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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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Jazz Composers Orchestra Reading

Friday, September 20th, 2013 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com


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Steven Schick conducts

Classical music and jazz intersect in this exciting collaboration between LJS&C and the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute. Hear a free performance reading of five new works written for symphony orchestra by jazz composers Miya Masaoka, Michael Dessen, Daniel Francis Marschak, Alan Chan, and Tobin Chodos.

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Grad Welcome Concert

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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GRAD WELCOME CONCERT

UCSD Graduate students will present a plethora of music from the last century including pieces by Nicholas Deyoe, Philippe Manoury, Bob Pierzak, Viktor Ullmann, Iannis Xenakis, and a demonstration of Andrew Allen's latest software, Ruratae!

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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, September 27th, 2013 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theatre is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

1: ELEMENTAL
Curated by: Zachary Seldess

Diana Salazar: Capsicum Fever (10:58) (2ch)
Elizabeth Hoffman: WhirlingNothingness (4:56) (18ch)
Jane Rigler: The Calling (7:39) (2ch)
Dave Gedosh: Train Song (8:58) (4ch)
Erik Deluca: [In] (ca. 15:05) (5.1ch)

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Aurora Borealis

Friday, October 4th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Stephen Solook


Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Steve Solook prepare for an upcoming competition with this non-traditional concert.  Colleagues and outside guests are invited to come listen and give feedback as they prepare their material.  The first part will feature Tiffany and Steve as their voice/percussion duo, Aurora Borealis, followed by a short open forum for comments from the audience.  The second part features Tiffany as soloist performing unaccompanied works for voice and accompanied works with pianist Kyle Adam Blair, also followed by a short forum for comments.  This event will run approximately 90 minutes.

 

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Dustin Donahue Recital

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Percussionist Dustin Donahue presents a noontime solo concert. Music by John Cage, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Gordon, Martin Hiendl, and Alvin Lucier.

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WED@7 Charles Curtis

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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A concert of music for cello including the West Coast premieres of three recent pieces composed for Charles Curtis: Christian Wolff's One Cellist (2013), Éliane Radigue's Occam V (2012-13) and Tashi Wada's Landslide (2013). Also on the program are two earlier works composed for Curtis: Alvin Lucier's Slices for Cello and Pre-Recorded Orchestra (2007-11) and Alison Knowles' Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis (2008). The program will intersperse short pieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance amongst these new and recent works.

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Grad Forum

Friday, October 11th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater



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Grad Forum

Friday, October 11th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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GRAD FORUM #1

"Non-quantized music"
Adam Tinkle and Bonnie Lander

"Fingers slide to find the notes between the notes, vocal cavities arch to find the vowels between the vowels; the just-noticeable difference harnessed to an attempt to harmonize out of the blooming, buzzing desert of meaning."

DAVID MEDINE

No Fancy
Joe Cantrell, Meghann Welsh, and guest
Experimental-Electro-Acoustic Improv

Minderbinder
Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Krzysztof Golinski, drums

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, October 14th, 2013 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)


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UC San Diego's renowned chamber music series opens the 2013-2014 season with a program of Beethoven (String Trio opus 9 no. 1 G major), Szymanowski (Three Myths for Violin and Piano) and Saint Saëns (Piano Quartet in B-flat). Camera Lucida is a collaboration between leading San Diego Symphony soloists and prominent UC San Diego faculty performers led by cellist Charles Curtis, who serves as the series' artistic director. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of the Sam Ersan Chamber Music Fund. Ticket information: (619) 235-0804.

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Fall Composition Juries Concert

Friday, October 18th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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The Fall Composition Jury breaks from the traditional format and is presented as an evening concert!  World premiere compositions by Edward Hamel, Kevin Flowers, Jon Forshee, Marcelo Flores-Lazcano, Elisabet Curbelo-González, Caroline Miller, and Kevin Zhang, highlight the evening.

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Fall Juries - Discussion Session

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 10:00 am

Conrad Prebys Music Center 231


The public is welcome to observe discussion and jury observations by UC San Diego's distinguished composition faculty in response to Friday evening's Fall Composition concert of premieres.

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Ryan Nestor Recital

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Ryan Nestor performs Richard Barrett's Abglanzbeladen / Auseinandergeschrieben, Gerald Eckert's Nor and Schwebe, Verlöschend (with Michael Matsuno, flute) and Marcelo Lazcano's Taca-Taca, a new work for solo percussion.

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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, October 25th, 2013 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros and Jamie Pawloski host an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theatre is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

2: LANDSCAPES - Curated by Tom Erbe

Melody Eötvös: Patoises I: Blue (8:24)

Paul Riker and Anthony Angelicola: Cubicle Revisted (8:54)

Jon Weinel: Mezcal Animations #1-3 (4:00)

Damon Lee: Stumm (7:27)

Luca De Siena: Concrezione (4:19)

Teresa Connors: Terroir (6:46)

Alexander Sigman: Future Creatures (9:24)

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Now Hear Ensemble

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Kevin Zhang


Now Hear Ensemble presents the "Made in California" project with music by Eoin Callery, Carolyn Chen, Todd Lerew, Mateo Lugo, Daniel Miller, Jon Myers, Iván Naranjo, Nick Norton, Dan VanHassel, David Werfelmann and Kevin Zhang-composers with ties to CalArts, Mills College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and USC.

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SoirŽe for Music Lovers

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Soirée for Music Lovers returns as a birthday celebration in honor of János Négyesy's 75th year! 

Violin virtuoso János Négyesy's and friends will perform the works of Corelli, Ravel, Hindemith, and Fauré.

Please join the artists for a post performance gathering, outside the Concert Hall.

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Festival hispanoamericano de guitarra

Sunday, October 27th, 2013 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Pablo Gomez-Cano


15 h. | Concierto Estelar

SERGIO BUCHELI (México)
Recital Hall del Conrad Prebys Music Center
Entrada Libre

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young People's Concert

Friday, November 1st, 2013 7:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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Steven Schick conducts

A concert for young eyes and ears that’s fun for adults too! Hear a revolutionary work for solo flute performed by Claire Chase and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, with commentary by Steven Schick.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes a little scary

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com


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Steven Schick conducts

Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b    W.A. Mozart
Density 21.5                               Edgar Varèse
Mina                                           Dai Fujikura
Symphonie Fantastique             Hector Berlioz
 
Special Guests: Claire Chase, flute; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Music from four different centuries, chosen to reflect this spooky time of the year. The contemporary music group ICE joins us for a program that ranges from Mozart’s poised Sinfonia Concertante for Winds through Varèse’s revolutionary Density 21.5 for solo flute and on to Dai Fujikura’s Mina, inspired by the birth of his first child. We conclude with Berlioz’s haunted masterpiece, Symphonie Fantastique.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes a little scary

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com


Event Program (PDF)

Steven Schick conducts

Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b    W.A. Mozart
Density 21.5                               Edgar Varèse
Mina                                           Dai Fujikura
Symphonie Fantastique             Hector Berlioz
 
Special Guests: Claire Chase, flute; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Music from four different centuries, chosen to reflect this spooky time of the year. The contemporary music group ICE joins us for a program that ranges from Mozart’s poised Sinfonia Concertante for Winds through Varèse’s revolutionary Density 21.5 for solo flute and on to Dai Fujikura’s Mina, inspired by the birth of his first child. We conclude with Berlioz’s haunted masterpiece, Symphonie Fantastique.

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First Monday

Monday, November 4th, 2013 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Event Program (PDF)

Giacinto Scelsi
Ko-Tha (Three Dances of Shiva)
Jonathan Hepfer, guitar

Alban Berg
Piano Sonata
Steve Lewis, piano

TBD
Dustin Donahue, percussion

Softclip
Ine Vanoeveren, flute
Kyle Motl, bass

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Nico Couck in Concert

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Wojtek Blecharz


Antwerp-based guitarist Nico Couck will guest with the composition area, then present a concert of his work.  In "Reciprocity" Nico Couck explores the possibilities of the back-and-forth motion. Be it in physical Reciprocityenergy, sounding textures (between harmony and chaos), or even in the performer’s approach to the instrument. How can constantly interpolating gestures become relevant and substantial in musical practice?

