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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Grad Welcome Concert
Monday, September 21st, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

ArtPower! Presents Irvine Arditti and Roger Reynolds
Friday, September 25th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

English violinist, Irvine Arditti, founder of the celebrated Arditti Quartet, has been a guiding influence on the string quartet medium, itself perhaps the most substantive thread in the weave of Western music tradition. His four-decade friendship with Pulitzer Prize–winning UC San Diego composer Roger Reynolds has elicited four quartets, a solo work and a chamber concerto. Now Reynolds and Arditti are collaborating on a new, large-scale work—a duo for solo violin and real-time algorithms controlled in performance by computer musician Paul Hembree. Their collaboration will be presented in a workshop where they will demonstrate the musical sources and the algorithmic strategies before giving what will be the work’s world premiere performance! rogerreynolds.com

SPONSOR Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner


My New House
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

A collaborative engagement featuring Joe Garrison, Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Stephen Solook, Ariana Warren and Chris Warren.


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Sila: The Breath of the World
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
3:00 pm
Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Sila: The Breath of the World

John Luther Adams, composer

We perform John Luther Adams’ extraordinary site-determined work in the beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden in celebration of Balboa Park’s centennial. Free event. No reservations required.


Fiona Digney Recital
Thursday, October 1st, 2015
6:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Jonathan Nussman Recital
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Brendan Nguyen Recital
Friday, October 9th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Chamber Music Recital featuring Robert Zelickman
Sunday, October 11th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

ArtPower! Presents Huang Yi & Kuka
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and robots. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch,” Huang was immersed in the arts at a young age, spending much of his childhood in his parents’ studio watching them teach tango and learning to paint alongside his father. He is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers. Huang’s groundbreaking and award-winning work, HUANG YI & KUKA, in which he performs alongside a robot he conceptualized and programmed, opened the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), the internationally renowned unique platform for digital art and media culture.

SPONSOR Renita Greenberg


Grad Forum
Friday, October 16th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Kana Kotera, euphonium
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

WEDS@7 Callithumpian Consort
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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 CALLITHUMPIAN CONSORT is dedicated to the proposition that music is an experience. Founded by pianist and conductor Stephen Drury sometime in the 1980’s, the Consort is a professional ensemble producing concerts of contemporary music at the highest standard. Stephen Drury created the Callithumpian Consort in the belief that new music should be an exciting adventure shared by performers and listeners alike, and that the brand new masterpieces of our day are beautiful, sensuous, challenging, delightful, provocative, and a unique joy. Our audiences bring fresh ears to sounds never heard before; they bring their experiences from rock stadiums, jazz clubs, and internet electronica to the concert hall. They hunger for the new.


Fall Composition Jury Concert
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Stephen Drury, Solo Piano Recital
Monday, October 26th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Pianist and conductor STEPHEN DRURY has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and from Arkansas to Seoul. A champion of contemporary music, he has taken the sound of dissonance into remote corners of Pakistan, Greenland and Montana.


Hillary Young Recital
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Grad Forum
Friday, October 30th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young People's Concert
Friday, October 30th, 2015
7:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Our third annual Young People’s Concert is tailored for young audiences and enjoyable for the entire family. Conductor Steven Schick takes the audience through an enlightening and entertaining performance of excerpts of the upcoming concert, with commentary from the podium. Reservations required.


John Fonville (hold for guest)
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free
Self supported event


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Edgard Varèse Tuning Up
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

John Luther Adams Become Ocean

Guest artist: Aleck Karis, piano

The 61st season opens with a program of variety and emotional depth. It begins with Varèse’s Tuning Up, a wry commentary on orchestras and audiences, and continues with perhaps the mightiest piano concerto ever written. Aleck Karis will be the soloist in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. The program concludes with John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music.


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

Edgard Varèse Tuning Up
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

John Luther Adams Become Ocean

Guest artist: Aleck Karis, piano

The 61st season opens with a program of variety and emotional depth. It begins with Varèse’s Tuning Up, a wry commentary on orchestras and audiences, and continues with perhaps the mightiest piano concerto ever written. Aleck Karis will be the soloist in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. The program concludes with John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music.


Camera Lucida
Monday, November 9th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Purcell: Fantazias for Strings
Webern: String Trio Fragment
Stravinsky: Three Short Pieces for String Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet in B-flat major, Opus 67

Under the artistic directorship of UCSD professor and cellist Charles Curtis, and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UCSD performance faculty and guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, yet with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.  

Jeff Thayer, vioin | Che-Yen Chen, viola | Charles Curtis, cello | Reiko Uchida, piano


Jen Shyu in Concert
Friday, November 13th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

ArtPower! Presents Cuarteto Quiroga
Friday, November 13th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

The early 20th century Spanish violinist Manuel Quiroga is not as well known as his compatriots Pablo de Sarasate and Pablo Casals, but he is an esteemed figure in Spain. The Cuarteto Quiroga, a youthful ensemble founded in Madrid in 2004, is keeping his name alive and creating curiosity about him among listeners outside Spain. As the quartet-in-residence in charge of the Royal Collection of decorated Stradivarius at Madrid’s Royal Palace, Cuarteto Quiroga has established itself as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of its generation. Prizewinners of several major international string quartet competitions (Bordeaux, Paolo Borciani, Geneva, Fnapec-Paris, Palau Barcelona), the ensemble regularly appears at prestigious halls and festivals in Europe and South America. Since 2011, the quartet has been ensemble-in-residence at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid (Spain). Cuarteto Quiroga has won international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its distinctive personality as well as its bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire. cuartetoquiroga.com

Pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7 pm


Taiwanese Singers
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Admission information forthcoming

Classical and Folkloric Persian Music Night
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Admission information forthcoming

Elisabet Curbelo Gonzalez Graduate Recital
Monday, November 16th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Karis Piano Studio
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Stephanie Richards, Solo Trumpet Concert
Friday, November 20th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Todd Moellenberg Recital
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Monday Night Jazz: MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

red fish blue fish
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

UC San Diego Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 24th, 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


Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, November 30th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Singers and Choirs
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 3rd, 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, December 4th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Computer Music Concert
Friday, December 4th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts:

John Luther Adams The Light That Fills the World
Ori Talmon (Thomas Nee Commission, new work)
Samuel Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard

Aaron Copland Symphony No. 3

Guest artist: Zen Wu, soprano

The concert opens with Adams’ ethereal study of orchestral color, continues with Barber’s moving Prayers of Kierkegaard with chorus (based in part on Gregorian Chant), and concludes with Copland’s triumphant Third Symphony, written at the end of World War II. Also on the program is the premiere of a work by this season’s Thomas Nee Commission winner, Ori Talmon.


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts:

John Luther Adams The Light That Fills the World
Ori Talmon (Thomas Nee Commission, new work)
Samuel Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard

Aaron Copland Symphony No. 3

Guest artist: Zen Wu, soprano

The concert opens with Adams’ ethereal study of orchestral color, continues with Barber’s moving Prayers of Kierkegaard with chorus (based in part on Gregorian Chant), and concludes with Copland’s triumphant Third Symphony, written at the end of World War II. Also on the program is the premiere of a work by this season’s Thomas Nee Commission winner, Ori Talmon.


Camera Lucida
Monday, December 7th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General: $25.00
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $20.00
Students w/ID: Free
Department of Music Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K. 493
Mozart: Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563

Under the artistic directorship of UCSD professor and cellist Charles Curtis, and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony principals, UCSD performance faculty and guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, yet with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.  

Jeff Thayer, vioin | Che-Yen Chen, viola | Charles Curtis, cello | Reiko Uchida, piano


MUS 33A Final Recording
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital 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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