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

Maps: to the Conrad Prebys Music Center pdf / weblink          Sign up for music events e-mail newsletter.

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.

QR
Image
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


Image
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
Purchase Online

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.


Image
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.


Image
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.


Image
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.

Post show reception will follow in the North Courtyard.


Image
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

Image
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
Purchase Online

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."


Image
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


Philip Skaller Recital
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Image
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.


Image
Ine Vanoeveren Recital
Monday, May 19th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Image
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
Purchase Online

Steven Schick curates the Spring 2014: PALIMPSEST Ensemble performance.

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


Voice Students
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Image
Violins & Violas
Friday, May 30th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Image
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.


Image
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.


Image
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.


Image
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.


Image
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.


Image
Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 6th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall

Free



Image
Piano Performance Students
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Image
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.


Image
MUS 33 Final Recording
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free



Please Note: The Department of Music does not take responsibility for the content of external websites, Facebook pages, and other outside UCSD.

View events only for these locations: CPMC Concert Hall / CPMC Recital Hall / CPMC Theatre / Mandeville Auditorium /

View Archived Events


chrip.io