Simon Steen-Andersen’s work transforms musical information to visuals in the opposite way of Mark Applebaum’s work. Johannes Kreidler creates a multi-dimensional space of sounding and ‘außermusikalischer’ motion - while Clemens Gadenstätter’s music balances on the verge of instrumental sonorities and spoken word. And finally, new compositions by Lorenzo Pagliei and Stefan Beyer in which the semantics of sound production are compromised.

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WED@7 Palimpsest

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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PALIMPSEST

Palimpsest, UCSD's resident new music ensemble, presents a concert featuring the Second Viennese School, conducted by Aleck Karis.    This is an opportunity to hear two rarely performed masterpieces by Arnold Schoenberg: the ground-breaking Five Pieces for Orchestra Opus 16 (in the Chamber Version) and the brilliant Suite, Opus 29 for three strings, three clarinets and piano.  The program also includes Webern's Concerto Opus 24 and the world premiere of Shetakh by Ori Talmon.  

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.

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Brendan Gaffney Recital

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Come ring in a technological centennial, the 100th year of our beloved standard, MIDI. Featuring new instruments and interfaces by Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney, new compositions by Robert Pierzak and performances by Andrew Allen, Joe Mariglio and Drew Ceccato.

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Brian Griffeath-Loeb Dissertation Concert

Friday, November 8th, 2013 6:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


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...on a par with grass & twigs...

Conducted by Nicholas Deyoe, featuring flutists Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Michael Matsuno, and Rachel Beetz, percussionists Craig Shields and Stephen Solook and pianist Stephen Lewis.

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Grad Forum

Friday, November 8th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Event Program (PDF)

Chikako Morishita - Lizard (shadow) (clarinet solo)
Jo Kondo - Orient Orientation (clarinet duo)
Pierre Boulez - Domains
Jo Kondo - Theatre
IMPROV - Sam Dunscombe, Chris Golinski, Kyle Adam Blair

Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.

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Chinary Ung Symposium

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


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A symposium focused on the life and work of Distinguished Professor Chinary Ung will feature distinguished guest speakers Adam Greene, Topher Levin, and Yayoi Uno Everett.  Curated and coordinated by Lei Liang.

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WED@7 Chinary Ung Celebration

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Chinary Ung - Celebration 70

A celebratory concert honoring Distinguished Professor Chinary Ung on his 70th year.  Featuring renowned international artists as well as UCSD faculty and graduate students, a special event is planned to honor the life of Chinary Ung.

CINNABAR HEART (2009)
Stephen Solook, marimba

SPIRAL I (1987)
Felix Fan, cello
Matthew Gold, percussion
Aleck Karis, piano

SPIRAL XI: “Mother & Child” (2007)
Susan Ung, viola

AURA (2005)
Elissa Johnston, high soprano
Kathleen Roland, low soprano
John Fonville, flute
Paul Sherman, oboe
Anthony Burr, clarinet
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Peter Clarke violin
Linda Piatt, viola
Susan Ung, viola
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
Mark Dresser, double bass
Nicholas Perry, percussion
GRANT GERSHON, conductor

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.

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Camera Lucida

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)


Event Program (PDF)

Music by Brahms (C-minor Piano Quartet) and DvoÅ™ák (E-flat Piano Quartet) is featured in this chamber music concert collaboration between virtuoso UC San Diego faculty musicians such as cellist Charles Curtis and leading San Diego Symphony soloists such as violinist Jeff Thayer. The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund. Ticket information: (619) 235-0804.

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Yvette Jackson Recital

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera)

This evening will premiere sketches from A Thin Line and new other works.  Tape meets live performance featuring Jessica Aszodi, Josh Charney, and Amy Cimini.

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Monday Night Jazz - 201B Improv

Monday, November 18th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Composing for Improvisors

Advanced grad performers under the direction of Anthony Davis, perform.

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Violins & Violas

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


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Violin and Viola students of János Négyesy, perform the works of Vivaldi-Respigh, Kallivoda, Kabalevsky, Tchaikovsky, and Kurtág.

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WED@7 red fish blue fish

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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red fish blue fish, UC San Diego's resident percussion ensemble, performs Luigi Nono's Con Luigi Dallapiccola, Jo Kondo's Under the Umbrella, and Luciano Berio's Linea. rfbf has performed at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York City, Centro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and at events including the Ojai Festival in California and the Agora Festival in Paris. Recordings including the 3-CD Xenakis: Percussion Works, as well as the DVD of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds' Sanctuary. This concert is part of Wednesdays@7 / Dean's Night 2013-2014, a new and experimental music series free to the UCSD community through the generous support of UCSD's Dean of Arts & Humanities.
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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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3: NEGATIVE SPACE / Curated by Elliot Patros

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros host an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theatre at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theatre is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

JOHN NICHOLS III: Gates (Kadesh-Naphtali) (8:46)

C.R. KASPRZYK: veiled (5:09)

JEF CHIPPEWA: DUO (2:46)

NICOLAS VÉRIN: Trois études d'espace (14:40)

HANS TUTSCHKU: Rojo (15:16)

CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI: Thrill (4:44)

JOHN OLIVER: Just Inference (5:03)

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Download composer and curator biographies

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Chamber Ensembles

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Event Program (PDF)

Chamber Ensembles, under the direction of János Négyesy, perform in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.

 

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Monday Night Jazz - 95JC

Monday, November 25th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the popular 95JC returns!  Featuring an ensemble performing a variety of diverse compositions, including pieces written and arranged by student musicians, instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.

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Computer Music Concert

Monday, November 25th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Computer music graduate students perform new original works featuring live electronics and custom software, in the first installment of this year's computer music concert series.  Performances will include hand built circuitry, signal bending, electroacoustic music playback, and real-time digital signal processing.

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UCSD Gospel Choir

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department 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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First Monday

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Event Program (PDF)

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

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Camera Lucida

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)


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UC San Diego's renowned chamber music series heads for the holidays with a program including Bach's Brandenburg Concert No. 6, Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 10, and Brahms' String Quartet in F major. Camera Lucida is made possible through the generous support of the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund. Ticket information: (619) 235-0804.

 

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Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Approval Seekers

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Paul Hembree



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Karis Piano Studio

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Graduate piano performance students of Aleck Karis present an informal concert.

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Wind Ensemble

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

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

The program will feature euphonium soloist, Eric Starr, for Herbert L. Clark's The Bride of the Waves.  The Wind Ensemble will also perform selections by: Jenkins, Schuman, Copland, Mennin, Cailliet, Bennett, and George Gershwin.

 

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The Music of Netty Simons

Friday, December 6th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Joshua Charney


Josh Charney presents an evening of music by composer Netty Simons. Pieces will include Night Sounds for piano (1953), Windfall (1965), and Too Late, the Bridge is Closed (1976). Charney will be joined by Adam Tinkle on the saxophone.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, utterly ecstatic,

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com


Event Program (PDF)

Steven Schick conducts

Musica Celestis       Aaron Jay Kernis
Ikarus-Azur              Paul Hembree NEE COMMISSION
Daphnis et Chloe     Maurice Ravel

Our second subscription program takes us to the sublime. We open with Aaron Jay Kernis’ ethereal Musica Celestis (“Music of the Heavens”) for string orchestra and conclude with a complete performance of Ravel’s opulent ballet Daphnis et Chloe, scored for huge orchestra, chorus, wind machine, and vast percussion battery. Between them, we present the world premiere of a work for orchestra and chorus by this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient.

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Four Seasons Project

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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The Four Seasons/Four Elements project, initiated by renowned UCSD violinist János Négyesy, is in its final phase: a transformation into a musical theater production. Tonight's concert premieres one part of music for the new production: Cercles de Feu by Fulbright visiting composer Nicolas Vérin, in residence in the Department of Music during Fall quarter. Vérin's piece brings together electric and acoustic violin, live electronics, the Sphere, and video projection. The program also includes Parmegiani's Violostries, Saariaho's de la Terre, and Vérin's Solo Violin Piece I, all performed by Négyesy.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, utterly ecstatic,

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to http://www.lajollasymphony.com


Event Program (PDF)

Steven Schick conducts

Musica Celestis       Aaron Jay Kernis
Ikarus-Azur              Paul Hembree NEE COMMISSION
Daphnis et Chloe     Maurice Ravel

Our second subscription program takes us to the sublime. We open with Aaron Jay Kernis’ ethereal Musica Celestis (“Music of the Heavens”) for string orchestra and conclude with a complete performance of Ravel’s opulent ballet Daphnis et Chloe, scored for huge orchestra, chorus, wind machine, and vast percussion battery. Between them, we present the world premiere of a work for orchestra and chorus by this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient.

