Department of Music Concert Calendar

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

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

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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi
Wednesday, May 4th, 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
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Renowned harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi will present an "All J.S. Bach Program" for this Wednesdays@7 featured event.
 
Ohnishi's performance will include:
Toccata in E minor BWV 914
Toccata in D minor BWV913
French Suite No.5 BWV 816
Sonata in D minor BWV 964

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Mark Dresser and Barre Phillips Telematic Performance
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
11:30 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


UC San Diego Professor of Music, bassist, improviser and composer Mark Dresser will bring a new telematic performance to the Department of Music on Saturday, May 7 at 11:30 a.mThe performance will be held in conjunction with the pioneering improvising bassist Barre Phillips, who will perform his half of the duet while onstage at the Delco Festival in Nimes, France.
 
Telematics is a mode of music performance made possible through musicians' access to high speed and high bandwidth Internet. Through telematic performance, musicians in two different locations can collaborate as if they were playing in the same room, no matter where they are or what time zone they're in. Inspired by these possibilities, Dresser began experimenting with telematic performance in 2007 and has since brought several such concerts to the Conrad Prebys Music Center. While Dresser's last telematic performance on April 10, 2016 concluded a three-part series that united musicians in Seoul, South Korea, Zurich, Switzerland and New York, his duet with Phillips will comprise entirely of improvised material.
 
***PLEASE NOTE: EVENT TIME CHANGE***
Please note that this concert will begin at 11:30 a.m. PST, local time.

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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 9th, 2016
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Students w/ID: Free
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Currently in its seventh season, Camera Lucida is a collaboration of chamber musicians from the San Diego Symphony and UC San Diego's Department of Music. Under the artistic direction of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of ambitious programs performed with the assurance of a talented ensemble that welcomes guest performers from around the world.
 
Tonight's performance will include:
Schubert's String Trio in B-flat, D. 581
Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 49
Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 47
 
Featured performers include violinist Jeff Thayer, violist Che-Yen Chen, cellist Charles Curtis and pianist Reiko Uchida.

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WEDS@7 kallisti presents "Noon at Dusk" a new Chamber Opera by Stephen Lewis
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
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The kallisti ensemble, created by UC San Diego Professor of Music Susan Narucki, will present the world premiere of Noon at Dusk, a chamber opera listed among the San Diego Union Tribune's top classical events of this spring. With music by UC San Diego graduate student Stephen Lewis and a libretto by Yi Hong Sim, Noon at Dusk explores the difficulties many young couples face when juggling career aspirations and love.
 
The cast includes graduate students in the DMA in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego Kirsten Wiest, Ashley Cutright, Hillary Young and Jonathan Nussman, as well as faculty member Philip Larson, guest conductor Dana Sadava and UC San Diego alumna Tiffany Du Mouchelle. The production team includes Jessica C. Flores (lighting and scenic design), Annie Le (costumes) and Jason Ponce (video and projections), with Narucki directing.

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Georgina Born
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
6:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University Georgina Born will discuss the anthropology and sociology of music and culture, with a focus on the way digital media impacts music today.
 
Born studied anthropology for her undergraduate and doctorate degrees at University College London during the 1980s. Having trained as a classical cellist, she was the bass player for the avant-rock group Henry Cow and also played jazz, contemporary and improvised music with various jazz groups and with Derek Bailey's Company. She has taught at world-leading universities including both Cambridge and Oxford in departments of media and communication, sociology and music. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, spanning music of the 20th and 21st centuries (see her five-year research program MusDig) as well as digital media, social and cultural theory and ethnographies of cultural production. Her books include 2005's Uncertain Vision, the first-ever inside study of the BBC, and Rationalizing Culture, her 1995 study of Pierre Boulez's IRCAM. Her edited books include Western Music and Its Others (2000), Music, Sound, and Space (2013) and the forthcoming Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, expected out in 2017.

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Michiko Ogawa, Clarinets Recital
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free
Michiko Ogawa will present a clarinet recital featuring clarinetist Samuel Dunscombe, cellist Tyler Borden and flutist Michael Matsuno.
 
