95L Wind Ensemble performs at Mandeville Auditorium.

The program will feature euphonium soloist, Eric Starr, for Herbert L. Clark's The Bride of the Waves.  The Wind Ensemble will also perform selections by: Jenkins, Schuman, Copland, Mennin, Cailliet, Bennett, and George Gershwin.

 


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The Music of Netty Simons
Friday, December 6th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Joshua Charney

Josh Charney presents an evening of music by composer Netty Simons. Pieces will include Night Sounds for piano (1953), Windfall (1965), and Too Late, the Bridge is Closed (1976). Charney will be joined by Adam Tinkle on the saxophone.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, utterly ecstatic,
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Musica Celestis       Aaron Jay Kernis
Ikarus-Azur              Paul Hembree NEE COMMISSION
Daphnis et Chloe     Maurice Ravel

Our second subscription program takes us to the sublime. We open with Aaron Jay Kernis’ ethereal Musica Celestis (“Music of the Heavens”) for string orchestra and conclude with a complete performance of Ravel’s opulent ballet Daphnis et Chloe, scored for huge orchestra, chorus, wind machine, and vast percussion battery. Between them, we present the world premiere of a work for orchestra and chorus by this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient.


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Four Seasons Project
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

The Four Seasons/Four Elements project, initiated by renowned UCSD violinist János Négyesy, is in its final phase: a transformation into a musical theater production. Tonight's concert premieres one part of music for the new production: Cercles de Feu by Fulbright visiting composer Nicolas Vérin, in residence in the Department of Music during Fall quarter. Vérin's piece brings together electric and acoustic violin, live electronics, the Sphere, and video projection. The program also includes Parmegiani's Violostries, Saariaho's de la Terre, and Vérin's Solo Violin Piece I, all performed by Négyesy.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, utterly ecstatic,
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Musica Celestis       Aaron Jay Kernis
Ikarus-Azur              Paul Hembree NEE COMMISSION
Daphnis et Chloe     Maurice Ravel

Our second subscription program takes us to the sublime. We open with Aaron Jay Kernis’ ethereal Musica Celestis (“Music of the Heavens”) for string orchestra and conclude with a complete performance of Ravel’s opulent ballet Daphnis et Chloe, scored for huge orchestra, chorus, wind machine, and vast percussion battery. Between them, we present the world premiere of a work for orchestra and chorus by this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient.


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MUS 103 Final Recording
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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MUS 33 Final Recording
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Music 33A, Introduction to Composition, presents their first term concert of new works for voice and chamber ensemble, as directed by PhD candidate Stephen Lewis. Each piece is three to five minutes, followed by discussion by a juried panel from the composition graduate area.


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Stephen Lewis
Friday, December 13th, 2013
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Stephen Lewis


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Late Feldman
Saturday, December 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Aleck Karis presents works by Feldman, Wolpe, and Webern

The first half features music from Karis' recent CD on Bridge Records: Morton Feldman's Piano and Palais de Mari juxtaposed with Wolpe's Form and Form IV and Webern's Piano Variations.  For the second half he will be joined by Curt Macomber, Danielle Farina and Chris Finckel in a performance of Feldman's last work: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, January 6th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

MYRIAD TRIO I
Monday, January 6, 7:30pm
The Myriad Trio
Program TBA


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AP Emerson String Quartet
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtPower! presents:

The Emerson String Quartet has achieved its exalted place in the hierarchy of American quartets for good reason. The ensemble has an impeccable track record, dozens of admired recordings, and a consistent history of serious dedication to chamber music literature. This season, in what will be the first change in the quartet’s membership since 1979, Paul Watkins—a distinguished soloist, award-winning conductor, and dedicated chamber musician—will join the ensemble for its return concert with ArtPower!. Marking a major milestone in the history of American chamber music, the evolution of the Emerson String Quartet will undoubtedly open up a whole new chapter of excellence. Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.

Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major, K. 428 (K.421b); Dmitry Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Ludwig van Beethoven:String Quartet No. 8 in E minor (“Rasumosky No. 2”), Op. 59/2

Sponsors: Amnon and Lee Ben-Yehuda, Joan Jordon Bernstein, Alexa Kirkwood Hirsch


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Jonathan Hepfer Recital
Friday, January 10th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Daniel Tacke: ABEND (US Premiere)
Walter Zimmermann: GLOCKENSPIEL (US Premiere)
Lewis Nielson: HERZPLATTEN (World Premiere)

With Alice Teyssier, Flute / Voice


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WED@7 Radnofsky Sax Quartet
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

The Radnofsky Sax Quartet concludes a residency with UC San Diego's composition area with a performance in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.  The performance will also feature works by UCSD faculty: Rand Steiger and Lei Liang.


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1st Year Grad Juries
Monday, January 27th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

An evening of premieres featuring seven new works by first year graduate composition students: James Bean, Annie Hsieh, Hunjoo Jung, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Bradley Scott Rosen, Felipe Rossi, and Tina Tallon.  A collaboration with the first year performance graduate students, featured performers will be: Matt Kline and Kyle Motl on bass, Michael Matsuno and Ine Vanoeveren, flutes, and soprano Kirsten Wiest.

Discussion for this performance will be on Tuesday, January 28th in CPMC 367, beginning at 5:00 p.m.


