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.

A Night of Classical Iranian Music
Friday, March 24th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Hesam Abedini

Iranian Music Improvisation

Niloufar Shiri: Kamancheh

Mahtab Nadalian: Santour

Milad Jahadi: Tombak & Daf

Hesam Abedini: Vocals

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Mahtab Nadalian is an Iranian Santoor player who graduated from the College of Fine Arts at University of Tehran. She had her high school studies from 2004 to 2010 at Tehran Music Conservatory, where she had maestro Arfa' Atraee as her Santour teacher. Mahtab has performed in many music festivals such as Iranian Women's Music Festival, Tehran Youth Music Festival and Fajr International Music Festival, to name a few. She is currently studying Audio Recording Technology at Houston Community College.

Milad Jahadi was born in 1983 in Qazvin. He started his Tombak lessons with Hamidreza Maghsudi and later studied with Rashid Kakavand and Pezhham Akhawas. He started Daf in 2002 and continued his music lessons with Dr. Hossien Meissami who taught him music theory. Milad performed with the Horakhsh and Sama ensembles as well as with the late Ostad Jalal Zolfonoun. He migrated to the US in 2011 where he continued his musical activities, performing and teaching both adult and children at the Iranian School of San Diego. He has performed with Dr. Hossien Omoumi.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
12:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
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Join the Division of Arts and Humanities for a conversation with Master Parissa at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall.

Introduction by Cristina Della Coletta Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities

Roghieh Chehre-Azad Distinguished Professorship Presentation

Parissa is the first holder of the Roghieh Chehre-Azad Distinguished Professorship. She is Iran's most distinguished female vocalist, who is visiting UC San Diego to share her deep knowledge of Radif - the classical repertoire of Persian traditional music. Its melodic patters are preserved through many generations and provide the basis for improvisation in Persian traditional music. Radif is taught through oral tradition and the repertoire evolves and is preserved by masters of each generation, such as Parissa.

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Springfest - CLAUSTRUM
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
1:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Springfest 2017

Sound installation / Micro-Opera / Haunted House

A short, immersive performance for small groups of people, CLAUSTRUM is the creation of Bonnie Lander and Jonathan Nussman, vocalists and improvisers. The performance will be repeated on loop for successive small audiences. Listeners can sign up for a specific time, or will be admitted on a first-come basis.

King Yue Li, piano
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Self Supported Event
Event sponsor: Siu Hei Lee

King Yue Li (Hong Kong/Philadelphia) will present piano music by Department of Music graduate composer Xavier Beteta, Claude Debussy and Frederic Chopin, among others.

Winner of the Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition and the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, King Yue traveled across the United States, Germany and Hong Kong to perform in solo piano recitals, chamber ensemble concerts and harpsichord salons. Born in Hong Kong, King Yue is currently completing his master's degree in piano performance at Temple University. 

Before pursuing postgraduate studies in the USA, King Yue’s talent had been recognized in his Hong Kong hometown. He was the top prizewinner of prestigious competitions such as the Hong Kong Youth Culture & Art Development Association’s Competition and the Hong Kong (Asia Pacific) Piano Competition. Taking advantage of the continual British influence in Hong Kong music education, King Yue obtained piano certifications such as the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM, 2009) and the Fellowship of the Trinity College London (FTCL, 2011). As a result of his academic and pianistic achievements, he received scholarships from the Hong Kong Government, Au Bak Ling Charity Trust, and the Temple University.

Beyond performance, King Yue is also a specialist in education. He holds an education degree with First Class Honor and has given private lessons for nine years.

Undergraduate Forum Performance
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

MUS 33C Final Recording
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Dana Marie Chan, piano
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Maggie Joshi, Alexander Chuk and Vincent Nguyen, senior recital - voice
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Self Supported event
Sponsor: Ashley Walstrom

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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