Department of Music Concert and Event Listing

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. 

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Camera Lucida: Schumann, Kurtag, Milhaud, Strauss

Monday, December 9th, 2019 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

PROGRAM:

Schumann, Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
György Kurtag, Hommage a Robert Schumann, Op. 15d
Darius Milhaud, Sonatina for Violin and Viola, Op. 226
Richard Strauss, Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org

Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). 


Additional Description:

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego distinguished professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and UCLA professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

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Kalle Hakosalo, percussion - Guest Scholar Recital

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


nonPERCUSSION is an entity that explores a set of transformations. The symmetrically arranged program features three types of works: instrumental, non-instrumental and object- centered. Each of them have been assigned an acoustic and an electroacoustic variant. The result is a narrative arch that depicts the loss and re-discovery of oneself. The transitions between pieces also undergo a change, first developing an (electronic) existence of their own and little by little being reduced to a simpler form.

 

Kalle Hakosalo is a young, prolific Finnish percussionist. Passionate about popularizing percussion music in his native Finland and abroad, he performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician (in ensembles like NEKO3 and km2). His repertoire extends from Baroque arrangements to cornerstone works of percussion literature, multidisciplinary art and music written for him.

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103A Introduction to Composition

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


Seminar in Composition, instructed by Anthony Davis presents their end of term concert featuring new and innovative premiere works. 

Featuring compositions by: Emmitt Carroll, Jackie Guy, Kaolyn Hong, Adrian Martinez, Daniel Mendoza, Ekaterina Myshliaeva, Braden Rigling, Diego Rodriguez, Korey Ross, Irene Sha, and Katherine Wilkes.

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Fiona Digney, percussion - Graduate Recital

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, percussion - Graduate Recital

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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one fish two fish, 32C percussion ensemble

Monday, January 13th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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Camera Lucida: Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov

Monday, January 13th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

PROGRAM:

Mozart, Piano Trio in Bb, Divertimento K. 254
Beethoven, String Quartet in D major, Op.18 Nr. 3
Sergei Rachmaninov, Sonata Op 19 for viola and piano

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org

Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). 


Additional Description:

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego distinguished professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and UCLA professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

 

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Mari Kawamura, piano - Graduate Recital

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Grad Forum

Friday, January 17th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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ArtPower presents Beethoven Cycle Part 2 with Ariel Quartet

Friday, January 17th, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497



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Lucia Mense - Performance Focus

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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David DeFilippo, computer - Graduate Recital

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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1st Year Grad Composition Jury Concert

Friday, January 24th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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1st Year Grad Jury Discussion Session

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 9:00 am

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Tickets may be purchased online at:
http://rels.ucsd.edu
All tickets are held at the door



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WEDS7 Prebys Concert

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Reed Family Concert: Beethoven Interpolations

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Beethoven turns 250 this year.  He was a great composer, as everybody already knows. But in the midst of what will certainly be a mind-numbing hagiography, I can’t help but think that he would feel misunderstood by us. After all, he was much more in spiritual league with the flame-throwing radicals of the Jacobin rather than the cultural mainstream. What would the person who turned his back on princes and emperors say about today’s cultural worship of his music in the form of a well-heeled gala crowd at a symphony orchestra concert?

We propose another kind of birthday present.  Building on the classical notion of interpolation to shed light on Beethoven’s impact on 20th and 21st music, we will nest among the movements of Beethoven’s mercurial First Symphony (1800) newer work that contains 20th and 21st century echoes of Beethoven’s mind. Webern’s Symphony, Dallapiccola’s, Una Piccola Musica Notturna and new music by PamelaZ and Anna Thorvaldsdottir help reveal the often unseen Beethoven: his formalism, his penchant for lyricism, and his wicked sense of humor.  We hope to afford insight into parallel moments of cultural and pollical peril.  From the turn of the 19th century in post-revolutionary Europe to the volatile time between world wars in the 20th century to our early 21st century michigas, these works, taken together, demonstrate the necessity for an artist to react to her or his time.

