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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Jennifer Bewerse DMA Recital
Monday, January 26th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

As musical access evolves alongside technology and ever-shifting culture, the performing artist is confronted with a question:  is live performance essential? This concert offers five pieces and their various answers to this question.

Nota Bene (Installation) - Jennifer Bewerse
Study No.30 - Ryan Ross Smith
Asymmetries - Jackson Mac Low
Failing - Tom Johnson
Weather Music - Monte Weber
She Was A Visitor - Robert Ashley

Focusing on the many interactions that take place in a concert 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 with compositional ideas that live fully only within the moment of performance.


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Sara Perez DMA Recital
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Michael Finnissy: Same as We
Thomas Ades: Five Eliot Landscapes
Gyorgy Ligeti: Három Weöres-dal
Beat Furrer: Lotofagos I
Kaija Saariaho: From the Grammar of Dreams
 
Featuring performers: Todd Moellenberg, Matt Kline, Kirsten Wiest


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MUS206 Sound Installation Seminar Presentation
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
5:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 5-8PM
the newest sound installation and performance art pieces will go up
@ CPMC's Experimental Theatre - CPMC 365 - south staircase - ground level hallway

featuring works of
Fernanda Aoki Navarro / Jennifer Bewerse / Kyle Blair / Stefani Byrd /
Judith Hamann / Kevin Haywood / Annie Hsieh / Tina Tallon /
Ine Vanoeveren /  Kevin Zhang

with special performances at the Experimental Theatre
7pm Fernanda Aoki Navarro
6pm / 7.30pm Kyle Blair


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Grad Forum
Friday, January 30th, 2015
7:00 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.

Le Corps à Corps - Georges Aperghis

           Jonathan Hepfer, percussion (10)

L's GA - Salvatore Martirano

          Christopher Clarino, poet/performer (24)

Bone Alphabet - Brian Ferneyhough

           Jonathan Hepfer, percussion (12)


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Kyle Motl Recital
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Kyle Motl presents a recital of music for solo contrabass:

Ana-Maria Avram: Axe VII
Anthony Braxton: Compositions 110A/69Q/23O/69B
Hans-Werner Henze: S. Biagio 9 Agosto ore 12.07
György Kurtág: Signs, Games and Messages
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata K. 34
Stefano Scodanibbio: Due pezzi brillanti


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Roger Reynolds 80 Installation
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
1:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Tuesday, February 3rd - Installation hours: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - Opening: Public conversation with Ross Karre and Katharina Rosenberger

An open installation featuring Roger Reynolds’s intermedia pieces:
george WASHINGTON, PING, MARKed MUSIC, and Sanctuary.

Curated by Ross Karre


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Roger Reynolds 80 Symposium
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
5:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds' 80th birthday will be celebrated with a symposium, (Feb. 3), concert (Feb. 4) and multimedia exhibit (Feb. 3-5). Reynolds has mentored many generations of composers since he joined UCSD's music faculty in 1969. The concert will feature the Arditti Quartet, which has premiered and recorded several works by Reynolds. Along with music for string quartet and electronics by Reynolds, the program includes compositions by Chaya Czernowin (UCSD alumna and former music faculty, now on the Harvard faculty) and Ben Hackbarth (music alumnus, now head of composition at the University of Liverpool). The three-day installation is curated by percussionist, video artist, and UCSD alumnus Ross Karre, now a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble. It will highlight the works PING (1968), Sanctuary (2007), and george WASHINGTON (2013), as well as elements of other works by Reynolds. The symposium is titled The Interaction of Scientific and Artistic Imagination: Perceptual Studies and the Making of Music. Speakers will include Stephen McAdams (Canada), Philippe Lalitte (France), and Aniruddh Patel (Tufts University, Boston). Following their talks, they will be joined Reynolds, Karre and composer Katharina Rosenberger (UCSD music faculty) for a round table discussion moderated by composer and percussionist Steven Schick of the music faculty. Reynolds' life and work are extensively documented online in the Library of Congress's Roger Reynolds Collection.
 


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Roger Reynolds 80 Installation
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
10:00 am
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Wednesday, February 4th - Installation hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

An open installation featuring Roger Reynolds’s intermedia pieces:
george WASHINGTON, PING, MARKed MUSIC, and Sanctuary.

