Department of Music Concert Calendar

Most Department of Music concerts are general admission, FREE and open to the public.  Ticketed performances are listed below and available for sale online or via the Music Box Office: (858) 534-3448. 

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PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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WEDS@7 Aleck Karis, piano
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Pianist Aleck Karis begins the 2016-2017 Wednesdays@7 concert series with an evening of solo piano pieces by Claude Debussy, Victor Ibarra, Lei Liang and Harrison Birtwistle.

Karis' program will include:

  • Claude Debussy: Etudes, book I (1915)
  • Victor Ibarra: Exégesis sobre "La Galatea" (2016)
  • Lei Liang: The moon is following us (2015)
  • Harrison Birtwistle: Harrison's Clocks (1998)

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Kris Davis & Craig Taborn
Monday, October 10th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UC San Diego's Jazz Initiative presents the piano duo Kris Davis and Craig Taborn.

Kris Davis and Craig Taborn will perform together during an evening of original compositions and improvisations.

Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. Davis made her recording debut as a leader with Lifespan (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2003), followed by more for the Fresh Sound label: the quartet discs The Slightest Shift (2006) and Rye Eclipse (2008), as well as the trio set Good Citizen (2010). Her 2011 solo piano album on Clean Feed, Aeriol Piano, appeared on Best of the Year lists in The New York Times, JazzTimes and Artforum. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz piano from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in classical composition from the City College of New York. She currently teaches at the School for Improvised Music.

Craig Taborn is an American pianist, keyboardist and composer who also dabbles in organ and Moog synthesizer. Taborn began playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early age by the freedom expressed in the recordings of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor. While still in school, Taborn toured and recorded with saxophonist James Carter. He went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings while building his reputation as a solo pianist. Taborn has released five albums under his own name and appeared on more than 70 as a sideman.


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WEDS@7 Mivos Quartet
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Declared “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by The Chicago Reader, the Mivos Quartet is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers to diverse audiences. Since its beginnings in 2008, the quartet has performed works by emerging and established international composers that represent varied aesthetics of contemporary composition. The Mivos Quartet is invested in commissioning and premiering new music for a string quartet, particularly in a context of close collaboration with composers over extended time periods. Recent collaborations include works with Mark Barden (Wien Modern Commission), Dan Blake (Jerome Commission), Richard Carrick (Fromm Commission), Patrick Higgins (ZS), Sam Pluta (Lucerne Festival Commission), Kate Soper, Saul Williams, Scott Wollschleger and Eric Wubbels (CMA commission).

The quartet is committed to working with guest artists, exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics, creating original compositions and arrangements and performing improvised music. The Mivos Quartet has participated in several concert series including Wien Modern (Austria), Transart (Italy), Music at the Phillips (Washington, DC), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Festival International Chihuahua (México), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Asphalt Festival (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music (UK).

The quartet's Wednesdays@7 program will include:

  • Felipe Lara, Corde Vocale
  • Lei Liang, Serashi Fragments
  • Natacha Diels, Nightmare
  • G. F. Haas, String Quartet No. 3

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Fall Composition Juries
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The Fall Composition Juries presents an evening of premieres by graduate composers Lydia Brindamour, Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez, Wen Liu and Qingqing Wang. Performed by select members of the Palimpsest Ensemble, the works will be juried by distinguished members of UC San Diego's composition faculty.


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ArtPower presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio
Friday, November 4th, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtPower presents a performance by pianist Michael Brown, violinist Elena Urioste and cellist Nicholas Canellakis. Brown, Urioste and Canellakis have established themselves as three of the most sought-after young virtuosos on the music scene today. Individually, they have been winners of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme, Sphinx, and the Concert Artists Guild competitions. They have performed in prestigious venues across the United States and in Europe, including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and London’s Wigmore and Royal Festival Halls. For their San Diego debut, the trio aspires to captivate its audience with superb musicianship and an overall engaging performance.

The trio's program will include:

  • Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3 by Ernest Chausson (1881)
  • Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob XV:29 by Joseph Haydn (1797)
  • Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn (1845)
  • Elegie, Op. 23 by Josef Suk (1902)

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Chamber Music Recital featuring Robert Zelickman
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Clarinetist Robert Zelickman, a retired lecturer and conductor of the UC San Diego Wind Ensemble for 23 years, will present a chamber music recital featuring violinists Päivikki Nykter and Batya MacAdam-Somer, cellist Eric Moore and pianist Todd Moellenberg.