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Felipe Rossi, composition - Graduate Recital

Monday, February 3rd, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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WEDS7 Susan Narucki, soprano

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Alexandria Smith, trumpet - Graduate Recital

Friday, February 7th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Steven Schick, conductor

Anahita Abbasi - New Work *BRENDA AND STEVEN SCHICK COMMISSION
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3
Michael Pisaro - Concerto for Amplified Percussion & Orchestra

Soloist: Greg Stuart, percussion

Brahms’ mighty Third Symphony manages also to be his most intimate and–some would say–his most beautiful symphony.  The La Jolla Symphony has not played it for over a quarter of a century–come, listen fresh, and rediscover the wonders of this glorious music. We premiere two commissioned works: a new piece by emerging Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi, known for her electric and electro-acoustic works; and Michael Pisaro’s Concerto for Amplified Percussion, featuring extraordinary percussionist and frequent Pisaro collaborator, Greg Stuart.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Steven Schick, conductor

Anahita Abbasi - New Work *BRENDA AND STEVEN SCHICK COMMISSION
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3
Michael Pisaro - Concerto for Amplified Percussion & Orchestra

Soloist: Greg Stuart, percussion

Brahms’ mighty Third Symphony manages also to be his most intimate and–some would say–his most beautiful symphony.  The La Jolla Symphony has not played it for over a quarter of a century–come, listen fresh, and rediscover the wonders of this glorious music. We premiere two commissioned works: a new piece by emerging Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi, known for her electric and electro-acoustic works; and Michael Pisaro’s Concerto for Amplified Percussion, featuring extraordinary percussionist and frequent Pisaro collaborator, Greg Stuart.

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David Borgo:50

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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Camera Lucida: Ravel, Beethoven, Brahms

Monday, February 10th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

PROGRAM:

Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello
Beethoven, String Quartet in c minor, Op. 18 Nr. 4
Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 115

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org

Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). 

Additional Description:

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego distinguished professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and UCLA professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

 

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WEDS7 Mexican Music (Mostly Not)

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Telematics

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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Soiree for Music Lovers

Friday, February 14th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Grad Forum

Friday, February 14th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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WEDS7 red fish blue fish

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Remembering Chou Wen-chung

One of the 20th century’s most important musicians, Professor Chou Wen-chung died at the end of October, leaving behind a wealth of extraordinary music, and a legacy of stewardship.  He paved the way for many young composers, especially those with roots in Asia, and his abiding devotion to the music of his mentor, Edgard Varèse, changed the way many of us heard this great composer of the 20th century. 

Beginning with one of his most ambitious pieces, Echoes from the Gorge for percussion quartet, red fish blue fish pays tribute to Chou Wen-Chung.  We will also perform music by two of his most important students, our colleagues, Chinary Ung and Lei Liang.  Edgard Varèse, paterfamilias of American experimental music, will also make an appearance.  Through this and other music, we will hear the many ways that Chou Wen-chung lives on. 

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Juliana Gaona Villamizar, oboe - Graduate Recital

Friday, February 21st, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Selector

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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WEDS7 Palimpsest

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Bass Ensembles

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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2 Pianos: Paganos & Zhang

Saturday, February 29th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Undergrad Forum

Saturday, February 29th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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Monday Night Forum

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Kathryn Schulmeister, bass - Graduate Recital

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Bassist Kathryn Schulmeister brings radiant energy and rigorous expression to her musical performance ranging from classical to experimental. With a fearless curiosity for collaborative environments, Kathryn’s enthusiasm for seeking opportunities to integrate improvisation, movement and theatre into her creative practice have led her to thrive as an active performer in festivals and venues around the world.  

Kathryn is one of the newest members of the renowned ELISION Ensemble. She also currently performs as a guest with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Dal Niente, Fonema Consort, and various others. 

