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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UCSD Gospel Choir
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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

Under the direction of Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel Choir performs spirituals as well as traditional and contemporary Gospel music.


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Karis Studio Piano Students
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
2:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Students from Aleck Karis' piano studio perform selected works.


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Bonnie Lander DMA Recital
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
7:30 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater

Free


Inside Voices

D.M.A candidate Bonnie Lander presents a somatic aural understanding of the inner world of sound that we all experience in our day to day lives.  Combined with live improvisation, this work could be considered a concerto for improvising soprano and black box theater. The music has been spatialized in the theater by composer James Bean and gives the listener the uncanny sense of being inside someone else's head.  Lighting by Lily Bartenstein.  Additional musicians include cellist Judith Hamann and saxophonist Drew Ceccato.


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MUS 201A: The Music of Wadada Leo Smith
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Under the direction of Anthony Davis, the MUS 201A Improvisation Ensemble focused on the music of Wadada Leo Smith presents their course concert.


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Kyle Adam Blair and Todd Moellenberg Duo Recital
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Kyle Adam Blair and Todd Moellenberg present a two-piano recital. The program includes works by Claude Debussy, Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, Mauricio Kagel, György Ligeti, and a world premiere by Hunjoo Jung.


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Jazz Adv Improvisation Techniques, MUS 131
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Under the direction of Mark Dresser,  MUS 131 Advanced Improvisation Techniques presents their course concert.


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Michael Mizrahi, piano
Friday, December 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Pianist Michael Mizrahi, a guest of Aleck Karis, performs works by Beethoven as well as several newly composed works from the 21st century.


Mr. Mizrahi has won acclaim for his compelling performances of a wide-ranging repertoire and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages. He has appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist across the United States and abroad.  Mr. Mizrahi has performed in the world’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Toyko’s Suntory Hall, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Jordan Hall and the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Chicago Cultural Center and Houston’s Jones Hall. He has performed as soloist with major orchestras including the Houston Symphony, National Symphony, Haddonfield Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, and Prince Georges Philharmonic. He has given solo recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and has made repeated appearances on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. His chamber music festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Verbier, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Mr. Mizrahi won First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Ima Hogg International Competition, as well as first prizes in the International Bartók-Kabalevsky Competition and the Iowa International Piano Competition. He won third prize in the San Antonio International Piano Competition in 2006. Mr. Mizrahi appeared for many years on the active roster of Astral Artists.

Michael Mizrahi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, where his concentrations were in music, religion and physics. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Claude Frank. After his Philadelphia debut recital, the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that “…the performance had transparency, revealing a forward-moving logic and chord voices you didn’t previously realize were there…textures were sumptuous.”

He is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Watch more on Mizrahi here:

The Bright Motion from New Amsterdam Records on Vimeo.


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Computer Music Concert
Friday, December 5th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

Graduate computer music students perform original works in a concert featuring experimental music, performance art, and visual music.


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Kirsten Wiest DMA Recital
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

With her "wonted skill and poise", soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest presents her first recital-in-residence toward fulfillment of her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree. Lyrical settings of emotionally-charged poetry juxtapose fragmented musical offerings of Sylvia Plath and text of utter nonsense in this magical music of the past century.

Program:
Gabriel Faure: L'horizon chimérique, Op. 118
   Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Kaija Saariaho: From the Grammar of Dreams
   Sara Perez, soprano
Wolfgang Rihm: Drei Hölderlin-Gedichte
   Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Per Nørgård: Fons Laetitiae
   Tasha Smith Godinez, harp
György Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre
   Siu Hei Lee, piano

Soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest is “a new music natural” committed to the continuous evolution of classical vocal music. Her “wonted skill and poise” has captured the attention of many composers, resulting in several world premiere performances and close collaborations. Kirsten has worked with Ben Johnston, Jeffrey Holmes, Denis Kolokol, Ellen Reid, and Christopher Rountree, among others.
Kirsten has sung as a soloist with wild Up new music collective, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, UCLA John Cage Symposium, kallisti chamber opera, UCSD's Palimpsest, CalArts New Century Players Ensemble, and Chapman University’s New Music Ensemble. She has also performed with The Industry - LA’s home for experimental opera, San Diego Pro Arte Voices, the Metroplex Opera Company in Dallas, and the Texas 'Lone Star' Ambassadors of Music.
Currently a DMA student at UCSD under the instruction of Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki, Kirsten holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BM cum laude from Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded the New Music Award for her outstanding commitment to the performance of contemporary works.