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Jennifer Bewerse Recital
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

As musical access evolves alongside technology and ever-shifting culture, the performing artist is confronted with a question:  is live performance essential? Tonight’s concert offers five pieces and their various answers to this question.

Burn Again with a Low Blue Flame - Annie Gosfield
Vessel - Caroline Miller
Durations 2 - Morton Feldman
The New Right of Spring - Pauline Oliveros
Charles Curtis - Alvin Lucier

Focusing on the very physical nature of sound and its expression in space, the full realizations of these works are only available in the moments they are exchanged between the performer and audience.  A case for live performance is made not with the risk of failure or presentation of the performer as hero, but with compositional ideas that live fully only within the moment of performance.


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MMW Roger Reynolds
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
6:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | THE GOOD LIFE

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, "The Good Life", at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.

ROGER REYNOLDS, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
"Musings on 'Good Lives': Relationships, Sustenance,
Aspirations, Truth, Secrets, Boundaries, purpose, Flight"

 

Please note that this program will begin at 6:00 p.m.


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Grad Forum
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Stuart Saunders Smith Portrait Concert

Culminating New England composer Stuart Saunders Smith's visit to UCSD, performances will be given by graduate students, as well as voice and percussion duo Aurora Borealis. Included in the program are early works such as “Flight,” which was originally written for UCSD faculty, John Fonville, in addition to several recent works written for UCSD Alum, Lisa Cella. Also included is the premiere of “Palm Sunday” written for and performed by pianist Kyle Adam Blair. This concert was co-curated by Rachel Beetz and Kyle Adam Blair.


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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, January 31st, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

Last Friday Listening Room 4: Full of Thought

Curated by Zachary Seldess

Scott Barton: Opus Palladianum (7:02)
Christopher Bailey: Harvest Kitchen IIA (10:16)
Nick Del’Nero: Tools To Technocracy (11:44)
Rose Dodd: Island Music (7:40)
Emanuele Battisti: Electrode (Study on Pink Noise No.1) (6:58)
Christopher Haworth: Vertizontal Hearing (up & down, l then ll) (13:58)


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AP Danish String Quartet
Friday, January 31st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtPower! presents:

The Danish String Quartet holds a unique position among the many young and dynamic ensembles performing on the international scene today. The musicians, all under the age of 30, have been performing as a quartet since its debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival. With their passion for Scandinavian composers juxtaposed with the classics, the group brings a level of freshness, energy, and sheer accomplishment to their lively performances. Since winning the Danish Radio P2 Chamber Music Competition in 2004, the four young musicians have been frequent guests at international festivals and at chamber music venues throughout the world. Come see this explosion of talent for yourself. Frederik Øland, violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello.

Program: Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13; Claude Debussy: String Quartet, L. 85 (Op. 10); Hans Abrahamsen: String Quartet No. 1, “Ten Preludes”

Sponsor: Sam B. Ersan


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Lytle Scholarship Concert
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets may be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
parking is free
all tickets are held at the door

Lytle Benefit Concert: Eastbound Home Featuring
Nathan East, '78

Get ready to rock out at the 18th Annual Lytle Benefit Concert. This year's musical benefit features a campus homecoming with world-renowned bass guitarist and Grammy-nominated alumnus Nathan East, '78, performing in UC San Diego's award-winning Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

East has played with rock music's greatest artists for the past 35 years -- from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, to Madonna, Beyonce and Daft Punk. At this special benefit concert, he'll return to his San Diego roots to play with UC San Diego Music faculty and alumni, while raising funds for the endowed Lytle Scholarship, which benefits Preuss School students attending UC San Diego's Thurgood Marshall College.

For questions or more information, please email ecwiggins@ucsd.edu.


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First Monday
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

MOZART AND BRAHMS
Monday, February 3, 7:30pm

MOZART: Piano Trio in E Major
REBECCA CLARKE: Viola Sonata
BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.


Meyer Sound Seminar
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
9:00 am
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free. Registration required.

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Rachel Beetz Recital
Friday, February 7th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

SCRIPT – RESCRIPT

A script is something written, a text. It is also writing and behavior.
Rescript is a response, a statement. It could be imitative, repetitive, or even contrary.
Interpretation of a written score is a rescript; Inspiration is too.
In bringing the script and rescript together, another entity appears.
This entity is only an idea, a brief presence, unable to occur without the original duo.
As beings, we continue to rescript not only with documents, but also with each other.
Without interaction and collaboration, we can never begin to experience the wondrous space between.


Rachel Beetz, flute
Nichole Speciale, artist
Also featuring flutists Christine Tavolacci and Michael Matsuno.
Works by Ablinger, Donatoni, Feldman, Ferneyhough, Johnson, and the world premiere of Alvin Lucier's 13 Degrees of Darkness


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes hidden (in plain sight),
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Pianist Sarah Cahill plays the Piano Concerto of Lou Harrison, a great California composer much too little-known by California audiences. We frame that with music by two classical masters: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, which concludes in an explosion of fireworks, and Brahms’ autumnal final symphony.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes hidden (in plain sight),
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Pianist Sarah Cahill plays the Piano Concerto of Lou Harrison, a great California composer much too little-known by California audiences. We frame that with music by two classical masters: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, which concludes in an explosion of fireworks, and Brahms’ autumnal final symphony.