Equally passionate and experienced as an orchestral musician, Kathryn served as a core member of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for three consecutive seasons from 2014-2017, and has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, the California Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Lyric Opera, the Maui Chamber Orchestra, and Hawaii Opera Theater.

Kathryn is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California San Diego, studying with internationally acclaimed bassist/improviser/composer Mark Dresser. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and completed her Master of Music degree at McGill University in Montréal.

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John McCowen & Madison Greenstone - Two Clarinets

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 4:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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WEDS7 Ricardo Descalzo

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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UC San Diego Gospel Choir

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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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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Ilana Waniuk, violin - Graduate Recital

Friday, March 6th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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The Duo of Dresser Davis performs a wide range of music from the lyrical to the political. It features the music of both celebrated composers, pianist Anthony Davis and contrabassist Mark Dresser.

The music is a commentary on today from the political and dramatic, with works like “The Central Park Five” to the whimsical, “I Can Smell You Listening” and “Heil Twitler.” Informed by four decades of collaboration, these two master improvisers engage the full spectrum of Jazz and Improvised music.
 

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UC San Diego Wind Ensemble

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Teresa Diaz de Cossio, flute - Graduate Recital

Sunday, March 8th, 2020 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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Monday Night Jazz: UC San Diego Jazz Ensemble

Monday, March 9th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


The MUS 95JC Jazz Ensembles concert, under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, will feature small ensembles performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by student musicians. The instrumentation will include vocals, violin, saxophones, a rhythm section and Afro-Latin percussion.

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Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: $15.50
UC San Diego Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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33B Introduction to Composition

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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95W World Music Students

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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UC San Diego Bach Ensemble

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Piano Studio Recital

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Chamber Singers, 95K

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 5:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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Chamber Ensembles

Friday, March 13th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Singers

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Steven Schick, conductor

Benjamin Britten War Requiem

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; John Buffet, baritone; John Russell, tenor; boys choir, San Diego Master Chorale

The cathedral in Coventry, bombed into rubble during the Battle of Britain, lay in ruins for years afterward.  For its rebuilding in 1961, Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem, which splices the poetry of Wilfred Owen–who was killed in World War I–into the Requiem Mass for the Dead.  The War Requiem was an instant classic (200,000 copies of the recording sold in the year after its premiere), and it remains an overwhelming experience.  And a gigantic undertaking: the San Diego Master Chorale joins us for this work, which calls for three soloists, boys choir, massive chorus, two orchestras, and two conductors.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Steven Schick, conductor

Benjamin Britten War Requiem

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; John Buffet, baritone; John Russell, tenor; boys choir, San Diego Master Chorale

The cathedral in Coventry, bombed into rubble during the Battle of Britain, lay in ruins for years afterward.  For its rebuilding in 1961, Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem, which splices the poetry of Wilfred Owen–who was killed in World War I–into the Requiem Mass for the Dead.  The War Requiem was an instant classic (200,000 copies of the recording sold in the year after its premiere), and it remains an overwhelming experience.  And a gigantic undertaking: the San Diego Master Chorale joins us for this work, which calls for three soloists, boys choir, massive chorus, two orchestras, and two conductors.

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Voice Students, 32 VM

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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Topics in Musical Analysis Final Presentation

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 12:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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103B Undergraduate Juries

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Madison Greenstone, clarinet - Graduate Recital

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Madison Greenstone

Clarinets

Madison Greenstone is a contra/bass/clarinetist, improviser, and writer currently based in San Diego, California. Madison has been seen and/or heard performing in abandoned grain silos in Buffalo, deregulated spaces in Berlin, the Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, an underground bunker in Helsinki, the Royaumont Abbey in France, in front of a kelp tank in San Diego, in a granite quarry in Manitoga, in an art gallery’s darkened projection room, in art spaces at Harvard, and at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, among other locales. She maintains collaborative practices, for example, with Michelle Lou under the guise of Shy Bather, Bryan Jacobs with whom she is developing an improvisation practice using mechanical instruments, and a cellist close to home with whom she forms one half of kraam. As a writer Madison has contributed to Tempo (Cambridge University Press). Upcoming projects include a solo album featuring her own improvisations and compositions to be released in 2018 on Kendra Steiner Editions. Madison is currently a DMA student at UCSD with Anthony Burr, where has assisted in teaching courses ranging from 16th century counterpoint, to Baroque and 19th century harmony, formal analysis for composers, to J-Pop.

