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

The first of two concerts on Wednesday, March 4th, curated by Steven Schick, honoring composer Brian Ferneyhough.
Featuring the Palimpsest and wasteLAnd ensembles.

Brian FerneyhoughSuperscriptio
Rachel Beetz, piccolo

Kevin Zhang - while twigs make minor adjustments
Kirsten Wiest, soprano
Michael Matsuno, flute
Curt Miller, clarinet
Batya Macadam Somer, violin
Tyler Borden, cello
Todd Moellenberg, piano
Steven Schick, conductor

Brian Ferneyhough - Sisyphus Redux
Ine Vanoeveren, flute

Brian Ferneyhough - Etudes Transcendentales
wasteLAnd, conducted by Nicholas Deyoe


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

Brian Ferneyhough - La Chute d’Icare
Anthony Burr, clarinet soloist
Batya Macadam-Somer, violin
Judith Hamann, cello
Matthew Kline, bass
Michael Matsuno, flutes
Paul Sherman, oboe
Kyle Blair, piano
Jonathan Hepfer, percussion
Steven Schick, conductor

Brian Ferneyhough - Fanfare for Klaus Huber
Ryan Nestor, Dustin Donahue, Percussion

Hunjoo Jung - La Chute d’Icare
Samuel Dunscombe, clarinet
Batya Macadam-Somer, violin
Judith Hamann, cello
Matthew Kline, bass
Michael Matsuno, flute
Paul Sherman, oboe
Kyle Blair, piano
Jonathan Hepfer, percussion
Steven Schick, conductor

Brian Ferneyhough - Time and Motion Study
Tyler Borden, cello
Paul Hembree, electronics
James Bean, audio technician

Brian Ferneyhough - Terrain
Mark Menzies, violin with wasteLAnd, conducted by Nicholas Deyoe


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

they banded together under the battle cry of ILLUSION!

Flutist Ine Vanoeveren explores the abstract side of some Greek myths in Brian Ferneyhough’s solo music for flute: optical dungeons in Superscriptio, fruitless predictions in Cassandra’s Dream Song, a satisfied condemned king in Sisyphus Redux and a forgotten muse in Mnemosyne.

Ine will also create 2 new works by UCSD composers James Bean and Fernanda Aoki Navarro.

B. Ferneyhough - Superscriptio
B. Ferneyhough - Cassandra’s Dream Song
J. Bean - ligament at distance (world premiere)
B. Ferneyhough - Sisyphus Redux
F. Aoki Navarro - Through (world premiere)
B. Ferneyhough - Mnemosyne
 
More info: http://www.inevanoeveren.com


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

The students of Mark Dresser present: BASS ENSEMBLES


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Dustin Donahue DMA Recital
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Percussionist Dustin Donahue presents a recital of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Helmut Lachenmann, and Roger Reynolds. Donahue will also give the premiere performance of Kurt Isaacson’s new solo work, dust that will coat the lobes of her lungs with glittering stillness.


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

Join us as composer/performer Sam Wells presents an evening of contemporary works for trumpet , electronics, and video.

Per Bloland – Quintet for Solo Trumpet and Electronics (2005)
Samuel Wells – Minong (2012)
Paul Hembree – Blue Sky Catastrophe (rev. 2013)
Christopher Biggs – Decoherence (2014)
Elainie Lillios – November Twilight (2011)
Samuel Wells – (dys)functions (2011)


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Camera Lucida
Monday, March 9th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

SCHOENBERG AND TCHAIKOVSKY
Monday, March 9, 2015

SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor

Jeff Thayer, violin
Wayne Lee, violin
Brian Chen, viola
Chi-Yuan Chen, viola
Charles Curtis, cello
Ru-Pei Yeh, cello
Reiko Uchida, piano

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
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Graduate piano performance students of Aleck Karis present an informal concert.


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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Under the direction of Jonathan Hepfer, the UCSD Chamber Orchestra performs works of full orchestras.


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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

Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.


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MUS133 Projects in New Music Performance
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center East Courtyard

Free


The students of Projects in New Music Performance present their end of quarter concert featuring new music of the tewntieth century.


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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Under the instruction of Phil Larson, the students of Singers & Choirs present their end of quarter recital.


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Judith Hamann Recital
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

UC San Diego's Wind Ensemble presents their end of quarter concert, directed by Robert Zelickman.

Program:

SECOND HUNGARIAN  RHAPSODY- F. LISZT

CONCERTO FOR TROMBONE AND BAND- RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

1.     ALLEGRO VIVACE

2.     ANDANTE CANTABILE

3.     ALLEGRO

ERIC STARR, SOLOIST

THE  TOY TROMBONE- WARREN COVINGTON  TROMBONE QUARTET AND BAND

SYMPHONIC  DANCE NO. 1- RACHMANINOFF

INTERMISSION

TAHITI TROT- D. SHOSTAKOVICH

AFTER TEA FOR TWO- VINCENT YOUMANS

YAKETY SAX- BOOTS RANDOLPH (FEATURING THE SAXOPHONE SECTION)

MIDNIGHT SOLILOQUY- JOHN CACAVAS (FEATURING THE SAXOPHONE SECTION)

ROUMANIAN RHAPSODY NO. 1- GEORGES ENESCO


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

Under the direction of Takae Ohnishi, the students of Chamber Music Performance present small ensembles of representative instrumental and vocal chamber music literature.


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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
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

An end of quarter concert presenting computer techniques for desktop audio, including audio editing, MIDI control, and real-time music algorithms.