WED@7 Mark Dresser
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Alice Teyssier Recital
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Flutist and soprano Alice Teyssier presents an evening of second performances of two large-scale works written for her. Lewis Nielson's Herzplatten explores the complexities of the heart, both physiologically and emotively. Rolf Riehm's Pasolini in Ostia is a modern-day passion on the gruesome and controversial death of film maker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Alice is joined by percussionist Jonathan Hepfer, cellist Judith Hamann and pianist Brendan Nguyen.


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To János with Love
Friday, February 14th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

János Négyesy died on Dec. 20. In lieu of what would have been his 80th Soirée for Music Lovers, we pay tribute to Mr. Negyesy on Valentine's Day with To János With Love, a concert featuring performances by faculty members Mark Dresser (contrabass), Aleck Karis (piano), Philip Larson (bass baritone), Kartik Seshadri (sitar), Robert Zelickman (clarinet), along with various peers, alumni and students who performed with or were mentored by János. A detailed article about János is here.


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WED@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Piccola Musica Notturna /A Little Night Music
Susan Narucki, co-curator
Jonathan Hepfer, Guest Conductor and co-curator
kallisti: Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander, Sara Perez, Alice Teyssier and Kirsten Wiest, sopranos
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Co-curated by Susan Narucki and Jonathan Hepfer, the second Palimpsest program of the season is an exploration of evocative works by the Italian modernists Luigi Dallapiccola, Niccolò Castiglioni and Aldo Clementi.  All composers with one foot firmly planted in the 20th century and one in the Renaissance, the pieces presented seamlessly combine rigor and lyricism, chaos and elegance, complexity and simplicity, the current and the eternal.  Featuring the dynamic soloists of the vocal ensemble kallisti the program will also include a new work by Kyle Rowan, commissioned as a companion piece to Dallapiccola's masterwork 'Piccola Musica Notturna' ('A Little Night Music').      
 


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Grad Forum
Friday, February 21st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.A concert featuring the sounds of the sea, including unique recordings collected in oceanographic research, as well as classics of American experimental music inspired by whalesong.

Litany for the Whale - John Cage

Vox Balanae - George Crumb

Caroline Miller and Adam Tinkle - Whaleworks
(World Premiere)

Featuring sounds collected in cooperation with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Research Vessel Roger Revelle, and Josh Jones of the SIO Whale Acoustic Lab)

With performers: Bonnie Lander (voice), Meghann Welsh (voice and musical saw), Kyle Adam Blair (piano), Rachel Beetz (flute), and Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Adam Tinkle (saxophone), Caroline Miller (electronics)


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WED@7 Takae Ohnishi with Brian Chen
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi teams up with violist Brian Che-Yen Chen in a performance of J.S.Bach’s Complete Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029.

 Acclaimed harpsichordist and UCSD lecturer Takae Ohnishi has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. The Gramophone magazine praises her recording of the Goldberg Variations that “Ohnishi’s brilliant artistry immerses the listener in the creative and emotional narratives Bach unfolds with incomparable mastery.”
 Currently teaching at USC Thornton School of Music, violist Brian Che-Yen Chen is a founding member of the Formosa String Quartet and Camera Lucida. The Strad magazine describes him as a musician whose “tonal distinction and essential musicality produced an auspicious impression.”
 The concert is in UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, featuring its beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.

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AP Schick Machine
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

In Schick Machine, UC San Diego faculty member and percussionist Steve Schick explores a magical stage filled with huge, invented instruments made by composer/instrument builder Paul Dresher—including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Peacock, the Field of Flowers, and a deconstructed pipe organ. Weaving whimsical stories about his childhood in Iowa together with unexpected encounters with noise-making objects, Steve draws audiences into a whimsical evening of instrumental exploration.


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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, February 28th, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.


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Scott Worthington Recital
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Scott Worthington will present a recital of music for solo bass with electronics including Peter Ablinger's Weiss/Weisslich 17h, a realization of John Cage's Solo for Bass with WBAI, Kaija Saariaho's Folia, Julia Wolfe's Stronghold, and his own Reflections.


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Tim McNalley Honors Recital
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Tim McNalley will perform an honors recital that showcases original compositions, arrangements, and improvisations by himself and a host miscreant musicians he finds delightful.
 
The concert will focus on his compositions that draw influence from the music of Africa and the avant-garde. He will also perform a piece of Hindustani Classical music on sitar, a composition by recent UCSD grad Samara Rice, and an adaptation of an Eric Dolphy transcription for solo bass.

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First Monday
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

Featuring:

Fragments
by Matt Kline
Matt Kline, solo bass

Walk
by Jo Kondo
Todd Moellenberg, piano
Michael Matsuno, flute

Improvisation
Bonnie Lander, solo voice


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Monday Night Jazz - 95JC
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the popular 95JC returns!  Featuring an ensemble performing a variety of diverse compositions, including pieces written and arranged by student musicians, instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Directed by Ken Anderson, the 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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Mobius Trio
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
6:30 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported Event
Event Sponsor: Adam Tinkle

Described by the eminent Sergio Assad as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today”, Mobius Trio has made it its mission to fully integrate the classical guitar into the 21st century’s nascent musical lexicon. The Trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned; they seek to expand the guitar ensemble’s repertoire to encompass all of the myriad currents passing through contemporary art music. San Francisco-based, this young ensemble's recent performance engagements include Washington DC's Kennedy Center. They are currently on a southern California tour, culminating in a residency at UC Riverside.
 


