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Reed Family Concert - Renga

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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A century ago the musical world was in the thrall of the future—the cacophony of Stravinsky’s Rite, the sinuous and erotic lines of Debussy’s Jeux, the astringency of the maturing Schoenberg, the teeming symphonies of Mahler and their keening aura of melancholy. What was a veritable typhoon of new-ness then now seems to us more like the pale flashes of heat lightning, to evoke Robert Penn Warren’s poem. Steven Schick and Renga – an ensemble of friends and colleagues from UC San Diego, the San Diego Symphony and beyond – celebrates a time when the future was young with new arrangements of seminal works by Debussy and Schoenberg along with Schoenberg’s own famous arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

This performance is the annual Reed Family Concert presented by the UC San Diego Department of Music. Distinguished Professor of Music Steven Schick is the Reed Family Presidential Endowed Chair.


Claude Debussy - Jeux (arranged, Cliff Colnot) 
Arnold Schoenberg - Phantasy for Violin (arranged, Tobin Chodos) 
Keir GoGwilt, violin 
Gustav Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde (arranged, Schoenberg) Jessica Aszodi and John Russell, soloists



Additional Description:

Heat Lightning Music from When the Future was Young 

Heat Lightning Prowls the mountain horizon like 

Memory. I follow the soundless flicker, 

As ridge after ridge, as outline of peak after peak 

Is momentarily defined in the 

Pale wash, the rose-flush, of distance. 

--Robert Penn 

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