Curated by Ross Karre


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WEDS@7 Roger ReynoldsĂ' 80th Year Celebration with the Arditti Quartet
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC 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

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds' 80th birthday will be celebrated with a symposium, (Feb. 3), concert (Feb. 4) and multimedia exhibit (Feb. 3-5). Reynolds has mentored many generations of composers since he joined UCSD's music faculty in 1969. The concert will feature the Arditti Quartet, which has premiered and recorded several works by Reynolds. Along with music for string quartet and electronics by Reynolds, the program includes compositions by Chaya Czernowin (UCSD alumna and former music faculty, now on the Harvard faculty) and Ben Hackbarth (music alumnus, now head of composition at the University of Liverpool). The three-day installation is curated by percussionist, video artist, and UCSD alumnus Ross Karre, now a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble. It will highlight the works PING (1968), Sanctuary (2007), and george WASHINGTON (2013), as well as elements of other works by Reynolds. The symposium is titled The Interaction of Scientific and Artistic Imagination: Perceptual Studies and the Making of Music. Speakers will include Stephen McAdams (Canada), Philippe Lalitte (France), and Aniruddh Patel (Tufts University, Boston). Following their talks, they will be joined Reynolds, Karre and composer Katharina Rosenberger (UCSD music faculty) for a round table discussion moderated by composer and percussionist Steven Schick of the music faculty. Reynolds' life and work are extensively documented online in the Library of Congress's Roger Reynolds Collection.


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Roger Reynolds 80 Installation
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
10:00 am
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Thursday, February 5th - Installation hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

An open installation featuring Roger Reynolds’s intermedia pieces:
george WASHINGTON, PING, MARKed MUSIC, and Sanctuary

Curated by Ross Karre


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Curt Miller Recital
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Transcripture

Curt Miller presents experiments in the transcription of machine
performance, recorded performance and spiritual performance.

(Solo For Wounded CD)
    I. 133 (trans. CDM)
    II. 141 (trans. fiddle~, arr. CDM)

Performance Practice (for JPR and DL)

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Third Appearing
    I. Manifestations
    II. Holy Ghost People

Curt Dallace Miller, clarinets + electronics
with:
Dustin Donahue, percussion
Scott Worthington, double bass


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Osvaldo Golijov Azul
Chinary Ung Khse Buon
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4

Guest Artist: Maya Beiser, cello

Local audiences will recall Maya Beiser’s splendid performances of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the La Jolla Symphony in 2007. She returns to play two works: Golijov’s Azul, a cello concerto written for Yo-Yo Ma, and Khse Buon by UCSD composer Chinary Ung, a piece for unaccompanied cello written in response to tragic events in the composer’s native Cambodia. The concert concludes with Nielsen’s “Inextinguishable” Symphony, an earthshaking statement of faith in life composed during the darkest days of World War I.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Osvaldo Golijov Azul
Chinary Ung Khse Buon
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4

Guest Artist: Maya Beiser, cello

Local audiences will recall Maya Beiser’s splendid performances of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the La Jolla Symphony in 2007. She returns to play two works: Golijov’s Azul, a cello concerto written for Yo-Yo Ma, and Khse Buon by UCSD composer Chinary Ung, a piece for unaccompanied cello written in response to tragic events in the composer’s native Cambodia. The concert concludes with Nielsen’s “Inextinguishable” Symphony, an earthshaking statement of faith in life composed during the darkest days of World War I.


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Rachel Beetz DMA Recital
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
2:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Flutist Rachel Beetz presents “A Life of Many Hats” a recital based on works which explore idiomatic techniques of specific performers as well as the life cycle. In performing these works, Rachel attempts to transform herself into these performers and characters.

Peter Ablinger – Parker Notch
Salvatore Sciarrino – Morte tamburo
Vinko Globokar – Monolith
John Fonville – Music for Sarah
Samuel Beckett – Rockaby
Peter Ablinger – A California Score


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WEDS@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
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

The New York Times calls red fish blue fish a "dynamic percussion ensemble from the University of California." Founded twenty years ago by Steven Schick, the San Diego-based ensemble performs, records, and premieres works from the last 85 years of western percussion's rich history.

red fish blue fish performs Michael Gordon's Timber.

Michael Gordon's new work, Timber, is scored for six wooden 2x4s, each cut into different sizes, giving each one a slightly different pitch. Called a "simantra", this percussion instrument was first devised by composer Iannis Xenakis. Far from a gimmick, the instrumentation allows Gordon to create the impression that the sound is traveling around and through the room by subtly shifting the accent of sound from one player to another. The result is a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level.