Zelickman's program will include:

  • John Harbinson  Variations for Violin, Clarinet and Piano 
  • Mozart Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano 
  • Krzysztof Penderecki Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio 

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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 7th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

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

Camera Lucida's program will include:
Beethoven: Piano Quartet in D-major, WoO 36
Beethoven: String Trio in E-flat major, Opus 3
Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 1 in D major

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497).


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WEDS@7 Anthony Burr & Thomas Meadowcroft
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

UC San Diego Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Music Anthony Burr and guest composer Thomas Meadowcroft present an evening of musical collaborations as part of UC San Diego Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series.


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Michael Matsuno, flute - Graduate Recital
Friday, November 18th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Karis Piano Studio Students
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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MUS 33A Final Recording
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Christopher Clarino, percussion - Graduate Recital
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 5th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

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

Camera Lucida's program will include:
Ives: Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano
Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello
Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 110

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497).


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Rachel Allen, trumpet - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Tommy Babin, bass - Graduate Recital
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Aleck Karis, Erik Carlson and Michael Nicolas
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, January 9th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

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

Camera Lucida's program will include:
Schumann: Fairy Tale Pictures for Viola and Piano, Opus 113
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata in d minor, Opus 75
Fauré: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Opus 120

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497).


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Ryan Nestor, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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1st Year Grad Winter Composition Jury Concert
Friday, January 20th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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John Fonville Portrait Concert and Celebration
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Join us in celebrating John Fonville's over 30 years in the music department. His former students from across the globe present a concert of his works and works dedicated to him, including a re-creation of the original choreography to Fonville's "Music for Sarah" by Austin based dancer Sarah Brumgart. Other special guests include Stephanie Aston, Lisa Cella, Anne La Berge, Reiko Manabe, Elizabeth McNutt,  Jane Rigler, Christine Tavolacci, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, and Ine Vanoeveren. 


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Michiko Ogawa, clarinets - Graduate Recital
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 John Fonville Portrait Concert
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

John Fonville and current graduate students present the complete set of his "Changing Scales."


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ArtPower presents Enso String Quartet
Friday, January 27th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents a performance by the Ensō String Quartet.

Named “one of the eminent string quartets of our era” by Classical Voice, the Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet has risen to the top rankings of chamber music performers. Founded at Yale University in 1999, the quartet has been described by The Strad as “thrilling” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities.” The quartet went on to win numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artist Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet competition. Derived from the Japanese zen painting of the circle, enso represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life and the fullness of the spirit.

The Ensō String Quartet's program will include:
Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 2

Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade


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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Tickets may be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
Parking is free
All tickets are held at the door

Proceeds from ticket sales and 100% of donations benefit the Lytle Scholarship Endowment, which provides scholarship support for graduates of The Preuss School at UC San Diego attending Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego.

For more information about the concert and scholarships, please visit: rels.ucsd.edu.


MUS 103B Reading: Del Sol Quartet
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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ArtPower presents Dover Quartet and Avi Avital
Friday, February 17th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents a performance by the Dover Quartet, featuring Avi Avital.

The New Yorker recently dubbed the Dover Quartet as “the young American string quartet of the moment.” The group catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. They return to the ArtPower stage with Avi Avital, one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. Acknowledged by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Instrumental Soloist category.

The quartet's program will include:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne in D Minor (for solo mandolin)

David Bruce: Cymbeline (for string quartet and mandolin)

Bedřich Smetana: Quartet No. 1, “From My Life”

Sulkhan Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures (for string quartet and mandolin)


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Camera Lucida
Monday, February 20th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

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

Camera Lucida's program will include:
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano, Opus 73
Mozart: String Quartet in D major, K. 575, “King of Prussia”
Elgar: Piano Quintet in a minor, Opus 84

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box Office. Ticket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497).


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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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WEDS@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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ArtPower Dublin Guitar Quartet
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents a performance by the Dublin Guitar Quartet.

They might play traditional Spanish-style classical guitars, but they’re not your standard guitar ensemble. Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet devoted entirely to new music. Since their formation, the quartet has worked to expand the genre’s limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces. With the help of 8- and 11-string guitars, the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and György Ligeti. Expect a dynamic, entertaining and completely novel concert experience at their San Diego debut with ArtPower.