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MUS 103 Final Recording

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free



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MUS 33 Final Recording

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


Event Program (PDF)

Music 33A, Introduction to Composition, presents their first term concert of new works for voice and chamber ensemble, as directed by PhD candidate Stephen Lewis. Each piece is three to five minutes, followed by discussion by a juried panel from the composition graduate area.

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Stephen Lewis

Friday, December 13th, 2013 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Sponsor: Stephen Lewis



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Late Feldman

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Aleck Karis presents works by Feldman, Wolpe, and Webern

The first half features music from Karis' recent CD on Bridge Records: Morton Feldman's Piano and Palais de Mari juxtaposed with Wolpe's Form and Form IV and Webern's Piano Variations.  For the second half he will be joined by Curt Macomber, Danielle Farina and Chris Finckel in a performance of Feldman's last work: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello.

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Camera Lucida

Monday, January 6th, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804


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MYRIAD TRIO I
Monday, January 6, 7:30pm
The Myriad Trio
Program TBA

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AP Emerson String Quartet

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


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ArtPower! presents:

The Emerson String Quartet has achieved its exalted place in the hierarchy of American quartets for good reason. The ensemble has an impeccable track record, dozens of admired recordings, and a consistent history of serious dedication to chamber music literature. This season, in what will be the first change in the quartet’s membership since 1979, Paul Watkins—a distinguished soloist, award-winning conductor, and dedicated chamber musician—will join the ensemble for its return concert with ArtPower!. Marking a major milestone in the history of American chamber music, the evolution of the Emerson String Quartet will undoubtedly open up a whole new chapter of excellence. Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.

Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major, K. 428 (K.421b); Dmitry Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Ludwig van Beethoven:String Quartet No. 8 in E minor (“Rasumosky No. 2”), Op. 59/2

Sponsors: Amnon and Lee Ben-Yehuda, Joan Jordon Bernstein, Alexa Kirkwood Hirsch

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Jonathan Hepfer Recital

Friday, January 10th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Daniel Tacke: ABEND (US Premiere)
Walter Zimmermann: GLOCKENSPIEL (US Premiere)
Lewis Nielson: HERZPLATTEN (World Premiere)

With Alice Teyssier, Flute / Voice

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WED@7 Radnofsky Sax Quartet

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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The Radnofsky Sax Quartet concludes a residency with UC San Diego's composition area with a performance in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.  The performance will also feature works by UCSD faculty: Rand Steiger and Lei Liang.

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1st Year Grad Juries

Monday, January 27th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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An evening of premieres featuring seven new works by first year graduate composition students: James Bean, Annie Hsieh, Hunjoo Jung, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Bradley Scott Rosen, Felipe Rossi, and Tina Tallon.  A collaboration with the first year performance graduate students, featured performers will be: Matt Kline and Kyle Motl on bass, Michael Matsuno and Ine Vanoeveren, flutes, and soprano Kirsten Wiest.

Discussion for this performance will be on Tuesday, January 28th in CPMC 367, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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Jennifer Bewerse Recital

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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As musical access evolves alongside technology and ever-shifting culture, the performing artist is confronted with a question:  is live performance essential? Tonight’s concert offers five pieces and their various answers to this question.

Burn Again with a Low Blue Flame - Annie Gosfield
Vessel - Caroline Miller
Durations 2 - Morton Feldman
The New Right of Spring - Pauline Oliveros
Charles Curtis - Alvin Lucier

Focusing on the very physical nature of sound and its expression in space, the full realizations of these works are only available in the moments they are exchanged between the performer and audience.  A case for live performance is made not with the risk of failure or presentation of the performer as hero, but with compositional ideas that live fully only within the moment of performance.

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MMW Roger Reynolds

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 6:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free. Seating is limited and registration is required: Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series


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THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD | THE GOOD LIFE

Eleanor Roosevelt College presents The Making of the Modern World Lecture Series, "The Good Life", at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.

ROGER REYNOLDS, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
"Musings on 'Good Lives': Relationships, Sustenance,
Aspirations, Truth, Secrets, Boundaries, purpose, Flight"

 

Please note that this program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

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Grad Forum

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Stuart Saunders Smith Portrait Concert

Culminating New England composer Stuart Saunders Smith's visit to UCSD, performances will be given by graduate students, as well as voice and percussion duo Aurora Borealis. Included in the program are early works such as “Flight,” which was originally written for UCSD faculty, John Fonville, in addition to several recent works written for UCSD Alum, Lisa Cella. Also included is the premiere of “Palm Sunday” written for and performed by pianist Kyle Adam Blair. This concert was co-curated by Rachel Beetz and Kyle Adam Blair.

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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, January 31st, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

Last Friday Listening Room 4: Full of Thought

Curated by Zachary Seldess

Scott Barton: Opus Palladianum (7:02)
Christopher Bailey: Harvest Kitchen IIA (10:16)
Nick Del’Nero: Tools To Technocracy (11:44)
Rose Dodd: Island Music (7:40)
Emanuele Battisti: Electrode (Study on Pink Noise No.1) (6:58)
Christopher Haworth: Vertizontal Hearing (up & down, l then ll) (13:58)

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AP Danish String Quartet

Friday, January 31st, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


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ArtPower! presents:

The Danish String Quartet holds a unique position among the many young and dynamic ensembles performing on the international scene today. The musicians, all under the age of 30, have been performing as a quartet since its debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival. With their passion for Scandinavian composers juxtaposed with the classics, the group brings a level of freshness, energy, and sheer accomplishment to their lively performances. Since winning the Danish Radio P2 Chamber Music Competition in 2004, the four young musicians have been frequent guests at international festivals and at chamber music venues throughout the world. Come see this explosion of talent for yourself. Frederik Øland, violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello.

Program: Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13; Claude Debussy: String Quartet, L. 85 (Op. 10); Hans Abrahamsen: String Quartet No. 1, “Ten Preludes”

Sponsor: Sam B. Ersan

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Lytle Scholarship Concert

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys 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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Lytle Benefit Concert: Eastbound Home Featuring
Nathan East, '78

Get ready to rock out at the 18th Annual Lytle Benefit Concert. This year's musical benefit features a campus homecoming with world-renowned bass guitarist and Grammy-nominated alumnus Nathan East, '78, performing in UC San Diego's award-winning Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

East has played with rock music's greatest artists for the past 35 years -- from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, to Madonna, Beyonce and Daft Punk. At this special benefit concert, he'll return to his San Diego roots to play with UC San Diego Music faculty and alumni, while raising funds for the endowed Lytle Scholarship, which benefits Preuss School students attending UC San Diego's Thurgood Marshall College.

For questions or more information, please email ecwiggins@ucsd.edu.

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First Monday

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

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Camera Lucida

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804


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MOZART AND BRAHMS
Monday, February 3, 7:30pm

MOZART: Piano Trio in E Major
REBECCA CLARKE: Viola Sonata
BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio

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.

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Meyer Sound Seminar

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 9:00 am

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free. Registration required.



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Rachel Beetz Recital

Friday, February 7th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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SCRIPT – RESCRIPT

A script is something written, a text. It is also writing and behavior.
Rescript is a response, a statement. It could be imitative, repetitive, or even contrary.
Interpretation of a written score is a rescript; Inspiration is too.
In bringing the script and rescript together, another entity appears.
This entity is only an idea, a brief presence, unable to occur without the original duo.
As beings, we continue to rescript not only with documents, but also with each other.
Without interaction and collaboration, we can never begin to experience the wondrous space between.


Rachel Beetz, flute
Nichole Speciale, artist
Also featuring flutists Christine Tavolacci and Michael Matsuno.
Works by Ablinger, Donatoni, Feldman, Ferneyhough, Johnson, and the world premiere of Alvin Lucier's 13 Degrees of Darkness

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes hidden (in plain sight),

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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


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Pianist Sarah Cahill plays the Piano Concerto of Lou Harrison, a great California composer much too little-known by California audiences. We frame that with music by two classical masters: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, which concludes in an explosion of fireworks, and Brahms’ autumnal final symphony.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, sometimes hidden (in plain sight),

Sunday, February 9th, 2014 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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


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Pianist Sarah Cahill plays the Piano Concerto of Lou Harrison, a great California composer much too little-known by California audiences. We frame that with music by two classical masters: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, which concludes in an explosion of fireworks, and Brahms’ autumnal final symphony.