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Bass Performance Students
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

11 at 8

The UCSD Bass Ensemble will perform 11 at 8, a program of eleven short new works composed for the ensemble by graduate composers and members of the bass ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate contrabassists.

The bass ensemble itself under the direction of Mark Dresser includes Tommy Babin, Chris Duvall, Matt Klein, Tim McNalley, and Kyle Motl.  Guest composers include Josh Charney, Tobin Chodos, Yvette Jackson, Adam Tinkle, Kevin Zhang.

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Eric Derr Recital
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
Divided Attention
Percussionist Eric Derr presents the following works: 
 
Luciano Berio's Linea deals with the transformation of a simple melody and all of its modern implications (with special guests Steven Schick, Aleck Karis and Brendan Nguyen).
 
Johannes Kreidler's Windowed 1 version 1 juxtaposes fragmented, layered samples of pop music with dense and pointillistic percussion actions that mimic the electronics.
 
Iannis Xenakis' Psappha is a sonic musing on the meter used by the ancient Greek poetess, Sappho.
 
The world premiere of Patrick Hart's 700 CLUB for drum set and 7-channel audio is not to be missed.  Fourteen minutes of brutal precision, mind-numbing speed, and relentless intensity. Be careful, it might become your new favorite song!

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Projects in New Music, MUS 133
Friday, March 7th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

The students of Music 133 will present a concert of American experimental music, featuring works by Christian Wolff and James Klopfleisch. 


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Dustin Donahue Recital
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Flutist Rachel Beetz and percussionist Dustin Donahue present music by Ann Cleare, Daniel Corral, Mario Garuti, Jo Kondo, and Stuart Saunders Smith. The duo will also premiere a new work by UCSD composer Yvonne Wu.
 


Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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AP Kronos Quartet
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtPower! presents Kronos Quartet at Mandeville Auditorium

For 40 years, the San Francisco-based quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagining the string quartet experience. Working with artists as diverse as they are revered, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble has collaborated with a host of intrepid thinkers for live performances, multimedia experiences, and film scores. David Harrington, violin; John Sherba, violin; Hank Dutt, viola; Sunny Jungin Yang, cello.


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Karis Piano Studio
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Piano students of Aleck Karis perform music by Bach, Debussy, Martino, and Hirs.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the 95L Wind Ensemble performs at Mandeville Auditorium.


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Computer Music Concert
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Computer music graduate students perform new original works featuring live electronics and custom software in the second installment of this year's computer music concert series.  Performances will include audio-visual music, hand built circuitry, and real-time digital signal processing.


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Students of Bess Wang Piano Recital
Friday, March 14th, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported event
Sponsor: Bess Wang

Piano students of Bess Wang will perform music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and Prokofiev.


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 14th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

UCSD CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Under the direction of Takae Ohnishi.  USCD students will perform the works by A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, G. Lekeu, and A.Copland.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, made for sharing,
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Famed Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand joins LJS&C choral director David Chase in a program of Latin American music. The concert opens with David Chase conducting the swaggering Malambo by Alberto Ginestera followed by the West Coast premiere of Intrada 1631, an expanded processional by composer Stephen Montague based on a 17th-century Peruvian chant and scored for symphonic brass choir with field drums. Maria Guinand conducts the second half of the program in two works for chorus, orchestra and soloists: Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10. Ticket prices: $29 adult, $27 senior, $15 student.


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MEA LUX : VOX MEA
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported Event
Event sponsor: Yeung-Ping Chen

Mea Lux : Vox Mea is the first in a series of electro-acoustic concerts held at the UCSD Music Department this season. The concert revolves around the concept of echo.
 
This will be an evening of reflection and exploration as the audience is invited to dive "into" sound and sensation in works by former UCSD professors. French composer Philippe Manoury's En Echo will be performed by soprano Alice Teyssier, recently recognized by the UT San Diego as a "face to watch" in classical music in 2014, with live electronics operated by Yeung-ping Chen. Manoury's evocative and sensual score will be paired with another great electro-acoustic work- Towards to 'the Midnight Sun' by Joji Yuasa, featuring pianist Joshua Charney.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, made for sharing,
Sunday, March 16th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Famed Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand joins LJS&C choral director David Chase in a program of Latin American music. The concert opens with David Chase conducting the swaggering Malambo by Alberto Ginestera followed by the West Coast premiere of Intrada 1631, an expanded processional by composer Stephen Montague based on a 17th-century Peruvian chant and scored for symphonic brass choir with field drums. Maria Guinand conducts the second half of the program in two works for chorus, orchestra and soloists: Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10. Ticket prices: $29 adult, $27 senior, $15 student.


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MUS 206 Course Presentation
Monday, March 17th, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, March 17th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

 

MENDELSSOHN AND FAURÉ
Monday, March 17, 7:30pm

MENDELSSOHN: Piano Quartet
BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata, Op. 102 No. 2
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet in G minor

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.