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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


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Wojtek Blecharz Recital
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Wojtek Blecharz presents his PhD dissertation concert:

PART 1.
K'an for steel drum and ca. 130 sticks
Choice to remain silent for contrabass clarinet
The Map of Tenderness for cello solo

PART 2.
September (the next reading)


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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio
Monday, March 16th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

MYRIAD TRIO I
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99
Georg Philipp Telemann, arr. The Myriad Trio: Triosonate in E minor, Twv 42:e6
Gustav Mahler, arr. Phillips – “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5
Harald Genzmer – Trio for Flute, Viola & Harp

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
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

MUS 33B presents their course final, under the supervision of composer Ori Talmon. Their works will reflect their studies of notation, calligraphy, instrumentation, orchestration, and twentieth-century music literature.


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ArtPower! Presents: Elias String Quartet
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Monday@Noon UCSD Graduate Students in Concert
Monday, April 6th, 2015
12:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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
Conrad Prebys 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

BRAHMS AND MESSIAEN

BRAHMS: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 2
MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time

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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Nico Couck Solo Concert
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

Antwerp-based guitarist Nico Couck (b. 1988) started playing the instrument at age 15. In 2013 he obtained his master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, under the guidance of prof. Roland Broux, and with greatest distinction. Since 2010 he won several awards at e.g. Radio Klara Festival, Laboratorium III (ChampdAction), and the International Lions Music Competition. In 2012 he received a fellowship grant by Stichting Conservatorium Antwerpen, and was nominated for the Logos Foundation Award 2012 with his project stompbox.guitar. In 2013 and 2014 he toured throughout the U.S. with Reciprocity, a project released on CD in 2013. In 2014 he was awarded a Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreise for interpretation by the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt. His repertoire varies from Baroque to contemporary music with a dedicated focus on present-day developments in music.

Past events and festivals include the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (DE), the Global Composition Conference (DE), Acht Brücken Festival (DE), ISCM World Music Days (BE), Transit Festival (BE), Ars Musica (BE), Musica Sacra (NL), and many others. Past performances have been broadcasted on WDR3 (DE), DLF (DE) and Radio Klara (BE). Since 2008 he has collaborated with and premiered works by Stefan Prins, Johannes Kreidler, Simon Steen-Andersen, Clemens Gadenstaetter, Phil Niblock, Serge Verstockt, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Stefan Beyer, amongst several others. Besides his activities as a soloist, Nico Couck is a freelance musician in several ensembles, is assigned as guitarist in ensemble ChampdAction, and is affiliated with Nadar Ensemble.

In addition to performing, Nico Couck currently is assistant professor of guitar at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and doctoral researcher at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent.


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Pablo Gomez Cano Recital
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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ArtPower! Presents: Emerson String Quartet
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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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Kartik Seshadri in Concert
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio
Monday, April 27th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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 II
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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Alice Teyssier DMA Recital
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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WEDS@7 The Threepenny Opera
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.


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

Space Administration

Space Administration sets a visual presentation of Ken Hunt’s poem "Apollo Spacecraft"  inside music for bass and electronics by Scott Worthington. The poem uses NASA’s voice transcript of the Apollo 11 mission by erasing most of the words and leaving the time stamps. Through the erasure, Hunt creates an ode to the god Apollo and a rumination on space travel. Worthington’s music lets the bass float weightlessly above a galactic electronic background, created mostly with a Moog synthesizer (a company which became popular just a few years before the Apollo 11 mission).

poetrywillbemadebyall.ch/book/space-administration/ (free pdf download of Hunt’s poem)

scottworthington.com

spacecraftpress.wordpress.com (Ken Hunt’s press)


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The Threepenny Opera
Friday, May 8th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.


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The Threepenny Opera
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.


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The Threepenny Opera
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center 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.  Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, May 11th, 2015
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys 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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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi and Che-Yen Chen
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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

Acclaimed harpsichordist and UCSD lecturer Takae Ohnishi has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. The Gramophone magazine praises her recording of the Goldberg Variations that “Ohnishi’s brilliant artistry immerses the listener in the creative and emotional narratives Bach unfolds with incomparable mastery.”
Currently teaching at USC Thornton School of Music, violist Brian Che-Yen Chen is a founding member of the Formosa String Quartet and Camera Lucida. The Strad magazine describes him as a musician whose “tonal distinction and essential musicality produced an auspicious impression.”
The concert is in UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, featuring its beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.

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

Bassist Thomas Babin presents his MA recital.


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

Lai-Tat Linda Szeto, a student of Robert Zelickman, performs her undergraduate senior recital.


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

Flutist Michael Matsuno presents his MA recital.


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Paul Hembree Dissertation Concert
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

Composer Paul Hembree presents his PhD dissertation recital.


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

The 95JC concert, under the direction of KAMAU KENYATTA, 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.


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Juries: Integrative Studies
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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WEDS@7 David Borgo: Acoustic & Electronic
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
Free

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


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Ojai Festival Preview with Steven Schick
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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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Karis Studio Piano Students
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
2:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Graduate piano performance students of Aleck Karis present an informal concert.


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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

Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.


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

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Undergraduate Juries
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
10:00 am
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Cole Pendergrass Undergraduate Honors Recital
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
5:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


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

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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, June 1st, 2015
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Jonathan Hepfer, the UCSD Chamber Orchestra performs.


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

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Singers and Choirs
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys 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


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

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

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MUS33C Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Free

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Best of ICAM
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
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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