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WED@7 Mark Dresser

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Alice Teyssier Recital

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Flutist and soprano Alice Teyssier presents an evening of second performances of two large-scale works written for her. Lewis Nielson's Herzplatten explores the complexities of the heart, both physiologically and emotively. Rolf Riehm's Pasolini in Ostia is a modern-day passion on the gruesome and controversial death of film maker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Alice is joined by percussionist Jonathan Hepfer, cellist Judith Hamann and pianist Brendan Nguyen.

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To J‡nos with Love

Friday, February 14th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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János Négyesy died on Dec. 20. In lieu of what would have been his 80th Soirée for Music Lovers, we pay tribute to Mr. Negyesy on Valentine's Day with To János With Love, a concert featuring performances by faculty members Mark Dresser (contrabass), Aleck Karis (piano), Philip Larson (bass baritone), Kartik Seshadri (sitar), Robert Zelickman (clarinet), along with various peers, alumni and students who performed with or were mentored by János. A detailed article about János is here.

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WED@7 Palimpsest

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Piccola Musica Notturna /A Little Night Music
Susan Narucki, co-curator
Jonathan Hepfer, Guest Conductor and co-curator
kallisti: Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander, Sara Perez, Alice Teyssier and Kirsten Wiest, sopranos
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Co-curated by Susan Narucki and Jonathan Hepfer, the second Palimpsest program of the season is an exploration of evocative works by the Italian modernists Luigi Dallapiccola, Niccolò Castiglioni and Aldo Clementi.  All composers with one foot firmly planted in the 20th century and one in the Renaissance, the pieces presented seamlessly combine rigor and lyricism, chaos and elegance, complexity and simplicity, the current and the eternal.  Featuring the dynamic soloists of the vocal ensemble kallisti the program will also include a new work by Kyle Rowan, commissioned as a companion piece to Dallapiccola's masterwork 'Piccola Musica Notturna' ('A Little Night Music').      
 

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Grad Forum

Friday, February 21st, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Grad Forums provide an outlet for Music Department graduate students to present individual and collaborative works on their own terms.A concert featuring the sounds of the sea, including unique recordings collected in oceanographic research, as well as classics of American experimental music inspired by whalesong.

Litany for the Whale - John Cage

Vox Balanae - George Crumb

Caroline Miller and Adam Tinkle - Whaleworks
(World Premiere)

Featuring sounds collected in cooperation with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Research Vessel Roger Revelle, and Josh Jones of the SIO Whale Acoustic Lab)

With performers: Bonnie Lander (voice), Meghann Welsh (voice and musical saw), Kyle Adam Blair (piano), Rachel Beetz (flute), and Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Adam Tinkle (saxophone), Caroline Miller (electronics)

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WED@7 Takae Ohnishi with Brian Chen

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi teams up with violist Brian Che-Yen Chen in a performance of J.S.Bach’s Complete Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029.

 Acclaimed harpsichordist and UCSD lecturer Takae Ohnishi has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. The Gramophone magazine praises her recording of the Goldberg Variations that “Ohnishi’s brilliant artistry immerses the listener in the creative and emotional narratives Bach unfolds with incomparable mastery.”
 Currently teaching at USC Thornton School of Music, violist Brian Che-Yen Chen is a founding member of the Formosa String Quartet and Camera Lucida. The Strad magazine describes him as a musician whose “tonal distinction and essential musicality produced an auspicious impression.”
 The concert is in UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, featuring its beautiful Marc Ducornet French Flemish harpsichord.
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AP Schick Machine

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


In Schick Machine, UC San Diego faculty member and percussionist Steve Schick explores a magical stage filled with huge, invented instruments made by composer/instrument builder Paul Dresher—including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Peacock, the Field of Flowers, and a deconstructed pipe organ. Weaving whimsical stories about his childhood in Iowa together with unexpected encounters with noise-making objects, Steve draws audiences into a whimsical evening of instrumental exploration.

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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, February 28th, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

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Scott Worthington Recital

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Scott Worthington will present a recital of music for solo bass with electronics including Peter Ablinger's Weiss/Weisslich 17h, a realization of John Cage's Solo for Bass with WBAI, Kaija Saariaho's Folia, Julia Wolfe's Stronghold, and his own Reflections.

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Tim McNalley Honors Recital

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


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Tim McNalley will perform an honors recital that showcases original compositions, arrangements, and improvisations by himself and a host miscreant musicians he finds delightful.
 
The concert will focus on his compositions that draw influence from the music of Africa and the avant-garde. He will also perform a piece of Hindustani Classical music on sitar, a composition by recent UCSD grad Samara Rice, and an adaptation of an Eric Dolphy transcription for solo bass.
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First Monday

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Event Program (PDF)

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

Featuring:

Fragments
by Matt Kline
Matt Kline, solo bass

Walk
by Jo Kondo
Todd Moellenberg, piano
Michael Matsuno, flute

Improvisation
Bonnie Lander, solo voice

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Monday Night Jazz - 95JC

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the popular 95JC returns!  Featuring an ensemble performing a variety of diverse compositions, including pieces written and arranged by student musicians, instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.

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UCSD Gospel Choir

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department 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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Mobius Trio

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 6:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Self Supported Event
Event Sponsor: Adam Tinkle


Described by the eminent Sergio Assad as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today”, Mobius Trio has made it its mission to fully integrate the classical guitar into the 21st century’s nascent musical lexicon. The Trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned; they seek to expand the guitar ensemble’s repertoire to encompass all of the myriad currents passing through contemporary art music. San Francisco-based, this young ensemble's recent performance engagements include Washington DC's Kennedy Center. They are currently on a southern California tour, culminating in a residency at UC Riverside.
 

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Bass Performance Students

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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11 at 8

The UCSD Bass Ensemble will perform 11 at 8, a program of eleven short new works composed for the ensemble by graduate composers and members of the bass ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate contrabassists.

The bass ensemble itself under the direction of Mark Dresser includes Tommy Babin, Chris Duvall, Matt Klein, Tim McNalley, and Kyle Motl.  Guest composers include Josh Charney, Tobin Chodos, Yvette Jackson, Adam Tinkle, Kevin Zhang.
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Eric Derr Recital

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Divided Attention
Percussionist Eric Derr presents the following works: 
 
Luciano Berio's Linea deals with the transformation of a simple melody and all of its modern implications (with special guests Steven Schick, Aleck Karis and Brendan Nguyen).
 
Johannes Kreidler's Windowed 1 version 1 juxtaposes fragmented, layered samples of pop music with dense and pointillistic percussion actions that mimic the electronics.
 
Iannis Xenakis' Psappha is a sonic musing on the meter used by the ancient Greek poetess, Sappho.
 
The world premiere of Patrick Hart's 700 CLUB for drum set and 7-channel audio is not to be missed.  Fourteen minutes of brutal precision, mind-numbing speed, and relentless intensity. Be careful, it might become your new favorite song!
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Projects in New Music, MUS 133

Friday, March 7th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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The students of Music 133 will present a concert of American experimental music, featuring works by Christian Wolff and James Klopfleisch. 

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Dustin Donahue Recital

Sunday, March 9th, 2014 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Flutist Rachel Beetz and percussionist Dustin Donahue present music by Ann Cleare, Daniel Corral, Mario Garuti, Jo Kondo, and Stuart Saunders Smith. The duo will also premiere a new work by UCSD composer Yvonne Wu.
 

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Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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AP Kronos Quartet

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


ArtPower! presents Kronos Quartet at Mandeville Auditorium

For 40 years, the San Francisco-based quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagining the string quartet experience. Working with artists as diverse as they are revered, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble has collaborated with a host of intrepid thinkers for live performances, multimedia experiences, and film scores. David Harrington, violin; John Sherba, violin; Hank Dutt, viola; Sunny Jungin Yang, cello.

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Karis Piano Studio

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Piano students of Aleck Karis perform music by Bach, Debussy, Martino, and Hirs.

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Wind Ensemble

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

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

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Computer Music Concert

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Computer music graduate students perform new original works featuring live electronics and custom software in the second installment of this year's computer music concert series.  Performances will include audio-visual music, hand built circuitry, and real-time digital signal processing.