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Monday Night Jazz: 95JC Jazz Ensembles
Monday, December 8th, 2014
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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Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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


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MUS206 Telematics
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
8:00 pm
Warren Studio B
Free

An inter-campus concert presentation of collaborative work between graduate students at UC San Diego and UC Irvine, under the direction of Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen, respectively.  Musicians in remote locations perform together through a medium of telepresence enabled by high speed internet.


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International Contemporary Ensemble
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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

International Contemporary Ensemble performs the Coalescence Cycle, six works for instruments and electronics by Rand Steiger, developed during his composer residency at Calit2.

Cyclone (2013) - clarinet and electronics
Joshua Rubin, clarinet

Concatenation (2012) – bassoon and electronics
Rebekah Heller, bassoon

Light on Water (2012) – flute, piano and electronics
Claire Chase, flute; Jacob Greenberg, piano

Template for Improvising Trumpeter and Ensemble (2013)
Peter Evans, trumpet; Steven Schick conductor

Mourning Fog (2012) – cello and electronics
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello

Coalescence (2013) – thirteen soloists and electronics
Steven Schick, conductor

ICE is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced.

International Contemporary Ensemble
Claire Chase, flute
Alice Teyssier, flute
Nick Masterson, oboe
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Peter Evans, trumpet
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Nathan Davis, percussion
Ross Karre, percussion
Jennifer Curtis, violin
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello
Randall Zigler, bass

This program is sponsored by CalIt2 and the UC San Diego Department of Music.


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Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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

UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

Under the direction of Robert Zelickman, the 95L Wind Ensemble performs at Mandeville Auditorium.


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Chamber Ensembles
Friday, December 12th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Under the direction of Takae Ohnishi, undergraduate chamber ensembles perform.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Friday, December 12th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

William Grant Still             Afro-American Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No. 9

Guest artist: Natalie Mann soprano; Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano; Enrique Toral, tenor; Ron Banks, bass

In December 1989 Leonard Bernstein led an international orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the ruins of the Berlin Wall, which had just been demolished. We mark the 25th anniversary of that historic concert with a performance of the same music. The concert opens with a different declaration of freedom: William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony of 1930 was the first significant symphony by an African-American composer. Nearly a century later, it remains a compelling piece of music.


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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

William Grant Still             Afro-American Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No. 9

Guest artist: Natalie Mann soprano; Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano; Enrique Toral, tenor; Ron Banks, bass

In December 1989 Leonard Bernstein led an international orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the ruins of the Berlin Wall, which had just been demolished. We mark the 25th anniversary of that historic concert with a performance of the same music. The concert opens with a different declaration of freedom: William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony of 1930 was the first significant symphony by an African-American composer. Nearly a century later, it remains a compelling piece of music.


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Lawrence Lee Recital
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
8:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ...on the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
2:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts

William Grant Still             Afro-American Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No. 9

Guest artist: Natalie Mann soprano; Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano; Enrique Toral, tenor; Ron Banks, bass

In December 1989 Leonard Bernstein led an international orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the ruins of the Berlin Wall, which had just been demolished. We mark the 25th anniversary of that historic concert with a performance of the same music. The concert opens with a different declaration of freedom: William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony of 1930 was the first significant symphony by an African-American composer. Nearly a century later, it remains a compelling piece of music.