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ArtPower presents Spektral Quartet

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


Declared “one of Chicago’s most adventurous chamber ensembles” (Chicago Tribune), the twice-Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. Praised by the New York Times for its “supreme technical command that seems to come easily,” Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women’s constitutional right to vote, the Quartet’s SHE WILL NOT BE SILENT program is a celebration of legendary women composers throughout the course of history who followed their own path. It is dedicated to all women who have fought for their voices to be heard.

Program

Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major; Ruth Crawford Seeger: String Quartet; Eliza Brown: Quartet no. 1; Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson: Enigma

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Theocharis Papatrechas, composition - Graduate Recital

Friday, April 10th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Infused by the notion that momentum is firmly associated with, and driven by intuition, Theocharis' music deals with soft, disembodied, and fragile sonic elements laid out throughout rhythmically intricate environments, all under the scope of a dramaturgical sensibility. The effort towards fragility is realized through the simultaneous application of diverse unconventional instrumental techniques, coalescing into a singular musical event. Essential to his compositional process is the intuitive musical progression through a phrase-by-phrase approach, expanding and contracting phrasal durations while thickening and scattering the density of both its rhythmical and textural profiles. The elements of surprise and freshness within the musical narrative are prioritized, avoiding any sense of long formal linearities, resulting in structurally complex trajectories with sudden tempo modulations and abrupt intra-sectional changes, amplifying the parameter of dramaturgy.

?For the past four years, Theocharis has developed a serious commitment towards electronic music, integrating an electronic component upon this delicate, friable context to more fully blend and expand the acoustic sound. The interest in electronics is related primarily to live signal processing with a particular focus on granular synthesis, which is to be related to and compatible with the philosophy and character of the instrumental writing. Incorporating prerecorded synthesized sounds is also a practice his music has been extensively focusing on. The electronics merge with the instrumental sonic landscapes, extract their most important elements (pitch/gestural behaviors), highlight them, or, in other cases, contradict them through extreme live manipulation or by playing back sound files with opposing textures. There is a strive for a wide, thick, and intricate sonic spectrum in which processed, fixed, and acoustic sounds mix and contrast, equally contributing to the outcome. His current composition projects include a work for piano and fixed media and a work for double-bass, fixed media and live electronics, and a chamber ensemble work with 3D electronics. All three will be presented as part of his dissertation defense scheduled for the end of Spring 2020.

?Theocharis Papatrechas is a Greek composer, born in 1988, currently a PhD candidate in composition at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the supervision of Rand Steiger.

He holds degrees in composition from the Ionian University (Bachelor’s) and the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (Master’s). In 2010-11, he attended the composition program at the Sibelius Academy as part of the Erasmus program. For his studies, Theocharis has received scholarships from the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, and the Onassis, Lilian Voudouri, Samuel Adler and Gerondelis Foundations.

Theocharis has participated in several renowned international composition venues and master-classes such as ManiFeste l’Academie 2018 & 2019 at IRCAM with ensemble Intercontemporain, FORUM with Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, SEAMUS, ICMC-NYCEMF, Shanghai New Music Week with Mivos Quartet, Workshop for Young Composers in Tchaikovsky City with Moscow Contemporary Music Players, Etchings Festival with East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, IDEA Young Composers Workshop with Divertimento ensemble, receiving instruction from Chaya Czernowin, Georg Friedrich Haas, Brian Ferneyhough, Rebecca Saunders, Philippe Leroux, Franck Bedrossian, Stefano Gervasoni, Beat Furrer, and Fred Ledahl.