Alban Berg: Vier Stücke für Klarinette und Klavier op.5 (1913)
Giacinto Scelsi : Preghiera per un’ombra for clarinet solo (1954)
Giacinto Scelsi : Ko Lho for flute and clarinet (1966)
Alvin Lucier : Still And Moving Lines Of Silence In Families Of Hyperbolas, Part I Number 1 for clarinet in B flat and a sign wave (1980)
Liza Lim : Inguz (Fertility) for clarinet in A and violoncello (1996)
Chaya Czernowin : Duo Leat (duo slow) for 2 Bass clarinets in B flat (2010)

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kallisti presents "Noon at Dusk" a new Chamber Opera by Stephen Lewis
Friday, May 13th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
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The kallisti ensemble, created by UC San Diego Professor of Music Susan Narucki, will present the world premiere of Noon at Dusk, a chamber opera listed among the San Diego Union Tribune's top classical events of this spring. With music by UC San Diego graduate student Stephen Lewis and a libretto by Yi Hong Sim, Noon at Dusk explores the difficulties many young couples face when juggling career aspirations and love.
 
The cast includes graduate students in the DMA in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego Kirsten Wiest, Ashley Cutright, Hillary Young and Jonathan Nussman, as well as faculty member Philip Larson, guest conductor Dana Sadava and UC San Diego alumna Tiffany Du Mouchelle. The production team includes Jessica C. Flores (lighting and scenic design), Annie Le (costumes) and Jason Ponce (video and projections), with Narucki directing.

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kallisti presents "Noon at Dusk" a new Chamber Opera by Stephen Lewis
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

The kallisti ensemblecreated by UC San Diego Professor of Music Susan Narucki, will present the world premiere of Noon at Dusk, a chamber opera listed among the San Diego Union Tribune's top classical events of this spring. With music by UC San Diego graduate student Stephen Lewis and a libretto by Yi Hong Sim, Noon at Dusk explores the difficulties many young couples face when juggling career aspirations and love.
 
The cast includes graduate students in the DMA in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego Kirsten Wiest, Ashley Cutright, Hillary Young and Jonathan Nussman, as well as faculty member Philip Larson, guest conductor Dana Sadava and UC San Diego alumna Tiffany Du Mouchelle. The production team includes Jessica C. Flores (lighting and scenic design), Annie Le (costumes) and Jason Ponce (video and projections), with Narucki directing.

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Nicolee Kuester, Horn Recital
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Stephanie Richards plays "Arms" with Vicki Ray and Cathlene Pineda
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
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UC San Diego Assistant Professor of Music and trumpeter Stephanie Richards will perform as part of the trio Arms with pianists Vicki Ray and Cathlene Pineda. Arms explores the possibilities of sound, material and movement through performances that feature improvisations and prepared piano pieces. This Wednesdays@7 concert will feature improvisations and compositions by all members of the trio.

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Samuel Dunscombe, Clarinet
Friday, May 20th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Rachel Huang, Piano Honors Recital
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Michael Matsuno, Flute Recital
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free
UC San Diego graduate student and flutist Michael Matsuno will perform his first DMA recital.
 
The program will feature:
Yvonne Wu, Carvings for solo flute and voice 
Giacinto Scelsi, Ko-Lho for flute and clarinet
Cat Lamb, Frame for bass flute and cello
 
John Fonville, Mong Songs for two flutes
Bernhard Lang, Differenz/Wiederholung 22 'Winterlicht'  for bass flute and double bass
Bernhard Lang, Schrift 1.2 for solo flute
 
with:
Michiko Ogawa, clarinet
Judith Hamann, cello
Rachel Beetz, flute
Matthew Kline, double bass

MUS 103C Undergraduate Juries
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
11:00 am
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Karis Piano Studio
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
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Directed by Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel Choir combines hundreds of voices to fill Mandeville Auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.