MUS 33 Final Recording
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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AP Escher String Quartet
Friday, April 4th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtPower! presents:

The Escher String Quartet’s concert with ArtPower! will be an evening of formidable artistry. The ensemble, now in its eighth year, has garnered praise from luminaries such as Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman as they continue to display “ripe tonal balances with the kind of heedless intensity that comes with youth” (San Francisco Chronicle). Balancing interweaving solo parts and group harmony, their performances are evocative of graphic artist M.C. Escher, from whom they take their name. The group brings this twisting and turning musicianship to a triptych of string quartets by classical and post-war composers. Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello.

Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major (“Spring”), K. 387; Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, for String Quartet; Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major

Sponsors: Sam B. Ersan, Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner


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Ellen Fullman
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

GUEST ARTIST:  ELLEN FULLMAN

In 1981, Ellen Fullman began developing the “Long String Instrument,” an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and ‘bowed’ with rosin coated fingers. Fullman has developed a unique notation system to choreograph the performer’s movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument. She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet, and Keiji Haino. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions and residencies including: DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program residency, Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission/NEA Fellowship for Japan, Meet the Composer, Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, and artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts. Her music was represented in The American Century; Art and Culture, 1950-2000 at The Whitney Museum, and she has performed in venues and festivals in Europe, Japan, and the Americas including: Instal, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Other Minds, the Walker Art Center and Donaueschinger Musiktage. Her release “Ort”, with Berlin-based collaborator Jörg Hiller, was selected in the top 50 recordings of 2004 by The Wire (London) and “Fluctuations” with trombonist Monique Buzzarté on Deep Listening was included in the Wire top 50 of 2008.


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Stephen Lewis Recital
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
4:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
Springfest 2014 Event

SOFT HAMMERS

"Of Challenge and of Love" by Elliott Carter
Trio in B major, Op. 8 (revised version) by Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Béla Bartók

Stephen Lewis performs with Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Batya MacAdam-Somer, Jennifer Bewerse, Kyle Adam Blair, Stephen Solook, and Dustin Donahue.

 

Please note Sunday's start time will be: 4:30 p.m.


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Improv@Happy Hour
Monday, April 7th, 2014
4:00 pm
The Loft at UC San Diego
Free
Springfest 2014 Event

Live Jazz and Improvisation


IDEAS Performance: Soldier
Monday, April 7th, 2014
5:00 pm
Calit2 Recombinant Media Lab
Free


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Crippled Symmetry
Monday, April 7th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Ryan Nestor

Morton Feldman's monumental trio


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Improv@Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
4:00 pm
The Loft at UC San Diego
Free
Springfest 2014 Event

Live Jazz and Improvisation


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Messiaen's Harawi
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Bonnie Lander

Messiaen's crystalline song cycle


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Sara Perez Recital
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
Springfest 2014 Event

Sara Perez presents her MA recital: 

Nymphs and Shepherds - Henry Purcell 
Sweeter than Roses, Opus 27 - Richard Strauss
Being Beauteous - Hans Werner Henze
2 songs - Kevin Flowers (world premiere)
Recitations 8, 10, 11, 13 - Georges Aperghis

Sara will perform with: Kevin Flowers, Nicolee Kuester, Marcelo Lazcano, Stephen Lewis, Ryan Nestor, Neil Ruby and Meghann Welsh


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Sound in Silence: Music and Film
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:30 pm
Luce Loft
At Luce Loft
$5 to $10, suggested Donation
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Josh Charney

An evening of silent film with live musical accompaniment: Samuel Beckett's classic Film (1965) and Jean Epstein's Fall of the House of Usher (1928).  
 
Music by Felipe Rossi and Josh Charney, featuring performances by: 
Felipe Rossi - Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Adam Tinkle - Clarinet, Saxophone
Josh Charney - Keyboards
Kyle Motl - Bass
Putu Hiranmayena - Drums
 
7:30 pm @ Luce Loft- 1037 J St., Downtown San Diego
$5-10 suggested donation

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Synthesizer Petting Zoo
Friday, April 11th, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Brendan Gaffney

Interact with hand-built instruments


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California Electronic Music Exchange Concert
Friday, April 11th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Cooper Baker

Experimental electronic musicians from across California perform new original works involving live electronics and custom software.  The UCSD installment of the California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts features students from UCSB, CalArts, UCSD, and Mills.  Performances will include hand built circuitry, live computer graphics, re-purposed electronics, pre-recorded electroacoustic music, and real-time signal processing.


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Wave Energy Series no. 2
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Joe Cantrell

Sound Artists visit from LA


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IMMERSION@Birch Aquarium
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
6:00 pm
Birch Acquarium
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Paul Hembree

Stroll through the aquarium and enjoy exciting live music and immersive electronic soundscapes written for this unique event and inspired by the ocean and marine life. New this year will be additional sound-art pieces composed by local high school students from A Reason To Survive (ARTS). Springfest is an annual showcase by UC San Diego music students at locations around campus and throughout San Diego.
 