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Theocharis's music is published by Babel Scores.

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CEMEC

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2020 CEMEC series will be held at the campuses of CalArts, Mills, UCSD, UCSB, UCI, and Stanford throughout April.

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Taiwanese Studies presents Pi-hsien Chen, piano

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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one fish two fish, 32C percussion ensemble

Monday, April 20th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

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Camera Lucida: Poulenc, Barber, Schmidt

Monday, April 20th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

PROGRAM:

Francis Poulenc, Clarinet Sonata
Samuel Barber, Cello Sonata, Opus 6
Franz Schmidt, Quintet in G major

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org

Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). 


Additional Description:

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego distinguished professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and UCLA professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

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Michael Matsuno, flute - Graduate Recital

Friday, April 24th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Pandit Kartik Seshadri, sitar

Saturday, April 25th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Students : Free with ID
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Shaoai Ashley Zhang, piano - Graduate Recital

Monday, April 27th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Hailed as musician with “flair and fury,” Shaoai Ashley Zhang is a concert pianist performing throughout the US and Europe. An advocate of contemporary music, Ashley’s recent performances include the Boston premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Die Pilger and Franco Donatoni’s Rasch II, as well as collaborations with Georg Friedrich Haas, Unsuk Chin, Vinko Globokar, and John Zorn. A graduate of New England Conservatory, Ashley is currently a doctoral student at the University of California, San Diego where she studies with Aleck Karis.

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WEDS7 Anthony Burr, clarinets

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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Anthony Burr has enjoyed a distinguished career as an exponent of contemporary music. He has performed in this repertoire with many leading groups, including Elision, Either/Or, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Sospeso, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a soloist, Anthony has worked with many leading composers in presenting their music, including Alvin Lucier, Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Liza Lim and Brian Ferneyhough. He has played extensively outside of classical music with major figures including Jim O'Rourke, John Zorn and Laurie Anderson. His ongoing projects include a duo with Icelandic bassist and composer Skúli Sverrisson, the Clarinets (a trio with Chris Speed and Oscar Noriega), a series of recordings with cellist Charles Curtis and a series of live film and music performances with experimental filmmaker Jennifer Reeves. Anthony also maintains an active career as a recording engineer and producer. At UC San Diego, he has taught graduate seminars on musical aesthetics, undergraduate classes in music theory and popular music, and regularly performs classical repertoire with the Camera Lucida series.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Sameer Patel, guest conductor

Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
Anton Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Toru Takemitsu Requiem
Arthur Honegger Symphony No. 3

Guest conductor Sameer Patel returns with works from France, Austria, Japan, and Switzerland in a program that shows the many currents that shaped music in the early twentieth century. Both Debussy and Lili Boulanger died in March 1918: his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun may be the most revolutionary music ever written, and her gentle evocation of a spring morning shows the promise of what might have been, had she not died at 24. Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra are supremely disciplined and expressive music, as is Toru Takemitsu’s Requiem for Strings, proclaimed “a masterpiece” by Stravinsky. The concert concludes with Honegger’s moving Symphonie Liturgique, a search for faith in the aftermath of World War II.

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ArtPower presents An Evening with J.S. Bach Takae Ohnishi and Friends

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

An ArtPower presentation.
Tickets handled by
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Ticket information: 858-534-8497


An Evening with J.S. Bach
Takae Ohnishi and Friends Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

  • Sec A: $35
  • Sec B: $25
  • UCSD Student: $9

UC San Diego lecturer Takae Ohnishi teams up with friends from the San Diego Symphony—principal flautist Rose Lombardo and associate principal cellist Chia-Ling Chien—in an evening of some of Bach’s most beloved pieces. It will include Sonatas for the Viola Da Gamba, Flute and Basso Continuo, as well as selections from Bach’s solo cello suite and the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue for Harpsichord.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Sameer Patel, guest conductor

Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
Anton Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Toru Takemitsu Requiem
Arthur Honegger Symphony No. 3

Guest conductor Sameer Patel returns with works from France, Austria, Japan, and Switzerland in a program that shows the many currents that shaped music in the early twentieth century. Both Debussy and Lili Boulanger died in March 1918: his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun may be the most revolutionary music ever written, and her gentle evocation of a spring morning shows the promise of what might have been, had she not died at 24. Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra are supremely disciplined and expressive music, as is Toru Takemitsu’s Requiem for Strings, proclaimed “a masterpiece” by Stravinsky. The concert concludes with Honegger’s moving Symphonie Liturgique, a search for faith in the aftermath of World War II.

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Undergraduate Honors: Julianne Chen, cello

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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kallisti presents Chamber Opera

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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kallisti

Established by Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki at the University of California, San Diego in 2009,  kallisti offers San Diego audiences exceptional performances of rarely heard works for voice in an intimate setting.  Singers from UC San Diego's Graduate Program in Contemporary Music Performance and distinguished guest artists collaborate in a wide range of repertoire that celebrates the extraordinary beauty and power of the singing voice.  

kallisti has also been featured with the La Jolla Symphony (Berio:Symphony)  and on the Green Umbrella Series at the Los Angeles Philhamonic (Reich: Music for 18), both with conductor Steven Schick and in the San Diego Symphony's 2018 It's About Time Festival at Copley Symphony Hall.  In addition, kallisti has toured to Stanford University in a unique collaboration of three world premiere operas:  The Voice Machine (2016)

kallisti chamber operas bring rarely heard masterworks and world premieres to the San Diego community.  kallisti  presented the San Diego premiere of Viktor Ullman's 1943 chamber opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (2012) in a critically acclaimed production that has been viewed over 4000 times worldwide on Vimeo.

In addition, kallisti presented world premieres of  leading American composer Anthony Davis' Lear on the Second Floor (2013) , Steven Lewis' Noon at Dusk (2016) and the West Coast premiere of Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung (2009) led by Jullian Pellicano .  In addition, innovative stagings of concert works directed by Susan Narucki have presented  pairings of masterworks by  Erik Satie and Morton Feldman, and Barbara Strozzi and Salvatore Sciarrino .  Our most recent opera project paired two one act operas by Francis Poulenc and American minimalist Tom Johnson.

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Matthew Kline, bass - Graduate Recital

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Matt Kline is equally at home as a double bassist, composer and improviser. His music often combines all three of these areas and has provided him a very diverse musical career. As a double bassist, he writes extensively for the instrument using new and original techniques. In 2010, his piece Fragments for solo bass was awarded the grand prize in the International Society of Bassist’s composition competition. Recently, he performed as principal double bassist under the conductor and composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Upon the composer’s request, Matt performed his own adaptation of Penderecki’s Capriccio for Sigfried Palm. He previously was a member of the Renew ensemble, a group that specialized in contemporary improvisation.

He has received commissions and/or performances from Sandor Ostlund, Todd Meehan, Dennis Whittaker, Maggie Hasspacher, Rodolfo Morales, Thomas Bacon, Alicia Lawyer, members of the Czech Philharmonic and others. In 2008 he was a winner in the Robert Avalon composition competition. He has participated in the Academy Westfalen in Germany, CASMI program in Prague, Domaine Forget, Fresh Inc and Texas music festivals. Matt received his undergraduate in composition from Baylor University where he studied with Scott McAllister and Sandor Ostlund. In 2011, he lived in Paris, France where he studied with international bass soloist and pedagogue Francois Rabbath. He holds both performing and teaching diplomas from his institute. At UC San Diego, Mr. Kline studies double bass performance with Mark Dresser, and is the conductor of the UC San Diego Chamber Orchestra.