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Joshua Charney, Piano Recital
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Josh Charney is a performer, composer, and improviser residing in San Diego, CA. Whether his compositions exist for ensembles, soloists, or film, dance, and theater productions, Charney's music engages with inventive rhythmic structures, cyclical atmospheres, and rich spontaneity. He earned his MFA from CalArts in the Performer/Composer Program, where he studied with Wadada Leo Smith. He has also participated in the Upbeat Uzmah summer composition course in Croatia where he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Joel Hoffman. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Music - Integrative Studies from UCSD where he is studying with Anthony Davis. As a pianist, he has worked with, amongst others, Vinny Golia, Alphonso Johnson, Adam Rudolph, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, and Rahman Jamaal. 


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Yiheng Yvonne Wu Dissertation Recital
Friday, May 27th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free
Composer Yiheng Yvonne Wu presents her Ph.D. dissertation concert
 
Carvings for Flute and Voice (2010/2011)
Michael Matsuno, flute and voice
 
Duet in Magenta (1999)
 
Dreams of a Young Piano (2014/2016) (dissertation project)
including the premiere of the work's second movement
featuring Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Sean Dowgray and Fiona Digney, percussion
and an ensemble of graduate performers
 
The program will run about 40 minutes.

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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95W Indian Music Students
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Indian music students, under the instruction of Pandit Kartik Seshadri, perform their annual course concert in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Singers and Choirs, under the direction of Philip Larson, presents their Spring course concert in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
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The UC San Diego Wind Ensemble, under the direction of William Gilmer, presents their Spring concert in Mandeville Auditorium.


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Under the instruction of Takae Ohnishi, the students of MUS 130: Chamber Ensembles, perform.


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MUS 133 Projects in New Music Performance
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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kallisti salon
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Piano Students
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com
David Chase conducts
 
Benjamin Britten An American Overture
Paul Hindemith When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d: A Requiem for those we love
 
Guest artists: Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; Darren Chase, baritone
 
Our season concludes with David Chase conducting an imaginative pairing of works by two European masters who came to the U.S. at the beginning of World War II. Britten composed his American Overture in 1941 for the Cleveland Orchestra, but it was not performed until 1983, six years after the composer’s death. Hindemith’s moving setting of Walt Whitman’s elegy for Abraham Lincoln, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d: a Requiem for those we love, is considered by many to be his finest work; with chorus, mezzo-soprano, and baritone.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com
David Chase conducts
 
Benjamin Britten An American Overture
Paul Hindemith When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d: A Requiem for those we love
 
Guest artists: Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; Darren Chase, baritone
 
Our season concludes with David Chase conducting an imaginative pairing of works by two European masters who came to the U.S. at the beginning of World War II. Britten composed his American Overture in 1941 for the Cleveland Orchestra, but it was not performed until 1983, six years after the composer’s death. Hindemith’s moving setting of Walt Whitman’s elegy for Abraham Lincoln, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d: a Requiem for those we love, is considered by many to be his finest work; with chorus, mezzo-soprano, and baritone.

Clarinets, students of Michiko Ogawa
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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32VM Voice Students
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Samuel Dunscombe, Clarinet
Monday, June 6th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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MUS 33C Final Recording
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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ICAM Time Code
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Best of ICAM
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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Ine Vanoeveren, Flute Recital
Friday, June 10th, 2016
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

confined walls of unity

Brian Ferneyhough, the so-called father of new complexity, wrote 6 extremely complex and virtuous works for flute solo: Cassandra’s Dream Song (1970) for flute solo, Unity Capsule (1975-1976) for flute solo, Superscriptio (1981) for piccolo solo,Carceri d’Invenzione IIb (1984) for flute solo, Mnemosyne (1986) for bass flute and pre-recorded tape and Sispyhus Redux (2011) for alto flute solo.

His music causes a constant struggle for the performer: a struggle against the limits of the instrument, against the limits of notated music, against the limits of the own body and mind.

As a result of her doctoral research, Ine Vanoeveren will present Brian Ferneyhough's integral oeuvre for flute solo.

More information: http://inevanoeveren.com/Site/wordpress/confined-walls-of-unity




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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