Performers:
  • Students from A Reason to Survive - Headphone soundscapes
  • Michael Matsuno - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Tiffany DuMouchelle - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Yeung-ping Chen - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Caroline Miller - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Odeya Nini  - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Chris Golinski - Atmospheric percussion
  • Sean Conway - American and Lithuanian folk music
  • Paul Hembree - A synaesthetic virtual instrument
  • Meghann Welsh - Free improvisation
  • Joe Cantrell - Free improvisation
  • Jon Forshee - Mesostic poetry
  • Carolyn Chen - Tai Chi
  • The Kernels - Indie hip hop noise rock

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The Family Room
Monday, April 14th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Todd Moellenberg

The Family Room is an hour-long performance in several acts conceived by pianist Todd Moellenberg in collaboration with artist Matt Savitsky. Using moveable set pieces in the CPMC Experimental Theatre, Moellenberg and Savitsky, alongside performers Brett Moellenberg and Nicolee Kuester, will perform memorized musical and spoken texts. This performance includes written work by Rozalie Hirs, Nicolee Kuester, Todd Moellenberg, and Katharina Rosenberger.
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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 14th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

BEETHOVEN AND HAYDN
Monday, April 14, 7:30pm

HAYDN: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

Jeff Thayer, violin
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Charles Curtis, cello

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.

 


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XX
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Fernanda Aoki Navarro

"none of us want to be in calm waters all our lives" 


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WED@7 Shackle
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Shackle: flutist-composer Anne La Berge with laptop-instrumentalist Deckard

Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Deckard on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicity and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. This extraordinarily inventive duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart of their duo is a self-designed, cutting-edge digital cueing system which operates as a sometimes visible third member. Both prodding and reactive, the Shackle system suggests musical directions and textures to these two highly gifted performers, opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices for La Berge and Deckard to play with and against.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


MUS 214 Course Presentation
Friday, April 18th, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Ariana Warren Recital
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Ariana Warren, clarinet+, presents her final DMA recital:

Preludes Book 1, Eric Mandat
Press Release, David Lang
The Shape Distance, Marc Yeats
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Osvaldo Golijov

Guest performers will include: Kim Kilmer, flute, Tiffany Lynne Sieker, violin, Batya MacAdam-Sommer, violin, Nico Hueso, viola and Jennifer Bewerse, cello


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WED@7 Aleck Karis
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Aleck Karis plays piano music by Francis Poulenc, master of Gallic charm and sophistication.  The program spans the years 1918-1959 and includes popular works like “Toccata” and “ Mélancolie”, along with less familiar ones like “Intermède” and “Thème Varié”

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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Nicolee Kuester Recital
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

NOW DON'T BE A STRANGER OKAY

Nicolee Kuester's second doctoral recital juxtaposes views of intimacy and solitude among chamber and solo works for horn by Josef Haydn, Henri Pousseur, Giacinto Scelsi, and Robert Schumann, and in performance texts for multiple speakers by Georges Aperghis and Nicolee Kuester. With performers Peter Clarke, Todd Moellenberg, Eric Moore, and Sara Perez.


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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, April 25th, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.


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Kyle Adam Blair Recital
Friday, April 25th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Kyle Adam Blair presents: EVOCATIONS/FANTASIES

In his first DMA recital, pianist Kyle Adam Blair continues to explore the American solo piano repertoire. On this occasion, Blair performs music of Aaron Copland, Carl Ruggles, Donald Martino, and Elliott Carter.

This program features two pairs, each pair consists of an outward, declamatory piece from the early-to-mid 20th century succeeded by a moody, imaginative piece from the late 20th century.

Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations reduces the familiar “Theme and Variations” form into a lean, stark, essential statement. A harsh, pointed theme of sharply struck single notes is run through a developing world of dissonant counterpoint in which every step is sure-footed; every intention—clear and directed.

The blunt, coarse rhetoric of Copland is followed by character, wit, and whimsy in Martino’s Fantasies and Impromptus, a nine-movement work mimicking at once a suite and a loose fast-slow-fast sonata-esque form. Although Martino employed twelve-tone techniques in some of the movements, Fantasies and Impromptus owes a tremendous amount to the German Romantic tradition; one could swear at times that the textures were borrowed directly from Brahms, Chopin, or Liszt (especially in the two Impromptus each bearing the subtitle “Omaggio”).

Carl Ruggles’ only work for solo piano, Evocations: Four Chants for Piano, bears the same boldness as Copland’s Variations, utilizing, in its loud moments, brashly melodic octaves and large, crashing chords to craft a mountainous landscape. The piece is not without subtleties, however. In its soft moments one can hear carefully crafted harmonic colors shift, disintegrate and coalesce.

Finally, Elliott Carter’s Night Fantasies signifies the evening’s final retreat from the evocative back into the subconscious. Depicting a restless sleep, periods of floating, open harmonies reminiscent of the calmness of slumber are interrupted by fluttering, nervous gestures, which dart about like fleeting thoughts in the night.


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Will Ogdon Memorial Concert
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
4:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Join us as we honor the life of Founding Chair of the Music Department, Will Ogdon. He and Robert Erickson, the Department of Music's first two professors along with Tom Nee, wanted to build a department that embraced and promoted aesthetic diversity, and has since grown into a fortress of experimental music, thriving on its students' thirst to explore the depths of music. As a teacher of both theory and composition, Ogdon also composed music for his students, such as his “Tonal Songs,” not typical for their tonality, but utterly recognizable for their distinctive expressiveness and among his most beautiful music. Since retiring in 1991, Will Ogdon continued to write music every day. His music composed between 1995-1999 filled an entire CD, produced in 2001. We remain ever grateful for all that Will has given us and inspired in us.