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kallisti presents Chamber Opera

Friday, May 8th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


kallisti

Established by Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki at the University of California, San Diego in 2009,  kallisti offers San Diego audiences exceptional performances of rarely heard works for voice in an intimate setting.  Singers from UC San Diego's Graduate Program in Contemporary Music Performance and distinguished guest artists collaborate in a wide range of repertoire that celebrates the extraordinary beauty and power of the singing voice.  

kallisti has also been featured with the La Jolla Symphony (Berio:Symphony)  and on the Green Umbrella Series at the Los Angeles Philhamonic (Reich: Music for 18), both with conductor Steven Schick and in the San Diego Symphony's 2018 It's About Time Festival at Copley Symphony Hall.  In addition, kallisti has toured to Stanford University in a unique collaboration of three world premiere operas:  The Voice Machine (2016)

kallisti chamber operas bring rarely heard masterworks and world premieres to the San Diego community.  kallisti  presented the San Diego premiere of Viktor Ullman's 1943 chamber opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (2012) in a critically acclaimed production that has been viewed over 4000 times worldwide on Vimeo.

In addition, kallisti presented world premieres of  leading American composer Anthony Davis' Lear on the Second Floor (2013) , Steven Lewis' Noon at Dusk (2016) and the West Coast premiere of Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung (2009) led by Jullian Pellicano .  In addition, innovative stagings of concert works directed by Susan Narucki have presented  pairings of masterworks by  Erik Satie and Morton Feldman, and Barbara Strozzi and Salvatore Sciarrino .  Our most recent opera project paired two one act operas by Francis Poulenc and American minimalist Tom Johnson.

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kallisti presents Chamber Opera

Saturday, May 9th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online


kallisti

Established by Grammy award-winning soprano Susan Narucki at the University of California, San Diego in 2009,  kallisti offers San Diego audiences exceptional performances of rarely heard works for voice in an intimate setting.  Singers from UC San Diego's Graduate Program in Contemporary Music Performance and distinguished guest artists collaborate in a wide range of repertoire that celebrates the extraordinary beauty and power of the singing voice.  

kallisti has also been featured with the La Jolla Symphony (Berio:Symphony)  and on the Green Umbrella Series at the Los Angeles Philhamonic (Reich: Music for 18), both with conductor Steven Schick and in the San Diego Symphony's 2018 It's About Time Festival at Copley Symphony Hall.  In addition, kallisti has toured to Stanford University in a unique collaboration of three world premiere operas:  The Voice Machine (2016)

kallisti chamber operas bring rarely heard masterworks and world premieres to the San Diego community.  kallisti  presented the San Diego premiere of Viktor Ullman's 1943 chamber opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (2012) in a critically acclaimed production that has been viewed over 4000 times worldwide on Vimeo.

In addition, kallisti presented world premieres of  leading American composer Anthony Davis' Lear on the Second Floor (2013) , Steven Lewis' Noon at Dusk (2016) and the West Coast premiere of Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung (2009) led by Jullian Pellicano .  In addition, innovative stagings of concert works directed by Susan Narucki have presented  pairings of masterworks by  Erik Satie and Morton Feldman, and Barbara Strozzi and Salvatore Sciarrino .  Our most recent opera project paired two one act operas by Francis Poulenc and American minimalist Tom Johnson.

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WEDS7 Aleck Karis, piano

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Aleck Karis has performed recitals, chamber music, and concertos across the Americas, Europe and in China. As the pianist of the new music ensemble Speculum Musicae he has participated in over a hundred premieres and performed at major American and European festivals. His appearances with orchestra have ranged from concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin to those of Stravinsky, Messiaen and Carter. His five solo discs on Bridge Records include Aleck Karis performs Schumann, Carter, Chopin; Aleck Karis: Mozart Recital; Stravinsky: Music for Piano 1911-1942; John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes; and Karis Plays Webern, Wolpe & Feldman. His two discs on Romeo Records are Piano Music of Philip Glass and Late Piano Music of Frederic Chopin. Last month, Bridge released his most recent disc, Feldman's haunting last work Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello. Karis has studied with William Daghlian, Artur Balsam and Beveridge Webster. He is a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego, and former Associate Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities.