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Joshua Charney Recital
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Josh Charney presents an evening of occult wonder, spontaneous forms, and Persian melodies. This recital will feature compositions by Darvish Khan, Jon Forshee, and Charney himself. Performers include…
Josh Charney - Piano
Jon Forshee - Voice
Kyle Motl - Bass
Andrew Munsey - Drums


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Grad Forum
Friday, February 13th, 2015
7:00 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.


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ArtPower! Presents: Dover Quartet
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Dubbed “The Young American String Quartet of the Moment” by The New Yorker, the Dover Quartet is considered one of the most remarkably talented ensembles ever to emerge at such a young age. The Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes: the R.S. Williams & Sons Haydn Prize for the best performance of Haydn, the Székely Prize for the best performance of Schubert, and the Canadian Commission Prize for the best performance of a newly commissioned work. ArtPower! audiences are in for an impressive program as The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement, and taut ensemble.” 

Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-ven de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello.

SPONSOR Sam Ersan

UCSD STUDENT MASTER CLASS SPONSORS Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner


Violin student recital
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
2:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported event
Sponsor: Kate Hatmaker


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Camera Lucida
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS AND SCHUBERT
A Camera Lucida Concert

MENDELSSOHN: Lied ohne Worte for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 109
BRAHMS: Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
SCHUBERT: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, D. 667: The Trout

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.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


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WEDS@7 Aleck Karis and Michael Nicolas
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC 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

Michael Nicolas, cello and Aleck Karis, piano

Performing a concert featuring music for cello and piano by New York composers.

Charles Wuorinen - An Orbicle of Jasp (1999)
Earle Brown - Music for Cello and Piano (1955)
Ben Weber - Five Pieces, op. 13 (1941)
Morton Feldman - Durations II (1960)
Elliott Carter - Sonata for Cello and Piano (1948)


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ArtPower! Presents: Black Grace Dance, NZ
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

With their distinctive dynamism sparked by Pacific Island and Maori heritage, the Black Grace dancers take possession of the stage—and own the audience—from the first moment; and they never let go. Eloquent yet elemental, athletic yet spiritual, they are primed for the physical and artistic rigors of artistic director Neil Ieremia’s choreography. A deeply personal work, Gathering Clouds is a response to controversial claims made in a leading New Zealand newspaper by an economist who warns that Polynesians living in New Zealand display “significant and enduring under-achievement”– a problem he believes immigration is making worse. ArtPower! dance fans will be mesmerized by the highly physical work, rich in the story telling traditions of the South Pacific, and expressed with raw finesse, beauty, and power.


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Nicolee Kuester Recital
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
6:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Samuel Dunscombe Recital
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Felipe Rossi Recital
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Felipe Rossi presents an evening of recently composed works including solos, duos and chamber pieces with (and without) live electronics. Rossi
will be joined by Kjell Nordeson (percussion), Matt Kline (double bass), Kyle Motl (double bass), Robert Zelickman (clarinet), Tyler Borden (cello)
and other great musicians.


Palimpsest featuring the music of Brian Ferneyhough
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
4:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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WEDS@7 Palimpsest featuring the music of Brian Ferneyhough
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC 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


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Ine Vanoeveren DMA Recital
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Bass Ensembles
Friday, March 6th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Dustin Donahue DMA Recital
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Sam Wells presents works for Trumpet and Electronics
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
6:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free
Self Supported event
Sponsor: Caroline Miller


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Camera Lucida
Monday, March 9th, 2015
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!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

MILHAUD AND MENDELSSOHN
A Camera Lucida Concert

MILHAUD: Octuor à Cordes for Double String Quartet
MENDELSSOHN: String Octet, Op. 20

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.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, March 9th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the students of 95JC present jazz in concert.


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Karis Studio Piano Students
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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MUS133 Projects in New Music Performance
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC N. Courtyard
Free

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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Judith Hamann Recital
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Chamber Ensembles
Friday, March 13th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of renewal
Friday, March 13th, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Hector Berlioz Requiem

Guest artists: John Tiranno, tenor; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Berlioz’s Grand messe des morts is one of the most fabulous pieces of music ever conceived. Berlioz composed it for performance in the vast Les Invalides in Paris, and he conceived it as an example of what he called “architectural music.” It was, in fact, an early example of quadraphonic music, for Berlioz wrote it for an ideal orchestra of 200 players, a chorus of 600, and four brass bands stationed in the corners of the hall surrounding the audience. For all its ear-splitting spectacle, the Requiem also offers some of Berlioz’s most heartfelt music. Added performance: Friday at 7:30 pm


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Computer Music Concert
Friday, March 13th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of renewal
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Hector Berlioz Requiem

