Department of Music Concert and Event Listing

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WEDS@7 Palimpsest

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Exploring Legacy

Introducing a new collection of historically important percussion instruments from the personal collection of the ground breaking composer Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019), the percussion group red fish blue fish in partnership with the Transplanted Roots Percussion Conference will present a concert entitled "Exploring Legacy" on May 18 in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at 7:00 p.m. Featured will be Professor Chou's master work for percussion quartet, Echoes from the Gorge, which will be performed for the first time using the original instruments for which it was written.  

 

These instruments, thanks to a generous gift from the Chou family, are now the core part of UC San Diego's "Chou Percussion Collection." They represent not just Professor Chou's music, but his spirit of cross-cultural collaboration and the partnership between Chinese and Western musicians.  The collection will the basis for an annual "Chou Percussion Commission," given to a UC San Diego graduate composer to compose a piece of music using or inspired by the collection.  

 

In addition to Echoes from the Gorge, "Exploring Legacy" will feature works by Erin Graham, the inaugural Chou Commission recipient, along with music by Lei Liang, a Chou student, and by Edgard Varèse, Professor Chou's mentor. Soloists include flutist Wilfrido Terrazas, contrabassist Mark Dresser, and percussionists Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Yongyun Zhang.

 

PROGRAM:
Iannis Xenakis - Komboi

Edgard Varese - Density 21.5

Chou Wen-chung - Echoes from the Gorge

intermission

Erin Graham - Shape of Silence

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Transplanted Roots Concert #1

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
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Transplanted Roots Research Symposium 2022
(https://www.transplantedroots.org)

Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

PROGRAM:
Eva-Maria Houben - John Muir Trails I (in the fullness of time)

Alvin Singleton - Extension of a Dream

Erik Griswold - Twos and Threes

Intermission

Rachel C. Walker - ?? November Moon

Roberto Palomeque - Travesia de un Migrante

Wally Gunn - Book of Hours *World premiere*

 

PERFORMERS:
red fish blue fish
Fisher/Lau Project
Terry Longshore
Yongyun Zhang
Roberto Palomeque
Eric Shuster

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Transplanted Roots: Keynote - Sarah Hennies: The Innermost Recess: Pléiades, Percussion, Trauma, and Utopia

Friday, May 20th, 2022 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
Free.



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Transplanted Roots Concert #2: Steven Schick "Thought Sectors" by Sarah Hennies

Friday, May 20th, 2022 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
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PROGRAM:
Though Sectors composed by Sarah Hennies
Performed by Steven Schick

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Transplanted Roots Concert #3: University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mikrophonie I

Friday, May 20th, 2022 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
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PROGRAM:
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mikrophonie I

TaPIR Lab, University of Toronto
Aiyun Huang, director
Tyler Cunningham
Hoi Tong Keung
Bevis Ng
Matti Pulkki
Timothy Roth

*This project is made possible with the support of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Program*

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Transplanted Roots Round-table discussion: Chou Wen-chung

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 10:00 am

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
Free.
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Transplanted Roots: Roger Reynolds and Steven Schick in Illustrated Discussion Cells, Aggregations, Impact: Xenakis’s Creative Practice as Experience

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
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Transplanted Roots: Xenakis Cabaret

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 3:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium
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PROGRAM:
Edgard Varèse - Ionisation | performed by the Transplanted Roots community

Iannis Xenakis – Kotos | performed by Robbie Bui

Iannis Xenakis – Evryali | performed by Mari Kawamura

Intermission 1

Iannis Xenakis - Rebonds | performed by Michael Jones

Iannis Xenakis – Psappha | performed by Steven Schick

Intermission 2

Iannis Xenakis - Pléiades | performed by red fish blue fish

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Terry Feng, piano - Undergraduate Honors Recital

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Pianist Terry Feng presents his undergraduate honors recital on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. He will be performing solo piano with repertoire from Handel, Grieg, Ligeti, and Bartok. 

 

Program: 

Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7 - Edvard Grieg (1865)

Etude no. 11 En Suspens - Gyorgy Ligeti (1994)

Suite in D minor, HWV 428 - G.F. Handel (1720)

6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm - Bela Bartok (1940)

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Julia Yu, voice - Undergraduate Honors Recital

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Soprano Julia Yu will be presenting her undergraduate honors recital on Saturday, May 22nd, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. She will be performing works by Barbara Strozzi, Lili Boulanger, Aaron Copland, Richard Strauss, and Arnold Schoenberg. Dr. Kyle Adam Blair will be joining her on the stage to interpret the subtle poetry and alluring melodies of these selected artsongs and arias.

