Department of Music News Archive 2022-04-04


This Week in Music

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April 4 - 10, 2022


Joseph Bourdeau - Ph.D. Dissertation Recital


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

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With the now century long use of recording and broadcast technologies to document and disseminate culture has come a tremendous pile of materials, both personal and received. ghostbox views these recorded materials as spirits, dwelling within the decaying husks of our dated technologies, fated to repeat themselves again and again as the world around them moves on. These ghosts vibrate constantly in the air influencing our thoughts and experiences in a number of ways. The program features music by Joseph Bourdeau, David Aguila, Teresa Díaz, Douglas Osmun, Janet Sit, Berk Schneider, and Ilana Waniuk.

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Peter Ko, cello - D.M.A. Recital

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

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Cellist Peter Ko presents his first D.M.A. Recital in collaboration with pianist Kyle Adam Blair, with works by Helmut Lachenmann, Anqi Liu, Morton Feldman, and Earle Brown.


Helmut Lachenmann

"Pression" (1969)

Anqi Liu

"glimmer around…" (2022)

Morton Feldman

"Intersection 4" (1952)

"Projection I" (1950)

"Durations 2" (1960)

Earle Brown

"Music for Cello and Piano" (1955)

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Daniel Pesca, piano

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Pianist Daniel Pesca, a guest of Distinguished Professor of Music Aleck Karis, will be performing works by Daniel Pesca, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Maurice Ravel, John Liberatore and Gabriel Fauré on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. 


Watercolors I: A Pair of Cats (2018/2020) - Daniel Pesca

Isles (2017) - Alison Yun-Fei Jiang

    I. As birds bring forth the sun

    II. Salt

    III. Undercurrent

Sonatine (1903-05) - Maurice Ravel

    I. Modéré

    II. Mouvement de menuet

    III. Animé

Six Line Drawings (2016) - John Liberatore

Nocturne no. 6 in D-flat major, Op. 63 (1894) - Gabriel Fauré

Hyde Park Boulevard (2020) - Daniel Pesca

    I. Prelude

    II. Lakeshore Drive (Capriccio)

    III. The Lagoon at Dusk

    IV. Interlude: At Night

    V. Boblink Meadow (Little Scherzo)

    VI. The Wooded Isle

    VII. Promontory Point

Daniel Pesca is a composer, pianist, and improvisor whose interpretations of the piano literature stand out for their creativity and dynamism. A fervent champion of contemporary music, Daniel is a member of several ensembles noted for their innovative approach to the development of new work, including the Grossman Ensemble and the Zohn Collective. Daniel has performed the premieres of over one hundred pieces, many composed specifically for him. He has performed as concerto soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Aspen New Music Ensemble, Orchestra of the League of Composers, and Slee Sinfonietta. His performances appear on recordings from Urtext Classics, Centaur, Nimbus, Furious Artisans, Albany, and Oberlin Records. Formerly artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago, Daniel is now assistant professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Coming Up Next Week:

Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Miranda Cuckson, violin, and Rand Steiger, electronics

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDS@7 Aleck Karis, piano

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Anqi Liu - Ph.D. Dissertation Recital

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UC San Diego students, staff and faculty must show their daily symptom screener:

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  • Gilman Parking Structure - closest visitor parking to the Conrad Prebys Music Center

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