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Students of Bess Wang Piano Recital

Friday, March 14th, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported event
Sponsor: Bess Wang


Piano students of Bess Wang will perform music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

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Chamber Ensembles

Friday, March 14th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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UCSD CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Under the direction of Takae Ohnishi.  USCD students will perform the works by A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, G. Lekeu, and A.Copland.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, made for sharing,

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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


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Famed Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand joins LJS&C choral director David Chase in a program of Latin American music. The concert opens with David Chase conducting the swaggering Malambo by Alberto Ginestera followed by the West Coast premiere of Intrada 1631, an expanded processional by composer Stephen Montague based on a 17th-century Peruvian chant and scored for symphonic brass choir with field drums. Maria Guinand conducts the second half of the program in two works for chorus, orchestra and soloists: Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10. Ticket prices: $29 adult, $27 senior, $15 student.

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MEA LUX : VOX MEA

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Self Supported Event
Event sponsor: Yeung-Ping Chen


Mea Lux : Vox Mea is the first in a series of electro-acoustic concerts held at the UCSD Music Department this season. The concert revolves around the concept of echo.
 
This will be an evening of reflection and exploration as the audience is invited to dive "into" sound and sensation in works by former UCSD professors. French composer Philippe Manoury's En Echo will be performed by soprano Alice Teyssier, recently recognized by the UT San Diego as a "face to watch" in classical music in 2014, with live electronics operated by Yeung-ping Chen. Manoury's evocative and sensual score will be paired with another great electro-acoustic work- Towards to 'the Midnight Sun' by Joji Yuasa, featuring pianist Joshua Charney.
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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, made for sharing,

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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Famed Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand joins LJS&C choral director David Chase in a program of Latin American music. The concert opens with David Chase conducting the swaggering Malambo by Alberto Ginestera followed by the West Coast premiere of Intrada 1631, an expanded processional by composer Stephen Montague based on a 17th-century Peruvian chant and scored for symphonic brass choir with field drums. Maria Guinand conducts the second half of the program in two works for chorus, orchestra and soloists: Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10. Ticket prices: $29 adult, $27 senior, $15 student.

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MUS 206 Course Presentation

Monday, March 17th, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Camera Lucida

Monday, March 17th, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804


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MENDELSSOHN AND FAURÉ
Monday, March 17, 7:30pm

MENDELSSOHN: Piano Quartet
BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata, Op. 102 No. 2
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet in G minor

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.

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MUS 33 Final Recording

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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AP Escher String Quartet

Friday, April 4th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

An ArtPower! presentation.
Tickets handled by
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-8497


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ArtPower! presents:

The Escher String Quartet’s concert with ArtPower! will be an evening of formidable artistry. The ensemble, now in its eighth year, has garnered praise from luminaries such as Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman as they continue to display “ripe tonal balances with the kind of heedless intensity that comes with youth” (San Francisco Chronicle). Balancing interweaving solo parts and group harmony, their performances are evocative of graphic artist M.C. Escher, from whom they take their name. The group brings this twisting and turning musicianship to a triptych of string quartets by classical and post-war composers. Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello.

Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major (“Spring”), K. 387; Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, for String Quartet; Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major

Sponsors: Sam B. Ersan, Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner

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Ellen Fullman

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
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GUEST ARTIST:  ELLEN FULLMAN

In 1981, Ellen Fullman began developing the “Long String Instrument,” an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and ‘bowed’ with rosin coated fingers. Fullman has developed a unique notation system to choreograph the performer’s movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument. She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet, and Keiji Haino. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions and residencies including: DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program residency, Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission/NEA Fellowship for Japan, Meet the Composer, Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, and artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts. Her music was represented in The American Century; Art and Culture, 1950-2000 at The Whitney Museum, and she has performed in venues and festivals in Europe, Japan, and the Americas including: Instal, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Other Minds, the Walker Art Center and Donaueschinger Musiktage. Her release “Ort”, with Berlin-based collaborator Jörg Hiller, was selected in the top 50 recordings of 2004 by The Wire (London) and “Fluctuations” with trombonist Monique Buzzarté on Deep Listening was included in the Wire top 50 of 2008.

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Stephen Lewis Recital

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 4:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free
Springfest 2014 Event


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SOFT HAMMERS

"Of Challenge and of Love" by Elliott Carter
Trio in B major, Op. 8 (revised version) by Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Béla Bartók

Stephen Lewis performs with Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Batya MacAdam-Somer, Jennifer Bewerse, Kyle Adam Blair, Stephen Solook, and Dustin Donahue.

 

Please note Sunday's start time will be: 4:30 p.m.

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Improv@Happy Hour

Monday, April 7th, 2014 4:00 pm

The Loft at UC San Diego

Free
Springfest 2014 Event


Live Jazz and Improvisation

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IDEAS Performance: Soldier

Monday, April 7th, 2014 5:00 pm

Calit2 Recombinant Media Lab

Free



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Crippled Symmetry

Monday, April 7th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Ryan Nestor


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Morton Feldman's monumental trio

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Improv@Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 4:00 pm

The Loft at UC San Diego

Free
Springfest 2014 Event


Live Jazz and Improvisation

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Messiaen's Harawi

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Bonnie Lander


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Messiaen's crystalline song cycle

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Sara Perez Recital

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free
Springfest 2014 Event


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Sara Perez presents her MA recital: 

Nymphs and Shepherds - Henry Purcell 
Sweeter than Roses, Opus 27 - Richard Strauss
Being Beauteous - Hans Werner Henze
2 songs - Kevin Flowers (world premiere)
Recitations 8, 10, 11, 13 - Georges Aperghis

Sara will perform with: Kevin Flowers, Nicolee Kuester, Marcelo Lazcano, Stephen Lewis, Ryan Nestor, Neil Ruby and Meghann Welsh

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Sound in Silence: Music and Film

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 7:30 pm

Luce Loft

At Luce Loft
$5 to $10, suggested Donation
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Josh Charney


An evening of silent film with live musical accompaniment: Samuel Beckett's classic Film (1965) and Jean Epstein's Fall of the House of Usher (1928).  
 
Music by Felipe Rossi and Josh Charney, featuring performances by: 
Felipe Rossi - Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Adam Tinkle - Clarinet, Saxophone
Josh Charney - Keyboards
Kyle Motl - Bass
Putu Hiranmayena - Drums
 
7:30 pm @ Luce Loft- 1037 J St., Downtown San Diego
$5-10 suggested donation
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Synthesizer Petting Zoo

Friday, April 11th, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Brendan Gaffney


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Interact with hand-built instruments

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California Electronic Music Exchange Concert

Friday, April 11th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Cooper Baker


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Experimental electronic musicians from across California perform new original works involving live electronics and custom software.  The UCSD installment of the California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts features students from UCSB, CalArts, UCSD, and Mills.  Performances will include hand built circuitry, live computer graphics, re-purposed electronics, pre-recorded electroacoustic music, and real-time signal processing.

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Wave Energy Series no. 2

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Joe Cantrell


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Sound Artists visit from LA

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IMMERSION@Birch Aquarium

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 6:00 pm

Birch Aquarium

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Paul Hembree


Stroll through the aquarium and enjoy exciting live music and immersive electronic soundscapes written for this unique event and inspired by the ocean and marine life. New this year will be additional sound-art pieces composed by local high school students from A Reason To Survive (ARTS). Springfest is an annual showcase by UC San Diego music students at locations around campus and throughout San Diego.
 
Performers:
  • Students from A Reason to Survive - Headphone soundscapes
  • Michael Matsuno - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Tiffany DuMouchelle - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Yeung-ping Chen - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Caroline Miller - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Odeya Nini  - Electroacoustic flute and voice
  • Chris Golinski - Atmospheric percussion
  • Sean Conway - American and Lithuanian folk music
  • Paul Hembree - A synaesthetic virtual instrument
  • Meghann Welsh - Free improvisation
  • Joe Cantrell - Free improvisation
  • Jon Forshee - Mesostic poetry
  • Carolyn Chen - Tai Chi
  • The Kernels - Indie hip hop noise rock
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The Family Room

Monday, April 14th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Todd Moellenberg


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The Family Room is an hour-long performance in several acts conceived by pianist Todd Moellenberg in collaboration with artist Matt Savitsky. Using moveable set pieces in the CPMC Experimental Theatre, Moellenberg and Savitsky, alongside performers Brett Moellenberg and Nicolee Kuester, will perform memorized musical and spoken texts. This performance includes written work by Rozalie Hirs, Nicolee Kuester, Todd Moellenberg, and Katharina Rosenberger. View Google Map | Add to Google Calendar

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Camera Lucida

Monday, April 14th, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804


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BEETHOVEN AND HAYDN
Monday, April 14, 7:30pm

HAYDN: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

Jeff Thayer, violin
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Charles Curtis, cello

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.