The quartet's program will include:

Bryce Dessner: Aheym

Philip Glass: Saxophone Quartet

Rachel Grimes: Book of Leaves

William Kanengiser: Gongan

Nikita Koshkin: Changing the Guard

György Ligeti: Inaktelki Nóták and Mátraszentimrei Dalok

Marc Mellits: Quartet

Urmas Sisask: Songs in Honour of the Virgin Mary


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Felipe Rossi, composition - Graduate Recital
Monday, March 6th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Karis Piano Studio Students
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Bass Ensembles
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Susan Narucki
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman present an evening of songs that are united by intensity of expression, exquisite writing for voice and piano and overarching lyricism.  

The performance will include György Kurtág's rarely heard Three Old Inscriptions, Requiem for a Friend, selections from Robert Schumann's Kerner Lieder and works by Alexander Zemlinsky and American composer James Primosch. As longtime collaborators, Narucki and Berman earned the Classical Recording Foundation's Samuel Sanders Award for their critically acclaimed recording of the songs of Charles Ives.  


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 17th, 2017
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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UC San Diego Bach Ensemble
Friday, March 17th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Keir GoGwilt, violin - Graduate Recital
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Formosa Quartet
Friday, April 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

The members of the Formosa Quartet – Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee, Che-Yen Chen, and Deborah Pae – have established themselves as leading solo, chamber and orchestral musicians. Since forming in 2002 to perform and promote Taiwanese music, the Formosa Quartet won the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition in 2006. To date, they have given critically acclaimed performances at the Ravinia Festival, Caramoor Festival, Library of Congress, Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, Chicago Cultural Center, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Rice University, San Francisco State University and Wigmore Hall in London. 

This event is sponsored by Taiwanese Studies at UC San Diego.


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Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano - Graduate Recital
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 17th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

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

Camera Lucida's program will include:
Reger: Sonata in B-flat Major for Viola and Piano, Opus 107
Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 74, “The Harp”
Ives: Piano Trio

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497).


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ArtPower Ariel Quartet
Friday, April 21st, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents a performance by the Ariel Quartet

Characterized by their youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel when the members were young students 16 years ago, the quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. They currently serve as the faculty quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts—a remarkable achievement for an ensemble so young. This award-winning quartet has performed widely in North America, Europe and Israel and will be making their San Diego debut at ArtPower.

The quartet's program will include:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5

Mahammed Fairouz: New Commission

Robert Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3


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Kartik Seshadri, sitar
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Sitar master Kartik Seshadri presents a performance of classica Indian ragas. 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 "expressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility and rhythmic intricacy."


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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, harpsichord
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

The UC San Diego Department of Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series continues with a performance by acclaimed harpsichordist and UC San Diego lecturer Takae Ohnishi. Ohnishi has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. The Gramophone praised her recording of the Goldberg Variations, commenting, “Ohnishi’s brilliant artistry immerses the listener in the creative and emotional narratives Bach unfolds with incomparable mastery.”

Held in UC San Diego's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, Ohnishi's performance will feature the Department of Music's beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.


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Computer Music Series
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Fiona Digney, percussion - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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ArtPower St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, May 5th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

ArtPower presents a performance by the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Back by popular demand, the “witty, buoyant, and widely attentive” (The Gazette, Montreal) St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a world-class chamber ensemble. Serving as ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University since 1998, the quartet continues to build their reputation for imaginative and spontaneous music making through an energetic commitment to the established quartet literature, as well as the championing of new works by composers like John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Ezequiel Viñao and Jonathan Berger.

The quartet's program will include:

John Adams: Second Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

Camille Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 112


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 15th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

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

Camera Lucida's program will include:
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello in F major, Opus 5 Nr. 1
Schoenberg: String Trio
Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 87

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497).


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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Hesam Abedini and Niloufar Shiri Honors Recital
Friday, May 19th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Stephen Lewis, piano - Graduate Recital
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Carlson and Karis
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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MUS 103C Undergraduate Juries
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Piano Students
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

The MUS 95JC concert will feature a small ensemble performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by student musicians. The instrumentation will include vocals, violin, saxophones, a rhythm section and Afro-Latin percussion.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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95W Indian Music Students
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Singers and Choirs, 95CK
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 9th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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32VM Vocal Master Class
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free



In an effort to conserve resources and reduce paper waste, we post our concert programs as electronic documents on this page (see listings, below). If you are not at a computer, you can easily access this page by scanning the QR code at right (for iPhones we recommend the Bakodo barcode scanning app). Programs for past concerts dating back to October 2008 are available in our concerts archive. Click here to connect with the archive.

PLEASE NOTE: As an experimental and new music department, much of our music is very intimate and quiet, for this reason, we request that students preparing concert reports refrain from writing or rustling papers during concerts.  We also respect the artistry of our musicians and adhere to a strict policy of NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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