Guest artists: John Tiranno, tenor; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Berlioz’s Grand messe des morts is one of the most fabulous pieces of music ever conceived. Berlioz composed it for performance in the vast Les Invalides in Paris, and he conceived it as an example of what he called “architectural music.” It was, in fact, an early example of quadraphonic music, for Berlioz wrote it for an ideal orchestra of 200 players, a chorus of 600, and four brass bands stationed in the corners of the hall surrounding the audience. For all its ear-splitting spectacle, the Requiem also offers some of Berlioz’s most heartfelt music. Added performance: Friday at 7:30 pm


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of renewal
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Hector Berlioz Requiem

Guest artists: John Tiranno, tenor; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Berlioz’s Grand messe des morts is one of the most fabulous pieces of music ever conceived. Berlioz composed it for performance in the vast Les Invalides in Paris, and he conceived it as an example of what he called “architectural music.” It was, in fact, an early example of quadraphonic music, for Berlioz wrote it for an ideal orchestra of 200 players, a chorus of 600, and four brass bands stationed in the corners of the hall surrounding the audience. For all its ear-splitting spectacle, the Requiem also offers some of Berlioz’s most heartfelt music. Added performance: Friday at 7:30 pm


Wojtek Blecharz Recital
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio
Monday, March 16th, 2015
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!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

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.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


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MUS33B Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
3:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Brendan Nguyen Dissertation Recital
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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ArtPower! Presents: Elias String Quartet
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. Writes The Scotland Herald: “The Elias String Quartet should not really be called a quartet. Although they are four string players, they don't play as four separate musicians but instead as one musical force to be reckoned with.” The Quartet was chosen to participate in BBC Radio‘s prestigious New Generation Artists’ scheme and is the recipient of a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. We know ArtPower! chamber music lovers will be swept up in the energy and dynamism of this incredible ensemble.

Sara Bitlloch, violin; Donald Grant, violin; Martin Saving, viola; Marie Bitlloch, cello.

PROGRAM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 ("Dissonance"); Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, for String Quartet; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C? minor, Op. 131


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Kyle Blair Recital
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Monday@Noon UCSD Graduate Students in Concert
Monday, April 6th, 2015
12:00 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.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 13th, 2015
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!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

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.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


Pablo Gomez Cano Recital
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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ArtPower! Presents: Emerson String Quartet
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ArtTalks! at The Loft, 7pm 

An ArtPower! fan favorite, the Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s "Ensemble of the Year", and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time. With the arrival of cellist Paul Watkins in 2013, the Emerson Quartet has embarked on a remarkable new journey – one filled with freshness, warmth and impressive accolades. 

Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387; Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No.2 in C major, Op. 36; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

SPONSORS Joan Jordan Bernstein and Alexa Hirsch, Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner


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Alice Teyssier DMA Recital
Friday, April 24th, 2015
7:30 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Kartik Seshadri in Concert
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
7:30 pm
CPMC 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

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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Taiwanese Opera Troupe
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio
Monday, April 27th, 2015
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!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

THE MYRIAD TRIO I
A Camera Lucida Special Presentation

Che-Yen Chen, viola
Demarre McGill, flute
Julie Smith Phillips, harp

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.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the Space between us all
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Chris Rountree conducts

Leonard Bernstein    Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”
Yeung-ping Chen    The Moon in La Jolla Nee Commission
Charles Ives        Symphony No. 2

Guest artist: Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Special guest conductor Christopher Rountree, artistic director and conductor of wild Up, an adventurous chamber group that blends new music, classical repertoire, performance art and pop, leads a unique American program. Bernstein’s dramatic First Symphony was written while he was still in his twenties, and voted outstanding new classical work its debut year by the New York Music Critics Circle. Yeung-ping Chen will compose what is truly a twenty-first century work, a “tele-concerto” in which the orchestra will be in Mandeville and the soloists will “appear” with the orchestra via the internet. Ives’ popular Second Symphony fuses the great European symphony with popular American tunes.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the Space between us all
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Chris Rountree conducts

Leonard Bernstein    Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”
Yeung-ping Chen    The Moon in La Jolla Nee Commission
Charles Ives        Symphony No. 2

Guest artist: Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Special guest conductor Christopher Rountree, artistic director and conductor of wild Up, an adventurous chamber group that blends new music, classical repertoire, performance art and pop, leads a unique American program. Bernstein’s dramatic First Symphony was written while he was still in his twenties, and voted outstanding new classical work its debut year by the New York Music Critics Circle. Yeung-ping Chen will compose what is truly a twenty-first century work, a “tele-concerto” in which the orchestra will be in Mandeville and the soloists will “appear” with the orchestra via the internet. Ives’ popular Second Symphony fuses the great European symphony with popular American tunes.