 

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XX

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Springfest 2014 Event
Sponsor: Fernanda Aoki Navarro


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"none of us want to be in calm waters all our lives" 

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WED@7 Shackle

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Shackle: flutist-composer Anne La Berge with laptop-instrumentalist Deckard

Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Deckard on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicity and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. This extraordinarily inventive duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart of their duo is a self-designed, cutting-edge digital cueing system which operates as a sometimes visible third member. Both prodding and reactive, the Shackle system suggests musical directions and textures to these two highly gifted performers, opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices for La Berge and Deckard to play with and against.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.

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MUS 214 Course Presentation

Friday, April 18th, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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Ariana Warren Recital

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Ariana Warren, clarinet+, presents her final DMA recital:

Preludes Book 1, Eric Mandat
Press Release, David Lang
The Shape Distance, Marc Yeats
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Osvaldo Golijov

Guest performers will include: Kim Kilmer, flute, Tiffany Lynne Sieker, violin, Batya MacAdam-Sommer, violin, Nico Hueso, viola and Jennifer Bewerse, cello

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WED@7 Aleck Karis

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
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Aleck Karis plays piano music by Francis Poulenc, master of Gallic charm and sophistication.  The program spans the years 1918-1959 and includes popular works like “Toccata” and “ Mélancolie”, along with less familiar ones like “Intermède” and “Thème Varié”

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.

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Nicolee Kuester Recital

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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NOW DON'T BE A STRANGER OKAY

Nicolee Kuester's second doctoral recital juxtaposes views of intimacy and solitude among chamber and solo works for horn by Josef Haydn, Henri Pousseur, Giacinto Scelsi, and Robert Schumann, and in performance texts for multiple speakers by Georges Aperghis and Nicolee Kuester. With performers Peter Clarke, Todd Moellenberg, Eric Moore, and Sara Perez.

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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, April 25th, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

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Kyle Adam Blair Recital

Friday, April 25th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Kyle Adam Blair presents: EVOCATIONS/FANTASIES

In his first DMA recital, pianist Kyle Adam Blair continues to explore the American solo piano repertoire. On this occasion, Blair performs music of Aaron Copland, Carl Ruggles, Donald Martino, and Elliott Carter.

This program features two pairs, each pair consists of an outward, declamatory piece from the early-to-mid 20th century succeeded by a moody, imaginative piece from the late 20th century.

Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations reduces the familiar “Theme and Variations” form into a lean, stark, essential statement. A harsh, pointed theme of sharply struck single notes is run through a developing world of dissonant counterpoint in which every step is sure-footed; every intention—clear and directed.

The blunt, coarse rhetoric of Copland is followed by character, wit, and whimsy in Martino’s Fantasies and Impromptus, a nine-movement work mimicking at once a suite and a loose fast-slow-fast sonata-esque form. Although Martino employed twelve-tone techniques in some of the movements, Fantasies and Impromptus owes a tremendous amount to the German Romantic tradition; one could swear at times that the textures were borrowed directly from Brahms, Chopin, or Liszt (especially in the two Impromptus each bearing the subtitle “Omaggio”).

Carl Ruggles’ only work for solo piano, Evocations: Four Chants for Piano, bears the same boldness as Copland’s Variations, utilizing, in its loud moments, brashly melodic octaves and large, crashing chords to craft a mountainous landscape. The piece is not without subtleties, however. In its soft moments one can hear carefully crafted harmonic colors shift, disintegrate and coalesce.

Finally, Elliott Carter’s Night Fantasies signifies the evening’s final retreat from the evocative back into the subconscious. Depicting a restless sleep, periods of floating, open harmonies reminiscent of the calmness of slumber are interrupted by fluttering, nervous gestures, which dart about like fleeting thoughts in the night.

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Will Ogdon Memorial Concert

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 4:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Join us as we honor the life of Founding Chair of the Music Department, Will Ogdon. He and Robert Erickson, the Department of Music's first two professors along with Tom Nee, wanted to build a department that embraced and promoted aesthetic diversity, and has since grown into a fortress of experimental music, thriving on its students' thirst to explore the depths of music. As a teacher of both theory and composition, Ogdon also composed music for his students, such as his “Tonal Songs,” not typical for their tonality, but utterly recognizable for their distinctive expressiveness and among his most beautiful music. Since retiring in 1991, Will Ogdon continued to write music every day. His music composed between 1995-1999 filled an entire CD, produced in 2001. We remain ever grateful for all that Will has given us and inspired in us.

Emeritus faculty Ed Harkins will speak in the concert. Ed worked closely with Will. Compositions: the oldest was composed in 1955 (the Kechwa Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano)  and the latest (A Little Suite and an Encore Tango for two violins, Will's last composition) 2008. Performers include:

Faculty members: 
Phil Larson, baritone
Aleck Karis, piano
Robert Zelickman, clarinet

Current or former students: 
Rachel Beetz, flute
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
John Mark Harris, piano
Siu-Hei Lee, piano
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Victoria Mature, soprano
David Medine, viola
Shiba Nemat-Nasser, mezzo-soprano

From town:
Sidney Green, oboe
Warren Gref, French horn
David Savage, bassoon
Daniel Pate, percussion
Päivikki Nykter, violin and viola

Post show reception will follow in the North Courtyard.

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Ableton Event

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 6:30 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
MUS 7 & 173


ABLETON UNIVERSITY TOUR

Public Event: 6:30 p.m. Recital Hall, 127

Ableton is proud to partner with UC San Diego for the Ableton University Tour, a day and evening of student workshops and public presentations held at the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, CA. Students are invited to join Ableton representatives and Certified Trainers for an afternoon of break-out sessions exploring composition, sound design, production techniques and performance utilizing Ableton Live, Max for Live and Push. Day time activities will be followed by a free evening presentation open to the public, featuring performances, tips and tricks and unique approaches for music-making from artists and Ableton experts. Special guests for the UC San Diego event include Yeuda Ben-Atar (SideBrain/Ableton Certified Trainer), Paul Dateh (Artist) and Dave Hillel (Ableton).

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Pablo Gomez-Cano Recital

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Pablo Gomez-Cano and friends perform the music of J. S. Bach, Adam Greene, Tristan Murail, George Crumb, Lou Harrison, and Hebert Vazquez

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Judith Hamann Recital

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Jason Rosenberg Dissertation Concert

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


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L.O.S.T.

A Ph.D. dissertation recital  
by Jason Carl Rosenberg
 

Rosenberg's choral composition, L.O.S.T., was written as a companion piece to Thomas Tallis' Lamentations of Jeremiah, a masterpiece of the late Renaissance.  Stephen Sturk conducts a choral a cappella performance of these two compositions in an arrangement that interweaves the old and the new.

The concert will also feature Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Anne-Marie Dicce in performances of Rosenberg's solo vocal music.

Concert length: 80 minutes

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, and bursting with promise.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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Three twentieth-century classics. Chika Inoue performs Villa-Lobos’ saucy Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra, and then we offer two works about war and peace: Prokofiev’s mighty Fifth Symphony, written on the verge of victory in World War II, and Bernstein’sChichester Psalms, a moving prayer for peace written for chorus and orchestra.

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Kartik Seshadri in Concert

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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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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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is fresh, and bursting with promise.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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Three twentieth-century classics. Chika Inoue performs Villa-Lobos’ saucy Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra, and then we offer two works about war and peace: Prokofiev’s mighty Fifth Symphony, written on the verge of victory in World War II, and Bernstein’sChichester Psalms, a moving prayer for peace written for chorus and orchestra.

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First Monday

Monday, May 5th, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

Improvisation
Kyle Motl, bass & Tobin Chodos, piano

AxBxC
Josh Groffman & Michael Matsuno, flute

Braxton Ensemble
Anthony Braxton

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Pamela Z Presentation

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 6:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
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WED@7 kallisti presents Chamber Opera

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Stephen Lewis.

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Philip Skaller Recital

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free



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kallisti presents Chamber Opera

Friday, May 9th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Stephen Lewis.

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kallisti presents Chamber Opera

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Stephen Lewis.