 

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Selector

Saturday, May 16th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



Undergrad Forum

Saturday, May 16th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



Monday Night Forum

Monday, May 18th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Camera Lucida: Debussy, Foote, Beethoven

Monday, May 18th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UC San Diego Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)


Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

PROGRAM:

Claude Debussy, Première rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Arthur Foote, Piano Quartet
Beethoven, String Quartet in F major, Op. 18 Nr. 1

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website: sdcamlu.org

Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). 


Additional Description:

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego distinguished professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and UCLA professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

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Alexander Ishov, flute - Graduate Recital

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



Tyler J. Borden, cello - Graduate Recital

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Piano Studio Recital

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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UC San Diego Gospel Choir

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
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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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Undergraduate Honors: Joseph Garcia, voice

Friday, May 29th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



103C Undergraduate Juries

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 10:00 am

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



UC San Diego Wind Ensemble

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Undergraduate Honors: Savanna Dunaway violin

Sunday, May 31st, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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Monday Night Jazz: UC San Diego Jazz Ensemble

Monday, June 1st, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


The MUS 95JC Jazz Ensembles concert, under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, will feature small ensembles performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by student musicians. The instrumentation will include vocals, violin, saxophones, a rhythm section and Afro-Latin percussion.

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Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: $15.50
UC San Diego Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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33C Introduction to Composition

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



95W World Music Students

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



Chamber Singers, 95K

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 5:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



Undergraduate Honors: Matthew Leveque, percussion

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



Chamber Ensembles

Friday, June 5th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



Undergraduate Honors: Sherry Zheng, harpsichord

Saturday, June 6th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Saturday, June 6th, 2020 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Ruben Valenzuela, conductor

John Adams The Chairman Dances
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Gioachino Rossini Stabat Mater

Guest artists: Alisa Jordheim, soprano; Sarah-Nicole Carter, mezzo-soprano; James Onstad, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass; Ayrton Coehlo Pisco, violin (2018 Young Artists Winner)

Our season began with Rossini, and it concludes with Rossini, as new Choral Director Ruben Valenzuela makes his LJS&C conducting debut in Rossini’s rarely heard (and somewhat operatic) Stabat Mater for four soloists, chorus, and orchestra.  The concert opens with a foxtrot for orchestra that John Adams originally intended to include in his opera Nixon in China, and our Young Artist Competition winner, Ayrton Coehlo Pisco, performs what is probably the most famous piece ever written for violin, Mendelssohn’s evergreen Violin Concerto.

Concert sponsors: Julie & Don MacNeil

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Sunday, June 7th, 2020 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com


Ruben Valenzuela, conductor

John Adams The Chairman Dances
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Gioachino Rossini Stabat Mater

Guest artists: Alisa Jordheim, soprano; Sarah-Nicole Carter, mezzo-soprano; James Onstad, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass; Ayrton Coehlo Pisco, violin (2018 Young Artists Winner)

Our season began with Rossini, and it concludes with Rossini, as new Choral Director Ruben Valenzuela makes his LJS&C conducting debut in Rossini’s rarely heard (and somewhat operatic) Stabat Mater for four soloists, chorus, and orchestra.  The concert opens with a foxtrot for orchestra that John Adams originally intended to include in his opera Nixon in China, and our Young Artist Competition winner, Ayrton Coehlo Pisco, performs what is probably the most famous piece ever written for violin, Mendelssohn’s evergreen Violin Concerto.

Concert sponsors: Julie & Don MacNeil

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Voice Students, 32 VM

Sunday, June 7th, 2020 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



Undergraduate Honors: Teagan Rutkowski, voice

Monday, June 8th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



Best of ICAM

Thursday, June 11th, 2020 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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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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