Emeritus faculty Ed Harkins will speak in the concert. Ed worked closely with Will. Compositions: the oldest was composed in 1955 (the Kechwa Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano)  and the latest (A Little Suite and an Encore Tango for two violins, Will's last composition) 2008. Performers include:

Faculty members: 
Phil Larson, baritone
Aleck Karis, piano
Robert Zelickman, clarinet

Current or former students: 
Rachel Beetz, flute
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
John Mark Harris, piano
Siu-Hei Lee, piano
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Victoria Mature, soprano
David Medine, viola
Shiba Nemat-Nasser, mezzo-soprano

From town:
Sidney Green, oboe
Warren Gref, French horn
David Savage, bassoon
Daniel Pate, percussion
Päivikki Nykter, violin and viola

Post show reception will follow in the North Courtyard.


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Ableton Event
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
6:30 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
MUS 7 & 173

ABLETON UNIVERSITY TOUR

Public Event: 6:30 p.m. Recital Hall, 127

Ableton is proud to partner with UC San Diego for the Ableton University Tour, a day and evening of student workshops and public presentations held at the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, CA. Students are invited to join Ableton representatives and Certified Trainers for an afternoon of break-out sessions exploring composition, sound design, production techniques and performance utilizing Ableton Live, Max for Live and Push. Day time activities will be followed by a free evening presentation open to the public, featuring performances, tips and tricks and unique approaches for music-making from artists and Ableton experts. Special guests for the UC San Diego event include Yeuda Ben-Atar (SideBrain/Ableton Certified Trainer), Paul Dateh (Artist) and Dave Hillel (Ableton).


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Pablo Gomez-Cano Recital
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Pablo Gomez-Cano and friends perform the music of J. S. Bach, Adam Greene, Tristan Murail, George Crumb, Lou Harrison, and Hebert Vazquez


Judith Hamann Recital
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Jason Rosenberg Dissertation Concert
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
L.O.S.T.

A Ph.D. dissertation recital  
by Jason Carl Rosenberg
 

Rosenberg's choral composition, L.O.S.T., was written as a companion piece to Thomas Tallis' Lamentations of Jeremiah, a masterpiece of the late Renaissance.  Stephen Sturk conducts a choral a cappella performance of these two compositions in an arrangement that interweaves the old and the new.

The concert will also feature Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Anne-Marie Dicce in performances of Rosenberg's solo vocal music.

Concert length: 80 minutes


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, and bursting with promise.
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Three twentieth-century classics. Chika Inoue performs Villa-Lobos’ saucy Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra, and then we offer two works about war and peace: Prokofiev’s mighty Fifth Symphony, written on the verge of victory in World War II, and Bernstein’sChichester Psalms, a moving prayer for peace written for chorus and orchestra.


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Kartik Seshadri in Concert
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General: $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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KARTIK SESHADRI, SITAR MASTER

Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Seshadri's CD Sublime Ragas was recently among Songlines magazine's Top 10 "Top of the World" albums. His music has been praised by The Washington Post for its "espressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy."


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, and bursting with promise.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Three twentieth-century classics. Chika Inoue performs Villa-Lobos’ saucy Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra, and then we offer two works about war and peace: Prokofiev’s mighty Fifth Symphony, written on the verge of victory in World War II, and Bernstein’sChichester Psalms, a moving prayer for peace written for chorus and orchestra.


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First Monday
Monday, May 5th, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

Improvisation
Kyle Motl, bass & Tobin Chodos, piano

AxBxC
Josh Groffman & Michael Matsuno, flute

Braxton Ensemble
Anthony Braxton


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WED@7 kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General: $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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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Steven Lewis.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


Philip Skaller Recital
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Friday, May 9th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General: $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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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Steven Lewis.


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kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General: $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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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Steven Lewis.


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Gary Shteyngart with Dean Seth Lerer
Monday, May 12th, 2014
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General Admission: Free
Reservations recommended
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Presented by UC San Diego's Division of Arts & Humanities at Mandeville Auditorium:

Novelist Gary Shteyngart, author of 2014's memoir: Little Failure, discusses his work, in conversation with Seth Lerer, Dean of UC San Diego's Division of Arts and Humanities.

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WED@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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redfishbluefish

Directed by Steven Schick, UC San Diego's crack percussion ensemble, redfishbluefish, presents Stockhauen's Mikrophonie and Lucier's Kettles.  The program will also feature Steven Schick performing the UC San Diego premiere of Lei Liang's Trans.

Red Fish Blue Fish has played the Bang on a Can Festival in New York City, the Agora Festival in Paris, the Centro des Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and has often been featured in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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Todd Moellenberg Recital
Thursday, May 15th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

For his DMA I recital, Todd Moellenberg will play solo piano works by Pierre Boulez, Rozalie Hirs, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and a premiere by Ori Talmon.


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Carolyn Chen Dissertation Concert
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Boaz Roberts Honors Recital
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Boaz Roberts will perform an honors recital that showcases original compositions, improvisations, and folk music for guitar.  Drawing from diverse genres including American Primitivism, Avant-Garde, Jazz, Improvisation, and Spirituals.  The curated pieces of music will act as reflective transparencies of Boaz Roberts' approach to music and life. 
 
Paired alongside arrangements and improvisations, the concert will include several compositions by himself and Bradley Rosen.  In reverence to the ideologies of family, tradition, and spirituality, this concert will showcase Boaz Roberts' different modes of expression through the Guitar. 

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Ine Vanoeveren Recital
Monday, May 19th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free
Flute. What else?
 