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Gratkowski-Brown-Winant Trio
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

Frank Gratkowski - Chris Brown - William Winant

California meets Germany happens to be the headline of this trio of Frank Gratkowski, William Winant, and Chris Brown. Maybe the story-behind-the-story here is that great minds think alike and great improvisers improvise, well...greatly.

German composer/reed musician Frank Gratkowski has been active on the European scene for the last 20 years. He has an affinity for strong pianist like George Graewe, Misha Mengelberg and Achim Kaufmann, and drummers including Gerry Hemingway and Tony Oxley. It seems natural that he would connect with pianist Chris Brown and percussionist William Winant. Both West Coast artists have been associated with Glenn Spearman and Larry Ochs of ROVA fame.

-Mark Corroto, allaboutjazz.com


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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 15th, 2014
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

SCHUBERT, MOZART AND CHAUSSON
A Camera Lucida Concert

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

SCHUBERT: String Trio Fragment in B-flat Major
MOZART: Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423
CHAUSSON: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30

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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MUS33A Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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ArtPower! Presents: Pacifica String Quartet
Saturday, January 10th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, during the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. From its early days as winner of the Naumburg and Avery Fisher Awards to its Grammy-honored recordings, chamber music lovers have been following the impressive rise of the Pacifica Quartet for years. Fresh and daring, their strikingly personal interpretations of classical and contemporary composers are performed with “remarkable unanimity of vibrato, attack, and volume” (The New York Times). The ensemble returns to ArtPower! with a program displaying its members’ deep musical instincts.

Simin Ganatra, violin; Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello.

SPONSORS Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner, Amnon and Lee Ben-Yehuda


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MUS103A Seminar in Composition Final
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
2:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall

Free



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1st Year Grad Winter Composition Jury Concert
Friday, January 16th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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1st Year Grad Winter Juries, Discussion Session
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
10:00 am
CPMC 231
Free

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WEDS@7 Wadada Leo Smith
Wednesday, January 21st, 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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ArtPower! Presents: ODC Dance Company
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497

ODC is known worldwide for its athleticism, passion and intellectual depth. The San Francisco-based dance company has been widely recognized for its seamless fusion of ballet and modern techniques, all made more thrilling by the visceral physicality of its dancers. The company of eleven world-class artists will perform the imaginative repertory of Brenda Way, KT Nelson and Kate Weare in an evening of dance that will take ArtPower! audiences on an unexpected journey with each work. Of Triangulating Euclid, the San Francisco Chronicle writes: “There's a point-to-point logic to the piece that seems as irresistible and inevitable as those ancient mathematical theorems. The new work flows, twirls and regroups with utter confidence.” 

MASTER CLASS SPONSOR Renita Greenberg


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Christine Tavolacci DMA Recital
Friday, January 23rd, 2015
5:30 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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Rachel Beetz DMA Recital
Friday, January 23rd, 2015
7:30 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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Alice Teyssier DMA Recital
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert
Sunday, January 25th, 2015
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Tickets may be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
Parking is free
All tickets are held at the door


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Monday@Noon UCSD Graduate Students in Concert
Monday, January 26th, 2015
12:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
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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Jennifer Bewerse DMA Recital
Monday, January 26th, 2015
8:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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

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MUS206 Sound Installation Seminar Presenation
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
Free

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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.


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

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

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

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

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WEDS@7 Roger Reynolds's 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



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

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

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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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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


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

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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


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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

New Music from New York for cello and piano, by Weber, Brown, Wuorinen, Feldman, and Carter.


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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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Kyle Blair Recital
Thursday, February 19th, 2015
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
Free

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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

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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

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

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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 Experimental Theater
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


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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


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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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MUS103B Seminar in Composition Final
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
3:00 pm
CPMC Recital Hall
Free

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MUS33B Intro to Composition Final
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
3:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
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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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


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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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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

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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

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WEDS@7 Chamber 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


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

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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

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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

Free

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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

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Voice Students Concert, 32VM
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


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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

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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

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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



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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