 

Soprano: Julia Yu

Pianist: Kyle Adam Blair

Professor: Susan Narucki

 

Program:

My Tears – Barbara Strozzi

 

From Clearings in the Sky by Lili Boulanger:

She is solemnly gay

Sometimes, I am sad

At the foot of my bed

The lilacs which bloomed last year

 

From Twelve Poems by Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland:

When they come back

Heart we will forget him

I felt a funeral in my brain

The Chariot

 

--Intermission--

 

Zerbinetta’s Aria – from Ariadne on Naxos by Richard Strauss

 

From 8 Cabaret Songs by Arnold Schoenberg:

Simple Song

Gigerlette

Galathea

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Sabine Vogel, flute and vocalist Alex Nowitz (Performance Focus Guests)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Ffft!

Concert and Lecture-Performances by Sabine Vogel and Alex Nowitz

Program:

Concert of Improvised Music for Voice, Flutes and Objects

Sabine Vogel: Recorded Landscapes
A lecture-performance about improvisation in and with the natural environment

Alex Nowitz: The Strophonion and I
Extended vocal performance art using custom, gesture-controlled live electronics

Q&A with Sabine Vogel and Alex Nowitz

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Juliana Gaona Villamizar, oboe - DMA Recital

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Piano Students

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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UC San Diego Wind Ensemble

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center East Courtyard

Free. All guests must adhere to University Return to Learn guidelines. 

RSVP not required. This concert will not be livestreamed.


The UC San Diego Wind Ensemble directed by UC San Diego Music doctoral candidate Michael Jones will be performing in the Conrad Prebys Music Center East Courtyard on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

The concert will not be livestreamed. RSVP not required to attend in person.

Program:

Highland Anthem (2012) - Andrey Stolyarov (b. 1990)

Magneticfireflies (2001) - Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)

Loch Lomond (1991) - Traditional Scottish TunE (arr. R. Huntington-Woodman) (trombone part arr. Katherine Pittman)

Gravity (2018) - Aaron Mencher (b. 1996)

Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 (1951) - Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)

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Angel Cole and Eric Nguyen, percussion - Undergraduate Honors Recital

Friday, May 27th, 2022 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Percussionists Angel Cole and Eric Nguyen present their joint undergraduate honors recital in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater! They will be joined by UC San Diego Music graduate students Michael Jones and Mitchell Carlstrom for Water Music.

 

PROGRAM:

Velocities (1990) - Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)

Eruption of Sakurajima (2008) - Jessica Muñiz-Collado (b. 1986)

An Economy of Means (2016) - Robert Honstein (b. 1980)

Canned Heat (2002) - Eckhard Kopetzki (b. 1956)

Iterations (2021) - Rebecca Lloyd-Jones (b. 1989)

Water Music (2004) - Tan Dun (b. 1957)

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Undergraduate Forum

Friday, May 27th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

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Alex Stephenson - PhD Dissertation Installation

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 10:00 am

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Alex Stephenson - PhD Dissertation Recital

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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95JC Jazz Ensembles

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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95C Concert Choir and 95K Chamber Singers

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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one fish two fish - Undergraduate Percussion Ensemble

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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The one fish two fish undergraduate percussion ensemble directed by UC San Diego Music doctoral candidate Michael Jones presents as rain hollows stone... featuring music by Molly Joyce, Tawnie Olson, David Macbride and Tan Dun on Friday, June 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater.

Performers:

Mitchell Carlstrom

Angel Cole

Zoe Farrell

Xiao Feng

Ash Floyd

Michael Jones

Alexander Leong

Eric Nguyen

Program:

Chic (2014) - Molly Joyce (b. 1992)

as rain hollow stone... (2011) - Tawnie Olson (b. 1974)

Light Waves (2012) - David Macbride (1951-2018)

Water Music (2004) - Tan Dun (b. 1957)

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Chamber Ensembles

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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MUS 103 FINAL Recording (Undergraduate Juries)

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 10:00 am

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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32VM Voice Students, Vocal Masterclass

Sunday, June 5th, 2022 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Camera Lucida

Monday, June 6th, 2022 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff/Students (advanced purchase): $28
Student Rush: Free at the door, with ID

All guests must adhere to University Return to Learn guidelines.



MUS 33C FINAL Recording Concert

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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MUS 201B Improvisation (Terrazas)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Best of ICAM

Thursday, June 9th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Music 176. Music Technology Seminar: Controller-ism

Friday, June 10th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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Most Department of Music events 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. 

Maps: to the Conrad Prebys Music Center pdf / Google Maps Link


ACCESSIBILITY: 
1. If you require special assistance or adaptive services, I.e. audio description, captioning/sign language interpreting, listening devices, and or locating the accessible entrances/exits, please notify David Espiritu (d1espiritujr@cloud.ucsd.edu) immediately so we can arrange for the services to be in place. 
2. The UC San Diego campus is an Aira Access Location. To read more about the Aira service, please visit osd.ucsd.edu/resources/aira.html.


PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.


In an effort to conserve resources and reduce paper waste, we post our event programs as electronic documents on this page (see listings). If you are not at a computer, you can easily access this page by scanning the QR code at right (for iPhones we recommend using the built-in camera app). Programs for past events dating back to October 2008 are available in our events archive with links below.

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 events.  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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