Ine Vanoeveren presents her first DMA recital at UCSD, so you can expect a lot of... flute. What else?
But it is so much more than just flute; there really is something else to discover in this fascinating repertoire.
Ine explores the intriguing world of the contemporary flute, where extended techniques, exciting electronics and extraordinary music will color the evening.
 
Program:
Vermont Counterpoint - Steve Reich
Or - Robert Dick
Lacunae: These Visions Will Destroy You - Bradley Rosen
Ina - Chaya Czernowin
Sisyphus Redux - Brian Ferneyhough
Tryptique - Felipe Rossi (world première)
 
With the wonderful collaboration of Elliot Patros, Bradley Rosen, Yeung-Ping Chen and Felipe Rossi.

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Adam Tinkle Recital
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Synaestheoria
 
This performance deals with the relation between music and color. 

Enjoy compositions and improvisations by Tinkle, with a heavy emphasis on graphic scores that will inspire your visual imagination as well as the sonic.


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Dunscombe & Miller, Clarinets
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported Event
Event Sponsor: Sam Dunscombe


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Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported Event
Event Sponsor: Kjell Nordeson


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Last Friday Listening Room
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
12:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.


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Leslie Ann Leytham Dissertation Performance
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
Free

Vanity Run Amok isn’t a dissertation recital performed by a mezzo-soprano, it’s a TV variety show that features the best in contemporary conceptual performance art and music. Through multi-media works, live performance, and character study, Ms. Leytham hopes to reconcile the differences between her varied areas of expertise (pop music and television culture, classical singing, and contemporary score preparation), drawing inspiration from and offering a critical response to the performance practices inherent in each genre. Through this work, Leslie will give a bloated portrait of herself as an artist whose identity was immeasurably shaped by a very bizarre youth and early adulthood spent living in Las Vegas, NV, the place she can’t seem to stop calling home.

 

This performance piece will be shiny and obnoxious (that’s a good thing), featuring design by Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli and Ms. Leytham, and starring the inimitable Brendan Nguyen as the charismatic, yet aloof host. Vanity Run Amok will also feature music by Clinton McCallum, Nicholas Deyoe, Lenny Bruce, Bonnie Lander, Ambroise Thomas, Beat Furrer, Robert Pierzak, and Leslie Ann Leytham.

 

NOTE: This performance will be broadcast live on television and the internet, and seats in the studio audience are first-come, first served. 


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ensemble et cetera
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Support Event
Sponsor: Scott Worthington

Ensemble et cetera is Curt Miller, clarinets, Dustin Donahue, percussion, and Scott Worthington, double bass. http://ens-etc.org


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Tiffany Du Mouchelle Recital
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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WED@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Steven Schick curates the Spring 2014: PALIMPSEST Ensemble performance.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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UCSD Gospel Choir
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.


Voice Students
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Chris Duvall Honors Recital
Friday, May 30th, 2014
6:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Violins & Violas
Friday, May 30th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Stephen Solook Recital
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Undergrad Composition Juries
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
11:00 am
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz - 95JC
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the students of 95JC present jazz in concert.

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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Electro-acoustic Music Series II: 3 Flutes
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported Event
Event sponsor: Yeung-Ping Chen


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Camera Lucida
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

DVOŘÁK AND SIBELIUS 
Monday, June 2, 7:30pm
KODÁLY: Serenade for Two Violins and Viola
DVOŘÁK: Trio in F minor
SIBELIUS: String Quartet: Voces Intimae

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of David Medine, the 95E Chamber Orchestra performs in the Concert Hall.


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95W Indian Music Students
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Kartik Seshadri, the students of 95W, World Music perform in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.


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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

SINGERS and CHOIRS

Under the direction of Phil Larson, Singers and Choirs of from UCSD's 95D and 95K ensembles perform.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the 95L Wind Ensemble performs at Mandeville Auditorium.


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Computer Music Concert
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 6th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Free



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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is for celebrating.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick and David Chase lead our final program of the season. We open with Janacek’s impassioned Zarlivost (“Jealousy”), originally the overture to his opera Jenufa, and close with the classical proportions and high spirits of Haydn’s final symphony, his “London Symphony.” David Chase concludes his fortieth-anniversary season by leading Cary Ratcliff’s expansive setting of Pablo Neruda poems, scored for three vocal soloists, a virtuoso guitarist, chorus, and orchestra.


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Piano Performance Students
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is for celebrating.
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick and David Chase lead our final program of the season. We open with Janacek’s impassioned Zarlivost (“Jealousy”), originally the overture to his opera Jenufa, and close with the classical proportions and high spirits of Haydn’s final symphony, his “London Symphony.” David Chase concludes his fortieth-anniversary season by leading Cary Ratcliff’s expansive setting of Pablo Neruda poems, scored for three vocal soloists, a virtuoso guitarist, chorus, and orchestra.


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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets handled by San Diego Symphony
Single tickets: $25
UCSD Faculty/Staff: $20
(UCSD students with ID may attend for FREE, but must arrive by 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

MYRIAD TRIO II
Tuesday, June 10, 7:30pm

The Myriad Trio:

Program TBA

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.


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MUS 33 Final Recording
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Best of ICAM
Friday, June 13th, 2014
5:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

ICAM students present their end-of-year projects for THE BEST OF ICAM.




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