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WEDS@7 The Threepenny Opera
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.


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Scott Worthington DMA Recital
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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The Threepenny Opera
Friday, May 8th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.


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The Threepenny Opera
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
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

kallisti presents chamber opera:
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein (1954)
Ruff Yeager, Director  
featuring kallisti and guests:   
Sara Perez, Hillary Young, Kirsten Wiest and Susan Narucki sopranos
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Design
Kristen Flores, Set Design
Michael Mizerany, Choreographer
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The U.S.A. has just elected its first female president. In early January of 2017 the inauguration is eminent and those on both sides of the law are looking to cash in on the festivities. A militarized D.C. police force has promised the new commander-in-chief to rid the city of its criminal element. Tea Party evangelists are rounding up the homeless to protest and picket the new administration. Prostitutes and drug dealers welcome the newly arrived lobbyists and politicos while Mac Heath hides in a dark alley somewhere on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting to slit the throat of his next victim.

Since its premiere in 1929, The Threepenny Opera has challenged and captivated audiences worldwide.   It has been performed over 10,000 times and translated into 18 languages. For kallisti's sixth opera project, we turn to this classic work of music theater, and view it through the prism of the future.

Led by Grammy award winning soprano Susan Narucki, kallisti draws its singers from the graduate program in Contemporary Music Performance at UC San Diego and distinguished guest artists.

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Performances: May 6, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m.


The Threepenny Opera
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
2:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
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


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 11th, 2015
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!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804

GERNSHEIM AND BRAHMS
A Camera Lucida Concert

BRAHMS: Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2 for Violin and Piano
GERNSHEIM: Quintet No. 2 for Piano and Strings in B minor, Op. 63
BRAHMS: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34

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.

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation


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Elisabet Curbelo Recital
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi and Che-Yen Chen
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC 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


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Thomas Babin Recital
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Lai-Tat Linda Szeto Clarinet Recital
Friday, May 15th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Robert Zelickman


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Michael Matsuno Recital
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
4:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Paul Hembree Dissertation Concert
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 201B Improv Ensemble
Monday, May 18th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Juries: Integrative Studies
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 David Borgo: Acoustic & Electronic
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC 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


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Leah Bowden DMA Recital
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Peter Ko Undergraduate Honors Recital
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall


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Ojai Festival Preview with Steven Schick
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC 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


Karis Studio Piano Students
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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UCSD Gospel Choir
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


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Piano Students
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Undergraduate Juries
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
10:00 am
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

Cole Pendergrass Undergraduate Honors Recital
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
5:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater


Hillary Young Recital
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 1st, 2015
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, June 2nd, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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95W Indian Music Students
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


Chamber Ensembles
Friday, June 5th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Computer Music Concert
Friday, June 5th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of utterance
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

David Chase conducts

Peter Tchaikovsky        Violin Concerto
Jonathan Dove            There Was a Child

Guest artist: Priti Gandhi, soprano; Annelle Gregory, violin; Edward Mout, tenor; North Coast Singers youth choir

Choral Director David Chase leads our season-ending concerts. Annelle Gregory, winner of the 2012 Young Artists Competition, plays Tchaikovsky’s great concerto, one of the most difficult ever written for the violin. There Was a Child, composed by Jonathan Dove in 2009, is a grand cantata in the spirit of Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composed as a tribute to a young man who had died tragically, rather than dwelling in darkness, Dove’s oratorio inspires and uplifts. Setting texts by English and American poets, it is scored for soprano and tenor soloists, children’s choir, chorus, and orchestra.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of utterance
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

David Chase conducts

Peter Tchaikovsky        Violin Concerto
Jonathan Dove            There Was a Child

Guest artist: Priti Gandhi, soprano; Annelle Gregory, violin; Edward Mout, tenor; North Coast Singers youth choir

Choral Director David Chase leads our season-ending concerts. Annelle Gregory, winner of the 2012 Young Artists Competition, plays Tchaikovsky’s great concerto, one of the most difficult ever written for the violin. There Was a Child, composed by Jonathan Dove in 2009, is a grand cantata in the spirit of Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composed as a tribute to a young man who had died tragically, rather than dwelling in darkness, Dove’s oratorio inspires and uplifts. Setting texts by English and American poets, it is scored for soprano and tenor soloists, children’s choir, chorus, and orchestra.


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ICAM Timecode
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
6:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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MUS33C Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Best of ICAM
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free



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