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Gary Shteyngart with Dean Seth Lerer

Monday, May 12th, 2014 7:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General Admission: Free
Reservations recommended
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Presented by UC San Diego's Division of Arts & Humanities at Mandeville Auditorium:

Novelist Gary Shteyngart, author of 2014's memoir: Little Failure, discusses his work, in conversation with Seth Lerer, Dean of UC San Diego's Division of Arts and Humanities.
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WED@7 red fish blue fish

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
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redfishbluefish

Directed by Steven Schick, UC San Diego's crack percussion ensemble, redfishbluefish, presents Stockhauen's Mikrophonie and Lucier's Kettles.  The program will also feature Steven Schick performing John Cage's 27'10.554" for a percussionist.

Red Fish Blue Fish has played the Bang on a Can Festival in New York City, the Agora Festival in Paris, the Centro des Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and has often been featured in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.

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Todd Moellenberg Recital

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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For his DMA I recital, Todd Moellenberg will play solo piano works by Pierre Boulez, Rozalie Hirs, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and a premiere by Ori Talmon.

More information here.

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Carolyn Chen Dissertation Concert

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Hoods
 
Hoods is an evening-length chamber opera based on Euripides’ Hekabe and Red Riding Hood, parallel stories of women in extremis. Setting myth and fairytale in the context of late empire and perpetual war, the opera explores themes of violence, gender, and metamorphosis. Three singers each play multiple roles from two stories of women and beasts transforming into one another. Helicopter and animal recordings harmonize with live chamber music. 
 
Featuring sopranos Malesha Jessie, Stephanie Aston, Jessica Aszodi, and conductor Stephen Lewis
Ensemble:  Michael Matsuno, Samuel Dunscombe, Nicolee Kuester, Ryan Nestor, Judith Hamann, Kyle Motl, and Colin Zyskowski, sound
More information at http://carolyn-chen.com/hoods
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Boaz Roberts Honors Recital

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Boaz Roberts will perform an honors recital that showcases original compositions, improvisations, and folk music for guitar.  Drawing from diverse genres including American Primitivism, Avant-Garde, Jazz, Improvisation, and Spirituals.  The curated pieces of music will act as reflective transparencies of Boaz Roberts' approach to music and life. 
 
Paired alongside arrangements and improvisations, the concert will include several compositions by himself and Bradley Rosen.  In reverence to the ideologies of family, tradition, and spirituality, this concert will showcase Boaz Roberts' different modes of expression through the Guitar. 
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Ine Vanoeveren Recital

Monday, May 19th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Flute. What else?
 
Ine Vanoeveren presents her first DMA recital at UCSD, so you can expect a lot of... flute. What else?
But it is so much more than just flute; there really is something else to discover in this fascinating repertoire.
Ine explores the intriguing world of the contemporary flute, where extended techniques, exciting electronics and extraordinary music will color the evening.
 
Program:
Vermont Counterpoint - Steve Reich
Or - Robert Dick
Lacunae: These Visions Will Destroy You - Bradley Rosen
Ina - Chaya Czernowin
Sisyphus Redux - Brian Ferneyhough
Tryptique - Felipe Rossi (world première)
 
With the wonderful collaboration of Elliot Patros, Bradley Rosen, Yeung-Ping Chen and Felipe Rossi.
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Adam Tinkle Recital

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Synaestheoria
In a program curated by Adam Tinkle, UCSD’s accomplished improvisers play graphic scores that bridge the divide between expressive visual stimulus and rule-bound system. At one synaesthetic extreme, in works by Smith and Lander, color and shape spur improvisers to respond in real time. By contrast, Simons offers specific pitch sets for the translation of a map-like diagram. Anthony Braxton’s intricate music layers the conventional Western musical staff with expressive annotations, creating a three-dimensional hypertext that oscillates between complexist control and interpretive freedom. 
“Notation in this context invariably becomes a stabilising factor that functions with the total scheme of the music rather than a dominant factor at the expense of the music.”
--Anthony Braxton
Program
-Study no. 5 [Rainbow] (2011) by Ryan Ross Smith
-Auto-acoustic deviation curves (2014) by Adam Tinkle
-Excerpts from Objects in Space (2013--) by Bonnie Lander
—pause—
-Too Late, the Bridge Is Closed (1976) by Netty Simons
-Comp. 107 (1982) by Anthony Braxton
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Dunscombe & Miller, Clarinets

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Self Supported Event
Event Sponsor: Sam Dunscombe



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Kjell Nordeson, percussion

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Self Supported Event
Event Sponsor: Kjell Nordeson


Walking with Mirabeau is a solo percussion concert oscillating between composed music and various degrees of improvisation. At certain points during an hour of music, Nordeson will arrive at Rebonds b by Xenakis, Omar II by Donatoni, and Prelude in Eb minor by Bach. These pieces will be surrounded by improvisations and recorded material, like islands in an improvisatory stream.

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Last Friday Listening Room

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 12:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

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Leslie Ann Leytham Dissertation Performance

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

Free


Vanity Run Amok isn’t a dissertation recital performed by a mezzo-soprano, it’s a TV variety show that features the best in contemporary conceptual performance art and music. Through multi-media works, live performance, and character study, Ms. Leytham hopes to reconcile the differences between her varied areas of expertise (pop music and television culture, classical singing, and contemporary score preparation), drawing inspiration from and offering a critical response to the performance practices inherent in each genre. Through this work, Leslie will give a bloated portrait of herself as an artist whose identity was immeasurably shaped by a very bizarre youth and early adulthood spent living in Las Vegas, NV, the place she can’t seem to stop calling home.

 

This performance piece will be shiny and obnoxious (that’s a good thing), featuring design by Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli and Ms. Leytham, and starring the inimitable Brendan Nguyen as the charismatic, yet aloof host. Vanity Run Amok will also feature music by Clinton McCallum, Nicholas Deyoe, Lenny Bruce, Bonnie Lander, Ambroise Thomas, Beat Furrer, Robert Pierzak, and Leslie Ann Leytham.

 

NOTE: This performance will be broadcast live on television and the internet, and seats in the studio audience are first-come, first served. 

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Tiffany Du Mouchelle Recital

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


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Tiffany Du Mouchelle performs “Pierrot Lunaire”, a melodrama by Arnold Schoenberg. Born from the Italian pantomime of the Renaissance, Pierrot is a symbol of humanity, and especially the artist. Sensitive and romantic, he lives in a world of his own creation. He is the brother of the moon, and lives in the shadows of his own mind. Pierrot, becomes drunk on the moonlight, his source of artistic inspiration. He rejects reality for a fairytale devised by his intoxication. As his creative mind abuses the “sacred beverage” of moonlight and creative inspiration, his overly decadent pursuits sicken his mind and lead to a nightmarish world where the sun, a symbol for reason and reality, is blocked out by delusion. Here, void of reason, Pierrot’s imagination takes a dark turn. Forgetting his traditional comic role, laughter has disappeared. He envisions the sacrifice of his own heart, and numero us possibilities of death. Fortunately Pierrot is reminded of his past, and returns home much wiser than he left. He reclaims his role as entertainer, using his creative inspiration to affect others. He becomes an agent of the moon and returns home, no longer rejecting his past, but growing from it.
Featuring: Rachel Beetz, flutes; Jennifer Bewerse, cello; Stephen Lewis, piano; Päivikki Nykter, violin and viola; Ariana Warren, clarinets.

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WED@7 Palimpsest

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Renga, a new collaboration between UCSD percussionist and conductor Steven Schick and San Diego Symphony violinist Kat Hatmaker, is featured at this special KPBS Night, with FREE admission for KPBS members. The evening celebrates a vital mission shared by the Department of Music and by KPBS-FM: to present innovative high-quality arts and to engage new audiences. Dean of Arts & Humanities Seth Lerer will be on hand to welcome everyone, and Schick will introduce the music.

Admission to the concert is also FREE to UCSD faculty, staff, students and alumni, as a special Dean's Night event.

The evening's program include's UCSD composer Lei Liang's Trans for solo percussion (performed by Schick), along with Haydn's Symphony #80 and Morton Feldman's For Samuel Beckett.

Renga's roots reach back to when Schick attended the University of Iowa with Hatmaker's father, who earned a PhD in music theory. Hatmaker grew up in Chicago, earned an undergrad and when she came to San Diego in 2006 to join the San Diego Symphony she soon introduced herself to Schick. As they gradually got to know each other and it became apparent that they shared common musical ground, they founded Renga as co-artistic directors.

