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 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
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Acclaimed harpsichordist and UC San Diego lecturer Takae Ohnishi will present a night of music by Professor Lei Liang and Johann Sebastian Bach as part of the Department of Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series.

Alongside guests Missy Lukin from Quartet Nouveau and Zou Yu (violin), Chi-Yuan Chen (viola) and Chia-Ling Chien (cello) from the San Diego Symphony, Ohnishi will present the following program:

  • Garden Eight: Earth / East by Liang

  • Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 (for harpsichord) by Bach

  • Lakescape III by Liang

  • Winged Creatures by Liang

  • Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1018 by Bach

  • Some Empty Thoughts of a Person from Edo by Liang

  • Parts for a Floating Space by Liang

  • Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 (for viola and harpsichord) by Bach


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Kyle Adam Blair, piano - Graduate Recital
Friday, April 28th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Kyle Adam Blair presents: COMMUNE

Pianist Kyle Adam Blair invites vibraphonist Berndt Thurner to premiere Stuart Saunders Smith's chamber vibraphone concerto entitled Commune, a 90-minute work composed for soloist and an ensemble featuring a violin, cello, string bass, flute, soprano saxophone, piano, and two percussionists.


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

⫸SPACE ⦂ PLACE⫷

Australian percussionist and Department of Music graduate student Fiona Digney presents an evening of music exploring space and place: architectural spaces, sonic landscapes, acoustical phenomena and psychological geographies. From the contemplative listening of John Cage’s 4’33”, the shimmering reflections of Alvin Lucier’s Silver Streetcar of the Orchestra and the earthy power of Iannis Xenakis’ Rebonds to the encompassing ethereal landscape of John Luther Adams’ Four Thousand Holes, Digney, with special guest Mari Kawamura, explores the spaces and places we occupy, and how these are created, represented and experienced through music.


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WEDS@7 Anthony Burr & Thomas Meadowcroft
Wednesday, May 3rd, 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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Associate Professor Anthony Burr and guest composer Thomas Meadowcroft will present a concert featuring three of Meadowcroft's recent works. Bur and Meadowcroft will be joined onstage by several of the Department of Music's current graduate students, including Fiona Digney, Dustin Donahue, Benjamin Rempel, Rachel Beetz and Todd Moellenberg. The program will include performances of The Great Knot, Medieval Rococo and the United States premiere of a new work for pedal steel guitar and electronics.


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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:

  • Second Quartet by John Adams

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

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


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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:

  • Sonata for Piano and Cello in F major, Opus 5 Nr. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven

  • String Trio by Arnold Schoenberg

  • Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 87 by Antonin Dvorak

No late seating.

Limited free student tickets available at the door.

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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Hesam Abedini and Niloufar Shiri - Honors Recital
Friday, May 19th, 2017
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Department of Music undergraduate honors students Hesam Abedini and Niloufar Shiri will present their honors recital at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19 in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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Michael Cohn, piano - Honors Recital
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Department of Music undergraduate honors pianist Michael Cohn will present his honors recital at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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Stephen Lewis, piano - Graduate Recital
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
4:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Composer Stephen Lewis will present his graduate recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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Dr. Richard Kogan: Music and the Mind
Monday, May 22nd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free, ticketed event.
Register online: https://hrweb.ucsd.edu/ra/

The Department of Music will host an event in collaboration with the John A Majda, MD Fund and the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry as part of the 2017 American Psychological Association's annual conference. Dr. Richard Kogan, who works as a concert pianist, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Cornell Weill University and the artistic director of the Cornell Music and Medicine program, will present Tchaikovsky: Music and Melancholy, a lecture and performance analyzing the mental illness and presumed suicide of the great Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky. 

Dr. Kogan trained as a concert pianist at Juilliard School of Music before majoring in music and attending medical school at Harvard University.  He will be speaking and playing for the American Association of Psychiatrists at their annual general meeting to be held in San Diego in May.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are required. Please visit https://hrweb.ucsd.edu/ra/ to RSVP.


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Xavier Beteta, composer - Graduate Recital
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Composer Xavier Beteta will present his graduate recital at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.


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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

Distinguished Professor Aleck Karis and Assistant Professor Erik Carlson will present a concert as part of the Department of Music's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series. The duo's program will consist of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Milton Babbitt and Johannes Brahms.


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Mark Olsher, double bass - Honors Recital
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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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

Piano students of Distinguished Professor Aleck Karis will present an informal studio concert of their current projects.


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

Under the direction of faculty member Kamau Kenyatta, the MUS 95JC Jazz Ensembles concert will feature small ensembles 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
7:00 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

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, 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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