UC San Diego's Department of Music

March 23, 2012

  SPRING BREAK IS UPON US. Concerts resume on Monday April 2 at 7:30 pm with Camera Lucida, featuring renowned musicians from San Diego Symphony and our music faculty in a concert of works by Bach, Strauss, and Brahms.

COMPOSERS AND MUSIC ALUMS MARTIN HIENDL AND ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR HAVE BEEN SELECTED by the International Contemporary Ensemble as collaborators for ICElab 2013. The program mission is to develop innovative music which experiments with the human voice, large ensemble work, and electronic soundscapes.

SAXOPHONIST AND MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER DAVID BORGO SAT IN with the Ian Tordella Group at the Loft night club at UCSD, earning props from the San Diego Reader. Also, Borgo and fellow music faculty members Mark Dresser and Anthony Davis performed at a recent fundraising concert to provide scholarships for UCSD Jazz Camp, held each summer at Conrad Prebys Music Center.

MUSIC BY UCSD COMPOSER LEI LIANG WAS PERFORMED RECENTLY at the American Academy in Rome, where Lei is on a Rome Prize Fellowship. His string quartet Serashi Fragments was performed by the Left Coast Ensemble in Mill Valley, CA, earlier this week. The ensemble will reprise the concert March 26 at the San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center.

FACULTY PERFORMERS CHARLES CURTIS (CELLO) AND ANTHONY BURR (CLARINET) perform Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 v. Bourree on the new Big Bach collection of 120 pieces. The collection is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time!

GRAD MUSIC STUDENTS JEFF KAISER AND LEAH BOWDEN APPEARED AT CALARTS THIS WEEK. Jeff made a presentation about his electro-acoustic work and music for large ensemble and choir (performed by his Ockodektet at UCSD last fall). Leah performed Jeff's new vibraphone piece.

UNDERGRAD HONORS PERFORMANCE STUDENT AMY CALDERON has been accepted into the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival summer program for opera training.

MUSIC ALUMNUS SCOTT PAULSON'S SHORT ATTENTION SPAN CHAMBER SERIES continues March 28 at 12:30 pm and April 15 at 2:30 pm. Concerts feature the stylophone, a "charming pocket-sized electronic instrument that is, perhaps, best heard in small doses." The concerts take place in conjunction with UCSD Library's exhibit "Stylophone: The Greatest Little [Musical] Instrument of the [Last] Century?" The exhibit runs March 28 through April 30 on the lower level of Geisel Library. Information:

SAN DIEGO JAZZ PIANIST AND SDSU FACULTY MEMBER RICK HELZER performs with woodwinds player Vinnie Golia on March 31 at 8 pm at 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Avenue in San Diego. Also on the bill: the Burr/Unruh Duo. Information: (619) 261-8948.

IN HONOR OF THE 185th ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN, violinist Victoria Martino and pianist James Lent perform a Beethoven Memorial Marathon on Monday March 26 at 7 pm at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. Call it total immersion for Beethoven lovers. Reservations: (858) 454-5872.

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