"Renga," according to Hatmaker, is Japanese for a poetry collaboration where each poet invents a single line, followed by lines by a succession of poets in a sort of chain reaction. Renga's first project was recording Liang's Verge in 2012 (the piece had been commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic). The May 28 concert at UCSD is Renga's second, and the ensemble--which Hatmaker calls "a flexible group of co-conspirators"--will also perform at the Ojai Festival in 2015, when Schick serves as the festival's artistic director.

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Voice Students

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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LAST WORDS


Versatile pianist Kyle Adam Blair accompanies the talented voice students from the Undergraduate Vocal Masterclass.  On Thursday night the singers will be showcasing a wide variety of incredible vocal music from their repertoire; ranging from traditional German lieder, classical art song, romantic operatic arias, to avant garde improvisation and unusual performance pieces. A guaranteed fun night of vocal styles for all!

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UCSD Gospel Choir

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
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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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Chris Duvall Honors Recital

Friday, May 30th, 2014 6:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free


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Featuring his own compositions, Chris Duvall will present five original pieces as well as a tune by Czech bassist and composer Jaromír Honzák and Kicho, an Argentinean tango piece by Astor Piazolla. His compositions will reflect his own life experiences and a more throughcomposed approach to improvisatory music. Several original compositions are experiments in incorporating a polyphonic texture into a jazz combo setting. Influences include Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan, Horace Silver, Chris Potter, Snarky Puppy, Kronomorphic, The Groove Collective, Stevie Wonder among many others. He will be aided by Connor Hughes on alto sax, David Borgo on tenor sax, Michael Hayes on drums, and Chris Laguna on piano.
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Violins & Violas

Friday, May 30th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Stephen Solook Recital

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Event Program (PDF)

***Please note that this event time has changed to 5:00 p.m.***

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Jazz - 95JC

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Under the direction of Kamau Kenyatta, the students of 95JC present jazz in concert.

The 95JC concert will feature a small ensemble performing a variety of exciting compositions, including some written and arranged by student musicians. Our instrumentation includes voice, violin, saxophones, rhythm section and afro-latin percussion.

***Please note that this performance will be on SUNDAY, JUNE 1st.***

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Electro-acoustic Music Series II: 3 Flutes

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free
Self Supported Event
Event sponsor: Yeung-Ping Chen


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Electroacoustic Music Series II: 3 FLUTES 
Produced by { Si | Sound Initiatives }
(co-directed by Yeung-ping Chen, Paul Hembree, Kyle Johnson)
 
Mounting their second production in UCSD's Experimental Theater, { Si | Sound Initiatives } will present an evening of compelling works for flute and electronics.  Three superb UCSD flutists will present three classic electroacoustic works echoing three traditional musical genres: solo, concerto and chamber.  
 
Czernowin's Ina performed by Ine Vanoeveren with electronics realized by Yeung-ping Chen begins the program and is followed by a performance by Michael Matsuno with electronics realized by Paul Hembree of Philippe Manoury's Jupiter.  Rand Steiger's 1988 work 13 Loops for flute, chamber ensemble and electronics concludes the program. Conductor Stephen Lewis, and the { Si } Electroacoustic Chamber Players: Päivikki Nykter, Eric Moore, Dustin Donahue, and Curt Miller are also featured in this special evening.
 
{ Si | Sound Initiatives } is co-directed by Yeung-ping Chen, Paul Hembree, Kyle Johnson.  
 
 
Program:
Ina (1988) by Chaya Czernowin
for live solo bass flute and six pre-recorded flutes on tape 
Ine Vanoeveren, flute
Yeung-ping Chen, electronics realization
 
Jupiter (1987) by Philippe Manoury
for flute and realtime electronics
 
Michael Matsuno, flute
Paul Hembree, electronics realization
 
13 Loops (1988) by Rand Steiger
for flute (piccolo) solo with digitally processed chamber ensemble
 
Rachel Beetz, flute
Stephen Lewis, conductor
{ Si } Electroacoustic Chamber Players: Päivikki Nykter, Eric Moore, Dustin Donahue, and Curt Miller
Yeung-ping Chen, electronics realization
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Camera Lucida

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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 7pm!)
Ticket information: 619-235-0804


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DVOŘÁK AND SIBELIUS 
Monday, June 2, 7:30pm
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3
DVOŘÁK: Trio in F minor
SIBELIUS: String Quartet: Voces Intimae

Jeff Thayer, violin
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Charles Curtis, cello
Ozgur Aydin, piano

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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Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Under the direction of David Medine, the 95E Chamber Orchestra performs in the Concert Hall.

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95W Indian Music Students

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


Under the direction of Kartik Seshadri, the students of 95W, World Music perform in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall.

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Singers and Choirs

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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SINGERS and CHOIRS

Under the direction of Phil Larson, Singers and Choirs of from UCSD's 95D and 95K ensembles perform.

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Wind Ensemble

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 8:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $5.50
Students w/ID: Free
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UCSD WIND ENSEMBLE

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

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Computer Music Concert

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


Computer music graduate students perform new original works featuring live electronics and custom software, in the final installment of this year's computer music concert series.  Performances will include hand built circuitry, custom instruments, real-time digital signal processing, live video, and experimental software.

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Chamber Ensembles

Friday, June 6th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

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

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Vincent Fung Recital

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Free
Self Supported Event
Event sponsor: Phil Larson


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Bridge: A Journey Through the Seasons of Life

Bass-baritone Vincent Fung invites you to traverse upon the journey of life in transition. Walk one step at a time with selections from Franz Schubert's hauntingly beautiful and deeply emotional song cycle, Winterreise, the operatic work of W.A. Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, and Richard Wager, art songs by Samuel Barber and Gabriel Fauré, and music from the hit Broadway musical, My Fair Lady.

Gabriel Arregui and 2012 UCSD Music alumna Jennifer Wu accompany on the piano. Jennifer Wu and UCSD Music students Sharon Chang, Ratnaganadi Paramita, and Kirstin Rower sing in collaboration on this recital.

This event is made possible with faculty support from Professor of Voice Phil Larson, in whose studio Vincent is currently studying.

Samples of previous UCSD performances may be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/vfung921.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is for celebrating.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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


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Steven Schick and David Chase lead our final program of the season. We open with Janacek’s impassioned Zarlivost (“Jealousy”), originally the overture to his opera Jenufa, and close with the classical proportions and high spirits of Haydn’s final symphony, his “London Symphony.” David Chase concludes his fortieth-anniversary season by leading Cary Ratcliff’s expansive setting of Pablo Neruda poems, scored for three vocal soloists, a virtuoso guitarist, chorus, and orchestra.

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Piano Performance Students

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Piano students of Aleck Karis, Yung-Hsing Wang and Takae Ohnishi perform.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Life is for celebrating.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

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


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Steven Schick and David Chase lead our final program of the season. We open with Janacek’s impassioned Zarlivost (“Jealousy”), originally the overture to his opera Jenufa, and close with the classical proportions and high spirits of Haydn’s final symphony, his “London Symphony.” David Chase concludes his fortieth-anniversary season by leading Cary Ratcliff’s expansive setting of Pablo Neruda poems, scored for three vocal soloists, a virtuoso guitarist, chorus, and orchestra.

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ICAM Timecode

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 6:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free



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Camera Lucida, Myriad Trio

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 7:30 pm

Conrad Prebys 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


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MYRIAD TRIO II
A Camera Lucida Special Presentation

Charles Curtis, cello
Özgür Aydin, piano

WEBERN: Drei Kleine Stücke for Cello and Piano, Op. 11
JANÀCEK: Pohádka, for Cello and Piano
PROKOFIEV: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119

Myriad Trio:
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Demarre McGill, flute
Julie Smith Phillips, harp

BAX: Elegiac Trio, for Flute, Viola and Harp
FAURÉ: Sicilienne (arr. by Jeremy Cavaterra)
NIELSEN: Three Pieces from Moderen
DEBUSSY: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
 

Sponsored by the Sam B. Ersan Fund at the San Diego Foundation

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.

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MUS 33 Final Recording

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free


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Undergraduate composition students present their end of year premiere pieces, followed by juried discussion regarding each new work.

 

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Best of ICAM

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


ICAM students present their end-of-year projects for THE BEST OF ICAM.

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